Did you ever wish you could sample the cuisine at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – without walking all the way around World Showcase? Or get a little closer to celebs like singer Taylor Dayne or Chef Keegan Gerhard from TV’s Food Network? All the while sipping wine, beer and spirits? Anyone for a Singapore-Singapore Sling or a strawberry-balsamic martini? Sign me up.
If this is your idea of a good time, make a reservation for the First Bites Opening Reception 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Festival Welcome Center. They’re limiting attendance to 400 to ensure a good time – and you can get a jump start on all the festival fun. And it only happens this one night.
Think of it as a mini Food & Wine Fest, with culinary demos, wine seminars, cookbook authors and more… your opportunity to take it all in. Marketplace tastes include lots of the new dishes for 2010: USA’s bison chili with wild mushrooms, Belgium’s steamed mussels with roasted garlic, South Korea’s lettuce wraps with roast pork and kimchi slaw . . . you’ll navigate 10 savory stations just steps from each other. And then there are the sweets, with four new desserts, from pecan bread pudding to Belgium waffles with berries, and loads of chocolate.
Cost is $195, tax and gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.
It’s an evening of delicious tastes and live music – and the perfect excuse to indulge. With a goodie bag to go!