Epcot's Food and Wine Festival 2019
Kara Killen, August 29th, 2019
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Probably the most anticipated event to hit the Epcot World Showcase every year is finally here! Happening from August 29 through November 23, this year marks the longest-running Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (EIF&WF) in its 24-year history. That means a whopping 87 days of delightful dishes and ice-cold cocktails to enjoy on your Central Florida vacation.
Since this festival revolves around food and wine, let’s start with a few of the food-oriented events you and your family can enjoy. There is the Food and Beverage Pairing, a 45-minute lesson by international professionals to teach you the basics of balancing food with drink. There’s the Mix it, Make it, Celebrate it workshop where you’ll get a 75-minute hands-on lesson that teaches skills creating sweet treats and savory snacks and how to pair them with the right beverages. There are beverage seminars for budding mixologists and a 90-minute cheese seminar led by a “distinguished fromager” (no, it’s not Mickey) where you will sample artisanal cheeses paired with wine and craft beer. There are events for the little ones as well, for example, your kids can roll their own candy sushi! For information on all the events, times, dates and reservations, head to EIF&WF’s website.
Feast Around the Globe
It was Oliver Twist and his little band of hungry ragamuffins who sang, “Food, Glorious Food” and I have to say, I sing that song as well around this time of the year. Prepare your palate for your old and new-found favorites as you dine and drink your way around the world. Make it a 6-course day (pace yourself) with appetizers, snacks, cocktails, dinner, dessert, and more snacks as you make your way from country to country learning about each culture and cuisine. It’s enough to have your whole brood saying, “Please, sir, I want some more.”
Eat to the Beat Concert Series
Alongside all the food and fun at EIF&WF, this music concert series is an absolute highlight! Check out a partial list of this year’s lineup, which includes superstars from the 80’s, 90’s, rock, swing, country, soul, pop, spiritual, and jazz genres: Sheila E., Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne, Tiffany, Starship with Mickey Thomas, .38 Special, Everclear, Sugar Ray, Boyz II Men, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Sawyer Brown, MercyMe, Spanish Harlem Orchestra and many more! Kicking off the series on opening night is fan favorite, the Plain White T’s.
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