The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts have just announced their popular Food & Wine Classic return, but this new edition will take place in the spring for the first time. The Swan and Dolphin Spring Food & Wine Classic will take place Saturday, April 17th, as a one-night, limited-ticket event featuring unlimited food and beverage tastings and live music. Overnight packages and tickets are on sale now.
The event will offer culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine samplings from around the world, and a selection of other beverages, all amidst the backdrop of live entertainment. As a limited-ticket event, guests will be able to physically distance themselves throughout the resort’s expansive and spacious outdoor spaces.
The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will feature several themed stations, including the Beer Garden, Chinatown, and the luau-inspired The Pig & Poke. There will be a total of 12 food stations, including dessert from an executive pastry chef and world pastry champion Laurent Branlard and more than 50 beverage selections.
Menu highlights include:
- Sweet & smokey St. Louis style smoked ribs with macaroni & cheese from Executive Chef Dan Herman’s Smokin’ D’s BBQ
- Salt roasted prime NY strip loin with roasted marble potatoes, onion purée, and truffle veal jus from Shula’s Steak House
- Vegetarian bao filled with glazed savory jack fruit, green onion, and ginger served in Chinatown themed area
- Shrimp & Grits with sautéed Gulf shrimp, buttered white corn grits and tasso ham gravy from Todd English’s bluezoo
Event-only tickets can be purchased online at FoodAndWineClassic.com for $125 per person. Room packages start at $400 and include event access for two adults. Events are limited to those 21 years and older.
Health and safety protocols will be implemented for the event, including temperature checks for all attending guests; plexiglass walls for all food service areas; all cast members wearing PPE; socially distanced stations; touchless menus and clearly marked social distancing signage. Face coverings are required for all guests, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and must be worn at all times, except when dining. Guests may remove face coverings while actively eating or drinking but must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.
This one-night spring event will lead to the return of the fall Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, which is currently scheduled to take place this October 29th & 30th. More information to come.
With various restaurants and lounges and a distinguished culinary and beverage team, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts continually earn national recognition for their food and beverage program. The resorts boast numerous certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections.
Please reach out to us at Dreams Unlimited Travel for a no-obligation quote for this event or your next vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort!
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