The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27 – 28. Featuring more than 60 food and beverage stations and 11 educational seminars taught by members of the resort’s food and beverage team, this two-day foodie fiesta gives guests numerous opportunities to sip and savor along the resort’s causeway, private lake, and private beach all weekend.
The resort's culinary offerings headline the event and showcase cuisine from Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo, Kimonos and more.
Wine and spirits samplings from around the globe, as well as live entertainment, turn the causeway of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin into a giant party long after the sun sets.
NEW FOR 2017
Grand Tasting Experience
A new seminar, the Grand Tasting Experience, will be presented by a master sommelier, highlighting the unique Nebbiolo grape of northern Italy. Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia, one of only 149 master sommeliers in the Americas, will showcase several rare vintages from the Piedmont region. Tickets to this intimate experience will be extremely limited.
Also new this year is Bubbles Lounge, a secluded, whimsically themed area showcasing sparkling beverages including champagne and sparkling wine, inspired by Lawrence Welk and his champagne style. Guests can purchase a special entrance ticket to the lounge upon check-in and can seek out the space to enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere and sweeping views of the festival while sipping champagne.
- Carnival Corner, offering carnival food and games
- Chinatown, featuring dishes and drinks inspired by San Francisco’s famed neighborhood
- Beer Garden, offering a variety of local and seasonal brews from around the world alongside Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. Note: Access to the Beer Garden requires an upgraded ticket.
SEMINARS & BRUNCH
Favorite hands-on educational seminars, taught by members of the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team, return for foodies who want to add a little something extra to their festival experience.
Seminars offered this year include wine blending, Italian wines, Argentinian wines, champagne, beer, Riesling, craft cocktails, pasta making, sushi and sake, and wine and cheese pairing.
NOTE: All seminars require separate tickets, and space is limited. View the complete listing here.
Sunday Bubbles Brunch
Guests can extend the indulgence into Sunday morning with the Sunday Bubbles Brunch with J Vineyards and Winery at Il Mulino New York Trattoria. Brunch will feature a lavish menu of traditional and unconventional dishes like various cured meats and imported cheeses along with an array of sushi and trattoria-inspired entrees. The Sunday Bubbles Brunch is a separate ticket option and does not require an evening ticket or overnight accommodation to participate.
Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a resort package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.
Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Friday, October 27 + Saturday, October 28, 2017
MAKE IT AN OVERNIGHT
Overnight packages and multiple-night package options are available for the eighth annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic starting at $424 and can be booked by phone at 1-888-828-8850 or by visiting www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com/packages/index.html.