Epcot Food and Wine Festival – Premium Events at Walt Disney World Restaurants

Epcot Food and Wine Festival - Premium Events

While there are plenty of events included with Epcot admission for the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, this year’s “premium events” include some don’t-miss options.

Reservations open to the General Public for booking on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7 a.m. ET. (Chase Disney Visa  cardholders, Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club member can book with limited availability beginning 7 a.m. July 19.) Call 1-407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378). Additionally, many events can be booked online at epcotfoodfestival.com. Please note that these special events and experiences require additional admission fees. Space is limited, so be sure to book in advance.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Premium Events at Epcot Restaurants Include:

Mexico Pavilion Events Italy Pavilion Events France Pavilion Events Japan Pavilion Events Morocco Pavilion Events

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Premium Events at Restaurants Throughout Walt Disney World Resort Include:

Dining Events at Signature Resorts

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events at Mexico Pavilion

Mexican Tequila Lunch

Lunch featuring delicious dishes from Mexico plus tequila selections promised to be a fun and unique experience.

Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion
When: Select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are: 

  • August 31
  • September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29
  • October 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27
  • November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events at Italy Pavilion

Italian Food & Wine vs. Beer Pairing

Via Napoli will host a pairing of 5 Italian food courses with both beer and wine.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Epcot’s Italy Pavilion
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $88 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme Park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 26 and 28
  • October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31
  • November 2, 7 and 9

Italian Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar will showcase 5 trio courses paired with a variety of regional Italian wines.

Where: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Epcot’s Italy Pavilion
When: Select Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $99 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme Park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27
  • October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
  • November 1, 6 and 8

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events at France Pavilion

Parisian Breakfast

Jet off to Paris for your breakfast. This buffet meal will feature baguettes, meats and cheeses, plus mimosas, coffee, tea, orange juice and chocolat chaud (French hot chocolate). Try a little of everything as you explore the delicious treats from France.

Where: Chefs de France, Epcot’s France Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 am
Cost: $40 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 2, 23, 30
  • October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4

French Family Meal Traditions

Take a trip back home where each week one of Monsieur Paul’s chefs will prepare a favorite meal from their childhood just like their mothers and grandmothers made for generations before them using timeless, traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots to serve family style, paired with perfect wines.

Where: Monsieur Paul, Epcot’s France Pavilion
When: Select Fridays and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Cost: $95 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 29
  • October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29
  • November 3 and 5

The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!

Come relax and recharge at Mr. Paul and discover snacking in the Parisian style.

Where: Monsieur Paul, Epcot’s France Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 23, 30
  • October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events at Japan Pavilion

The “Hibachi” Experience

This dinner features Teppan Edo chefs showcasing their Japanese Teppan cooking techniques. A five course meal is both delicious and interactive. Specially selected sake parings will be offered after each course.

Where: Teppan Edo, Epcot’s Japan Pavilion
When: Select Mondays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $180 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 18 and 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • November 6 and 13

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting

Enjoy Izakaya style sampling of six Japanese craft beers paired with six Japanese foods in an outdoor deck setting

Where: Katsura Garden Deck, Epcot’s Japan Pavilion
When: Select Wednesdays from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Cost: $80 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 20 and 27
  • October 4, 11, 18 and 25
  • November 1 and 8

Tokyo Pairing

Enjoy three unique style pairing of food, sake and beverages featuring sushi, tuna, shrimp and assorted tempura with scallops and lobster. Continue with classic Edo style duck breast and wheat soba and finish with sukiyaki wagyu and grilled tofu.

Where: Tokyo Dining, Epcot’s Japan Pavilion
When: Select Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $160 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 14, 21 and 28
  • October 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • November 2 and 9

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events at Morocco Pavilion

Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing

Discover the magic of Mediterranean dining with cuisine from both land and sea paired with selected wines.

Where: Spice Road Table, Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • September 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27
  • October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
  • November 1, 6, 8 and 13

Moroccan Food & Wine Pairing

Discover three regional wines with tasting-size portions of cuisine.

Where: Restaurant Marrakesh, Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion
When: Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $62 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

2017 Dates are:

  • October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Dining Events at Disney Resorts

Attend delectable events while getting an insider look into culinary magic, mixology and practical science at the Disney Resorts hotels for the first time ever.

Brunch with a Twist at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Treat your taste buds to a deluxe brunch featuring 5 world-class courses prepared by Disney’s elite team of master chefs.

Where: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
When: Select Saturdays at 12:00 PM
Cost: $169 per Guest plus tax, gratuity included. Complimentary valet parking provided

2017 Dates are:

  • September 16
  • October 28

The Secrets of Flavor

Discover how sensory memory plays a part in determining our favorite foods at this informative 4-course lunch.

Where: Contemporary Catering Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary Convention Center
When: Select Sundays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cost: $129 per Guest plus tax, gratuity included

2017 Dates are:

  • October 1, 8, 15

Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef

Amateur chefs and foodies alike will embark on the gastronomical adventure of a lifetime as they enter a realm rivaling Le Cordon Bleu. In a professional working kitchen, “students” will spend 60 minutes at select stations preparing different dishes under the direction of Disney chefs. After this session, Guests will dine on a delicious 5-course gourmet meal at the Chef’s Table, each dish perfectly paired with wines selected by the chefs themselves.

Where: The Convention Center Chef’s Table at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
When: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on select dates
Cost: $259 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

2017 Dates are:

  • September 2, 9, 22
  • November 1

Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Learn how to mix tropical cocktails as well as the history behind Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

Where: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

When: Select Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $129 per Guest plus tax, gratuity included

2017 Dates are:

  • September 6, 13, 20, 27

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining

Savor magical, memorable meals at Signature restaurants across Walt Disney World Resort during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The resident or celebrity chef prepares a magnificent culinary experience while explaining technique, menu choice, and wine pairings. The meal will be paired with specially selected wines from a hosting winery. More than 30 dinners will be featured throughout the festival!

Locations, prices and times vary. Prices are per, person plus tax. Gratuity included. Advance reservations are needed as these Epcot Food and Wine Festival events will fill up quickly. When applicable, theme park admission is required.

  • Narcoossee’s – Chef Lawrence Searl
    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    September 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
    $169 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Morimoto Asia – Chef Yuhi Fujinaga
    Disney Springs
    September 5, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
    $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • STK Orlando – Chef James O’Donnell, Executive Chef
    Disney Springs
    September 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
    $125 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Morimoto Asia – Chef Yuhi Fujinaga
    Disney Springs
    September 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
    $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Tiffins – David Njoroge, Chef de Cuisine
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    September 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Artist Point – Culinary Director John Clark, Walt Disney World Event Operations; Chef Philippe Ponticelli, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort; Chef Brett Laude, Disney’s All Star Resort Complex; Daniel Rogers, La Trattoria at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort; Chef Brian Lamparski, Skipper Canteen at Disney’s Magic Kingdom; Chef Michael Gonsalves, Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; Chef Jeffrey Bliss, Flying Fish at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort; Chef Amanda Lauder, Ganachery, at Disney Springs
    Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    September 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
    $169 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • Morimoto Asia – Chef Yuhi Fujinaga
    Disney Springs
    September 19, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
    $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • The Wave… of American Flavors – Chef Barry Montville
    Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    September 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
    $169 per person
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place – Chef Daniel Sicilia
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    September 29, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    $199 per person
  • Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table – Chef Frank Brough, Catering Chef de Cuisine
    Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center
    October 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
    $259 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • California Grill – Chef de Cuisine Dennis Thompson
    Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
    $350 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Morimoto Asia – Chef Yuhi Fujinaga
    Disney Springs
    October 14, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
    $112.10 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Tiffins – David Njoroge, Chef de Cuisine
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    October 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • STK Orlando and Wine Bar George – James O’Donnell, Executive Chef
    Disney Springs
    October 20, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
    $75 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Flying Fish Cafe – Chef Tim Majoras
    Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
    October 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    $199 per person
  • Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table – Chef Frank Brough, Catering Chef de Cuisine
    Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center
    October 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
    $259 per person—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Portobello Country Italian Tattoria – Chef Tony Mantuano
    Disney Springs
    November 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
    $130 per person
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse – Chef Joseph Haverlin
    Disney’s Yacht Club
    November 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
    $229 per person
  • Victoria and Albert’s – Executive Chef Scott Hunnel
    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    November 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
    $650 per person
  • Tiffins – David Njoroge, Chef de Cuisine
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    November 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
    $199 per person—plus tax, gratuity included

Call your travel agent or contact The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201 to book your Walt Disney World stay during this event.