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 – Sake & Food Pairing at Tokyo Dining

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 sat at a four-top with one

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

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 started out with Amy Meddins (Wine

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

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 see any signs of the American

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

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 on hold last week)…

One event

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

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 preplanned to go to this event

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

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 start off our discussion of past

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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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Italian Regional Lunch – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Italian Regional Lunch Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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 they first opened (here and here),

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

Mark Boor, Fulton’s Crab House, Downtown Disney October 16, 2012

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

Mandy Silver is the representative of O’Neill Vintners, her territory is the southeastern states and she lives in Myrtle Beach, SC. O’Neill is now the 7th largest winery in the U.S.,

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