Our favorite time of the year at Epcot... Food & Wine Festival... is BACK August 30th - November 2nd and we can't wait! In fact, Walt Disney World knew we couldn't wait so they invited us out for a preview of some of the new offerings coming to the event this year! Check out some of the photos (especially the food... OMG! THE. FOOD!!!) and videos from this fun sneak peek event!
Good morning from Walt Disney World Epcot! We are here for a preview of this year’s Food & Wine Festival! How many of you are fans of this event?
We arrived at the event venue and were immediately given drinks...
And dessert!!! This is going to be a great event!
Here is a sample of theee beers you can get at the “Light Lab” from local Florida brewers!
Here's the list of the drinks from Light Lab. Great to see the park featuring local breweries!
Next up trying something new from "Flavors of Fire!"
I love at these events watching them prepare the dishes right in front of you!
This is the Chimichurri Skirt Steak and it has a LOT of flavor! Delicious!!!
Dessert anyone? This is the Chocolate Picante, Bourbon Cheesecake, Pancake Milkshake, and Baileys! Yum!
Here comes lots of food pictures! Get hungry!!!
The above 8 items are all "new" this year! I suggest trying them all!
New Epcot Food & Wine Minnie Ears! What do you think? Do you love them?
Here's a look at some of the new merchandise for this year's event.
I always love the trash can salt & pepper shakers!
Nice to see Chef Mickey make a return to some of the merchandise! (Don't worry there is still plenty of Remy and Figment merch, too!)
Speaking of Remy... look who showed up to the preview event!
2018's Epcot Food & Wine Festival starts August 30th and we cannot say enough how much we love and recommend this event!
On a side note, we also spent some time at Epcot hanging out the following day...
Good morning AGAIN from Epcot! Kristen started school today so it’s time to start our “drop the child off at school and run to Epcot for lunch” visits! Our favorite time of year!
Our first food stop today will be in China...
...for some Potstickers! (Bet you didn't see that one coming!)
Thoughts on the iridescent Minnie ears? Love? Hate? Tell us!
Our next stop on our “dropped the kid off at school and came to Epcot for lunch” tour is Italy!
Some of our all-time favorite restaurants at #WaltDisneyWorld are in Italy ...
Tutto Italia - for some fantastic sit-down Italian Food!
Tutto Gusto - aka the "Wine Bar" where you can get some amazing drinks, cheeses, and small plate entrees.
And of course Via Napoli - One of my top favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World and one of my all-time favorite pizzas!
Today's choice in Italy is Tutto Gusto! It’s the “wine bar” in between Via Napoli and Tutto Italia!
The cheese in here is amazing! As are the pasta dishes! And the atmosphere is some of our favorite! Relaxing and cool! We love it!
Burrata Ravioli and Meatballs Parmesan! So much love on these two plates!
The skyline of Epcot is changing with Guardians of the Galaxy! I love this change and can’t wait for this new attraction to open!
If you're looking for dessert, the ice cream shop or the bakery in France is the place to be!
For those of you wondering... yes there is still plenty of the “retro” #Epcot merchandise still available!
Food & Wine booths are all up around World Showcase! The festival starts August 30th! We can’t wait!
Time to go pick up the child from school thus ending our “parents escape” visit to Epcot! Was a great afternoon! We will be back very soon!
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