***2009*** Epcot Food & Wine Festival ENDED NOV. 8

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  1. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    Last year they did not have any free food seminars on Mondays or Tuesdays. (They did have wine seminars though). The festival center where the seminars were held was located at The Pavilion Formerly Known As The Wonders Of Life - a long way from the World Showcase where the kiosks are where you can buy food and wine samples. That made it a little difficult to plan both in one day. If you have one day where you want to attend some free food seminars AND hit the booths, until the schedule is actually known it may be best not to plan your one day at the Festival for a Monday or Tuesday. Wednesdays and Thursdays featured both shorter weekday lines at WS kiosks and free food seminars at TPFKATWOL.
     
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  3. MissMet

    MissMet DVC Member, former NY Mets Season Tkt Holder & Blo

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    This is my third F&WF but I have never done any of the hard ticket events. Do you think the hard ticket events like Party for the Senses & Sweet Sundays are worth it if you don't drink alcohol. My dad is an alcoholic so out of respect for him, I won't drink in his presence & he will be with me on this trip, as I think food has now filled his alcohol addiction. :rolleyes: I don't want to waste money and/or feel like I'm out of place not having a glass of wine.

    Thanks guys! :)
     
  4. kabuki

    kabuki <font color=green>It's free if you pass out in the

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    Hi MissMet! It's a hard call .. My husband and I think it's a great queston!
    I think the food is great most of the time at PFTS but it is $135.00 per person and for that you could have a sit down meal at Victoria and Alberts. So it's up to you if you like a party type situation or a sit down private situation with this one. I have not done Sweet Sundays but I have read reviews and it seems like it's more about the food but maybe someone will pipe in that had been! Hope we helped a little!
     
  5. slk537

    slk537 <font color=red>Sigh...other than WDW, if I could

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    I'm excited to find this thread! Back when DH and I used to go to WDW for our October anniversary, F&W was only in later Oct/Nov. This is the first F&W for us and we are really excited!
     
  6. MissMet

    MissMet DVC Member, former NY Mets Season Tkt Holder & Blo

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    Thank you very much for such a fast response. Your response really helped! Thank you. I thought it probably wouldn't be the best idea but I always feel like I'm missing out.

    Thanks. :)
     
  7. copperbrick

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    Wow . . . FREE wine and food classes??? With samples???
     
  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    you betcha.
     
  9. BelleLovesTheBeast

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  10. kabuki

    kabuki <font color=green>It's free if you pass out in the

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    You know what.. it's all a good time so.. you wont miss out you will just have your own good time! :cutie:
     
  11. MissMet

    MissMet DVC Member, former NY Mets Season Tkt Holder & Blo

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    Thanks. :) You're right... I've gone two times without going to PFTS & loved it, so I know I'll have a good time. I think I will try the Sweet Sundays, since that seems right up my dad's alley.

    Thanks again.
     
  12. stephie1012

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    are local school closed for yom kippur? we were planning on doing Epcot that day well mostly F+W. Its like the only day i can work EPcot into our plans, and its my fav park!
     
  13. kabuki

    kabuki <font color=green>It's free if you pass out in the

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    Yes on both food and wine! You just have to get to the line early..say 1/2 or more before! It's a lot of fun!
     
  14. kirkson

    kirkson Ohana is not an Irish Pub!

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    to the poster above thinking of going on Day 1 of the Fest, I would reconsider. We were there on day one last year and I would say there were a lot of kinks still being worked out at about half of the booths we visited. The food and wines were great, but the lines and confusion were a bit of a pain.

    this year, we're going a week later, so that 1) the kinks will be worked out (I hope!) and 2) the fest will run for our entire trip :banana:
     
  15. PatriciaH

    PatriciaH I want to be an Imagineer!

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    :banana: My favorite time of year! Lets hope there are great events this year.
     
  16. DisneyCruiser83

    DisneyCruiser83 You jump, I jump, Jack!

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    Can someone describe "Sweet Sundays"? Is it like a dessert PFTS or something else? This is my first F&WF. Thanks!
     
  17. oybolshoi

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    There is a guest chef or dessert expert who will demonstrate how to prepare three desserts (usually three ... I don't want to mislead you, but three seems to be the magic number). Before the cooking segment there is a nice breakfast buffet - lighter than you would expect if you were just eating breakfast, but still satisfying (think eggy fritata, bacon, fruit, potates, coffee, juice, sparkling wine). And then through the course of the demo you get to try all three desserts.

    We did it once a few years ago and it was worth doing once but we have no desire to do it again. A lot of it depends on who the guest chef is and how popular he /she is ... seating is limited.
     
  18. chip&dale&fun

    chip&dale&fun DIS Veteran

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    It's that time again - a return Food and Wine junkie.

    subscribing.
     
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    :goodvibes FREE = GOOD! :thumbsup2

    We like to attend as many free seminars as we can. Here are a few pics from a food & wine seminar in the Festival Center...

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    Here you can see the size of the wine pours...
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    and this was the featured entree... Roasted Kingfish... yum!!!
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    Hey everyone! Have a great time at F&W Fest! :dance3:
    -Michelle
     
  20. dgaston

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    DH and I will be heading down for a weekend -- October 24 to 26 -- staying at ASMo because we're out of DVC points. We have done PFTS 3x and last year did Sweet Sundays too and really enjoyed it. I couldn't believe that I could not finish 3 desserts! :confused3 Because we're there such a short time, we don't have enough time to sample all the food booth offerings when we opt for the hard ticket events. Tough choices...
     
  21. susan514

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    Can't wait, will be there 10/30-11/10:banana::banana:
     

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