New Experiences for 2014

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series

Get in culinary shape fast with intense basic training to step it up in the kitchen and tackle epicurean challenges you never thought possible—this year at an all-new event, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Explore Your Inner Chef

Set out on an interactive adventure to sharpen your abilities in the worlds of cuisine and libation.

During the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series, discover the inspiration to create over the course of a 2-hour instruction from a prestigious expert. Get ready to grow your culinary confidence!

Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in all that tickles your palate—the revelations will leave you hungry for more!

New! Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Boot Camp Series
Epcot, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion East Hall
Select Sundays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
$119 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included with event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events, artists and chefs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Choose Your “Drill Sergeant”

From salty and sweet to aromatic bitters, take your pick from 5 different epicurean boot camps to join. Every one of these presenters is ready to see your skills soar to new heights!

  • Food and Wine Pairings 101
    Hosted by Andrea Robinson
    Master Sommelier
    September 21, 2014
  • Chocolate
    Hosted by Erika Davis
    Graycliff Chocolatier
    October 5, 2014
  • Cake Decorating
    Hosted by Gabrielle Parisi
    Carlo’s Bakery
    Hoboken, NJ
    October 12, 2014
  • Pickling 101
    Hosted by Allen Susser
    Chef Allen’s
    Hollywood, FL
    October 19, 2014

Food For Thought

Join celebrity chefs for appetizing tips, enchanting trips down memory lane and scrumptious bites from their cookbooks at this all-new event—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Get the Scoop Behind the Dish

Savor tantalizing tales from the life journey each chef takes to reach culinary success. And as the story unfolds enjoy 3 tasty bites. Each one is from the chef’s own cookbook!

Throughout each session, you’re invited to pick up tips and techniques to enhance your skills in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to join in the conversation—because as everyone knows, the finest pairing is great food and great conversation among friends!

Food for Thought
Epcot, Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Select Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
$169 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and is not included with event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events, artists and chefs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Sample Tastes from Celebrity Chefs

Reminisce with your choice of 7 different celebrity chefs as each one recalls their time under the apron. Every personality has his or her own unique story to tell.

  • Norman Van Aken
    Norman’s at The Ritz Carlton
    Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
    September 19, 2014
  • Robert Irvine
    Robert Irvine’s nosh
    Bluffton, SC
    September 26, 2014
  • Andrew Zimmern
    Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen
    St. Louis Park, MN
    October 10, 2014
  • Jamie Deen
    The Lady and Sons
    Savannah, GA
    October 11, 2014
  • Rick Bayless
    Frontera Grill & Topolobampo
    Chicago, IL
    October 17, 2014
  • Bryan Voltaggio
    VOLT/ Lunchbox/RangeFamily/MealAggio
    Frederick, MD
    October 24, 2014
  • Cat Cora
    Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
    Sentosa Island, Singapore
    October 31, 2014

Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner

Explore one of the world’s most prized delicacies at a luxurious dinner set in the look and feel of an Italian summer villa—an all-new experience at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Truffle Lovers Indulge

Savor your way through a lavish menu of gastronomic joy where white truffles are showcased with skill and creativity.

During this opulent 5-course Italian dinner, a variety of regional Italian wines have been selected to pair perfectly with each fragrant dish featuring white truffles. Prepare to experience aromas and tastes like never before—while only a select variety of truffles are prized in the world, even fewer are as highly sought after as the whites!

NEW! Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner
Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy at Epcot
Select Thursdays October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$295 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing

Indulge your senses with a menu inspired by the spice trades of Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond—at an all-new experience at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Romance in the Spice

Discover the sensuality of dishes created with Mediterranean and Moroccan inspiration as you pair them with fine wines. Immerse yourself in the surroundings—beautiful Moroccan tile-work and tapestries.

During this Mediterranean dining event, delight in views of shimmering waters as you’re treated to tastings from both land and sea—carefully and artistically prepared—all while sipping from wines, perfectly selected to pair with each fragrant bite. Between the exotic flavors and vibrant décor, you’ll feel as if you’ve been magically transported to the Moroccan seashore!

New! Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing
Spice Road Table, Morocco at Epcot
Wednesdays
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
$55 per Guest

Plus tax and gratuity. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Party for the Senses featuring Disney Chefs From Around the World

Prepare yourself for a sensory explosion as you explore an evening of flavorful celebrations from all around the globe—one night only at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Let Our Chefs Be Your Guide

Come along on a grand culinary tour, as led by many of the most revered minds behind the world of fine dining!

At Party for the Senses featuring Disney Chefs Around the World, you can set out on a culinary journey like no other—one that guides Guests like you through tastes and techniques from the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond.

Follow along as the pros direct you from station to station, and show you samples of cuisine that best represents their culture—as well as the Disney Parks and Resorts they call home!

Party for the Senses featuring Disney Chefs Around the World
World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
October 25, 2014
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Take Your Pick from a Trio of Paths

Choose from 3 different ways to enjoy the party—each one providing its own unique outlook. However you choose to attend, you can rest assured: this is one culinary excursion you won’t soon forget!

Category #1: Vine View Lounge
Attend Party for the Senses in style with early entry to the event at 7:15 PM, a private reserved table, premium bar access, an artisanal cheese station and a specialty cocktail toast to kick off the evening, along with all the other favors this occasion has to offer!

$299 per Guest. Limited availability. Check in at the Wine View Lounge registration podium.

Category #2: Reserved Seating
Experience a premium evening with early entry to the event at 7:15 PM, a reserved table on the main floor and a specialty cocktail toast to ring in the festivities, in addition to everything else that makes Party for the Senses such a smash to attend!

$189 per Guest. Limited availability. Check in at the Wine View Lounge registration podium.

Category #3: General Admission
Indulge in the sights, sounds and, of course, tastes as you explore more than 50 tasting stations on the floor. Limited seating may be available as you dine and sip your way through an unforgettable evening.

$149 per Guest. Check in at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Plus tax, gratuity included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events and entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Sunday Mornings With… – Hosted by Disney Vacation Club®

Celebrate Sundays in style by joining a celebrated pastry chef or baker for a plated brunch, complete with a decadent dessert sampler at this all-new event—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Hit the Sweet Spot at Sunday Brunch

Bask in brunch splendor and save room for exquisite desserts that tingle the taste buds while delighting the eye.

Presented by Disney Vacation Club, this plated brunch event is accompanied by an assortment of freshly baked breakfast breads and a sparkling wine toast. In addition—feast your eyes on the stage as a highly acclaimed pastry chef or baker crafts 3 sweet treats for you to enjoy!

“Sunday Mornings with…” Hosted by Disney Vacation Club
Epcot, Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Sundays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$99 per Guest

Plus tax; gratuity included. Admission to Epcot is required and is not included with event price. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events, artists and chefs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Pick a Palette for Your Palate

At brunch, indulge your senses with a choice from 8 different celebrated pastry chefs or bakers. Each distinct personality offers their take on unique sweets—and absolutely demands that you finish off with a treat!

  • Gale Gand
    Tru & SpriitzBurger
    Chicago, IL
    September 28, 2014
  • Matt Lewis and Renato Paliafito
    Baked
    Brooklyn, New York
    October 5, 2014
  • Warren Brown
    CakeLove
    Washington, DC
    October 12, 2014
  • Buddy Valastro
    Carlo’s Bakery
    Hoboken, NJ
    October 19, 2014
  • Carla Hall
    ABC’s The Chew
    New York, NY
    October 26, 2014
  • Keegan Gerhard
    D Bar Desserts
    Denver, CO & San Diego, CA
    November 2, 2014
  • Alex Guarnaschelli
    Butter
    New York, NY
    November 9, 2014

Shake and Indulge Like the French featuring Grand Marnier

Live the good life during a Cognac-inspired occasion, brought to you by Grand Marnier—the number one liqueur in France—an all-new experience at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

A Truly Grand Affair

Treat your senses to a range of exceptional Cognac flavors before learning how to muddle and shake like a pro.

During this all-new event, the festivities begin with a welcoming glass of mimosa followed closely by a sampling of Grand Marnier’s finest: Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary and Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary. It’s a perfect opportunity to see why this family-owned liqueur has been in business since 1827!

Later, step up to the bar and pick up tips on the way to becoming your own mixologist before topping off the experience with a series of decadent delicacies—including the famous Crepes Suzette and desserts au Grand Marnier—from the chefs of Monsieur Paul.

Shake and Indulge Like the French featuring Grand Marnier – NEW!
Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion at Epcot
Saturdays, from September 27 to November 8, 2014
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
$55 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the event. Plus tax, gratuity included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Subject to availability. Events and chef appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Back to Basics

Turn ho-hum into “yum yum!” during this complimentary Festival Welcome Center experience.

At Back to Basics, you’re invited to collect a diverse assortment of epicurean advice from the pros. These tips and tricks may seem simple… but rest assured, they can make a profound effect on your next dinner party!

Back to Basics
Festival Welcome Center, Spotlight Stage
Fridays through Sundays
12:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:15 PM and 6:15 PM

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event price. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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