Wine & Dine at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

Guest post by Lourdes Gutierrez of Orlando Fun Tickets

Get your appetite ready and head over to Walt Disney World’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival for a dining experience featuring cuisine from around the world. This event is a food-lover’s paradise and great for anyone visiting Epcot from September to November. The best part about this festival is the incredible amount of special events going on. It’s not just about the food!

The Eat to the Beat series features a variety of concert performances that let you enjoy your food and listen to music from hit acts like Richard Marx, Billy Ocean, Vanessa Carlton, Boys II Men and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Make sure you pick up your festival guide for concert listings—you wouldn’t want to miss your favorite performer! Food wise, get ready to explore cuisines from around the world.

The World Showcase Pavilion is converted into a food marketplace with kiosks representing the foods of over 25 countries. These kiosks serve up tapas-sized portions of regional cuisine. This year there are some new food kiosks being added to the mix. You will be able to sample foods from Rio De Janiero, Brazil and Bangkok, Thailand along with a brand new Desserts and Champagne kiosks for those of you with a sweet tooth.

If you would like to learn how to make some of the delicious foods you are eating, or maybe get one of your favorite cookbooks signed, there are also plenty of seminars and celebrity appearances at the Food and Wine Festival. Tastings are another popular event. There are plenty of wine and cheese seminars you can look for in your festival guide. One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the new tequila bar in the Mexico pavilion. La Cava de Tequila is going to feature delicious Mexican appetizers and 70 varieties of tequilas for you to enjoy. During the Food and Wine Festival there will be a tequila master on hand to teach guests about the tequila making process and the history behind the legendary drink.

Overall this is a great Disney theme park event to attend, so get your discount Disney World tickets before you head into the park. Many of the Food and Wine Festival’s events are free with admission to the park! Bon appétit!

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