Founder, Olivia Farnsworth, of Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort is one of the inspirations behind a weekly wine-tasting experience that will be offered to Disney Vacation Club Members starting April 15th. It will be offered at the restaurant as part of Membership Magic.
According to Walt Disney Imagineering, “Olivia Farnsworth is 60 going on 20. She arrived in Conch Flats [the setting of Disney’s Old Key West Resort] longer ago than you’ll get her to talk about … moved into a small cottage along Turtle Krawl, turned on her stove and changed everything around here for the ‘batter.’ Upwind from downtown, Olivia’s cooking was a hard secret to keep. Dinner traffic boomed. Soon, she began doubling recipes, then double-doubling, then triple-doubling until the math got ugly. She pulled up more chairs, added more tables and sat people on the porch until the floor plan got all cattywhumpus. Finally, to the town’s great relief, Olivia made it official, cinched up her apron and hung out her shingle.”
This new experience is scheduled to accommodate as many as 20 Members (21 or older) each Sunday (excluding holidays) from 3-4 p.m. at Olivia’s Cafe. It will further explore the legend of Olivia Farnsworth and the resort that surrounds her restaurant, while Members get to enjoy a sampling of wines accompanied by bite-sized food. This will be $30 a person, including tax and gratuity. Members are encouraged to call Member Services for more details.