Guests planning on attending the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival should mark June 14th on their calendars as that is the official date when booking begins for all of the special events (such as Party for the Senses), demonstrations, seminars, and Eat to the Beat Dining Packages.
The Food & Wine Festival features culinary delights from around the world with Marketplaces all around the World Showcase. Guests can experience complimentary talks and attend book signings in the Festival Center along with purchasing limited-edition special event merchandise. Without further ado, here’s a look at the new information we have so far.
Sunday Brunch with the Chef
Begin your delicious day with a brunch buffet followed by a conversation with a distinguished, culinary television personality such as:
- Richard Blais
- Jamie Deen
- Tiffani Thiessen
- Masaharu Morimoto
- Buddy Valastro
- Art Smith
- Geoffrey Zakarian
- Carla Hall
- Alex Guarnaschelli
Food & Beverage Pairings
New 45-minute Food & Beverage Pairings will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. where guests can learn from top food beverage industry pros then taste the demonstrated dish along with a beverage pairing. For just $25 per person, this is an affordable demonstration to attend.
Fun for Families
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt is returning this year along with a themed playground for the little ones. On Friday and Saturday evenings, kids can enjoy a brand new Character Dance Party dancing and play with Disney Characters. A new complimentary Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz will allow kids to become chefs every Sunday at the Festival Center.
A brand new Mimosa Bar is coming to the Festival Center along with wine and local beers, select food options and complimentary samples and seminars hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company.
A Few New Food Options
- New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream, Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side (Located at Hops & Barley Marketplace)
- Butternut Squash Ravioli: with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds (Vegetarian) (Located at The Wine & Dine Studio)
- Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak, smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro (Located at Flavors from Fire)
Of course, there will be many more new food options and we’ll add that information to our full Marketplace menus as soon as they become available.
Party for the Senses
Party for the Senses will be held in World ShowPlace on select Saturdays throughout the Festival from 7-9:30 p.m. and is returning to two seating options per night this year. Pricing ranges from $229 to $349 per person plus tax; gratuity included. Click here for the entire schedule.
Keep checking back as we’ll be adding new information as we receive it.
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