Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic 2013

The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic takes place along the causeway between the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. This fall event offers guests a chance to sample food and beverages from their restaurants at more than 40 booths while listening to live music.

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Beautiful tables at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

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The causeway at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Along the causeway between the Swan and the Dolphin are the more than 40 booths and tables that guests can sit or stand at. The tables are beautifully decorated with colorful table clothes and lanterns.

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Tray and wine glass for sampling

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Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic food and wine booths

Upon arrival, guests will either head straight to the Causeway Check-In Desk or to Will Call to pick up their tickets. At the Causeway Check-In Desk, guests receive a wristband and tray with wine glass for sampling. After that, it’s time to start eating and drinking!

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Barone Fini wines available to taste

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Italy, Veneto Zardetto and Allegrini wines at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

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More wines from Italy, Veneto – Four from IL

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Oskar Blues Brewery beers – Deviant Dales’s IPA, G’Knight Imperial Red IPA and Old Chub Scotch Ale

At the Fourth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic there were 35 booths to sample beverages from. In addition to wine, there was also sparkling wine, beer and sake to be enjoyed. The wines came from all over the world including Australia, Argentina, Spain, Chile, France, Italy and New Zealand. Of course, there were several wines from California and some from Oregon and Washington.

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The Wine Store sold wines and Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic merchandise

Set up along the causeway was also a wine shop. Not only did they sell some of the fantastic wines offered at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, but wine glasses, t-shirts and other great souvenirs. This is something we didn’t expect to see, but were so glad we did.

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Cib’s Smoke Shop hard at work

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Guests can watch the Kimonos sushi chefs prepare the samples

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Il Mulino New York Trattoria chef and his cooks preparing delicious food

At every food station you’d see the chefs and cooks hard at work preparing and plating the tasty food. They were even happy to stop and pose for a picture. The most well known chef at the festival was restaurateur, author, entrepreneur (you can buy his cookware) and four-time James Beard Award winner – Todd English. Chef Todd English was on hand to ensure that his food was up to his high standards and to meet and greet guests. Surprisingly, the line of people to meet him was pretty short.

Outside of the Dolphin Resort was a stage for entertainment. The line-up included The Currant – performing a variety of genres, The Jersey Boys – performing the hit songs from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and The Dance Current – performing classic rock and folk music.

Check out our review on the Modern Mixology seminar hosted by Lindsay Skillman! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the review of all the delicious food we enjoyed at the Fourth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic. Interested in attending this year’s event? We have all the details on our Fifth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic page.

Have you attended the event in the past or planning to in the future? We’d love to hear about your experiences!

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