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Take 5 at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

A Living Cake Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
With just one week left for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, we’re taking a look at our top five posts from this year’s festival.

Have you been to the festival yet? What was your favorite dish? Let us know in the comments.

Top 5: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  1. Celebrating Culinary Adventures With New Mini Disney Gift Card – For the third consecutive year, the Disney Gift Card team created a new design for the 2010 festival’s exclusive wearable mini gift card.
  2. ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Lineup at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – This year’s lineup includes several Grammy-winning artists and seven new acts, including Sugar Ray, Rick Springfield, Air Supply and Howard Jones.
  3. Big Tastes at ‘First Bites’ – September’s First Bites Opening Reception gave guests the chance to sample the best of the fest – before it opened.
  4. Peek at Party for the Senses at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Every Saturday during the festival, this party gives guests the chance to visit gourmet tasting stations while enjoying entertainment by Cirque du Soleil.
  5. Recipe for a Disney Crowd Pleaser – Chef Al Youngman shows how to make Mussels in Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce.


  • Living in Florida makes it so easy to attend Disney events and the Food & Wine Festival is one of our favorites! We went on the evening of November 6th and had the best time.
    Not only is it wonderful to discover the food and wines that are available, we got to meet and talk to great people on the same adventure, comparing what we had and what we should try next.
    Then to relax, listen & to dance to the sounds of Jon Secada
    made the night extra special!
    Everyone is there to just have a great time and that is what makes Epcot F&W Festival one of the best!
    Congratulations on 15 years, we will be there for the 16th!

  • While I definitely enjoyed the festival SO much (hadn’t been to my favorite EPCOT event in 10 years!) I do have to say that I was beyond disappointed that it closed down during the Extra Magic Hours. I was all excited to get to enjoy more of the delicious tastes and finally get to do the entire circuit during the 9 – midnight Extra Magic Hours, only to see everything close down just before Illumnations and only Italy open back up. Anyway, Disney – change that for next year, OK??

  • My wife and I loved the Food & Wine festival and particularly enjoyed the Sister Hazel “Eat to the Beat” concerts. The weather for this trip was outstanding and made it that much more enjoyable. We will be back next year!

  • I loved the japan place. They cook right in front of you on your table that is their stove. They do tricks at your table. It is wonderful.

  • We had a most relaxing and delightful few days at the Food & Wine Festival. The selection of foods and drinks available from the different countries added an extra dimension to our stay not to mention our waistlines. While we enjoyed most of our selections and dining choices one in particular stands out. We had reservations for Via Napoli with the idea that we’d try the pizza. We were seated on the covered veranda just off the piazza. Our server was a delightful and attentive young lady named Guilia. She was from Mantova Italy. After reading the menu we decided to forego the pizza for the veal and chicken parmigiano and a bottle of wine. The food, the wine and the service could not have been better. The addition of an impromptu operatic serenade by a guest on the piazza made for a most memorable experience. BTW a few days later we were able to walk up and get a table for lunch and the pizza was awesome. Plans are now in the works for 2011.

  • My husband and I visited Disney World’s Epcot in October. We really enjoyed the extra food and entertainment of the Festival. Our favorite was savoring the crab cakes outside of the American Adventure while “eating to the beat” of Sugar Ray.

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