2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: August 29-November 23, 2019

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  1. crazy4wdw

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    Walt Disney World has announced the official dates of the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, 8/29/19 through 11/23/19.

    2019 will be the festival's 24th year at Walt Disney World and it will run 87 days, the longest in the festival's history.

    This will be the thread for all information, questions, answers, and facts regarding the upcoming festival on the Dis!

    I hope everyone finds the information posted here helpful in planning their upcoming visit to the 2019 festival.

    Below is some general information about the 2018 festival which details the dates when different bits of information were released:

    Information for the special events started to be released on June 7, 2018. However information for some events was not released until the morning that bookings started - June 14, 2018.

    Bookings for 2018 Food and Wine Festival Special Events began on June 14, 2018.


    Bookings for 2018 Food and Wine Festival Special Events for DVC members, Tables in Wonderland cardholders, annual pass holders, and Golden Oak residents began on June 12, 2018

    The complete list of the global marketplace menus was released on July 13, 2018.

    Information for the Eat to the Beat dining packages was released on June 11, 2018.

    The bands scheduled for the Eat to the Beat concerts was released on April 24, 2018.


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    Information released by Disney Parks Blog:

    The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run August 29-November 23 making it the longest Food & Wine Festival in the park’s history at 87 days! The festival’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series will run August 29-November 19 and will feature a lineup of pop, rock, R&B, country, Christian, swing and Latin artists.

    The Eat to the Beat concert series will conclude a few days earlier than the festival in order to set the stage for the return of the park’s beloved Candlelight Processional.

    This year’s festival will continue its tradition of offering tasty dishes, fine dining events, and appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs.

    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/b...epcot-international-festival-of-the-holidays/
     
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    Culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, and special events

    Culinary Demonstrations:
    https://secure.cdn1.wdpromedia.com/...rations/4-29-2019-culinary-demonstrations.pdf

    Beverage Seminars: https://secure.cdn1.wdpromedia.com/...rage-seminars/4-29-2019-beverage-seminars.pdf
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    Party for the Senses

    World ShowPlace Events Pavilion becomes the setting for a sensational evening showcasing the talents of more than 20 eminent chefs. Wander among tempting tasting stations in the midst of imaginative décor and live entertainment.
    • World ShowPlace Events Pavilion in Epcot
    • Select Saturdays during the Festival
    • Wine View Lounge: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Reserved Seating: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • From $229 to $359 per Guest per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
    Dates for Party for the Senses: September 21, October 5, 12 and 19, November 9

    Featured Chefs/ Culinary and Beverage Offerings: https://secure.cdn1.wdpromedia.com/...for-senses/4-29-2019-party-for-the-senses.pdf

    Category #1: Wine View Lounge Paint the town like a true VIP—as a Wine View Lounge Guest. The party begins at 6:30 PM!

    $359 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    Official event check-in begins at 6:15 PM at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. If you’re exploring the park earlier in the day, stop by to receive your credentials any time after 11:00 AM

    Complimentary Minnie Van service will be available to transport Guests from their Walt Disney World Resort hotel to the event. Complimentary return service at the end of the event will also be provided.

    Category #2: Reserved Seating Indulge in top-notch treatment, with a reserved table on the main floor and a specialty welcome beverage. Your inner connoisseur won’t want to miss it!

    $229 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    Official event check-in begins at 6:45 PM at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. If you’re exploring the park earlier in the day, stop by to receive your credentials any time after 11:00 AM
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    Culinary Tour of Japan

    In a modern setting, Guests will enjoy a visual tour of the islands of Japan while dining on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations.
    • Tokyo Dining at the Japan Pavilion
    • Select Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
    Dates: October: 3, 10, 17 and 24, November: 7
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    French Family Meal Traditions
    As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places.

    Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion at Epcot
    Select Fridays and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    $99 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    Dates: October 4 ,6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27, November 1, 3, 8 and 10
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    Italian Food, Wine vs. Beer Pairing

    Discover authentic Italian dishes with an original twist—expertly prepared and served with regional beverages.

    Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot
    Select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    $99 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included.

    Dates: October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31, November 5 and 7
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    Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon

    Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony.

    Location: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar within Tutto Italia Ristorante at the Italy Pavilion
    Days: Select Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Price: $99 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    Dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, November 6
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    Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing

    Discover the magic of Mediterranean dining as our gourmet chefs bring an array of zesty recipes to life.

    Location: Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion
    Days: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Price: $69 per person— plus tax , gratuity included

    Dates: September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30, October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30, November 4, 6, 11 and 13
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    La Hacienda Tequila Pairing

    Savor contemporary Mexican cuisine paired with the distinctive flavors of tequila. This is an extraordinary adventure—one where you will learn the history of agave spirits and their subtle nuances.

    Where: La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion
    When: Select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Cost: $85 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included.

    Dates: August 29 and 30, September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, October 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31, November 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22
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    Parisian Breakfast

    Start the day with fabulous fresh-baked goodness—from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat.

    Where: Chefs de France at the France Pavilion
    When: Select Saturdays from 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Cost: $45 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included.

    Dates:
    September 21 and 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, November 2, 9 and 16
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    Parisian Afternoon

    C’est merveilleux
    —indulge in heavenly morsels from Monsieur Paul, the culinary jewel of the France Pavilion.

    Where: Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion at Epcot
    When: Select Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Cost: $58 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included.
    Dates: September 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, November 2, 9 and 16
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    "Hibachi" Experience: Year of Celebration

    Eat, drink and be amazed while these culinary masters show off some seriously delicious skills.

    Location: Nihonbashi Dining Room in Teppan Edo
    at the Japan Pavilion
    Days: Select Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Price: $190 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    Dates: October 9, 16, 23 and 30, November 6
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    Food and Beverage Pairings
    Learn the fundamentals of flavorful food and beverage pairings. Our notable chef will collaborate with a beverage expert to whip up a delicious pairing, all while imparting years of industry knowledge.

    Location: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
    Days: Select Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM
    Price: $29 per Guest, plus tax

    Dates and menus: https://secure.cdn1.wdpromedia.com/...-pairing/4-29-2019-food-beverage-pairings.pdf
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    Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

    Challenge your senses as you expand your culinary skills and beverage know-how!

    Working side-by-side with chefs, beverage experts and other kitchen wizards, attendees can roll up their sleeves for a hands-on lesson that teaches one of many different culinary or beverage skills

    Location: World Showplace Events Pavilion
    Days: Select Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM
    Cost: $45 per Guest, plus tax

    Dates and menus: https://secure.cdn1.wdpromedia.com/...-it/4-29-2019-mix-it-make-it-celebrate-it.pdf
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    Cheese Seminars

    Master the “wheys” of the world by nibbling around a flavor wheel of carefully curated cheeses.

    During each 90-minute seminar, a distinguished fromager will explain the major aromas, textures and flavor levels of popular cheeses

    Location: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
    Dates: Select Saturdays from 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Cost: $95 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    Dates:
    September 14 and 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, November 9
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    Sunday Brunch with a Chef
    Start your day in the most delicious way at our brunch event featuring a breakfast buffet and a distinguished, gourmet guest. You’ll kick things off with a sparkling wine toast, enjoy an amazing spread of flavorful dishes—and listen to the celebrity guest dish out their favorite tips and tricks.

    Location: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
    Dates: Select Sundays throughout the Festival
    Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    Cost: $139 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

    2019 Dates for Sunday Brunch with a Chef
    • September 1: Jamie Deen (co-owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia)
    • September 8: Carla Hall (Celebrity Chef & author of Carla Hall’s Soul Food)
    • September 15: Fabio Viviani (Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group, Celebrity Chef & Restauranteur)
    • September 22: Richard Blais (Chef & Entrepreneur)
    • September 29: Robert Irvine (Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible)
    • October 6: Buddy Valastro (Celebrity Chef)
    • October 13: David Burtka (Celebrity Chef & author of Life is a Party)
    • October 20: Andrew Zimmern (Chef, Writer & TV Personality)
    • October 27: Cat Cora (Corlich Enterprises & Cat Cora, INC.)
    • November 10: Graham Elliot (Coast restaurant at MGM Cotai in Macau)
    • November 17: Aarti Sequeria (Cookbook Author & Food Network Personality)


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    2019 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule

    Where: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase, Epcot
    When: Daily from August 29 through November 19, 2019
    Showtimes – Sundays to Thursdays: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
    Showtimes – Fridays and Saturdays: 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM

    • Plain White T’s - August 29 through 31
    • Sawyer Brown - September 1 through 2
    • MercyMe - September 3 through 4
    • Grace Kelly - September 5 through 6
    • Zach Williams - September 7 through 8
    • Lauren Daigle - September 9 through 10
    • Jimmie Allen - September 11 through 12
    • TBD - September 13 through 15
    • The Allman Betts Band - September 16 through 17
    • Everclear - September 18 through 19
    • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas - September 20 through 22
    • Post Modern Jukebox - September 23 through 24
    • Blue October - September 25 through 26
    • Mark Wills - September 27 through 29
    • Sugar Ray - September 30 through October 2
    • TBD - October 3 through 9
    • Boyce Avenue - October 10 through 11
    • Southern Avenue - October 12 through 13
    • TBD - October 14 through 15
    • 38 Special - October 16 through 17
    • Baha Men - October 18 through 20
    • Billy Ocean - October 21 through 22
    • Sheila E - October 23 through 25
    • High Valley - October 26 through 27
    • Hanson - October 28 through 30
    • Sheena Easton - October 31 through November 1
    • Kris Allen – NEW! - November 2 through 3
    • Boyz II Men - November 4 through 6
    • The Hooters - November 7 through 8
    • Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy - November 9 through 11
    • TBD - November 12 through 18
    • D’Capella - November 19
     
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    Additional information regarding the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

    Bookings for the 2019 special events begins on May 15.

    Disney Vacation Club members, annual passholders, Tables in Wonderland members, and Golden Oak members can begin to call in for special event reservations on May 14 at 9:00 am
     
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    Additional information regarding the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
     
  8. 2xcited2sleep

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    Yay!!! My favorite time of year! Thanks for posting and coordinating!!
     
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    I hope it's another great festival and another great thread! I so enjoy hosting this thread every year!
     
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    I can’t wait!
     
  11. gottalovepluto

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    This is AWESOME! Very excited to see it extended later into November!!
     
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    Our first time! For those who have been before should we consider F&W our lunch?

    I currently have a via Napoli reservation.
     
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    We are going early to mid Nov for ten days and didn’t expect to get lucky enough to have F&W for our whole trip! Very excited. Now I need to figure out whether to change what we are trying to get (ADRs) on the DDP to fit in more of F&W nomming. Decisions!
     
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    Wahoo! Somehow them releasing the dates makes our September trip seem so much closer! :cool1:
     
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    Beyond excited! We are booked last week in September and first week of October!!!! A bit early than I planned but they are the weeks that work with our crazy schedule!!

    Did I mention I was excited!!!!!!!
     
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    Yes!!! I've been dying to know if it was going to be happening during my early September trip. pixiedust:
     
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    I won't get to go this year but really enjoyed it last year. Hope you all enjoy. I plan to live thru your excitement. lol
     
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    You definitely can do lunch on one or more days. There were 34 global marketplace kiosks at last year's festival.

    Here's a link to a spreadsheet one of our members developed last year; It has all of the global marketplace menus from 2018.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...3wKHSzM66pogcVdqudiBIABarW8DFIfFocmZX/pubhtml
     
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    That's a tough one. We love Via Napoli. If this is your only Epcot day you could plan dinner eating around the world but truthfully, it would take several meals to make your way all around!
     
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  20. LaDonna

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    Ya’ll im a FWF newbie......is there a thread anywhere that lays out exactly what all it entails? Tips etc? We will have a babysitter for one evening and thinking this might be how we spend our evening :)
     
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    Check out the first few pages of the 2018 planning thread: https://www.disboards.com/threads/2...stival-august-30-to-november-12-2018.3669943/

    One major tip is try to visit the festival on a weekday, it's much less crowded. The weekends tend to be more crowded as many locals attend the festival on Friday evenings, Saturday, and Sunday.
     

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