2017 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!

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival logo

These special events and experiences can be booked by calling (407) WDW-FEST (939-3378). Some may be available to book online.

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.

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: September 23, October 7, 14 and 21 and November 11 from 7 – 9:30 pm
Price: 179 to 329 per person

Wine View Lounge: Epcot admission required. Includes private reserved table, early entrance into event, specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, artisanal cheese station, and more.

Reserved Seating: Epcot admission required. Includes reserved table on main floor, early entrance into the event, and specialty cocktail toast.

Party for the Senses: Epcot admission required. Check in at WorldShow Place Events pavilion. Limited seating.

September 23: Party for the Senses Featuring Chefs from Disney Springs

October 21: Party for the Senses Featuring Chefs from Disney Parks

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, 9:45 – 11:15 am
Price: 89 per person, plus tax, gratuity included, Epcot Admission Required.

  • French Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 2, 2017
    Savor a classic assiette de fromageaccompanied by a variety of elegant French wines famous around the world.
  • Italian Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Tonda Corrente
    September 16, 2017
    Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi pairings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.
  • Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    September 30, 2017
  • Old World Cheese Classic Cheese
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 7, 2017
  • The Great Cheese and Wines of the United States
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    October 14, 2017
  • Great British Cheeses and Aless
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 28, 2017
  • Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 11, 2017

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
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

  • September 3 – Shaun O’Neale
  • September 10 – Alex Guarnaschelli
  • September 15 – Stuart O’Keeffe
  • September 17 – Jet Tila
  • September 24 – Art Smith
  • September 29 – Graham Elliot
  • October 6 – Jamie Deen
  • October 8 – Geoffrey Zakarian
  • October 15 – Bryan Voltaggio
  • October 20 – Robert Irvine
  • October 22 – Robert Irvine
  • October 27 – Cat Cora
  • October 29 – Cat Cora
  • November 3 – Carla Hall
  • November 10 – Sarah Fioroni
  • November 12 – Buddy Valastro

Grand Floridian Brunch with a Twist  

Enjoy a 5-course, 5-star meal prepared by the Grand Floridian chefs.

Where: Citricos at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
When: September 16 and October 28 – 12 pm
Price: 169 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Complimentary valet parking provided.

The Secret of Flavor 

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

Where: Contemporary Catering Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary
When: October 1, 9 and 15 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto 

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 6, 13, 20, and 27 12 – 2:30 pm
Price: 129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef

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: September 2, 9, and 22, and November 1 from 6 – 9 pm
Price: 259 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

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 2, 2017: Narcoossee’s, 12:00 pm, 169
  • September 5, 2017: Morimoto Asia, 1:00 pm, 112.10
  • September 8, 2017: STK Orlando, 7:30 pm, 125
  • September 12, 2017: Morimoto Asia, 1:00 pm, 112.10
  • September 15, 2017: Tiffins, 6:00 pm, 199
  • September 16, 2017: Artist Point, 11:30 am, 169
  • September 19, 2017: Morimoto Asia, 1:00 pm, 112.10
  • September 29, 2017: Jiko – The Cooking Place, 6:00 pm, 199
  • October 4, 2017: Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table, 7:00 pm, 259
  • October 14, 2017: Morimoto Asia, 1:00 pm, 112.10
  • October 20, 2017: Tiffins, 6:00 pm, 199
  • October 20, 2017: STK Orlando and Wine Bar George, 9:30 pm, 75
  • October 26, 2017: Flying Fish, 6:00 pm, 199
  • October 27, 2017: Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table, 7:00 pm, 259
  • November 2, 2017: Yachtsman Steakhouse, 12:00 pm, 229
  • November 3, 2017: Victoria & Albert’s, 6:30 pm, 650
  • November 10, 2017: Tiffins, 5:00 pm, 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 2, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4
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, 12 – 3:30 pm – September 29; October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29; November 3 and 5
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; September 23 and 30; October 7, 14, 21 and 28; November 4
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 – 6 pm; September 18 and 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; November 6 and 13
Price: 180 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, 4:00 – 6:00 pm; September 14, 21, and 28; October 5, 12, 19, and 26; November 2 and 9
Price: 160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting 

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, 1:15 – 2:15 pm; September 20 and 27; October 4, 11, 18 and 25; November 1 and 8
Price: 80 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 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27; October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; November 1, 6, 8 and 13
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; October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
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 26 and 28; October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31; November 2, 7 and 9
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 and Wednesdays from 12 – 2:30 pm; September 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27; October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; November 1, 6 and 8
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: Select Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays 12 – 1:30 pm; August 31; September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29; October 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27; November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10
Price: 85.00 plus tax, gratuity included, Epcot admission required

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party

Enjoy delicious desserts and savory bites inspired by Disney’s Frozen with VIP Seating for IllumiNations. After IllumiNations, guests will have a special opportunity to ride Frozen Ever After!

When: Select nights throughout the festival
Price: 79.00 for 10 and up, and 47 for ages 3 – 9. Epcot admission required.

The buffet may include the following:

  • Olaf’s warm double-chocolate s’mores pudding cake
  • Elsa’s warm cottage pudding with salted caramel glaze
  • Hand-dipped vanilla bean ice cream
  • Wandering Oaken’s éclairons
  • Hans’ key lime tarts with red glitter glaze
  • Living Rock crispy bonbons
  • Anna’s blue velvet cupcakes
  • Kristoff’s no-sugar-added lemon curd with blueberry
  • Sven’s fresh fruits and berries
  • Grand Pabbie’s winter-spiced snack mix
  • Duke of Weselton’s cheese fondue served with country bread cubes, broccoli and grilled flatbread
  • “Melted snow” and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Summertime cocktails, like margaritas and piña coladas
  • Beer
  • Wine

Looking for more information on the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

Check out our 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page! We will have EVERYTHING – special events, low-cost events, culinary demos, beverage seminars, Eat to the Beat concert series schedule, and so much more.

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