2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Special events

Epcot Food and Wine Festival is one of the most anticipated special events at Walt Disney World. Many special dining experiences are offered throughout the festival. Many of your favorites are back! Sweet Sundays, Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining, Mexican Tequila Lunch and Party for the Senses. There are so new ones too! Debuting for 2013, Scotland: Land of Food and Drink, Spirits Confidential,  Parisian Breakfast and The “Hibachi” Experience.

These special events and experiences can be booked starting Aug. 14, 2012 at 7 am Eastern.

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival logo

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival logo

Cheese Seminars

Learn about cheese from experienced fromagers. Featured cheese will be paired with selected wines or beers.

Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Saturdays; 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Price: 80 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 28: Max McCalman – French Cheeses and Wines

Oct. 5: Max McCalman – United States Cheeses and Microbrews

Oct 12: Erin Hedley – Spanish Cheeses and Wines

Oct. 19: Max McCalman – Italian Cheeses and Wines

Oct. 26: Max McCalman – Old World Cheeses and Wines

Nov. 2: David Gremmels – United States Cheeses and Wines

Nov. 9: Max McCalman – Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining

The resident chef from a Signature restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort prepares a culinary experience while a hosting winery presents the accompanying wines.

Prices listed below are per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 27: The Chocolate Dinner (NEW); Dale Reynolds; 6 pm; 160

Sep. 27: Kouzzina; The Kouzzina Chefs; 8 pm; 160

Sep. 28: Artist’s Point; Marco Chaves; 12 pm; 140

Oct. 3: Raglan Road Irish Pub; Kevin Dundon; 6:30 pm; 155

Oct. 3: Jiko – The Cooking Place; Jon O’Brien; 6 pm; 195

Oct. 3: The Hollywood Brown Derby; Craig Schleider and The Brown Derby Chefs; 6 pm; 165

Oct. 4: Kouzzina; The Kouzzina Chefs; 8 pm; 160

Oct. 8: Le Cellier Steakhouse (NEW); Al Youngman; 11:30 am; 90

Oct. 8: Fulton’s Crab House; Marc Boor; 6 pm; 100

Oct. 10: The Hollywood Brown Derby; Craig Schleider and The Brown Derby Chefs; 6 pm; 165

Oct. 10: The Flying Fish Café; Tim Keating; 6 pm; 185

Oct. 11: Kouzzina; The Kouzzina Chefs; 8 pm; 160

Oct. 12: Yachtsman Stakeahoue; Anthony R. De Luca, Daniel sicilia and Deran Lanpher; 12 pm; 160

Oct. 16: Victoria & Albert’s; Scott Hunnel; 6 pm; 525

Oct. 16: Wolfgang Puck Dining room; Tony Fraske; 6:30 pm; 110

Oct. 17: The Wave… of American Flavors; Frank Brough; 6:30 pm; 160

Oct. 18: Citricos; Phillip Ponticelli; 6 pm; 140

Oct. 18: Kouzzina; The Kouzzina Chefs; 8 pm; 160

Oct. 18: The Beer Dinner; Jens Dahlman; 6 pm; 125

Oct. 24: Portobello; Tony Mantuano; 6:30 pm; 95

Oct. 24: The Burns Supper (NEW); Leonard Thomson; 6 pm; 125

Oct. 24: The Hollywood Brown Derby; Craig Schleider and The Brown Derby Chefs; 6 pm; 165

Oct. 24: Jiko – The Cooking Place; Jon O’Brien; 6 pm; 195

Oct. 25: Kouzzina; The Kouzzina Chefs; 8 pm; 160

Oct. 27: Victoria & Albert’s; Scott Hunnel; 6 pm; 525

Nov. 1: Kouzzina; The Kouzzina Chefs; 8 pm; 160

Nov. 7: California Grill; Brian Piasecki; 6:30 pm; 260

Nov. 9: Narcoossee’s; Dennis Thompson; 12 pm; 140

“3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery

On select Fridays, while watching IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth  in a VIP viewing area, enjoy decadent desserts and cordials.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Friday October 4, 11 and 25; 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Price: 55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.; Sweet Seats is 90 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

The Discovery of Chocolate

A chocolatier walks you through sampling chocolate and chocolate dishes along with spirited beverages and/or paired wines.

Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Select Sundays; 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Price: 75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 29: Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolate, New York, NY

Oct. 13: David Ramirez, David Ramirez Chocolates, Orlando, FL

Oct. 27: Julian Rose, Moonstruck Chocolates, Portland, OR

Epcot Wine Schools

In a comprehensive program led by a prestigious wine expert, learn about distinctive wine cultures, taste a variety of regional wines and receive a certificate of completion at your celebratory reception.

Where: East Hall at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Select Sunday; 1 pm – 3pm; Light reception 3 pm – 4 pm
Price: 135 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Kitchen Memories

A 3-course lunch with celebrated chef demonstrates. The chef will show you how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert, while a winery representative pairs each course.

Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Fridays; 10 am – 12 pm
Price: 110 & 170 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 27: Emily Ellyn, Emily Ellyn Productions, Orlando, FL

Oct. 4: Andrew Zimmerman, Bizarre Foods America, St. Louis Par, MN (170)

Oct. 11: Art Smith, Lyfe Kitchen, Chicago, IL

Oct. 18: Duskie Estes & John Stewart, zazu restaurnt + farm and Black Pig Meat Company, Sonoma, CA

Oct. 25: Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT, Frederick, MD and Michael Voltaggio, ink & ink sack, Los Angles, CA

Nov. 1: Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine’s Eat!, Hilton Head, SC (170)

Nov. 8: Ben Sargent, Author, Television Host, New York, NY

Mexican Tequila Lunch

Savor samples of tequila that complement a savory spread of Mexican regional cuisine as you learn about tequila history and production.

Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays; 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Price: 75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Party for the Senses

Mingle among more than tempting tasting stations at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. You’ll be entertained by Cirque du Soleil. Guests will start off the evening with a reserved seat at the Eat to the Beat concert series

Choose from 3 different categories:

Wine View Lounge: Enjoy a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace Events Pavilion 15 minutes before general admission, a specialty cocktail toast to begin your evening, a premium bar, an artisanal cheese station and more. Limited Availability. Check-in at Wine View Lounge check-in podium at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.

Price: 285 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Reserved Seating: Enjoy a reserved table on the main floor, entrance into World ShowPlace Events Pavilion 15 minutes before general admission and a specialty cocktail toast to begin your evening. Limited Availability. Check-in at Wine View Lounge check-in podium at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.

Price: 180 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

General Admission: Enjoy all of the sights, sounds and, of course, tastes that Party for the Senses has to offer as you explore more than 50 tasting stations throughout the event. Limited seating is available as you dine and sip your way through the evening. Check-in at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.

Price: 145 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Where: World ShowPlace Evnets Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2; 7:30 pm – 10 pm (Wine View Lounge & Reserved Seating 7:15 pm – 10 pm)

Scotland: Land of Food & Drink  *NEW for 2013

Discover Scotland’s rich culinary culture and lively entertainment. Enjoy delicious Scottish fare at various tasting stations and learn about the famous natural larder.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Saturday, September 28; 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Price: 95 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.; Reserved seating is 115 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Spirits Confidential *NEW for 2013

Hear tales told bey Master Distillers and Mixologist while enjoying food and cocktails.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Friday, November 1; 8 pm – 10 pm
Price: 80 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.; Reserved seating 95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Sweet Sundays

Enjoy a breakfast buffet, sparkling wines and plated signature desserts. The pastry chef or baker will show you how they prepare three desserts.

Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Sundays; 10 am – 12 pm
Price: 99 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 29: Carla Hall, ABC’s The CHEW, New York, NY

Oct. 6: Warren Brown, CakeLove, Washington, DC

Oct. 13: Buddy Valastro, Carlo’s Bakery, Hoboken, NJ

Oct. 20: Gale Gand, TRU, Chicago, IL

Oct. 27: Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard, Cake Boy, London, England

Nov. 3: Erika Davis, Graycliff Chocolatier, Nassau, Bahamas

Nov. 10: Geraldine Randlesome, Geraldine’s Creative Cutters, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Festival Events At France

French Regional Lunches

The French Regional Lunches are back after a year hiaus! Enjoy a 4-course lunch prepared by the chefs of Monsieur Paul and paired with regional wines.

Where: Monsieur Paul, France
When: Friday and Sundays; 12 pm – 3:30 pm
Price: 99 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 27: Bordeaux, Jorge R. Hernandez (Presenter), Andre Lurton (Winery)

Sep. 29: Bordeaux, Jorge R. Hernandez (Presenter), Andre Lurton (Winery)

Oct. 4: Champagne, Wayne Ballard (Presenter), Nicolas Feuillate (Winery)

Oct. 6: Champagne, Wayne Ballard (Presenter), Nicolas Feuillate (Winery)

Oct. 11: Côtes du Rhone, Lydia Tremble (Presenter), J.L. Colombo (Winery)

Oct. 13: Côtes du Rhone, Lydia Tremble (Presenter), J.L. Colombo (Winery)

Oct. 18: Côtes du Rhone, Jerry McVey (Presenter), Delas (Winery)

Oct. 20: Bordeaux, Eve Bordarier (Presenter), Domaine Barons de Rothchild (Winery)

Oct. 25: Bordeaux, Jacques de la Giraudiere (Presenter), Clarence Dillon Wines (Winery)

Oct. 27: Bordeaux, Jacques de la Giraudiere (Presenter), Clarence Dillon Wines (Winery)

Nov. 1: Champagne, Wayne Ballard (Presenter), Nicolas Feuillate (Winery)

Nov. 3: Champagne, Wayne Ballard (Presenter), Nicolas Feuillate (Winery)

Nov. 8: South of France, Laurent Sauvage (Presneter), Fortant (Winery)

Nov. 10: South of France, Laurent Sauvage (Presneter), Fortant (Winery)

Mixology Series: Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French

As you enter you’ll be greeted with a Mimosa, followed by a tasting of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary and Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary. Learn how to muddle and shake like pro! You’ll also enjoy Crepes Suzette and desserts au Grand Marnier.

Where: Monsieur Paul, France
When: Saturdays; 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Price: 65 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Parisian Breakfast *NEW for 2013

New for 2013, you’ll start your day with a Mimosa, freshly made baguettes, brioches and croissants, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice.

Where: Chefs de France, France
When: Saturdays; 9 am – 10:30 am
Price: 37 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Festival Events at Italy

Italian Food and Beer Pairing

Pairing of authentic Italian dishes and refreshing Italian beers in a beautiful venue at Via Napoli.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy
When: Tuesdays; 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Price: 55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian Food and Wine Pairing

Via Napoli’s chef will pair southern Italian with Italian wines to compliment the dishes.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy
When: Thursdays; 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Price: 65 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian Regional Food and Wine Luncheon

Lunch where you’ll enjoy Italian wines paired with freshly prepared Italian dishes.

Where: Tutto Gusto, Italy
When: Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays; 12 pm – 2 pm
Price: 75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian White Truffle Lunch

A 5-course meal featuring white truffles imported directly from Alba, Italy. Each course is paired with a Batisiolo wines from Piedmont.

Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy
When: Sunday, November 3; 12 pm – 3 pm
Price: 225 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Festival Events at Japan

The “Hibachi” Experience *NEW for 2013

This six-course interactive meal with feature Wagyu Beef prepared at your table. Each course will demonstrate cooking techniques and ingredients that are part of the art of Japanese Teppan cooking. Each course will be paired with a selected sake.

Where: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan
When: Tuesday, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5; 5 pm – 7 pm
Price: 120 Per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Food and Wine Pairings

Sample three tasting-size portions of regional cuisines paired with wine. Featured wines and menu selections change daily.

Where: Tokyo Dining, Japan and Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco
When: Japan: Thursdays; Morocco: Tuesdays; 3:30 pm – 5 pm
Price: 55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

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3 Thoughts on “2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Special events

  1. Christie Colvin on 10 November, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

    Attended this year’s food and wine festival and my daughter raved about Mexico’s rice pudding but I never got to try it. Is there anyone out there with the recipe? Thanks so much! Chris

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