For the very first time, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival experience is expanding to some of the Walt Disney World Resort. Here are the new add-on experiences for 2016:
- “Brunch with a Twist at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa” — a sumptuous 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by the resort’s award-winning chefs
- “The Secrets of Flavor at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort” — a three-course lunch that gives guests a ‘sensory-food connection’ at Yachtsman Steakhouse
- “Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef” at Disney’s Contemporary Resort — a hands-on chef’s table experience in a professional working kitchen
- “Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto” at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort — an entertaining tour of the whimsical Trader Sam’s, followed by lunch and a special mixology session
Guests can begin making reservations for these festival experiences on July 21st.
With 39 new or re-imagined marketplace dishes and 47 new cocktails, beers, wines and ciders on the menu for this year’s festival, there will be a lot to choose from. Some of the new dishes include: elegant seared scallop with truffled celery root puree, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms at Wine & Dine Studio; the mojo pork with black beans and rice at Islands of the Caribbean (and the divine quesitos are there too!); loaded Greek “nachos” at the Greece Marketplace, and our favorite: peanut butter and white chocolate mousse from The Chew Collective.
Guests can visit epcotfoodfestival.com for more details on all of the festival’s events.