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Postby MrMorgan » Sat May 03, 2008 10:15 am

SharkTums wrote:^I'm not sure if that's correct.

I know when we were there last year tons of the foods at the stands had the Disney Dining Program Logo and counted as a snack.

Now, I know on most of the plans you don't get that many snacks a day so it really wouldn't pay if you want to eat a lot at Epcot on this trip.


Thanks everyone for your input so far!

Sharktums, I just thought of a question for you. Did you have any trouble finding enough vegetarian snacks and stuff?

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Postby ChrisFL » Sat May 03, 2008 11:06 am

SharkTums wrote:^I'm not sure if that's correct.

I know when we were there last year tons of the foods at the stands had the Disney Dining Program Logo and counted as a snack.

Now, I know on most of the plans you don't get that many snacks a day so it really wouldn't pay if you want to eat a lot at Epcot on this trip.


Hmm, maybe it was only 2006 that happened. I was there a few times last year but didn't notice if it was different

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Postby SharkTums » Sat May 03, 2008 11:08 am

I'd say that most of the items have meat.

Here's a link to all of the dishes they had last year. The menus are somewhat similar year to year.

http://www.allearsnet.com/tp/ep/fw07/fw07b.htm

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Postby MrMorgan » Sun May 04, 2008 8:08 am

SharkTums wrote:I'd say that most of the items have meat.

Here's a link to all of the dishes they had last year. The menus are somewhat similar year to year.

http://www.allearsnet.com/tp/ep/fw07/fw07b.htm


Wow, thanks for digging that up for me. My stomach is grumbling now! Although most of the items have meat, there are still quite a few vegetarian offerings. I mean, it is the Food and WINE festival, so I'm totally up for just trying lots of wine and letting Markus take care of the food part. :lmao:

Has anyone taken part in an actual wine tasting, (where you get to sample several wines, perhaps paired with special cheeses), at the festival? I something like that even offered as part of the festivities?

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Postby MrMorgan » Sun May 04, 2008 8:09 am

ChrisFL wrote:No, Food and Wine is separate from DDP. The food is varied, there's usually 18-20 countries with various things, but the portions are not big and they are expensive ($4-7 each). So expect to pay $20-30 to make it feel like a meal.

It IS fun though, as long as you go when it's not too crowded.


That's good advice. Do you know when the most crowded times are? We're planning on going for the last week, which is the first week of November, basically.

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Postby mcjaco » Sun May 04, 2008 9:35 am

^ The weekend are the most crowded. It's when the locals come out for the festival, plus all of the resort guests.

Stick to a weekday, without Extra Magic Hours.

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Postby taytig » Sun May 04, 2008 11:58 am

Food and Wine is great because you can experience many different beverages and foods. I have done Wine tasting in Germany and France and it was great. Not too expensive, but well worth the money!! I also just bought food when I was hungry. It could get expensive, but that is typical for a theme park. I hope you really enjoy!

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Postby ChrisFL » Sun May 04, 2008 7:46 pm

mcjaco wrote:^ The weekend are the most crowded. It's when the locals come out for the festival, plus all of the resort guests.

Stick to a weekday, without Extra Magic Hours.


Agreed

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Postby sharpstick » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:32 am

MrMorgan wrote: . . . I mean, it is the Food and WINE festival, so I'm totally up for just trying lots of wine and letting Markus take care of the food part. :lmao:

Has anyone taken part in an actual wine tasting, (where you get to sample several wines, perhaps paired with special cheeses), at the festival? I something like that even offered as part of the festivities?


yes. i've been going once or twice every year. the wine tasting seminars are the best thing for us. they usually have a speaker from a country, wine company or expert of some sort with four samples to taste.
we went on a saturday the second weekend this year, 2008.
this year they cut the seminars in half. they used to have two areas set up for them but only have one now. with the increased traffic as the festival has gotten popular, the lines were already getting long. this year you had to get in line about an hour early. someone there said they have seating for 100 at each seminar but have been turning away another 100 or more.
later on the place was so crowded we could barely walk . i'll go back, but never again on a weekend.
I filed a comment to guest services about my experience but haven't heard any response from them.

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Mas Tequila at Epcot!

Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:36 pm

The genuine Mexican cuisine of the San Angel Inn inside Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion will be joined by a variety of tequila flavors in La Cava del Tequila, which opens on August 28 next to the restaurant.

Guests visiting La Cava del Tequila will have the opportunity to enjoy over 70 types of authentic tequila from several major brands, ranging from the simplest to the rarest of them all, aged to perfection and made from the finest distilled spirits from the Agave Plant. A “Tequila Ambassador” will be on-hand to educate Guests on the history of Tequila making and its rich Mexican heritage.

Through the décor, art work, original artifacts and products served it will celebrate the heritage and tradition of Tequila making in Mexico.

Exotic and unique-blended margaritas will be served introducing a variety of flavored salts, spices and tropical fresh fruits masterfully prepared by experienced mixologists.

For those who crave Epcot’s annual International Food and Wine Festival year-round, a variety of quick tastes “Tapas style” will be available, including freshly made Guacamole, home fried Fresh Corn Chips , Salsas, Ceviches and Tostadas.


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This isn't huge news, but:

- It is Epcot.
- It is Food and Wine Festival related.
- It involves premium alcohol.
- All of that makes it important. :P
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