The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic just announced 2019 menus and we cannot wait to go


Everyone knows about Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, but just outside of the park’s gates there’s another food and wine festival happening!

If you’ve ever been to any of the Epcot resorts at Walt Disney World, you no doubt would have seen Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Each fall the two sister hotels come together to host the Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic. The weekend long festival celebrates all that’s great in cooking, drinks, and food trends for the year.

The resort has announced 2019 menus, which feature returning favorites and new dishes created just for the tenth anniversary of the event.

New dishes for the 2019 menu include:

"Pan-seared rock fish with cotechino, toasted fregola, romanesco with Lambrusco from Todd English’s bluezooVegan pho with rice noodle, bok choy, carrot, bamboo shoot, hoisin and sriracha from FreshOrganic Kabocha Squash Ravioli with pumpkin seed and sage gremolata, pumpkin crema and pecorino from Il MulinoPoutine, French fries and cheese curds topped with gravy at the Beer GardenBarbacoa beef taco with ancho Chile braised beef, minced red onion, lime wedge, lime- cilantro and “chimichurri” sauce from PicabuSeared Salmon with caramelized cabbage, sauce soubise, chestnut gnocchi ossolani from Garden GroveVegetarian rice bowl with roasted vegetables, seasoned sushi rice, tempura crunch from Cabana Bar and Beach Club"

Fan favorite dishes that are returning include:

"Oven-roasted angus beef tenderloin with Idaho mashed potatoes, caramelized field mushrooms, sauce bordelaise from Shula’s SteakhouseDynamite Rock Shrimp from Todd English’s bluezooKimonos and Dragon sushi roll from KimonosFunfetti fried Oreo cookie with dark chocolate ganache at Carnival CornerTraditional Earth baked kalua pork at The Pig & The PokeYu Chen’s crispy duck at ChinatownKentuckyaki chicken wings with cilantro-lime dipping sauce at the Beer Garden"

One thing that makes the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic stand out among other Disney festivals is that guests get unlimited tastings! Yes, we said unlimited. With your ticket, you get try items from over 90 stations featuring delicious bites and wine from over 60 different wineries.

Credit: Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort

There are plenty of themed areas at the event, including a Hawaiian Luau with traditional earth baked pork made right on the beach! Carnival Corner will feature classic carnival games and foods. Guests can step into a San Francisco inspired Chinatown. The Bubble Lounge will allow guests to try sparkling drinks and hors d’oeuvres. And every good festival needs a beer garden, and the one at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is serving up craft beer with Oktoberfest inspired dishes.

To go along with all of that food and wine, there’s great entertainment from live music across the causeway, to food and drink seminars. The lively atmosphere makes for a great night out with friends, or a fun date night trying new things.

The 2019 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic takes place Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. For tickets and more information about the one of a kind festival you can visit the official festival website.

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