When one hears Disney World, we imagine a humongous theme park with roller coasters, games, mickey mouse, donald duck, princes and princesses, and all our other favourite disney characters. But how many people think of a food and wine festival? Yes, you read right! The Epcot International Food & Wine festival takes place late each year in Epcot inside Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, typically from late September to mid-November.
From it’s inception in 1995, though the activities, themes and corporate sponsors keep changing, the festival has always celebrated global cuisines, music and more.
Here’s a little peek into what the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has in store this year.
ALL THINGS FOOD & WINE
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY TASTES
Treat your taste buds to a trip around the world with a vast selection of global cuisine and beverages. The global marketplace is a showcase of food and beverages from all across the globe. You can dive into an exotic ocean of food and wine option from the Land Down Under or travel across the Pacific for tropical delicacies and island favourites of Hawaii. Also showcased are exotic cuisines from Patagonia, Poland, Morroco and the Islands of the Caribbean!
It doesn’t stop with just food, for great food is often accompanied by great beverages and desserts. From wine, champagne and craft beer to Belgium waffles, mousse and crafted chocolte, this festival offers a plethora of choices for your gastronomic pleasure!
JUST (B)EAT IT!
What better way to celebrate all things food and wine than with a concert series that provides a heaping helping of piping hot hits. The musical menu features top recording artists such as The Plain White T’s, Los Lobos, Delta Rae and David Cook.
Along with the main food and wine events, there are a wide range of other activities and events. One can get meal tips from the industry’s culinary pros, meet celebrated authors and other food-and-wine industry personalities, rub elbows with some of the world’s most reknown beverage experts, float into the divine world of wine making and much more!
Old is gold. But sometimes, theres is a lot of excitement with the new! So what’s new at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival this year?
A chance to embark upon culinary adventures with a MasterChef. Yes, that’s right! An interactive hands-on class with a MasterChef gives you the opportunity to uncover trade secrets, trade menus and advance your culinary skills! Even better, you get to savour a 5-course dinner after the class!
Master your mixology skills, perfect pasta making and learn other fun food and drink techniques from top industry experts!
Now that’s what dreams are made of!