first Tokyo Dining Sake & Food Pairing – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

This Epcot Food & Wine Festival experience took place on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yes! Two “food & wine lunches” in one day… there was a brief nap at American Adventure between lunches As this was part of Nevie’s visit, my report will be brief and mainly pictorial. A full dtailed review will

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Kevin Dundon Culinary Demonstration – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

this culinary demonstration took place on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This is the fifth year in a row that we’ve seen Kevin Dundon’s Culinary Demonstration at Food & Wine. And yes, he’s that good; he’s not only a great chef, he can demonstrate and talk and tell stories and banter all at the

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thoughts and plans for Food & Wine 2014

Planning for Food & Wine is always exciting and at the same time a bit daunting…

How many special events do we want to do? How many special events fit into our schedule (we always seem to have lots of visitors during Food & Wine, and isn’t a given that they want to go to

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Culinary Demonstration with Michael Gonsalves from Golden Oak’s Summerhouse

Artisanal Hand Made Charcuterie and Cheese Board

Duck Pastrami, Bison Sausage, and Cow Girl Creamery Cheese with Artisanal Mustard and Craisin® Preserves

paired with

Iron Horse Estate Pinot Noir

David Munksgard & Pam Smith

It’s David from Iron Horse Vineyards (to avoid being redundant, here’s a

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Culinary Demonstration with Alisa Malavenda, POSH Salt(tm)

We did the POSH Salt Culinary Demo last year and were really impressed with the products and the presenters, so much so that it was one of our top two culinary demonstrations (the other one in the top two was Kevin Dundon 2012).

Salina Faris (?) wine presenter and Pam Smith (Walt Disney World

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Wrap Up

This year, we decided to “rate” the items from the tasting booths. In summary…

BOOTH ITEM RATING Australia Grilled Lamb Chop 9 South Africa Spinach & Paneer Pocket 8.5 Australia Wines 8 Japan Sake 7.5 China Mango Tapioca Pudding 7.5 South Korea Mung Bean Pancake with Shrimp 6.5 Singapore Seared Mahi Mahi 6 China Mongolian

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Culinary Demonstration – Warren Brown, CakeLove – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Warren Brown, CakeLove, Washington, DC November 10, 2012

Wine: Jarvis Merlot David Crane, Presenter

Jarvis Merlot

Talking about Merlot… the movie “Sideways”, while not at all favorable to California Merlot, had the positive effect of causing a lot of bad California Merlots to be “weeded out”… The Merlot grape was originally used in

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Culinary Demonstration – Boma’s – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Glenn O’Brien, Boma – Flavors of Africa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge November 12, 2012

Spice Route “Chakalaka”, South Africa Jim Killems, fun guy and wine educator

Spice Route Chakalaka

We’ve written a lot about South Africa wines over the last few years (here, here, and here), particularly Spice Route wines. Lisa and Andy

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Culinary Demonstration – The Hearty Boys Catering – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh The Hearty Boys Catering, Chicago, Illinois October 26, 2012

Hearty Boys Cocktails, Chicago, Illinois Ward 8 Cocktail

The Ward 8 Cocktail has been around for quite a while, since 1898. There are a lot of stories about it’s origin, basically, the cocktail was created to honor a politician from

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Culinary Demonstration – Robert Irvine – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine’s eat!, Hilton Head, South Carolina & Restaurant Impossible! on the food channel October 25, 2012

Wine: Hanna Winery & Vineyards (Sonoma County, California) Hanna Chardonnay Chris Hanna

Hanna Chardonnay

In the 1970’s Chris’ dad bought a 12 acre farm, they planted a garden, an orchard, and some vines… and

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