thoughts and plans for Food & Wine 2014

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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

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Sake & Food Pairing at Tokyo Dining

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Let’s start out with some photos…

before the event began, Nick was able to get some photos of the layout and the table settings – sushi chefs (all female) preparing sushi (for the dining room, not for the event)

there were six-top tables and four-top tables, we

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Culinary Demonstration with Kevin Dundon, Raglan Road etc…

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Let’s start out by saying that we REALLY love Kevin Dundon’s Culinary Demonstrations at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival… How much so? Well we’ve attended in 2010, 2011, 2012 (with Calvin & Kate), and now in 2013 (with Lisa & Andy).

Like the last two years, we

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The Marketplaces for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival are mostly in place!

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We had a wander around Epcot today (a long hot wander, nearly 9 miles)… Most of the Marketplace booths are out…

A few of the preexisting structures haven’t been repurposed yet (and I didn’t take photos):

Fife & Drum The Outpost The Refreshment Port Desserts & Champagne

We didn’t

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Anticipation… The Sake & Food Pairing at Tokyo Dining – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2013

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We were able to book all of the special events that we wanted, excepting one…

(the new Spirits Confidential Reserved Seating – the event is only offered one night during the festival, it’s brand new, and all of the reserved seats were sold out while I was

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Anticipation… The Tequila Lunch at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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While writing this, we are STILL WAITING to find out about the culinary demonstrations that open TOMORROW MORNING for Tables in Wonderland members… SIGH!

Anyway, this is about one of our favorite events during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival — Tequila Lunch at La Hacienda! We had

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Hump Day Edition of Extra! Extra! Read All About It! – 2013.Aug.07

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two posts from last week… Another sandwich in the #2013eateachsandwich challenge @earlofsandwich… the bacon, egg, and cheddar… In all this Florida heat & humidity, I’m really taken with the breakfast sandwiches and the Just4Kids sandwiches

Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich

And… we

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Wrap Up

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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

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Italian Regional Lunch – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

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Menu for today’s Italian Regional Lunch (it changes every week)

Tutto Gusto is a bar during the day and a bar + the full Tutto Italia menu at night. We’ve been here a few times right after

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Culinary Demonstration – Fulton’s Crab House at Downtown Disney – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

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Wine: O’Neill Vintners and Distillers (California), GroundSwell Organic White Table Wine Mandy Silver

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