2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

Epcot Food and Wine Festival is one of the most popular special events that takes place at Disney World. In addition to the delicious food and beverages at the Marketplace booths, you can experience many special dining events. Some of the fan favorites, like Party for the Senses, Food and Wine Pairings and Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining will be returning!

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

This year marks the 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Photo: Disney

These special events and experiences can be booked starting Thursday, July 30 at 7 am ET. All special events can be booked by calling (407) WDW-FEST (939-3378). Some may be available to book online.

There is no word yet if Chase Cardholders will be able to book a couple days earlier, like in previous years.

Annual Passholders, Tables in Wonderland members, Disney Vacation Club members and Golden Oak residents can book demonstrations on July 24 at 9 am ET. These can only be booked by calling in. Demonstrations and seminars that take place Monday through Thursday will be eligible for a $2 discount.

Please note: All special events that take place in Epcot require Epcot theme park admission, in addition to the purchase of the special event ticket.

Special Events for 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

What’s Cooking With…  NEW!

This event is replacing Sunday Mornings With…. Begin your day with a plated brunch and a sparkling wine toast. A celebrity culinary guest demonstrates a favorite dish and then will sit down to chat with the event host to answer audience questions.

Where: Festival Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Fridays and Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 27: Andrew Zimmern

Oct. 2: Amanda Freitag presented by Mylan

Oct.4: Bryan Voltaggio

Oct. 9: Jamie Deen

Oct. 11: Carla Hall

Oct. 16: Gale Gand

Oct. 18: Cat Cora

Oct. 23: Allen Susser

Oct. 25: John Ash presented by Verlasso

Oct. 30: Robert Irvine

Nov. 1: Erika Davis

Nov. 6: Buddy Valastro

Nov. 8: David Guas

Nov. 13: Alex Guarnaschelli

Nov. 15: Sarah Fioroni

Cheese Seminars

Learn abut cheese from experienced Fromager Max McCalman. The featured cheese will be paired with selected wines or beers.

Where: Festival Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Saturdays, 10 am – 11:30 am
Price: 79 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Sep. 26: World Class Artisan Cheeses and Craft Beers of the United States

Oct. 3: Exquisite English Cheeses and Old World Wines

Oct. 17: Italy’s Inimitable Cheeses and Wines

Oct. 24: The Great Cheese and Wines of France

Oct. 31: Classes Cheeses and Wines of the Old World

Nov. 7: Great Cheeses and Wines of the United States (will be presented by David Gremmels)

Nov. 14: The World’s Magnificent Cheeses and Their Wine Partners

Beverage Boot Camp Series  NEW!

The boot camp gives guests the chance to learn about wines and a classic cocktails.

Exploring Wines from 1996
In honor of the Festival’s 20th anniversary, this special event will allow guests to savor wines created in 1996 (the first year of the festival). Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson will lead you through the evolution of wines over the past 20 years. The tasting will be followed by a light reception, featuring dishes influenced by the culinary world of 1996.

Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Sunday, September 27, 1 pm – 3 pm
Price: 119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

I’ll Take Manhattans
Join Dale DeGroff, an award winning mixologist, as you learn more about aromatic bitters and how they’ve impacted the making of this famous cocktail. The session is followed by a reception featuring classic appetizers and time to meet with Dale DeGroff.

Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Sunday, October 18, 1 pm – 3 pm
Price: 119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Mexican Tequila Lunch

Enjoy regional Mexican cuisine paired with tequila. Guests will learn about tequila while enjoying a 4-course lunch paired with tequilas.

Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
When: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Price: 85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian Food, Wine and Beer Pairing

Pairing of authentic Italian dishes and refreshing Italian beers in a beautiful venue at Via Napoli. This year, all five courses will be paired with beer and wine!

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm  – 3:30 pm
Price: 88.00 plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required

Italian Food and Wine Pairing

Via Napoli’s chef will pair a 4-course southern Italian meal with Italian wines to compliment the dishes.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Price: 83.00 plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required

Italian Regional Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon

Held in Tutto Gusto, the Italy Pavilion’s wine bar, this wine pairing event will showcase five trio courses, paired with a variety of regional Italian wines.

Where: Tutto Gusto, Italy Pavilion
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:00-2:30PM
Price: 94.00 plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required

Parisian Breakfast

Start your day off at Les Chefs de France with breakfast. You’ll be welcomed with a Mimosa on Saturday mornings, featuring baguettes, brioches, and croissants, as well as, unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice. Enjoy fresh baguettes made from scratch in a 48-hour process in Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. Enjoy them with butter and Bonne Maman confiture (fruit preserve) called a French tartine.

Where: Les Chefs de France, France pavilion
When: Saturdays 9 am – 10:30 am
Price: 39 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

French Family Meal Traditions  NEW!

Replacing the French Regional Lunches, French Family Meal Traditions, will feature a different chef from the Monsieur Paul each week. They will prepare their favorite childhood meal, paired with select wines.

Where: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion
When: Select Fridays and Sundays, 12 pm – 3:30 pm
Price: 95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!  NEW!

Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, savory mignardises, petit fours and macarons served with unlimited mimosas!

Where: Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Price: 55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

The Hibachi Experience

This six-course interactive meal will feature Wagyu beef, salmon, free-range chicken, lobster tail and abalone.

Where: Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion
When: Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Price: 150 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting  NEW!

Enjoy this unique Izakaya style sampling featuring six different Japanese style craft beers paired with six different Japanese foods with outdoor setting.

Where: Katsura Garden Deck, Japan Pavilion
When: Select Wednesdays, 1 pm – 2 pm
Price: 40 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Tokyo Pairing

Discover three regional wines and tasting-size portions of Japanese cuisines. Unique pairings of food, sake and beverages, featuring sushi, tuna and shrimp.

Where: Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
When: Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Price: 100 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing

The menu will feature food from the land and sea, paired with select wines.

Where: Spice Road Table, Morocco Pavilion
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 pm – 3 pm
Price: 58 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Moroccan Food and Wine Pairing

Discover wines from three different regions with tasting portions of Moroccan cuisine.

Where: Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
When: Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Price: 55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

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.

Dates, location, time, prices and featured chef are listed below.

Sep. 26: Flying Fish Cafe, 12 pm; 149; Chef Timothy Keating

Sep. 30: ESPN Club, 12 pm; 119; Chef Anthony Gregorek

Sep. 30: Fulton’s Crab House, 6:30 pm; 90, Chef Mark Boor

Oct. 1: The BOATHOUSE, 11:30 am; 125, Chef Robert Getchell

Oct. 1: Yachtsman Steakhouse, 5 pm; 219, Chef Dan Sicilia

Oct. 1: Jiko, 6 pm; 199, Chef David Njoroge

Oct. 1: Flying Fish Cafe, 6 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Oct. 7: Trattoria al Forno, 12:30 pm; 119, Chef Christian Rumpler

Oct. 8: California Grill, 6:00 pm; 299, Chef Brian Piasecki

Oct. 8: The Hollywood Brown Derby, 6 pm; 189, Chef Craig Schleider

Oct. 8: Flying Fish Cafe, 6 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Oct. 13: Le Cellier Steakhouse, 11:30 am; 119, Chef Dee Foundoukis

Oct. 14: ESPN Club, 12 pm; 119; Chef Anthony Gregorek

Oct. 15: Flying Fish Cafe, 6 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Oct. 16: Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table, 7:30 pm; 249, Various Chefs

Oct.22: Jiko, 6 pm; 199, Chef David Njoroge

Oct. 22: The Hollywood Brown Derby, 6:00 pm; 189, Chef Craig Schleider

Oct. 22: The Wave…of American Flavors, 6:30 pm; 159, Chef Jay Smith

Oct. 27: Le Cellier Steakhouse, 11:30 am; 119, Chef Dee Foundoukis

Oct. 28: ESPN Club, 12 pm; 119; Chef Anthony Gregorek

Oct. 29: Yachtsman Steakhouse, 5 pm; 219, Chef Dan Sicilia

Oct. 29: Flying Fish Cafe, 6 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Nov. 5: Flying Fish Cafe, 6 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Nov. 5: Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, 6:30 pm; 100, Chef Tony Mantuano

Nov. 5: Trattoria al Forno, 8 pm; 159, Chef Christian Rumpler

Nov. 7: Artist Point, 11:30 am; 189, Chef Michael Gonsalvez

Nov. 7: Narcoossee’s, 12:00 pm; 189, Chef Michael Bersell

Nov. 11: Trattoria al Forno, 12:30 pm; 119, Chef Christian Rumpler

Nov. 12: Flying Fish Cafe, 6 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Nov. 12: Dining Room, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, 6:30 pm; 90, Chef Robert Leonardi

Nov. 14: Flying Fish Cafe,  12 pm; 189, Chef Timothy Keating

Party for the Senses

Party for the Senses will give guests a chance to enjoy over 50 tasting stations with wines and beers. The night begins with reserved seating at the evening’s Eat to the Beat concert. Live entertainment will be presented by Cirque du Soleil for another memorable Festival evening. This event is only offered on Saturdays in October and is extremely popular, so make sure that you that you book this as soon as you can.

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: 319 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: 199 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: 169 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: October 3, 10, 17, 24* and 31**; 7 pm – 9:30 pm

* Features Disney Chefs From Around the World

** Yelloween Masquerade — NEW! Since this event falls on Halloween night, guests are encouraged to dress in something stylish and charming, yet creative, that is yellow and black.

Rockin’ Burger Block Party  NEW!

Come get your burger on! This new event features burgers, drinks and music. Dance the night away while enjoying specialty burgers inspired by recording artists who have left their mark on the beverage world. Enjoy drinks affiliated by these top artists while the DJ spins their best tracks. Find your favorite burger, drink and music, then vote on the best burger of the night.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: September 25, October 8*, November 6, 7 pm – 9 pm

Nosh Pit Seating: 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 Nosh Pit check-in podium at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.

Price: 199 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. Check in at Reserved Seating Check in podium. Limited Availability.

Price: 119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Rockin’ Burger Block Party: Enjoy all the food, drink and music you can handle. Limited seating.

Price: 99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

* Talent from the ABC show The Chew will be the hosts for this evening.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tasting Sampler  NEW!

To celebrate the Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s 20th anniversary, for the first time ever, you can enjoy this sampler package that allows you to Taste Your Way Around the World. You’ll be able to choose from more than 150 menu items.

This package includes:

  • Eight entitlements for food or beverage of your choice at 30 Food and Wine Festival Booths
  • Priority seating at the 6:45 Eat to the Beat Concert on the day the package is purchased
  • Limited release 20th Anniversary pin that comes in 3 different colors

When: Limited amount of packages available each day
Where: Epcot
Price: 59, per person, plus tax. Epcot admission required.

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