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How to Plan: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2019 Visit

by Jamie Rumph

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2019 has arrived!

Visit from August 29th – November 23, 2019

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

With so many things to see and to, and EAT I’ll be sure to be there often to check it all out!

How to Best Enjoy the Food & Wine Festival

  1. Know what you want to eat ahead of time.
  2. Plan your budget.  Eating and drinking around the world adds up fast.
  3. Decide what time you’d like to see the Eat to the Beat Concert.
  4. Make Eat to the Beat Concert dining reservations if desired.
  5. Make a plan for entertaining the kids. I use Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak game to keep them wanting to explore the world showcase.

World Showplace

The center for it all!  World Showplace replaces previous years “Festival Center” that was located in Future World East and brings the “center” to the World Showcase.   You’ll find the seminars you’ve come to know and love at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival here, in between Canada and the UK.

  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Beverage Seminars
  • Food and Beverage Pairings
  • Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It
  • Tailgate Tasting – New for 2019
  • Cheese Seminars
  • Sunday Brunch with Chef
  • Party for the Senses

Festival Kiosks for the 2019 International Food & Wine Festival

Future World East

Cool Wash

Opening October 1

The Donut Box – New

Opening October 1

Future World West

The Land: Sunshine Seasons

The Chocolate Experience

Flavors from Fire

Next Eats

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Flavors Culinary Corridor

Earth Eats

Active Eats

Coastal Eats

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Coastal Eats Kiosk menu

The Chocolate Studio

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Chocolate Studios

The Cheese Studio

The Wine & Dine Studio

Showcase Plaza

Hawaii

Shimmering Sips

Refreshment Port

Australia

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Australia Menu

Thailand

Islands of the Caribbean

World Showcase

Mexico

The Alps – New!

China

India

Africa

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Africa menu

Brewers Collection

Germany

Sommerfest

Spain

Italy

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Italy Kiosk

Fife & Drum Tavern

Block & Hans

Funnel Cake

Hops & Barley

Japan

Morocco

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Morocco menu

Belgium

Brazil

France

Ireland

Appleseed Orchard – NEW

CanadaEpcot International Food and Wine Festival Canada Kiosk

Joffery’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Showcase Plaza Kiosk

 

Showcase Plaza Jofferys kiosk Wild Goose

  • Canada Kiosk
  • Odyssey
  • Future World East

Gluten-Free options by country

Disney does an amazing job of providing options that are food allergy-friendly and GOOD!  The festivals are no different!  I’ve tried most of the options before and will share my reviews below.

  • Spice-crusted Verlasso Salmon – Active Eats
  • Fruit & Nut Energy Snack – Active Eats
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle – The Chocolate Studio
    • This one is AMAZING!  It’s always a favorite of mine. It’s not dairy-free so I can only have a few bites but it’s so delicious! The almond topping is the best!
  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas – Australia
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée – Australia
  • Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue – Australia
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice – India
  • Beef Nigiri – Japan
  • Pao de Queijo – Brazil
  • Creme Brulee a la Confiture de Framboises – France
    • I mean really, can you go wrong with Creme Brulee?  This one is fantastic with a house-made raspberry jam. yum!
  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce – Canada
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts – Hawaii
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt – Islands of the Caribbean
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika – Spain

What is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series?

Each night Epcot hosts some great musical artists with their Eat to the Beat Concert series.? The upbeat music makes for a concert-style atmosphere that adds to the Food and Wine Festival fun.

In addition to the concert series at the American Garden Theater in the World Showcase, you’ll also find performances around the world and throughout the festival.

Line up 45 mins prior to the showtime for entrance into the theater.  For especially popular artists line up an hour early or book a Concert Dining package for guaranteed seating.

Guests with reserved seating (book a concert dining package for reserved seating) will enter the American Garden Theater first and then standby guests will be allowed entry.  Drinks are not permitted inside the theater.

The last show of the evening is generally the least crowded.

Show Times:

Sundays through Thursdays: 5:30, 6:45, 8:00 pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 6:30, 7:45, 9:00 pm

Location: American Garden Theater, World Showcase

2019 Schedule of Artists

  • Plain White T’s
    August 29 through 31
  • Sawyer Brown – NEW!
    September 1 through 2
  • MercyMe
    September 3 through 4
  • Grace Kelly – NEW!
    September 5 through 6
  • Zach Williams – NEW!
    September 7 through 8
  • Lauren Daigle – NEW!
    September 9 through 10
  • Jimmie Allen – NEW!
    September 11 through 12
  • TBD
    September 13 through 15
  • The Allman Betts Band
    September 16 through 17
  • Everclear
    September 18 through 19
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
    September 20 through 22
  • Post Modern Jukebox
    September 23 through 24
  • Blue October
    September 25 through 26
  • Mark Wills
    September 27 through 29
  • Sugar Ray
    September 30 through October 2
  • TBD
    October 3 through 9
  • Boyce Avenue – NEW!
    October 10 through 11
  • Southern Avenue – NEW!
    October 12 through 13
  • TBD
    October 14 through 15
  • 38 Special
    October 16 through 17
  • Baha Men
    October 18 through 20
  • Billy Ocean
    October 21 through 22
  • Sheila E
    October 23 through 25
  • High Valley
    October 26 through 27
  • Hanson
    October 28 through 30
  • Sheena Easton
    October 31 through November 1
  • Kris Allen – NEW!
    November 2 through 3
  • Boyz II Men
    November 4 through 6
  • The Hooters
    November 7 through 8
  • Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy
    November 9 through 11
  • TBD
    November 12 through 18
  • D’Capella – NEW!
    November 19

What is “Eat to the Beat Dining Package”

When you make a reservation with an Eat to the Beat Dining Package (not all reservations have Eat to the Beat seating privileges) each person in the dining party will be allowed a guaranteed spot at one of the nightly shows.  The reserved show time is based on the dining time selected.

Planning Ahead:

  • Dining plans are accepted
  • 2 table credits per person.
  • Reservations should be made on your My Disney Experience account or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
  • Make sure to choose the Eat to the Beat Dining Package at your desired restaurant NOT a regular dining reservation.
  • Breakfast: Buffet or family-style meal
  • Lunch/Dinner: Appetizer, entrees, and dessert or buffet/family-style in some restaurants.

2019 Participating Restaurants:

  • Biergarten Restaurant: Germany
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Chefs de France: France
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Coral Reef Restaurant: The Seas
    • Lunch and dinner
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant: The Land
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • La Hacienda de San Angel: Mexico
    • Lunch/Dinner
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant: China
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room: United Kingdom
    • Lunch and dinner
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante: Mexico
    Lunch and dinner
  • Spice Road Table: Morocco
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Teppan Edo: Japan
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Tokyo Dining: Japan
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante: Italy
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria: Italy
    • Lunch and dinner

2019 Merchandise & Collections

Each year the festival offers endless merchandise to commemorate your experience.  You’ll find t-shirts, plushes, kitchenware, ears and more!

2019 Collections Include:

  • Chef Remy
  • Chef Mickey & Minnie
  • Brews Around the World
  • Foodie Figment
  • Taste Your Way Around the World

Chef Mickey Themed MerchandiseChef Mickey Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

Chef Remy Themed Merchandise

Brews Around the World Themed Merchandise

Taste Your Way Around the World Themed Merchandise

Festival Merchandise Locations

All Festival Merchandise can be found at the Port of Entry and throughout the World Showcase.

Seminars and Demonstrations

To reserve your spot for any of these events visit TasteEpcot.com

Fun for the Kids

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

This is a favorite in our house!  It’s a great way to keep the kids interested and moving around the World Showcase!

The cost of the map with stickers is $6.99 and can be picked up Festival Center, Pin Central, Disney Traders or World Traveler.

After the map has been completed (and even if you don’t complete it) return to one of the above locations to retrieve your prize.

Festival Play Area

Near Test Track and always a favorite stop for the kids!

2019 Food & Wine Festival Map

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