Epcot’s 19th Annual Food & Wine Festival – FINAL WEEKEND

Maria H. (ndm#130) (2580 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

Guests can sample tapas-sized tastes of inventive cuisine from more than 25 ethnic and specialty marketplaces during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Ê The popular fall festival also features wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, mixology seminars, nightly "Eat to the Beat" concerts and a broad range of premium dining events. (Chloe Rice, photographer)
Guests can sample tapas-sized tastes of inventive cuisine from more than 25 ethnic and specialty marketplaces during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Ê The popular fall festival also features wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, mixology seminars, nightly “Eat to the Beat” concerts and a broad range of premium dining events. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Can you believe that the end is here? Epcot’s 19th Annual Food & Wine Festival draws to a close this Monday, November 10, 2014. Be sure to get your passports stamped and enjoy the great sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on stage at the America Gardens Theater. But, before you go, here are some fun facts about this year’s event:

  • A record 53 days long, the festival began in 1996 with a first run of 30 days
  • 35 new marketplace dishes; more than 250 food-and-beverage menu items total — each tapas-sized portion or drink priced $3-$8
  • More than 300 national and international wines
  • 200-plus chefs will present culinary demonstrations and cook for festival events
  • Nearly 400 culinary demos, beverage and mixology seminars take place during the 53-day festival
  • More than 1,200 fireworks exploding each night over World Showcase Lagoon in  “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”
  • 159 Eat to the Beat! concerts performed; 5 bands appearing for the first time at this year’s festival
  • More than 60 wineries represented at festival marketplaces. For the first time ever, festival guests can sip Dom Pérignon at the Desserts & Champagne Marketplace
  • More than 40 breweries from around the world, including local craft beer operations, will be represented at festival marketplaces
  • 100,000-plus desserts including the Dessert Trio at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace
  • More than 80,000 servings dished up of the most popular savory item at the 2012 international marketplaces: the “Le Cellier” Wild   Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce from Canada

What did you enjoy most about this year’s festival?

Maria H. (ndm#130)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney :) Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.

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