Epcot Food & Wine Festival ::
Special Food & Wine Events at RESORTS for 2017

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Give a delicious twist to your next meal—from the culinary collaboration of talented chefs to learning as you eat!  Attend an assortment of delectable events while getting an insider look into culinary magic, mixology and practical science. Guests take away unforgettable mealtime memories as the Festival experience expands to the Disney Resort hotels! Click Here to visit the official Disney Information Page for these events.

For Reservations, Call 407-939-3378
 

Brunch with a Twist at Disney's Grand Floridian
Witness world-class Disney chefs as they create a gourmet brunch banquet at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

A team of top chefs is about to turn dining at Citrico’s into pure epicurean enchantment… and you’re invited! Guests of this event will be treated to a 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by award-winning chefs from Victoria & Albert’s, Narcoossee’s and Citrico’s—including: Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dom Filoni, Chef Lawrence Searl, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Musarra, Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek
Where : Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Price : $169 plus, tax, gratuity included; complimentary valet parking provided.
When : Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00pm
When : Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 12:00pm


The Secrets of Flavor
See how the science of sensory memory affects the way we perceive favorite foods at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Indulge in a savory smorgasbord for your mind as well as your taste buds. Ever wonder why certain foods evoke a positive or negative emotional response? Can you distinguish different flavors blindly? Engage your palate while being led through a 60-minute tasting session that includes everything from a 20-year-old Tradizionale Balsamico to the sensory thrill of 24-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano. You’ll also build upon your wine knowledge as you learn “lessons from the naked grape” and why wine vendors “buy on apples and sell on cheese.”

This epicurean adventure concludes with a signature 3-course luncheon that will reinforce your newly discovered connection between the 5 senses and food.

Where : Contemporary Catering Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary Convention Center
Price : $129 plus, tax, gratuity included
When : Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 11:30am - 1:30pm
When : Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 11:30am - 1:30pm
When : Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 11:30am - 1:30pm


Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Feast in paradise while learning to create popular Polynesian-style potables at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Prepare for Zombie encounters of the delicious kind during this idyllic tropical lunch!

Escape to a Shangri-La filled with carved totems, shrunken heads, exotic cocktails and food fit for King Kamehameha himself. This entertaining dining event teaches attendees how to mix dark and light spirits into the specialty beverages made famous at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, an iconic Tiki-themed eatery that brings island fantasies to life.

Each mouthwatering morsel promises to whisk Guests off to the balmy shores of Bali H’ai, where swaying palms and native cultures sing “come to me, come to me.” Hear all about the restaurant’s mystical history, sample tasty dishes that reflect the kitschy, colorful environment and receive a souvenir mug to commemorate the experience!

Where : Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Price : $129 plus, tax, gratuity included
When : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:30pm
When : Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:30pm
When : Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:30pm
When : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:30pm


Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef
Hone your culinary expertise alongside Walt Disney World Resort Master Chefs at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Learn pro tips and tricks that kick your kitchen skills into high flambé—then feast on the fruits of your labor!

Amateur chefs and foodies alike will embark on the gastronomical adventure of a lifetime as they enter a realm rivaling Le Cordon Bleu. In a professional working kitchen, “students” will spend 60 minutes at select stations preparing different dishes under the direction of Disney chefs—there’s no better way to master the tools of the trade!

After this interactive session, Guests will dine on a delicious 5-course gourmet meal at the Chef’s Table, each dish perfectly paired with prestigious wines selected by the chefs themselves. From aprons to appetizers and beyond, this mouthwatering crash course is a 3-hour epicurean experience not to be missed!

In addition, all participants will also receive a complimentary parting gift commemorating the event.

Where : The Convention Center Chef’s Table at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Price : $259 plus, tax, gratuity included
When : Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
When : Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
When : Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
When : Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Signature Dining Events
Indulge in divine dining experiences from our topnotch roster of resident chefs at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! Savor specialty dishes created by the culinary wizards at Walt Disney World Resort restaurants.

Taste buds will soar! Feast on otherworldly cuisine expertly prepared by our masterful chefs and carefully paired with complementary wine, craft beer or specialty cocktails at Signature Dining restaurants in Epcot, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. Each eatery’s distinctive ambiance elevates the art of fine dining to a multi-sensory experience that’s unsurpassed. Please note: chefs, wineries, presentations and events are subject to change without notice.

September 2, 2017: Narcoossee’s
Join us for lunch as Narcoossee’s Chefs present 5 courses celebrating the coastal cuisine of the American South. Each plate will be paired with wine by our sommelier and our friends at Talley Winery, along with house-made breads, pickles, fresh seafood and dessert by the pastry team at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Don’t miss out—it’s gonna be a real shindig!
  • Chef: Lawrence Searl
  • Location: Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Price: $169 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 5, 2017: Morimoto Asia
Follow Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey. Highlighting his mastery of 2 very different preparations of a similar ingredient, each course will also feature a craft cocktail—paired specifically to complement both dishes.
  • Chef: Yuhi Fujinaga
  • Location: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Price: $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 8, 2017: STK Orlando
Set out on an unforgettable journey across 4 perfectly paired courses, each one sure to delight your taste buds! Join WhistlePig’s Steward of the Brand, Ingrid Shawn Rodriguez, and STK Executive Chef James O'Donnell as they take you across the history and inspiration behind the process of both crafts, all while exploring dishes that bring the drinks to life.
  • Chef: James O’Donnell, Executive Chef
  • Location: STK Orlando at Disney Springs
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $125 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 12, 2017: Morimoto Asia
Follow Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey. Highlighting his mastery of 2 very different preparations of a similar ingredient, each course will also feature a craft cocktail—paired specifically to complement both dishes.
  • Chef: Yuhi Fujinaga
  • Location: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Price: $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 15, 2017: Tiffins
Take off on a taste-infused trek at Tiffins, where African cuisine is the highlight of the experience. Throughout the evening, you’re invited to listen in as Rachel Dancault - zoological manager at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park—speaks about the Gorilla Rehabilitation And Conservation Education Center (GRACE) project that she supports in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Chef: David Njoroge, Chef de Cuisine
  • Location: Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 16, 2017: Artist Point
Indulge in a feast for the senses, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State's founding winery. Showcasing a combination of wines never served before at Walt Disney World Resort, this unforgettable evening is a collaboration of forward-thinking Walt Disney World chefs preparing an outstanding menu with the theme of CO-OP―focusing on sustainability, full product utilization and provoked emotion.
Chefs:
  – Culinary Director John Clark, Walt Disney World Event Operations
  – Chef Philippe Ponticelli, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort
  – Chef Brett Laude, Disney’s All Star Resort Complex
  – Daniel Rogers, La Trattoria at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  – Chef Brian Lamparski, Skipper Canteen at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  – Chef Michael Gonsalves, Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  – Chef Jeffrey Bliss, Flying Fish at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  – Chef Amanda Lauder, Ganachery, at Disney Springs
Location: Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Time: 11:30AM
Price: $169 per person─plus tax, gratuity included

September 19, 2017: Morimoto Asia
Follow Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey. Highlighting his mastery of 2 very different preparations of a similar ingredient, each course will also feature a craft cocktail—paired specifically to complement both dishes.
Chef: Yuhi Fujinaga
Location: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
Time: 1:00 PM
Price: $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 28, 2017: The Wave... of American Flavors
Make way to a special dining event, featuring a 5-course farm-to-table menu—paired with wines from a guest winery. Each serving will highlight flavors at season’s peak, with locally-grown produce, sustainable and naturally-raised meats, and seafood too.
Chef: Barry Montville
Location: The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Time: 5:00 PM
Price: $169 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

September 29, 2017: Jiko - The Cooking Place
Prepare yourself for a culinary experience spanning the countries of Africa, as led by Chef Daniel Sicilia. Set at Jiko - The Cooking Place, it’s a one-of-a-kind dinner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge that you won’t want to miss!
Chef: Daniel Sicilia
Location: Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Time: 6:00 PM
Price: $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

October 4, 2017: Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table
Go backstage at Disney's Contemporary Resort for an evening with its catering chefs and service staff. The evening begins with an innovative reception and champagne toast in the Catering Kitchen before progressing through a secret entrance to the Chef's Table. Here, you’ll enjoy 6 courses, all presented and finished on-stage and accompanied by an outstanding wine selection. Be prepared for an interactive evening with our sommelier and chefs!
Chef: Frank Brough, Catering Chef de Cuisine
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $259 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

October 5, 2017: California Grill
Sink your teeth into a delicious dinner, as paired with wines from the winemaker of Grgich Hills Estate. Hosted by Violet Grgich—the co-proprietor and Vice President of Operations at Grgich Hills Estate—it’s an enchanting evening you’ll remember for years to come!
Chef: Dennis Thompson, Chef de Cuisine
Location: California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $350 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

October 14, 2017: Morimoto Asia
Follow Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey. Highlighting his mastery of 2 very different preparations of a similar ingredient, each course will also feature a craft cocktail—paired specifically to complement both dishes.
Chef: Yuhi Fujinaga
Location: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
Time: 1:00 PM
Price: $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

October 20, 2017: Tiffins
Take off on a taste-infused trek at Tiffins, where Asian cuisine is the highlight of the experience. Throughout the evening, you’re invited to listen in as Dr. Jason Fischer from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park speaks about the Siberian Crane Conservation project he supports in Asia.
Chef: David Njoroge, Chef de Cuisine
Location: Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Time: 6:00 PM
Price: $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

October 20, 2017: STK Orlando and Wine Bar George
Enjoy some of the wildest wines you've never heard of… and a few you may never taste again! Join Master Sommelier George Miliotes of Wine Bar George for a wine party on STK's rooftop featuring pairings, with varietals such as Saperavi from Georgia and Macvin du Jura from France.
Chef: James O’Donnell, Executive Chef
Location: STK Orlando at Disney Springs
Time: 9:30 PM
Price: $75 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

October 26, 2017: Flying Fish
Savor an Evening of Culinary Treasures and Jewels of the Vineyard With Chef Tim Majoras and Master Sommelier George Miliotes.
Chef: Timothy Majoras
Location: Flying Fish at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Time: 6:00 PM
Price: $199 per person─plus tax, gratuity included

October 27, 2017: Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table
Go backstage at Disney's Contemporary Resort for an evening with its catering chefs and service staff. The evening begins with an innovative reception and champagne toast in the Catering Kitchen before progressing through a secret entrance to the Chef's Table. Here, you’ll enjoy 6 courses, all presented and finished on-stage and accompanied by an outstanding wine selection. Be prepared for an interactive evening with our sommelier and chefs!
Chef: Frank Brough, Catering Chef de Cuisine
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $259 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

November 1, 2017: Portobello Country Italian Trattoria

Journey to the Piedmont region of Italy, where a feast of food and wine awaits. During an interactive reception-style dinner, a variety of food and action stations will be on hand—each one with its own accompanying wine pairing. From stations with carved lamb and salami & antipasti to little neck clam, sausage sauté and risotto featuring truffles of the season, be sure to try them all!
Chef: Tony Mantuano
Location: Portobello Country Italian Trattoria at Disney Springs
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $130 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

November 2, 2017: Yachtsman Steakhouse
Set sail for a multitude of tastes and flavors from both Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts! During this unique and intimate event, Guests will get to experience a diverse array of offerings—featuring delicious food from our chefs, to be paired with great wines as selected by our sommelier.
Chef: Joseph Haverline
Location: Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Time: 12:00 PM
Price: $229 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

November 3, 2017: Victoria & Albert’s
Experience bold flavors and modern culinary touches from Chef Scott Hunnel and Chef Aimee Rivera. Travelling around the world continues to inspire their contemporary American cuisine with classical influences—and now, you can treat your senses to the tastes of their travels!
Chef: Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef
Location: Victoria & Albert's at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $650 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

November 10, 2017: Tiffins
Take off on a taste-infused trek at Tiffins, where Asian cuisine is the highlight of the experience. Throughout the evening, you’re invited to listen in as Dr. Anne Savage from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park speaks about the Cotton-Top Tamarin Conservation projects she supports in South America.
Chef: David Njoroge, Chef de Cuisine
Location: Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Time: 5:00 PM
Price: $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included



Booking begins on July 20, 2017. For reservations, please call (407) 939-3378. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 31 to November 13, 2017. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as these events fill up quickly. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.


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