2016 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!

2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

These special events and experiences can be booked starting Thursday, July 21 at 7 am ET. All special events can be booked by calling (407) WDW-FEST (939-3378). Some may be available to book online.

Disney Rewards Visa Cardholders will be able start booking at 7 am on Tuesday July 19.

Annual Passholders, Tables in Wonderland members, Disney Vacation Club members and Golden Oak residents can book demonstrations on Tuesday, July 19 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.

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

What’s New…

Grand Floridian Brunch with a Twist  NEW!

Enjoy a 5-course, 5-star meal prepared by the Grand Floridian chefs – Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dom Filoni, Chef Lawrence Searl, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbischek.

Where: Citricos at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
When: October 6, 12 – 2 pm
Price: 169 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Complimentary valet parking provided.

Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef  NEW!

In a professional working kitchen, learn the pro tips and tricks from Disney chefs. Afterwards, enjoy a 5-course gourmet meal. Guests will receive a complimentary cookbook and apron to take home.

Where: Convention Center and Chef’s Table at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
When: October 7, 21 and November 3, 9 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Price: 259 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto  NEW!

Enjoy a tour of Grog Grotto, followed by lunch and then learn how to make your favorite island drink.

Where: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
When: September 21, 28 and October 5, 12 12 – 2 pm
Price: 99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

The Secret of Flavor  NEW!

A 3-course lunch where guests will learn how each of our five senses impact our feelings about food.

Where: Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
When: September 22, October 20, and November 2, 12 – 2 pm
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

What’s Returning…

What’s Cooking With…

Last year, “Sunday Mornings With…” became “What’s Cooking With…”. Guests will enjoy a plated brunch with a sparkling wine toast. A celebrity culinary guest demonstrated one of their favorite dishes. At the end, guests will have a chance to chat with the event host and answered questions from the audience.

Where: Festival Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Select Fridays and Sundays, 9:15 – 10:45 am
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Friday, September 16 – Elizabeth Falkner
Sunday, September 18 – Bryan Voltaggio
Friday, September 23 – Andrea Robinson
Saturday, September 24 – Robert Irvine
Friday, September 30 – Graham Elliot
Sunday, October 2 – Buddy Valastro
Friday, October 7 – Jamie Deen
Sunday, October 9 – Cat Cora
Friday, October 14 – Emily Ellyn
Friday, October 21 – Andrew Zimmern
Sunday, October 23 – Rock Harper
Friday, October 28 – Duff Goldman
Sunday, October 30 – Geoffrey Zakarian
Friday, November 4 – Alex Guarnaschelli
Sunday, November 6 – David Guas
Friday, November 11 – Sarah Fioroni
Sunday, November 13 – Jehangir Mehta

Cheese Seminars

These seminars are a great way learn about cheese from the experts. Cheese will be paired with selected wines.

Where: Festival Center, Chef’s Showcase
When: Select Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:45 am
Price: 89 per person, plus tax, gratuity included, Epcot Admission Required.

Saturday, September 17: Great British Cheeses and Ales, Max McCalman
Saturday, October 1: Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines, Tonda Corrente
Saturday, October 8: French Cheeses and Wines, Erin Hedley
Saturday, October 15: Italian Cheeses and Wines, Max McCalman
Saturday, October 22: World Class Cheeses and Wines of the United States, David Gremmels
Saturday, October 29: Fabulous Old World Cheeses and Wines, Max McCalman
Saturday, November 5: Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines, Max McCalman

Beverage Boot Camp Series

Exploring Wines the Mondavi Way — Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Robert Mondavi Windery! Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson will take you on a journey of Robert Mondavi’s story. You’ll have the opportunity to taste several Mondavi wines, and enjoy a light reception after the wine tasting and seminar.

Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Sunday, September 18, 1 – 3 pm
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included, Epcot Admission Required

Demystifying Bourbon the Jim Beam Way — Learn about Jim Beam Boubon production! You’ll learn how the process goes from start to finish. A light reception will take place along with a classic Bourbon cocktail tasting.

Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Sunday, October 30, 1 – 3 pm
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included, Epcot Admission Required

Rockin’ Burger Block Party

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.

September 30th will feature Maneet Chuahan; October 14th will feature Alex Seidel; and November 11th will feature Jehangir Mehta.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: September 30, October 14, November 11, 7  – 9 pm
Price: 99, 119, 199

Nosh Pit Seating: 199 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. VIP Experience includes private reserved table, early entrance into the event, specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, and more. Space is limited.

Reserved Seating: 119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Includes reserved table on main floor, entrance into event at 6:45PM, and specialty cocktail toast. Space is limited.

Rockin’ Burger Block Party: 99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at WorldShow Place Events pavilion. Limited seating.

Party for the Senses

Party for the Senses will give guests a chance to enjoy over 50 tasting stations with wines and beers. Enjoy music, dancing and entertainment while dining on fabulous culinary delights.

Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, and 29 from 7 – 9:30 pm
Price: 169, 199, 329

Wine View Lounge: 329 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Includes private reserved table, early entrance into event, specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, artisanal cheese station, and more.

Reserved Seating: 199 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Includes reserved table on main floor, early entrance into the event, and specialty cocktail toast.

Party for the Senses: 169 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at WorldShow Place Events pavilion. Limited seating.

The 8th features Chefs from Disney Springs

The 15th features Disney Chefs From Around the World

The 28th and 29th features Yelloween Masquerade in observance of Halloween. The dress code for this is “stylish and charming”, “creative”, and “yellow and black”.

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, and prices are listed below.

When: Look for more than 20 dinners throughout the festival!
Where: Around Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
Pricing: Prices are per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission required for restaurants within a theme park.

September 15: The BOATHOUSE, 11:30AM, $150
September 20: ESPN Club, 12:00PM, $119
September 24: Narcoossee’s, 12:00PM, $199
September 24: Jiko – The Cooking Place, 6:00PM, $199
September 27: ESPN Club, 12:00PM, $119
September 28: Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, 6:30PM, $110
October 4: ESPN Club, 12:00PM, $119
October 5: Trattoria al Forno, 12:30PM, $139
October 6: Yachtsman Steakhouse, 5:00PM, $229
October 8: Artist Point, 11:30AM, $169
October 14: Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table, 7:30PM, $259
October 20: The Brown Derby, 6:00PM, $199
October 20: Raglan Road, 6:30PM, $177
October 21: Victoria and Albert’s, 6:30PM, $600
October 26: The Wave…of American Flavors, 12:30PM, $169
October 27: Flying Fish, 6:00PM, $199
Octobrer 27: California Grill, 6:00PM, $319
October 28: Afternoon Tea at Crescent Solarium, 1:00PM, $79
November 2: Trattoria al Forno, 12:30PM, $139
November 3: Flying Fish, 6:00PM, $199
November 10: Trattoria al Forno, 6:30PM, $169
November 10: Flying Fish, 6:00PM, $199
November 12: Jiko — A Cooking Place, 6:00PM, $199

 

Parisian Breakfast

Guests welcomed with a Mimosa followed by a spread featuring authentic pastries, unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Try the hand-shaped baguettes that have been made from scratch in a 48-hour process at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie.

Fresh from the oven, enjoy them with butter and Bonne Maman confiture (fruit preserve) to make a French tartine. Check out our 2013 Parisian Breakfast Review!

Where: Les Chefs de France, France pavilion
When: Select Saturdays 9 – 10:30 am: September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12
Price: 40 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

French Family Meal Traditions

Take a trip to France while never leaving the France Pavilion. One of the chefs will prepare a favorite dish from their childhood, paired with French wine. Each guest will get to take home “Best of Paul Bocuse” book!

Where: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion
When: Select Fridays and Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm – October 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; November 4, 6, 11, 13
Price: 95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

The Parisian Afternoon: Sandwiches, Macarons, and Bubbles!

Enjoy finger sandwiches, savory mignardises, macarons, petit fours and unlimited mismosas!

Where: Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12
Price: 55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

The Hibachi Experience

This six-course interactive meal will feature Wagyu beef, seafood, and free-range chicken.

Where: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan Pavilion
When: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
Price: 160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Tokyo Pairing — “Umami” (The Sixth Sense)

Enjoy three style pairings of Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and King Crab legs and sushi prepared using naturally fermented ingredients and sauces. Dishes may include Wagyu Sea Urchin, Lobster and King Crab Legs Tempura with salt Koji cheese sauce — all paired with Sake and other beverages.

Where: Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
When: Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm; September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10
Price: 150 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting “Izakaya Style”

This experience debuted in 2015 and is back again! Enjoy 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 – 2 pm; September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9
Price: 60 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 – 3 pm; September 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; November 2, 7, 9, 14
Price: 65 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 – 5:30 pm; September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
Price: 62 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian Food, Wine Vs. 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, Italy Pavilion
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 – 4 pm

September 20, 22, 27, 29
October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
November 1, 3, 8, 10
Price: 88.00 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: Select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12 – 2:30 pm; September 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30; October 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31; November 2, 4, 7, 9, 11
Price: 99.00 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 – 1:30 pm; September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30; October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Price: 85.00 plus tax, gratuity included, Epcot admission required

DiningatDisney.com Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dining Guide

Great news! We’ll be releasing a 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dining Guide. Once available we’ll let you know. That way you’ll be able to get our nearly 200 full-color e-book for just $9.99!

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