Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - 2008September 26 - November 9, 2008
Sample the flavors at more than 20 International marketplaces representing over 20 countries and regions. Enjoy wine and cooking demonstrations or treat yourself to one of the exclusive dining experiences available.
Entrance to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, plus wine and beer seminars and cooking demonstrations, is included with regular admission. 2008 details to be determined.
Eat to the Beat! Concert Series:
Groove to the music as some of America’s favorite artists take to the America Gardens Theatre stage for an exciting concert series.
Three shows nightly:
5:45, 7:00 & 8:15 PM
2007 Schedule of Performers:
Al Stewart – September 28 - 29
Otis Day and the Knights – September 30 - October 1
The Beach Boys – October 2 - 3
The Original Family Stone – October 4 - 6
Sheena Easton – October 7 - 9
Starship starring Mickey Thomas – October 10 - 13
David Cassidy – October 14 - 16
Little Richard – October 17-18
To be Announced – October 19 - 21
The Four Tops – October 22 - 25
The Village People – October 26 - 27
The Outlaws – October 28 - 30
Jon Secada – October 31 - Nov. 3
Chubby Checker and the Wildcats – November 4 - 6
The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts – November 7 - 8
David Sanborn – November 9 - 11
• The 1960s British rock ‘n’ roll The British Invasion (UK)
• The gravity-defying Dragon Legend Acrobats (China)
• OrisiRisi interactive drum circle and African folklore (Outpost)
• The daring Chair Balancing act (France)
• High-energy Celtic music of Off Kilter (Canada)
• The Arabic rhythms of Mo’Rockin (Morocco)
• Matsuriza traditional Taiko drummers (Japan)
• Voices of Liberty (The American Adventure rotunda)
• Rhythms and harmonies of Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)
• Norwegian folk music of Spelmanns Gledje (Norway)
• Oktoberfest Musikanten dinner show (Germany)
The laser and musical fireworks finale, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” will cap off each festival evening.
Experiences & Exhibits:
Please check the schedule posted at each exhibit.
Festival Welcome Center
Innoventions West - Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visit the hub for all Festival information, featuring wine seminars, Meet the Winemaker sessions, the Wine Shop, marvelous merchandise and more — including Disney Gift Cards, which you can purchase for a handy way to pay for so much fun at the Festival!
The American Wine Adventure
Explore the regional expressions of well-known United States wine growing areas and purchase a Vineyard Pass to taste wines.
The History of Beer in America
Learn the history of beer in the New World and the awesome art and science of brewing.
International Beers of the World
Discover the distinctive flavors of premium ales and lagers such as Stella Artois, Bass Ale and Beck’s.
Activities for Children:
Junior Chef Program
Children create delicious treats and savor the taste of their creations at the Junior Chef program. Kids take the gourmet center-stage as they make scrumptious chocolate chip cookies!
Living with the Land
Embark on a boat ride through a tropical greenhouse featuring bananas, jackfruits and dragon fruits, then sail by huge pumpkins and melons. Check out the fish farm and spiral-shaped lettuce-growing systems, and see thousands of tomatoes growing on world-record-producing tomato “trees”!
Behind the Seeds Greenhouse Tour
Bring the entire family for a backstage tour of The Land greenhouses and fish farm. Sample a greenhouse vegetable, release lady bugs, and feed the fish, too! Get close-up views of giant fruits, good bugs, and alligators — and take home ideas for growing your own gardens! Call 407/WDW-TOUR for reservations.
Children are encouraged to tour the promenade and visit all 11 locations where they will find a special chef’s mask that they may personalize.
Food & Wine Marketplaces:
Appetizer-sized portions from $1-$4.50.
Dulce de Leche
Grilled Beef with Cnimichurri Sauce
Spicy Beef Empanada
Bodega Norton Chardonnay
Bodega Norton Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec
Bodega Norton Torrontes
Grilled Lamb Chop with Caramelized Onions Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Bar
Shrimp on the Barbie
Benjamin Tawny Port
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz - Cabernet
Rosemount Traminer Riesling
Wolf Blass President’s Select Shiraz
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Maple Custard Topped with Almond Crumbs
Maple Glazed Salmon with Roasted Corn and Arugula
Mission Hill SLC Chardonnay
Mission Hill SLC Merlot
Mission Reserve Riesling Icewine
Duo of Chocolate Truffles
Moet & Chandon Wines
Nectar Imperial Rose
Mango and Strawberry Fruit Salad with Cilantro
Shrimp con Pebre Salsa
Tomatican with Manchego Cheese
Montes Cabernet Carmenere
Montes Leyda Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Rita Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Rita Reserva Chardonnay
Caramel Ginger Ice Cream
Chicken Sha Cha
Pork Pot Stickers
Dragon’s Hollow Chardonnay
Green Tea Plum Wine Cooler
Tsingtao Pure Draft Beer
Dominican Republic Kiosk
Habichuelas Rojas Guisadas
Pastelon de Plantanos Amarillos
Presidente Light Beer
Coupe de Sorbets Champagne
Escargot Persillade en Brioche
Framboise & Chocolate Blanc
Quiche au Fromage de Chevre
Bernard Sparr Extrem Riesling
Red Cognac and Cranberry Cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
Debriziner Sausage with Saurkraut in a Pretzel Roll
Spaetzle with Creamy Mushroom Ragout
S.A. Prum Blue State Riesling Kabinett
S.A. Prum Essence Riesling
S.A. Prum Riesling Spatlese
Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling
Great Beers of the World Kiosk
Pretzel and Pita Chips
Karydopita (Coffee and Walnut Cake)
Creta Olympias Xerolithia
Hops & Barley Market Kiosk
New England Crab Cake with Barley-Lentil Salad
Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glazed Chicken Drumstick
Samual Adams 12th Anniversary Festival Beer
Samual Adams Black Lager
Samual Adams Boston Ale
Samual Adams Boston Lager
Samual Adams Cherry Wheat
Samual Adams Cream Stout
Samual Adams Honey Porter
Samual Adams Octoberfest
Samual Adams Pale Ale
Coconut India Rice Pudding
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Paratha Bread
Samosa with Tamarind Sauce
Grover Vineyards Cabernet Shiraz
Grover Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Sula Chenin Blanc
Boxty with Bacon Chips and Kerrygold Garlic and Fresh Herb Butter
Chilled Potato Leek Soup with Irish Cheddar Cheese Stick
Irish Cheese Plate and Brown Bread with Apple Chutney and Kerrygold Irish Butter
Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
Frozen Irish Coffee
Insalata Caprese Salad
Lasagna Al Forno
Braida Moscato di Asti
Cecchi Chianti Classico
Sant’Elena Pino Grigio
California Sushi Roll
Crispy Sukiyaki Beef Roll
Spicy Tuna Roll
Kirin Ichiban Draft Beer
Ozeki Dry Sake
Takara Plum Wine
Quesadilla con Chorizo
Dos Equis Beer
L.A. Cetto Chardonnay
L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah
Bastilla (Chicken Pie)
Kefta (Beef Pocket)
Bodegas Pinord Moscatel
Mint Iced Tea
New Zealand Kiosk
Kiwi and Custard Roll
Marinated Seafood Salad
Villa Maria Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
Villa Maria Chardonnay
Villa Maria Pinot Noir
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc
Oklahoma - Native American Kiosk
Three Sister Soup
Seared Buffalo with Scalloped Wild Onions
To be Announced
Arroz con Pato (Duck with Cilantro Rice)
Lucuma Mousse with an Alfajores Cookie
Tabernero Cabernet Sauvignon
Tabernero Gran Rose
Tacama Gran Tinto
Cabbage Roll with Spiced Beef
Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel
Kasztelanski Honey Wine
Nalewka Babuni Raspberry Wine
South Africa Kiosk
Bobotie with Mango Chutney
Durban Spiced Chicken on a Skewer
Spice Cake with Marinated Fruit
Bored Doe (Bourdeaux blend)
Fairview Sauvignon Blanc
Goat Door Chardonnay
Goats do Roam Red
Papas con Chorizo
Spicy Calamari Stew with Saffron Rice
Taste of Spain - Olives, Almonds, Chorizo
Abadia Retuerta Rivola
Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial
Bodegas Julian Chivete Gran Feudo Rose
Don Olegario Albarino Wine
Authentic Pistachio Baklava from Turkey
Manti with Yogurt Sauce
Meze (Eggplant Puree, Bostana and Turkish Black Olives with Pita Bread)
Efes Pilsner Beer
Kavaklidere Cankaya White
Kavaklidere Selection Beyaz White
Kavaklidere Selection Kirmizi Red
Kavaklidere Yakut Red
BBQ Pork with Cole Slaw
Maine Lobster Roll
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling
Sterling Napa Merlot
Indulge your sweet tooth as celebrity pastry chefs create cakes, pastries and all things sugary and scrumptious! Continental breakfast is included.
The Cook, the Book and the Bottle
Observe a celebrity chef prepare a delicious three-course lunch and leave with an autographed book and commemorative bottle of wine. A notable wine principal presents the accompanying wine with lunch. Best of all, you get to eat the exquisite meal!
Odyssey Kitchen Conversations
Visit with an acclaimed television personality and discover how he or she enjoys life in — and outside — the kitchen! Culinary demonstration, tasting and an autographed copy of the celebrity’s book are included in this delightful event.
Chefs A’ Field
Culinary Adventures That Begin on the Farm
Discover how well-known chefs bring food from the field into the kitchen, where ingredients are magically transformed into delectable dishes! A featured chef will bring the acclaimed PBS television series alive on stage and prepare a three-course lunch for all to enjoy. All Guests receive a complimentary copy of the “Chefs A’ Field” book.
A Party for the Senses - Eat, Drink and Celebrate:
A Grand Tasting celebrating the sensory arts! An amazing event showcasing the talents of 25 eminent chefs and over 70 wines and beers. Wander from station to station to discover TASTES and TEXTURES, imaginative décor, and the SIGHT of the awe-inspiring acts direct from Cirque du Soleil®, La Nouba™. In addition, your evening includes VIP seating at the 5:45 p.m. performance of the “Eat to the Beat” concert series. Park admission required.
Epcot Wine Schools:
The Epcot Wine Schools consist of a day long wine education program hosted by a prestigious wine authority, continental breakfast, a wine pairing luncheon, and a certificate of completion for all attendees at the end of the day. Park admission not required.
Exquisite Evenings at Epcot:
Theme Park admission not required
Celebrity and Walt Disney World Chefs team up to prepare a stellar five-course meal. Renowned wine professionals will present exceptional wine from two to three different vineyards.
Park admission not required.
Signature Dining Series:
This series of dinners showcase the cuisine of our Resort Signature Restaurants. For all dinners, the hosting restaurant will invite a guest chef to join the resident chef to prepare a five-course meal. The wines of 2 or 3 wineries will be presented by winery principals Each dinner has a unique theme depending upon the date and location as indicated below.
Park admission is NOT required for any of these events.
Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshops
This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about International and Domestic regional cheeses and wines from the industry experts. Explore the myths and realities that are often associated with traditional pairings.
Food & Wine Pairings:
This is a great opportunity to discover three wines with three tasting portions from Epcot signature restaurants.
Park admission required.
Please Note: All event details are subject to change without notice. Always call in advance to confirm or check upon arrival.