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Food and Wine Festival: Cities in the World

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by Tink, Aug 22, 2008.

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    Just came in today's mail, a flyer advertizing the special events for the Food and Wine Festival.

    Sweet Sundays, September 28th through November 9 (Sundays only of course).
    Celebrity pastry chefs create three signarue desserts. Enjoy a welcome continental breakfast buffet, including sparkling wine and sample desserts, throught the session. (2 hours. 10:30-12:30).
    Different pastry chef per session.
    $75 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

    The Cook, The Book and The Bottle
    Fridays from 10:30 am through 12:30 pm
    An acclaimed cookbook author prepares a delicious three course lunch and enjoy the meal wiht selected wines. Take home an autographed book and a commemorative bottle of wine as a keepsake of this incredible experience. A notable wine priciple presents the accompanying wine with lunch.
    Different chef per session.
    $150 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

    Kitchen Conversations
    Visit with an acclaimed cluinary personality and discover how he or she enjoys life in and oustide the kitchen. cooking demostration, tasting and an autographed copy fo the celebrity's book are included in this delightful event.

    Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Satuday from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
    $75 per person plus tax, gratuity included.

    A Regional Feast-Celebrating Greece
    This eveing includes a welcome reception, a four course meal and Greek music to set the mood.
    World Showplace Pavilion.
    Ednesday, October 22, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
    $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

    There are more, so I'll start to abbreviate.
    Cheese Tastings.
    Saturday from 2:30-3:45.
    Different countries featured.
    $70 per person...

    Vertical Wine Tastings
    Vineyard through tasting. Saturdays 1:00-3:00 pm
    $155 to $195 per person...
    Festival Welcome Center.

    Food and Wine Parings
    Three excetiponal wines with three tasting portions of regional food from EPCOT restaurants (Italy, Japan, Morocco).
    $55 per person...

    Master Class Series
    Sommelier led class. $95 per person. Held three dates at Wonders of Life Festival Center.

    French Regional Lunches
    Bistro De Paris at France Pavilion
    Five Sundays.
    Food and Wine regions of France.
    $135 per person

    EPCOT Wine Schools.
    Festival Welcome Center
    Saturday (4) 1-4 pm
    $125 per person...

    Party for the Senses
    25 eminent chefs and 70 wines and beers.
    Saturdays in October and November
    6:30 -9:30
    $135 per person

    City Taste's
    Four Fridays
    New Event. Regional cuisind and beverages from featured cities.
    $95 per person...

    Signature Dining
    Hosted in Bistro De Paris, Victoria and Albert's, or Bluezoo.
    $150-375 per person (375 is V and A's).

    And the Ultimate...

    THE BOCUSE D'OR GRAND GALA!
    Saturday, 9/27/08 7:00-12 midnight
    Mix and Mingle with the Who's Who of the food and wine world at this grand gala...
    Scheduled to attend: Paul Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, Thosmas Keller, Jerome Bocuse, Patrick O'Connell, Charlie Trotter, Traci des Jardins and David Meyers and many more.
    $450 per person...

    Theme park admission is required for all but the last one.
    Reservations open on August 25, 2008 7:00 am EST.
    407-WDW-FEST.

    If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them from the rest of the info on the flyer.

    Nice sounding events!
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    Wow..that's all quite expensive...
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    Yeah, I thought so too. We did the Party for the Senses several years ago (I think the cost was $95 per person at the time). We were not happy with it at all. :( Can't say as thought I'd do it again.

    However, some of those sound really nice. I would love to do the Gala, but $450 I haven't got for that! :eek:

    Of course, I could take a page from Dawn's book and offer to photo any of the special events for the price of tickets to the event! :lol: Teasing of course! :eek:
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    I wish I was there to try some of those!
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    Wow...some of those do sound nice...but the pricing is a bit over the top :D
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    We'll be doing Party for the Senses on 8 November. Are the tickets on sale?
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    separately ticketed events go on sale Monday, August 25 at 7:00 am EST. To reserve, call (407) WDW-FEST (939-3378) and have your credit card ready. These events are very popular - some will sell out within minutes.
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    Uhhh, that info is at the end of my post. :D

    Yes, some of those tickets are expected to be gone by 7:05. :yes:

    Ahhh, if only I had an extra $450 lying around! :lol:
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    Some of those sound amazing. Something to put on a wishlist I guess :p015:
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    ...yeah, for when I win the lottery...:rolleyes008:
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    No kidding!! I think we would have to give up a day of our trip to pay for the tickets..so not going to happen! We will stick to MNSSHP:yes:
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    Gee, I think I will rush right out and order these. NOT :tongue0011-1:
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    Of course, that is the ONE that interests me the most. :rolleyes: So very typical of me. :sigh;
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    You just have *very* discerning taste, Tink :)
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    oh sorry, I was just answering John's question. I didn't even read the end of your post.
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    No big deal! :hug1: I was just sayin'. :D

    It's Paul Bocuse, Becca. He's the draw. Would be so wicked to be in the same event as he!
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    I'm guessing he's a chef...but I'm off to google :D
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    So? Are you suitably impressed with your findings? :D
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    Very much so :yes: In his 80's, wow!!! He has the most *interesting* face, too! It is a face that has lived much of life...and has the stories to share for it! Of course he had me at "truffle soup" :D
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    He is as important to modern haute cuisine as Escoffier once was. :yes: I'm a foodie sort of nut, and do like the celebrity chefs, but Bocuse is much more than a celebrity, eh?

    He and Jacques Pepin have changed the face of modern cooking from basic principles to extreme creativity. :yes:

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