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Starting on tomorrow, guests will have the opportunity to reserve their spots at one of the nine signature dining events announced for this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The event runs from August 30th through November 12th, and Disney has released a sneak peek of what unique culinary experiences 2018’s festival will have to offer.

(Meal descriptions taken from Disney.)

Mexican Tequila Lunch — La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico

Dates: (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

  • August: 30, 31
  • September: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • October: 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
  • November: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Price: $85.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Savor south-of-the-border cuisine paired with the fiery taste of tequila! As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections — each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. It’s an unforgettable epicurean adventure — one that explains the history of agave spirits and the subtle nuances found this series. Get ready to eat, drink… and merrily sing “Olé!”

Italian Food, Wine Vs. Beer Pairing — Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy

Dates: (1:30PM – 4:15PM)

  • September: 25, 27
  • October: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
  • November: 1, 6, 8

Price: $88.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Discover authentic Italian dishes with an original twist, each expertly prepared and served with regional beverages. Guests will eat, stay and love an amazing menu filled with robust flavors adored the world over. Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer—all chosen to complement his/her original recipes. One taste is all it takes to see why Italian cuisine warms the heart and satisfies the palate. Mangiare!

Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon — Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy

Dates: (12:00PM – 2:30PM)

  • September: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
  • October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • November: 5, 7

Price: $99.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Amidst the Tuscan-style stone walls, luncheon Guests are in for the ultimate dining experience. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Capturing the true essence of the country’s rich culture, your chef promises to prepare an authentic Italian meal that’s pure perfezione.

Parisian Breakfast — Chefs de France, France

Dates: (9:15AM – 10:30AM)

  • September: 22, 29
  • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November: 3, 10

Price: $40.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Start the day with fabulous fresh-baked goodness, from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat. Wake up and smell the petit déjeuner! Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or amazing French sparkling mimosas all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet that’s deliciously decadent. Be sure to slather a bit of confiture on your baguette for a traditional tartine. With buttery croissants, pastries and more, your first meal of the day will never be the same!

French Family Meal Traditions — Monsieur Paul, France

Dates: (12:00PM – 3:30PM)

  • October: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
  • November: 2, 4, 9, 11

Price: $95.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

From hors d’oeuvres to entrées, experience authentic French fare just like Maman used to make. There’s no place like home—whether it’s Avignon, Lyon or Vendôme! As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places.

The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles! — Monsieur Paul, France

Dates: (1:30PM – 3:30PM)

  • September: 29
  • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November: 3, 10

Price: $55.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

C’est merveilleux… indulge in heavenly morsels from Monsieur Paul, the culinary jewel of the France pavilion. Love is in the fare! From finger sandwiches and savory mignardises to melt-in-your-mouth macarons and an assortment of delicate petit fours, both foodies and Francophiles alike will feel as if they’ve been whisked away to a dreamy bistro along la Rive Gauche. Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble our magnifique medley of treats—it’s a Parisian-style afternoon that’s ooo-la-la-luscious!

The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef — Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan

Dates: (4:00PM – 6:00PM)

  • October: 1, 15, 29
  • November: 5

Price: $180.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Eat, drink and be amazed while these culinary masters show off some seriously delicious skills. Watch the spirit of Japanese cuisine come to life! Guests are in for an unforgettable dining experience as the restaurant’s “performing” chefs add a modern twist to traditional cooking techniques. This amazing 5-course culinary adventure features Wagyu beef, seafood and poultry. Prepared communal-style at your table, each dish is served with sake that complement the meal’s exotic flavors. Surrounded by authentic Japanese décor, you’ll feel as if you’re in the Land of the Rising Sun—tanoshimimasu!

Tokyo Pairing — Tokyo Dining, Japan

Dates: (4:00PM – 6:00PM)

  • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November: 1, 8

Price: $160.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Sample exquisitely prepared meals that showcase the Land of the Rising Sun’s creative presentation. Itadakimasu! Amidst a modern setting, Guests will dine on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations. The authentic menu exemplifies a seamless fusion of harmony, culture and culinary art—including Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and Blue Fin sushi. From the first bite to the last sip, don’t miss this amazing medley of flavors—each delicious dish is sure to please the most sophisticated palate!

Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing — Spice Road Table, Morocco

Dates: (1:00PM – 3:00PM)

  • September: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
  • October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • November: 5, 7, 12

Price: $65.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Discover the magic of Mediterranean dining as our gourmet chefs bring an array of zesty recipes to life. Guests are treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region—you’ll feel like you’ve been swept away to the shores of an amazing epicurean adventure! This experience will also include a sparkling wine reception prior to the event. This is a four tasting size course.

Guests looking to find out more about reservations for these events may call 407-939-3378. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 900-9800.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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