The "Dining Through The Decades - A Tribute to Walt Disney" special event was held in the WorldShowplace building as part of the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This was the entrance on October 24, 2014.
A Disney chef pan-frying Free Range Chicken Breasts with Meyer Lemon Pan Gravy at the 1901-1924 "Beginnings - Casual Dinner Station".
Corn and Edamame Succotsh from the "1901-1924: Beginnings - Casual Dinner Station" at the Dining Through the Decades event.
Tomato and Cucumber Salad from the 1901-1924 "Beginnings - Casual Dinner Station" table.
The 1925-1936 "Family and a Mouse - Sunday Dinner Station" was part "cooked to order" and part "plate yourself"... sort of a mini buffet table. You could plate your own sides such as steamed peas and fingerling potatoes, while the main items were being cooked as needed. Those included a Panko Crusted Veal Cutlet with Wild Mushroom Gravy and a Carved Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Pomegranate Sauce.
Waldorf Salad in a Martini Glass with Micro Celery from the 1925-1936 : "Family and a Mouse - Sunday Dinner Station".
Leaf Spinach Salad Cones with Quick Pickled Onions, Pork Belly Croutons and Brown Sugar Vinaigrette from the Dining Through the Decades' 1925-1936 "Family and a Mouse - Sunday Dinner Station".
Steamed English Peas with Minted Butter was one of the "serve yourself" sides at the 1925-1936 "Family and a Mouse - Sunday Dinner Station" at the Food and Wine Festival's Dining Through the Decades special event.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Leeks and Fennel from the 1925-1936 "Family and a Mouse - Sunday Dinner Station" at the Dining Through the Decades event.
A typical plate from the Dining Through the Decades event that took place during Epcot's 2014 International Food and Wine Festival.
The Dapper Dans performed two sets at the "Dining Through the Decades - A Tribute to Walt Disney" special event, held during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
This Beef Shortrib on Brioche with Onion Relish item was "plated" on tiny spatulas! This dish was from the 1937-1955 "The Golden Age - Late Night Snack Station".
Three of the items from the 1937-1955 "The Golden Age - Late Night Snack Station" were plated on tiny spatulas. Pictured here is the Charred Spam and Quail Egg Biscuit with Honey Aioli. Yes... actual tiny quail eggs... who else is going to do this for an event with 300+ guests? Good stuff.
From one of my favorite tables at the Dining Through the Decades event, the 1937-1955 "The Golden Age - Late Night Snack Station" featured these small spatulas with Shredded Pork on Corn Bread with Apple Pear BBQ and Micro Greens.
Each of the stations had photos in the center area depicting the era from which the food was from. Here, a cast member is preparing a fresh dish of Mixed Grill Chili, as Walt and Mickey look on from behind.
The 1955-1963 "Disneyland & TV - One Pot Dinner Station" was another one of my favorite tables at the event. Pictured here, a Mixed Grill and Heirloom Bean Chili topped with Creme Fraiche.
Fess Parker was best known for his portrayals of Davey Crockett in the Walt Disney produced TV mini-series and then as Daniel Boone in a television series from the mid to late 60's. What some don't know, is that he was also a wine maker and a resort owner-operator. The Fess-Parker Family Wines have been featured at Disney restaurants for some time now and are grown and cultivated on over 700 acres of land in Santa Barbara County, CA, which continue to be family owned and operated.
The amazing Yehaa Bob Jackson performed a long set during the Food and Wine Festival's "Dining Through The Decades" event. If you haven't had the chance to see Yehaa Bob, he's usually at Disney's River Roost Lounge at the Port Orleans Resort. In my mind, Bob Jackson is one of those rare legendary Disney entertainers... right up there with the Dapper Dans and the Voices of Liberty.
Mini-Mickey Lemon Meringue Pies were on hand for dessert. These were part of the "1964 and Beyond - Spoonful of Sugar Dessert Station".
These Mickey foiled Acai Berry Fruited Jell-O Cups with Blueberries were at the "1964 and Beyond - Spoonful of Sugar Dessert Station".
There were many beverages available at the Dining Through the Decades event. Pictured here are the three sparkling options. The Enchantee Brut (my favorite), the Martini Asti, and a 2011 Fairytale Cuvee.
A private bar was available to those sitting in the reserved seating area at the Dining Through the Decades event.
There was a two-tier seating system at the Dining Through the Decades event, this was the "reserved" seating area.