Fifth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

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Plan now to sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. Held on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm, the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will be back offering ten educational seminars including, beer and wine, spirits and food pairing experiences.

Packages are available for overnight guests, and tickets are available for purchase for individual events and seminars. Reserve your tickets early as some classes fill up quickly!

There will be live entertainment on both nights…so eat, drink, mingle, learn, and cap off your evening watching the fireworks under the stars at the world famous resort!

Causeway Tickets & Optional Beer Garden Upgrade

Causeway Tickets Only – Fri. Oct. 31 and Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Not staying at the resort? That’s OK. Our event is open to the general public, so regardless of where you are staying, you can still purchase causeway event tickets, seminar tickets or even a la carte tickets and have a great evening with us!

Upgrade your causeway ticket to include the Beer Garden! Beer gardens are taking over the US as “the new coffee shop” and they wanted in. They are building their very own beer garden on the tree-shaded Crescent Terrace for the first time this year. Travel around the terrace tasting beer after beer, including our local and seasonal favorites. Chef will also be preparing house-made “bar snacks” to pair with our picks. Prost!

 Beer & Wine

Wine Blending – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 4:30 p.m.

The certified sommeliers believe there is no better way to truly learn about wine than to taste it! During this hands-on seminar, we will break down the components of barrel samples while discussing the origins of the wine, review the plush varieties of grapes, and take a step-by-step look at the delicate wine making process. The real fun begins with an opportunity to blend your very own meritage! Become more adventurous and knowledgeable about the art of wine and always purchase the right bottle for any occasion.

Let’s Make Caipirinha’s! – Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Life is more fun in Brazil, why you ask?! Learn about the libation behind Carnival, the difference between Cachaca and Rum, and the history of this tropical drink! You might think you have tried a Caipirinha (how the heck do you say that anyways?!) in the past, but in this class, you’ll be making the true version with our very own resident Brazilian, Tatiana DeCastro! Once you’ve mastered the traditional cocktail, we’ll add in some special twists so you can impress your friends with your expert cocktail knowledge at your next party (or should we say Carnival!)

It’s Better to “Wine” in Italian – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Take a journey through the three main wine regions of Italy. This class will showcase the passion Italians have for their wine and how they are influenced by their food! Experience the history of the wines and how they have evolved to the modern palate without compromising their Italian traditions!

TQU: Tequila University – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to TQU: Tequila University where we will share the magic of tequila with you through the eyes of a passionate instructor, Luciano Sperduto. Through your journey, you will learn about different styles of tequila, the making of a margarita and the artisans who have built a culture around their love for crafting the world’s finest Mexican products.

Base to Bubbles – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of champagne, including the importance of the grapes, land, climate, and viticulture to the process. Be introduced to the five key regions of Champagne and the different champagne styles in all areas of the world. Hone sight, smell and taste as you finish with a blind champagne tasting.

Beer, Please! – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Does your beer knowledge start with “Bud” and end with “weiser”? Expand your beer horizons with micro brews and craft beers from around the world. Discover the process behind different brews and their impact on the food and beverage industry during the past few years as well as future trends. After completing a lesson on the brewing process, enjoy a personal tasting of the multiple styles of beer and perfect food pairings for any meal.


Modern Mixology – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Learn the science behind our mixologists’ methods as we play with aromas, temperature and texture. We apply the same concepts as some of the world’s most innovative chefs – Ferran Adria, Jose Andres, and Thomas Keller – to create some unconventional libations. Balance out your experience in this course with tasty treats from our bluezoo chefs’ culinary laboratory. Impress guests at your next social gathering with these clever cocktail tips!

Food Pairing Experiences 

The Food Pairing seminars are new to the Food and Wine Classic this year and will fill up quickly.
Don’t miss you chance to participate – purchase your tickets now!

The Fine Art of Sushi and Sake – Fri. Oct. 31, 2014 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

The art of sushi combined with the masterful brewing of Japanese sake will take you on short trip to Japan. This course will provide the guest with the ability to identify quality sushi and further make informed decisions on sake pairing, typical flavor profiles, and styles when purchasing sake.

The Cheese Course – Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experience the nuances of the many different styles of cheese and how they are a natural match to the rich and varied options of Port wine. An homage to fromage, this class will offer a unique look at wine and cheese pairing.

Pasta Making With Chef Cib – Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experience the art of Pasta Making with Chef Robert Ciborowski, the Executive Chef and culinary mastermind behind the Food & Wine classic! Interact with key members of our culinary team while assisting with the preparation of 3 different specialty pastas, learn how to prepare pasta dough from scratch, take this opportunity to acquire Grandma Cib’s family recipe for potato gnocchi. Enjoy your pasta with a glass of wine from the Chef’s home state of California!

For reservations, call 888-828-8850

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