Well hello and happy Saturday! I was so excited to check my inbox and see that Disney invited me out to cover Walt Disney World’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, one of the top food festivals in the US. I was selected with a few more media family from Oct 12-15th. It’s going to be a vast amount of irresistible bites, sips and entertainment. I know that this festival is an exciting culinary mashup of global cultures, gourmet innovation and plenty of fun! I’ve been in 2017 and I had a blast!
I will have the opportunity to experience more than 30 global food and beverage marketplaces throughout Epcot. I will also get to party for the senses, the grandest of the festivals private tasting events that features acclaimed chef and vinters and great entertainment. I will also be interviewing chefs including one of the festivals featured chefs, Jennifer Hill Booker, a Le Cordon Blue- certified chef, reality tv personality, cookbook author and so much more! I also will get to see Kenny G during the Eat to the Beat concert at the festival, how fun. So check back to see all the photos and thanks to Disney for the personal invite! More info inside…
Saturday, October 12th
Party for the Senses
Delight in an unforgettable night at this specially ticketed soiree featuring global cuisine. Get the party started with music from Femmes of Rock!
Epcot Forever” Nighttime Spectacular
A journey through the past, present and future of Epcot with a spectacle of lasers, special effects and fireworks. Featuring a stirring collection of songs that paint a colorful picture of the park, this nighttime extravaganza offers both a trip down memory lane and a look toward the future and all the magical possibilities still to come.
Free Time at Walt Disney World Resort
Sunday, October 13th
Breakfast at Ale and Compass, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Dine on New England-style comfort food in a coastal-inspired restaurant that’s reminiscent of a cozy lighthouse.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Welcome and Overview
Anne Ogunrinde, Marketing Strategy Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts;
Rick DeCicco, Proprietor of Festivals, Events and Business Relations
Dahlia Lounge, Disney’s Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs
Enjoy rooftop relaxation with breathtaking views of Walt Disney World Resort.
Dinner at Toledo, Disney’s Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs
Dine on tapas, seafood and steak in style at this Spanish haven
Eat to the Beat Concert Series with Southern Avenue – America Gardens Theatre at Epcot
Enjoy reserved seating for a concert featuring the Memphis soul, blues and jam band.
Free Time to Enjoy Walt Disney World Resort
Monday October 14th
Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
Savor Old World favorites at this casual Italian eatery, and begin your day with a lively Character Breakfast.
Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience
Get an in-depth look at plans and learn about the biggest transformation of any
Disney Theme Park in history blending cutting edge technology and fun.
Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Cooking Demonstration by Celebrity Chef Jennifer Hill Booker –Your Resident Gourmet, Lilburn, GA Amazingly Easy & Elegant Appetizers
Everyone loves a party! Join Chef Jennifer as she teaches you how to create party- worthy appetizers out of everyday ingredients. Learn the chef’s tricks of the trade and easy kitchen hacks to create quick, elegant and delicious appetizers, tapas and amuse bouches.
Pastry and Wine Demonstration by Pastry Chef Joe Murphy and Wine Connoisseur Sara Ryan
Learn the fundamentals of flavorful food and beverage pairings. Our notable chef will collaborate with a beverage expert to whip up a delicious pairing, all while imparting years of industry knowledge.