Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival may get most of the attention each fall, but another epicurean event around the corner will be celebrating its eighth anniversary when the 2017 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns to Walt Disney World on October 27 and 28.
The 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return for its eighth year Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, with new dishes debuting alongside returning festival favorites. Highlights of the 2017 menu include featured items from the hotel’s signature restaurants: Kobe beef mini burgers with truffle aioli, Applewood smoked bacon and roma tomato chutney from The Fountain; seared Yellowfin Tuna salad from Todd English’s bluezoo; ricotta gnocchi with wild mushrooms, baby spinach and fennel sausage from Il Mulino Trattoria and oven-roasted beef ribeye with mashed potatoes and sauce bordelaise from Shula’s Steakhouse. Returning dishes include the dragon sushi roll from Kimonos and fish ‘n’ chips with sea salt and vinegar potato chips from Garden Grove.
Also returning this year will be Carnival Corner and Chinatown, offering specialty cuisine in immersive themed areas, as well as the Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 29. Original dessert offerings will once again be served by World Champion Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard. For a full list of current menu offerings, please visit swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com/eat/menu/all.html.
The 2017 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 50 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also features hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts (additional ticket required).
Overnight and multiple-night package options are available for the eighth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and can be booked by phone at 1-888-828-8850. One-night packages start at $424, and include room accommodations and two tickets to the outdoor festival; two-night packages start at $824, and include room accommodations and two tickets to the outdoor festival for both nights (seminar tickets and beer garden tickets may be added for an additional fee).
Individual ticket options are also available for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and can be purchased at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com (pricing is inclusive of tax and service fees). Advance-purchase, event-only tickets to enjoy unlimited tastings on the causeway are $115 per person; Upgraded tickets, including unlimited tastings on the causeway and access to the beer garden, are $140 per person.
For the latest information about the event, visit SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2017 food menu as well as book overnight packages and purchase tickets, and watch this episode of Attractions The Show for a look at last year’s Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic: