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The Secrets of Flavor at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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See how the science of sensory memory affects the way we perceive favorite foods at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

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New Levels of Enjoyment

Indulge in a savory smorgasbord for your mind as well as your taste buds.

Ever wonder why certain foods evoke a positive or negative emotional response? Can you distinguish different flavors blindly? Engage your palate while being led through a 60-minute tasting session that includes everything from a 20-year-old Tradizionale Balsamico to the sensory thrill of 24-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano. You’ll also build upon your wine knowledge as you learn “lessons from the naked grape” and why wine vendors “buy on apples and sell on cheese.”

This epicurean adventure concludes with a signature 3-course luncheon that will reinforce your newly discovered connection between the 5 senses and food.

General Event Details
  • Contemporary Catering Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary Convention Center
  • Select Sundays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • $129 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
Dates in 2017
  • October 1
  • October 8
  • October 15

Please note: this event has one seating option. Availability is limited. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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Make a Reservation Today!

For reservations, please call (407) 939-3378. But don’t delay—the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 31 to November 13, 2017. Be sure to book your reservation now!

Please note: advanced reservations are highly recommended, as this event fills up quickly. In addition, Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

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ID Requirements to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages

Learn which type of identification you should bring to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request. The following forms of ID will be accepted as proof of age:

  • U.S. state driver’s license (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. state ID (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. military ID
  • Original passport
  • Copy of passport (either on paper or captured on a mobile device), along with a government-issued photo ID** that verifies the person and birth date shown on the copy
  • NEXUS card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Canadian Guests only)

Please note: Visitors from outside the United States are required to present both a valid passport and another form of government-issued photo identification from their country of origin.

For all questions concerning our identification requirements, please call (407) 939-6244. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

*U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

**Foreign driver’s licenses or ID cards are not acceptable by themselves.

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