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The ultimate guide to the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

by Brittani Tuttle

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is back for more foodie fun with 75 days to dine around the world and over 35 global marketplaces in the World Showcase and Future World.

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Take a look at our ultimate guide to all things Food & Wine for 2018.

From now through Nov. 12, guests can discover delicious ethnic and specialty cuisine, try refreshing new beverages, enjoy a jam-packed lineup of entertainment and more.

Throughout the event, guests can meet their favorite celebrity chefs, sample new food and beverage pairings in the Festival Center each Friday – Sunday, and dance the night away with nightly Eat to the Beat concerts. The first of five Party for the Senses events will start on Sept. 22 in the World ShowPlace events pavilion.

Check out our show host Elisa’s report on this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in a clip from “The Attractions Show” below:

Global Marketplaces

Guests can taste their way around the world with over 35 individual marketplaces offering fine wine, craft beer, spirits, delicious dishes and small bites to satisfy every palate. Check out the full menus for each marketplace below:

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[For reference: KA means “Kid-Approved;” GF means “Gluten/Wheat-Friendly;” and V means “Vegetarian.”]

Active Eats

Food:

  • Loaded Mac ’n’ Cheese with Nueske’s Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions (KA)
  • Spice-crusted Verlasse Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: a mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates (V, KA)

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water – Doral, Fla.
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines – Columbia Valley, Wash.
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley, Ore.

Select dishes here feature Melissa’s Produce.

Africa

Food:

  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)

Beverages:

  • Cederberg Chenin Blanc
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage
  • Wine Flight

Select dishes here feature Melissa’s Produce.

The Almond Orchard hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

Food:

  • Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pulled Chicken, Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Almonds and Parmesan Cheese served with Nut Thins Crackers
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins Multi-Seeds Crackers
  • Banana Almond Soft-Serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel (KA, V)

Beverages:

  • Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé Champagne

All food items here are made with Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

Australia

Food:

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (V)

Beverages:

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon – Hunter Valley
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay – Margaret River
  • Yangarra Shiraz – McLaren Vale
  • Wine Flight

Belgium

Food:

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (KA, V)
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (KA, V)

Beverages:

  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale (Flight)
  • St. Bernardus Witbier (Flight)
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Flight)
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight

Block & Hans

Beverages:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA – Milton, Del.
  • Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider – Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat – Hood River, Ore.
  • Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch Style Blonde – Houston, Texas
  • Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter – Sarasota, Fla.
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale – Lexington, Ky.

Brazil

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Enjoy the tastes of Brazil during this year’s Food & Wine Festival!

Food:

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF, V, KA)

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer – Doral, Fla.
  • Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
  • Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlond Cachaça

Brewer’s Collection

Beverages:

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefewizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight

Canada

Food:

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverages:

  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices – New Brunswick
  • Château Des Charmes Equuleus Red Blend – St. David’s Bench
  • Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine – Niagara-on-the-Lake

Select dishes here feature Melissa’s Produce.

The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin Cheese

Food:

  • Braised Beef Stroganoff with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaron with Boursin Pepper Cheese
  • Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch (V)

Beverages:

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine – St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • La Crema Pinot Gris – Monterey
  • Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosè – Côtes de Provence
  • Alta Vista Estate Malbec – Mendoza

China

Food:

  • Xi’an Pancake with Beef
  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

Beverages:

  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sex
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Honeydew Bai Jiu Cocktail: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit and Honeydew Syrup

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted By Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Beverages:

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red – Piedmont
  • Ghirardelli® Drinking Chocolate (Non-Alcoholic)

The Chocolate Studio

Food:

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF, KA)
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream (V)

Beverages:

  • Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red – Piedmont
  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – Paso Robles
  • Croft 10 Year Tawny
  • Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka

Coastal Eats

Food:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce

Beverages:

  • A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris – Oregon
  • ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir – Oregon

Craft Drafts

Beverages:

  • Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale – DeBary, Fla. (Flight 1)
  • Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale – Jacksonville, Fla. (Flight 1)
  • Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout – Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Flight 1)
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison – Gainesville, Fla (Flight 2)
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch – Sarasota, Fla. (Flight 2)
  • Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA – Clearwater, Fla. (Flight 2)
  • Your choice of 2 distinctive beer flights

Earth Eats

Food:

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue, Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun
  • The IMPOSSIBLE Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)

Beverages:

  • Health-Ade Kombucha Pink Lady Apple
  • Health-Ade Kombucha Pomegranate
  • Health-Ade Kombucha Beet-Lime
  • Kombucha Flight

Mushrooms in the offerings here are provided by The Mushroom Council.

The Festival Center Wine Shop

Food:

  • Charcuterie Plate: Chefs selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino, CreamyGorg Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano Vino Rosso Cheeses
  • Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Beverages:

  • Fess Parker Riesling – Santa Barbara County (White Flight)
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris – Russian River Valley (White Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc – Napa Valley (White Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay – Carneros
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay – Santa Rita Hills
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir – Russian River Valley (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir – Santa Rita Hills (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir – Marin County (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend – Napa Valley (Red Flight)
  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend – Napa Valley (Red Flight)
  • Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah – Santa Barbara County (Red Flight)
  • Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley
  • White Flight
  • Pinot Noir Flight
  • Red Flight

Select dishes here feature Melissa’s Produce.

Fife & Drum

Beverages:

  • Hanson Brothers Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale – Tulsa, Okla.

Flavors from Fire

Food:

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds (KA)
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Mango

Beverages:

  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel – Lodi
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

France

Food:

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    Would this marketplace be considered the culinary Impressions de France?

    Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley

  • Carbonade de Boeuf, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Beer-braised Beef with Bacon, Onion and Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with house-made Raspberry Jam (V, GF, KA)

Beverages:

  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chardonnay – Le Vieux Manoir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager

Funnel Cake

Food:

  • Maple Bacon Funnel Cake topped with Candied Bacon (KA)

Germany

Food:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (KA)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll (KA)
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (V, KA)

Beverages:

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese – Mosel (Flight)
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett – Mosel (Flight)
  • Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken – Mosel (Flight)
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir – Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight

Greece

Food:

  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan Tzatziki (V, KA)
  • Taste of Greece: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita and Lamb Sausage with a Dill Tomato Ragu
  • Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie (V)
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (V, KA)

Beverages:

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
  • Wine Flight

Hawai’i

Food:

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    The fan-favorite Spam Hash is returning for this year’s Food & Wine.

    Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (KA)

  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Cream
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (V)

Beverages:

  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine – St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Dole Pineapple Juice

Hops & Barley

Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V, KA)

Beverages:

  • North Coast Bewing Co. Blue Star Wheat – Fort Bragg, Calif. (Flight)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale – St. Petersburg, Fla. (Flight)
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA – Baltimore, Md. (Flight)
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider – Walden, N.Y.
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay – Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon – Paso Robles
  • Beer Flight

India

Food:

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    Try the Warm Indian Bread and dips at the India Marketplace during this year’s Food & Wine.

    Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (V, KA)

  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice (V, GF)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews and Warm Naan Bread

Beverages:

  • Mango Lassi (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Godfather Lager
  • Sula Chenin Blanc – Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz – Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Indian Cream Liqueur

Ireland

Food:

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Beverages:

  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Shake

Islands of the Caribbean

Food:

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V, KA)

Beverages:

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Italy

Food:

  • Fritto Misto: Crispy Shrimp, Zucchini and Sweet Potatoes with a Spicy Sauce
  • Pollo Alla Cacciatora: Braised Chicken Thigh, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Parmesan Polenta
  • Mezzi Rigatoni: Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta and Parmesan Cheese (KA)
  • Cannoli: Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit (KA)

Beverages:

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Japan

Food:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños (GF)
  • Spicy Roll: Tuna and Salmon topped with Volcano Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kirin Ichiban Lager
  • Ozeki Rai Sake
  • Fuji Apple Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps and Green Apple Syrup

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Beverages:

  • The American Adventure: Fire and Ice – Frozen Lemon with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Canada: Riviera Sunrise – Frozen Orange Pineapple with Grand Marnier
  • Showcase Plaza: Wild Goose – Frozen Wild Berry Acai with Grey Goose Vodka
  • Future World East: Fast Lane – Frozen Cappuccino with Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

Light Lab

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Check out this year’s menu for the Light Lab at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Beverages:

  • Phosphorescent Phreeze (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • InfraRED (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • UltraVIOLET (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider – New York, N.Y. (Cider Flight)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider – St. Petersburg, Fla. (Cider Flight)
  • Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider – Stevens Point, Wis. (Cider Flight)
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart – Titusville, Fla. (RGB Flight)
  • GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde – Tallahassee, Fla. (RGB Flight)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale – Doral, Fla. (RGB Flight)
  • Cider Flight
  • RGB Flight

Mexico

Food:

  • Short Rib Tostada: Corn Tortilla topped with Short Ribs, Black Beans, Salsa Verde and Spring Onion
  • Shrimp Quesadilla: Corn Tortilla with Shrimp, Oaxaca Cheese and topped with Spicy Guajillo Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis (GF, V)

Beverages:

  • Cerveza Por Favor: Dos Equis Draft Beer with a hint of Almond
  • Mariachi Loco: Margarita with Libelula Tequila Joven, Mango Purée and Chamoy
  • Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • La Chancla: Red Wine Sangria mixed with Fruit Juice
  • El Padrino: Blackberry Mexican Punch with Velo Blanco Tequila

Morocco

Food:

  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA)
  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V)
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverages:

  • Casa Pale Lager
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
  • Red Organic Sangria

New Zealand

Food:

  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Seared Venison Sausage with Kumara Purée and Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough
  • Antmoore Wineworks MOKOblack Pinot Noir – Marlborough
  • Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Mussels in the dishes here are provided by Mark Foods. Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Refreshment Outpost

Food:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce

Beverages:

  • Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke

Refreshment Port

Food:

  • Beef Brisket Poutine: French Fries with Beef Brisket, Beer Cheese Sauce and Poutine Gravy topped with Crispy Onions
  • Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows and Pecans (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum

Beverages:

  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

Food:

  • Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate
  • Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds
  • Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing

Beverages:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice
  • Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee

Spain

Food:

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    Try Spain’s Charcuterie Cone at this year’s Food & Wine Festival.

    Charcuterie in a Cone with imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette

  • Spanish-style Paella with Chorizo and Roasted Chicken
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (GF)

Beverages:

  • Lagar de Bouza Albariño – Rías Baixas
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell – Jumilla
  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines – Catalonia
  • Wine Flight also available

Taste Track

Food:

  • Croissant Doughnut Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles (KA)
  • Add Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Bean Gelato for an additional charge

Beverages:

  • Pancake Milkshake (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)

Thailand

Food:

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice

Beverages:

  • Singha Lager
  • Maison Willm Gewürztraminer, Alsace

Wine & Dine Studio

Food:

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds (V, KA)
  • Trio of La Bottega di BelGioioso Artisan Cheese (V)
  • Crescenza-Stracchino
  • CreamyGorg Gorgonzola Dolce
  • Artigiano Vino Rosso
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Reata Chardonnay and Spellbound Petite Sirah

Beverages:

  • Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé – Oregon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah – California

Eat to the Beat Concert Series

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See bands like Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts perform during this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series during Food & Wine.

Thirty-two musical acts will perform during the Eat to the Beat concert series this year, and the diverse lineup includes big names in pop, country R&B and more. Located at the America Gardens Theatre stage in the World Showcase, concerts will be held at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily.

The lineup for this year’s concert series includes:

  • Aug. 30-31: Blue October
  • Sept. 1-3: Tiffany
  • Sept. 4-5: MercyMe (New)
  • Sept. 6-7: Glass Tiger (New)
  • Sept. 8-9: Tauren Wells (New)
  • Sept. 10-11: Postmodern Jukebox
  • Sept. 12-13: Vertical Horizon (New)
  • Sept. 14-16: Baha Men
  • Sept. 17-19: Plain White T’s
  • Sept. 20-21: Living Colour
  • Sept. 22-23: Sheila E (New)
  • Sept. 24-26: Sugar Ray
  • Sept. 27-28: David Cook
  • Sept. 29-30: Jeffrey Osborne
  • Oct. 1-2: Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts (New)
  • Oct. 3-4: Everclear
  • Oct. 5-7: Mark Wills
  • Oct. 8-10: Air Supply
  • Oct. 11-12: Anderson East (New)
  • Oct. 13-14: Smash Mouth
  • Oct. 15-16: 98 Degrees (New)
  • Oct. 17-18: 38 Special
  • Oct. 19-21: The Devon Allman Project
  • Oct. 22-23: Kenny G
  • Oct. 24-25: Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 26-28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Oct. 29-31: Hanson
  • Nov. 1-2: High Valley (New)
  • Nov. 3-4: Taylor Dane
  • Nov. 5-7: Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 8-9: The Hooters
  • Nov. 10-12: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Guests visiting the festival can now book Eat to the Beat dining packages at 15 Epcot restaurants, which include a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation along with confirmed seating at a same-day concert. Reservations can be made over the phone at (407) WDW-FEST or online.

Party for the Senses

Wine, dine and dance at this specially ticketed event featuring global cuisine. Acclaimed chefs, personalities, and entertainers will gather with guests as they enjoy a night filled with food, music, and fun.

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This event also includes reserved seating for the 5:30 p.m. performance of the Eat to the Beat concert performance of the night.

This year’s performers are Femmes of Rock, a high-energy violin show featuring four musicians known as Bella Electric Strings.

There are two options to choose from during Party for the Senses, Wine View Lounge and Reserved Seating.

For Wine View Lounge, guests will receive a premium reserved table, premium bar service, artisanal cheeses and a specialty cocktail toast. Tickets for this experience are $349 per guest, and check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided to and from the park’s Main Entrance at the beginning and end of the event, and guests will receive a parting gift!

For Reserved Seating, guests will receive a reserved table on the main floor and a specialty welcome toast. This experience is $229 per person, and check-in begins at 7 p.m. at the podium by the World Showplace Events Pavilion.

Party for the Senses will be held on Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 13, and 20, and Nov. 10 in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets to the event range from $229 to $349 per guest depending on seating, plus tax – and gratuity is included.

Specialty Dining & Pairings

Guests can take a journey across countries and continents without ever leaving Epcot with specialty dining and pairings. Master chefs will whip up dishes that honor the traditions of the nations that inspire them.

This year’s specialty dining and pairing offerings include:

  • French Family Meal Traditions 
    • Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28
    • Nov. 2, 4, 9 and 11
    • In Monsieur Paul at the France Pavilion
    • $95 per guest
  • Hibachi Experience
    • Oct. 1, 15 and 29
    • Nov. 5
    • In Teppan Edo at the Japan Pavilion
    • $180 per guest
  • Italian Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon
    • Sept. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26
    • Oct. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31
    • Nov. 5 and 7
    • In Tutto Italia Ristorante at the Italy Pavilion
    • $99 per guest
  • Italian Food, Wine vs. Beer Pairing
    • Sept. 25 and 27
    • Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
    • Nov. 1, 6 and 8
    • In Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria at the Italy Pavilion
    • $88 per guest
  • Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
    • Sept. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26
    • Oct. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31
    • Nov. 5, 7 and 12
    • In Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion
    • $65 per guest
  • Mexican Tequila Lunch
    • Sept. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28
    • Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and 31
    • Nov. 1-2 and 7-9
    • In La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion
    • $85 per guest
  • Parisian Breakfast
    • Sept. 22 and 29
    • Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27
    • Nov. 3 and 10
    • In Chefs de France at the France Pavilion
    • $40 per guest
  • The Parisian Afternoon
    • Sept. 29
    • Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27
    • Nov. 3 and 10
    • In Monsieur Paul
    • $55 per guest
  • Tokyo Pairing
    • Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25
    • Nov. 1 and 8
    • In Tokyo Dining at the Japan Pavilion
    • $160 per guest

Festival Center

Guests can stop by the Festival Center in Future World East from 9 a.m. to park close during Food & Wine to get the latest event details and schedule, as well as a few other offerings, like:

  • Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz
  • Back to Basics sessions
  • Book signings and meet-and-greets
  • Bottle signings
  • Stockpot Shop
  • Festival Center Wine Shop
  • The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar – Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Food & Beverage Pairings at the Festival Welcome Center

If you’re looking for useful cooking tips, check out the food and beverage pairing seminars at the Festival Welcome Center featuring a guest chef and a beverage presenter. Attendees can sample the dish and beverage pairing during the demonstration. These events take place Fridays through Sundays during the event, at 2:30 p.m. and attendance is $25 per guest.

Culinary Demonstrations at the Festival Welcome Center

Get schooled by the culinary pros with special culinary demonstrations from some of the world’s most renowned chefs! During each 45-minute demonstration, chefs will share their wisdom as they cook their dish. Guests can collect their tips to better their kitchen presence, as well as try the dish during the presentation.

These demonstrations are also held at the Festival Center Stage, Mondays through Saturdays at 12:30 p.m., and cost $17 per guest.

Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

Challenge your food and drink-making skills as you work side-by-side with chefs, beverage experts and more in a hands-on lesson that teaches a new culinary and beverage skill.

These experiences are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. at the Festival Center Stage, and costs $39 per guest.

Beverage Seminars

Guests ages 21 and up can sample adult beverages during this 45-minute seminar that puts you in touch with your inner sommelier. With each seminar, beverage experts will share their knowledge during these delicious sessions.

These seminars are held Mondays through Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Fridays and select Sundays at 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on the Festival Center Stage. This experience costs $17 per guest.

Cheese Seminars

Guests can become cheese connoisseurs with this 90-minute seminar, as they learn from guest cheesemakers about the major aromas, textures and flavor levels of cheese. Those who attend get to sample artisanal selections paired with complimentary wines, craft beers, and other beverages.

These seminars will be held on Sept. 15, 22 and 29; Oct. 6, 13 and 20; and Nov 10 on the Festival Center Stage, and cost $89 per guest. These seminars are limited in capacity, so be sure to book ahead of time.

Sunday Brunch with the Chef

Start your Sunday at the Food & Wine Festival with a two-hour event that features a breakfast buffet and a gourmet guest! In addition to the brunch, guests can take part in a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with the guest.

The Sunday Brunch with the Chef will take place in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion on select Sundays throughout the festival from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Attendance for the brunch is $129 per guest.

This year’s dates and special guests include:

  • Sept. 2 – Richard Blais (“Top Chef”; owner of Trail Blais culinary company in California)
  • Sept. 9 – Jamie Deen (co-owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Ga.)
  • Sept. 16 – Tiffani Thiessen (actress and author of “Pull Up a Chair”)
  • Sept. 23 – Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (chef and owner of Morimoto Restaurants, including Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs)
  • Oct. 7 – Buddy Valastro (“Cake Boss”; owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in New Jersey)
  • Oct. 14 – Art Smith (“Top Chef”; restauranteur behind Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs)
  • Oct. 21 – Geoffrey Zakarian (“Iron Chef,” “Chopped” and “The Kitchen”; restauranteur behind Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Florida.)
  • Oct. 28 – Carla Hall (chef and author)
  • Nov. 11 – Alex Guarnaschelli (“Iron Chef” and “Iron Chef Gauntlet”; Executive chef at Butter in New York City)

Festival Mementos, Pins & More

You can commemorate your Food & Wine experience with special, limited-edition event merchandise. Throughout the festival, you can pick up Food & Wine apparel, home décor, trading pins, a Festival Cookbook and more.

This year’s collections feature themes like:

  • Chef Remy – Look for the famous little chef from “Ratatouille” on kitchenware, aprons, holiday ornaments and more.

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  • Chef Mickey – Mickey is taking on the festival with fun moments in the kitchen, featured on various merchandise offerings that you can take home.
  • Foodie Figment – Figment loves the imaginative side of food, and this year, he shares his culinary pride on event apparel and drinkware.

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  • Tates Your Way Around the World – Celebrate your inner foodie with items that directly celebrate the festival. You can find this item theme on tabletop, kitchen and wine products, as well as apparel, headbands and baseball caps.
  • Brews Around the World – This collection features apparel, barware, and accessories perfect for the craft beer fan in your life.
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Try to find Remy as he hides throughout the World Showcase during Food & Wine!

A fun activity returning this year is Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, a fun scavenger hunt for all ages. Guests can purchase the map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations and start their search for Remy, hidden throughout the World Showcase.

Once they’ve found all of Remy’s hiding places, they can return to Disney Traders to receive a special surprise.

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Check out the new Wreck-It Ralph-themed playground for kids, which debuted at this year’s Food & Wine.

This year also brings new offerings for families experiencing the Food & Wine Festival, like a Wreck-It Ralph-themed playground for kids; the Disney Du Jour Dance Party on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring Disney characters; Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz, where kids can become the chefs in a complimentary experience every Sunday at the Festival Center; and Candy Sushi presented by Skittles and Adventures by Disney at Sunshine Seasons, where kids can learn how to roll up sushi-inspired treats with a real Disney chef.

There’s so much to see and do at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you could never run out of new foods to try, new drinks to sip, and new beats to eat along to!

To learn more about the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, or to book any of the experiences listed above, visit TasteEpcot.com.

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