Disney World Swan and Dolphin Announce First Annual Food and Wine Classic

The Disney Food Blog is reporting that the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts, deluxe-quality hotels located within walking distance of two Disney World theme parks, will be introducing a new Food and Wine event to coincide with the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, and will include beverage seminars from 4:30pm -5:30pm followed by tasting stations offering small samples from the resorts’ incredible restaurants including Todd English’s bluezoo, Shula’s Steak House, and Il Mulino New York Trattoria.

Beverage Seminars
The Swan and Dolphin have complimented their first annual event with six exclusive beverage seminars led by outstanding led by experts including the executive chef of Todd English’s bluezoo and three Certified Wine Sommeliers. Topics will range from mixology to champagne to sake and beer, and guests will have the chance to fully participate and, of course, taste!

Purchasing an advance ticket for the event will gain you access into one seminar of your choice. To purchase your ticket and book your seminar, call 407-934-1609.

Tastings and Samplings
Culinary tasting booths and beverage sampling areas will be set up along Crescent Lake on the Swan and Dolphin Causeway for both nights of the event. Food samplings will include “Steamrollers,” a creative take on molecular cuisine, from celebrity chef venue Todd English’s bluezoo; “Pick Your Own Filet” from Shula’s Steak House; a simple yet flavorful hand-crafted pasta from Il Mulino New York Trattoria and more. Each day of the event will feature a different selection of food.

Beverage stations will offer mini-learning experiences and feature offerings such as wine, sake, beer and cocktails using liquid nitrogen. Finally, guests can delight in a selection of desserts from the only two-time World Pastry Champion, Laurent Branlard, the hotel’s executive pastry chef.

Througout the event, you’ll be serenaded by entertainment from Pieces of a Dream, The Latin Jazz All Stars and The Groovemasters.

Tickets and Reservations
Tickets to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. Seating for the seminars is limited and reservations are suggested.

  • One and two night hotel packages are available starting at $169* per night and include a hotel room, a beverage seminar for two plus unlimited food and beverage samplings at the Food & Wine Classic stations (food and beverage stations will be different each evening). Call 1-888-828-8850 for package reservations and refer to rate code FWCLAS.
  • Advance purchase, event-only tickets are available for $50 and include one seminar and unlimited food and beverage samples on the causeway. To attend both nights of the event, you’ll need to purchase a ticket for each night. To purchase advance tickets and reserve your seminar spot, call 407-934-1609.
  • If you prefer to just head over to the event without advance tickets, food and wine samplings can be purchased a la carte on the day of event. Tickets are $2 each or 25 tickets for $45; or you may purchase a bracelet for $50 which allows you unlimited food and beverage samples.

For hotel reservations and ticket purchases, please call 1-888-828-8850 and refer to rate code FWCLAS.
For seminar reservations only, please call 407-934-1609.

Full Address of Event:
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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