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2019 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Now in its 10th year, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic has become a staple foodie event here in Central Florida. What started as an event that covered a 15,000-square-foot portion of the causeway with 26 beverage options in 2010 has grown to now surround 75,000 feet of the resort’s private lake with more than 170 beverage options and four times the amount of food booths than its inaugural year.

This year’s event will be held on Nov. 8 and 9.

What to Expect at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic provides a street party feel with a selection of food and beverage sampling stations lining the causeway between the Swan and Dolphin properties. Guests can enjoy unlimited food tastings, including menu items from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants such as Shula’s Steak House and Todd English’s bluezoo, as well as wine selections from around the world.

In addition to fan-favorite themed areas, The Pig and The Poke, Chinatown, Carnival Corner, The Bubble Lounge and The Beer Garden, a new surf-themed area is joining the party this year. Located on the property’s sandy beach area, Hang 10 will feature a live band, decorations and brand-new dishes: Fry Basket with clams, shrimp and oysters as well as Hearts of Palm Ceviche. These items can be paired with spritzes and hard seltzers.

Prior to the causeway tasting portion of the event, educational seminars will be held inside the hotel. Guests can choose from Wine Blending, Craft Cocktails, Fine Art of Sushi and Sake, Pasta Making and more.

2019 By the Numbers

6,400 pieces of sushi
3,000 handmade pork dumplings
700 pounds of Kalua Pork
625 pounds of mac ‘n’ cheese
125 Peking ducks
800 pounds of pork shoulder
120+ cast members who have worked all 10 years of the event
97 food and beverage stations
170+ beverage offerings
2 featured sakes
6 themed areas
9 resort restaurants represented
10 interactive food and beverage seminars
6 live musical acts
3 acts making their festival debut
2 unforgettable evenings

Take a Look at Some of the Flavors You Can Savor

This is just a small selection of the menu items that guests will find at the 2019 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic.

Maryland Crab Cake Slider by Garden Grove

Organic Kabocha Squash Ravioli by Il Mulino New  York Trattoria

Dragon Roll by Kimonos

Oven Roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin by Shula’s Steak House

Hand Crafted Smoked Duroc Pork Belly by Smokin’ D’s BBQ

Vegan Pho by Fresh

Visit the event website for a full menu with photos of each item.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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