If you have been to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase in the past, you know it’s full of amazing and delicious experiences from all over the world right in the World Showcase! And since you have already been- you are probably most interested to learn about some of the amazing NEW experiences happening for the first time during the 21st year of the Festival! Well, you are in luck, because while some of our favorites are returning, there are several fresh things popping up!
- Nearly half of the menu food items are brand new or totally reimagined dishes this year! Look for a savory vegan dish in Greece and your favorite hard soda floats at the Desserts & Champagne Marketplace!
- There are several new celebrity chefs to host their first demonstrations or special events this year, including Geoffrey Zakarian, Maneet Chauhan, Duff Goldman, Elliott Farmer, Masaharu Morimoto and Graham Elliot!
- Global Marketplaces will again extend into Future World and new this year will be:
- The Chew Collective in the Next Eats
- The Wine & Dine Studio
- The Chocolate Studio
- Islands of the Caribbean Marketplace (Located in the World Showcase)
And along with all of these amazing experiences inside of Epcot- for the first time ever, the Food & Wine Festival will be expanding OUTSIDE of Epcot! Some of Disney’s Resorts will be hosting some amazing events:
- Brunch with a Twist at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef for a hands-on chef’s table experience in a professional working kitchen
- The Secret of Flavor three-course lunch that gives guests a “sensory-food connection” at Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club
- Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with a tropical “Zombie” encounter
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