(Written by Meghan B./Photos Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog)
Starting August 30th and running through November 12 Epcot transforms into a food and wine lovers dream destination at the 23rd Annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Take culinary a tour across six continents and through nearly thirty international marketplaces. At each marketplace place you can sample tapas-sized servings of regional specialties along with regional beers and wines.
Be sure to stop at The Chocolate Studio for a one-stop shop of delectably dark and milky treats! I also recommend stopping by the Belgium Marketplace and grabbing a Belgian waffle with berry compote and whipped cream, and it goes perfectly with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur iced coffee. Now that’s what I call a perfect midday snack!
While you’re eating your way around the world, take some time to enjoy these new experiences that are included with your park admission. Meet your favorite chefs like Alex Guarnaschelli, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, and many more! Every Sunday at the Festival center the kids get to be the chefs and get to eat what they make in this all new family-friendly, complimentary experience. Enjoy Sunday brunch with your favorite culinary television personality, enjoy a tasty brunch followed by a conversation with Jamie Deen, Tiffani Thiessen, Geoffrey Zakarian, and more! Also, experience seminars, book signings, meet and greets, and specialty shopping. For an additional fee you can take part in additional seminars and demonstrations, as well as other premium events and experience.
Not only does the Epcot Food and Wine Festival provide you with a culinary tour around the world, but it also provides you with nightly entertainment with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Each night at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00pm you can enjoy a varied line up of Pop, swing, R&B, classic rock, and soul icons.
Take it from, The Disney Foodie, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is must do for any foodie and drink lover! Where else can you experience food and wine from six different continents and from almost thirty countries all in one day?