Get Hands-On with New Offerings at 2016 Food and Wine Festival

Hands-on

Guests attending the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will have more opportunities than ever to roll up your sleeves and take part in the culinary action! Whether it’s grabbing a delectable bite to eat from one of the World Showcase’s many kiosks or donning your apron and learning cooking from a few culinary masters, there’s something to please Disney-foodies of all ages. Here’s just a few of the highlights:

Culinary Adventures With a Master Chef – Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at some of Disney’s top restaurants? Well now’s your chance to step into the kitchen and help Disney Chefs  prepare some of their much-loved dishes.  Guests of all ages will spend 60 minutes trying their hand at various workstations under the tutelage of  Disney’s esteemed culinary craftsmen before testing out their handiwork with a 2 hour, 5 course meal at Chef’s Table at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Convention Center.  The cost of the event is $225.00 per guest (including tax and gratuities) and also includes a parting gift to commemorate the occasion. Culinary Adventures will take place on October 7th and 21st and November 3rd and 9th.  Due to this limited offering, advance booking is essential.  Reservations can be made by calling 407.939.3378.

Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! – Foodies will find that there’s much to see, do and explore during these 1 hour culinary crash-courses happening daily at the Chef’s Showcase.  Whether it’s learning the intricacies of sushi making from Masaharu Morimoto,  discovering how to pair wines and cocktails with various dishes, learning the secrets of making your own pasta with Tony Mantuano from Portobello or even taking part in a pumpkin decorating workshop, these classes are the perfect way to make your trip to Food and Wine fun and educational.  A complete schedule of classes can be found here.  The cost is $49.00 per person for these 1 hour and 15 minute workshops.  Guests can book online using via My Disney Experience or by calling 407.939.3378. Early booking is encouraged to ensure availability.

Party for the Senses – Those looking for a truly decadent evening at Food and Wine need look no further than these delightful evening soirees filled with over 50 gourmet tasting stations that have you covered when it comes to both food and drink (including wines and cocktails).  Each event is emceed my a special guest and evening entertainment including music, dancing and magic acts are just some of the surprises in store.  Prices for this event range from $169.00 per person to $329.00 depending on the package and should be booked well in advance.  The parties take place October 1,8,15,22, 28 & 29th with advanced booking strongly encouraged.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak – The perfect Food and Wine offering for small fries, everyone’s favorite rat is back with a culinary-themed scavenger hunt that encourages families to scour the World Showcase to help Remy come up with the components to complete his signature dish.  Those who don’t get distracted by all the food on offer while trying to complete your mission will be rewarded with a very sweet treat compliments of the little chef himself! Last year, visitors needed to purchases a map and stickers in order to participate which cost $7.95.  No word yet as to whether prices will stay the same this year.  Watch this space for further details.

Its shaping up to be a delicious Food and Wine Season both at Epcot and here at Chip and Co.  Stop back regularly for the latest in Food and Wine classes, events and offerings.

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