Returning Festival Favorites and New Culinary Delights Will Wow Food & Wine Classic Fans

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You don’t want to miss the 10th Annual Food & Wine Classic held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin on Friday, November 8th, and Saturday, November 9th, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The culinary event offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 90 stations, featuring selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 60 wineries, amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. 

A Look at Some of the New Dishes To Come to Food & Wine Classic

New this year are the Organic Kabocha Squash Ravioli with pumpkin seed and sage gremolata, pumpkin crema, and pecorino dish from the kitchen of Il Mulino and the Seared Salmon with caramelized cabbage, sauce soubise, and chestnut gnocchi ossolani from Garden Grove. 

Todd English’s bluezoo will tempt guests with Pan-seared rock fish with cotechino, toasted fregola, and romanesco with Lambrusco. Poutine, French fries, and cheese curds topped with gravy will be available at the Beer Garden.

Enjoy Barbacoa beef taco with ancho Chile braised beef, minced red onion, lime wedge, lime cilantro, and “chimichurri” sauce from the kitchen of Picabu, or go for the Vegan pho with rice noodle, bok choy, carrot, bamboo shoot, hoisin, and sriracha from Fresh. 

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Oldies But Goldies Return to the Food & Wine Classic

Recurring festival favorites include oven-roasted angus beef tenderloin with Idaho mashed potatoes, caramelized field mushrooms, and sauce bordelaise from Shula’s Steakhouse, as well as Dynamite Rock Shrimp from Todd English’s bluezoo.

Original dessert offerings, such as the Funfetti fried Oreo cookie with dark chocolate ganache, are the creation of the resort’s executive pastry chef and World Champion Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard.

Smokin D’s Barbecue Resort Executive Chef Dan Herman will feature his personal barbecue, such as Smoked Kurobuta Shoulder and Handcrafted Smoked Duroc Pork. 

Themed areas are Carnival Corner, where you’ll find the Funfetti fried Oreo cookie; the Beer Garden serving Oktoberfest-inspired dishes; Chinatown with cuisine inspired by the famous San Francisco neighborhood; and The Pig & Poke, a Hawaiian Luau-themed area that debuted last year. At the Bubble Lounge, enjoy your hors d’oeuvres
with bubbles. 

Causeway event tickets are $145 per person, per evening, which this year includes the Beer Garden. À la Carte ticket booklets containing 25 tickets are also available for purchase at the event for $65. These tickets are perfect for those with a lighter appetite and for young children. Offerings range from two to six tickets per item.

During the Food & Wine Classic, 11 hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts are also offered for an additional fee.

Check out the 2019 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for all there is to see and do at Walt Disney World.
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