Here are some of the “beyond Epcot” events that offer a closer look at some of Disney’s hottest restaurants.
Fans of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will love “Brunch With a Twist” at the resort, where the hotel’s award-winning chefs from Victoria & Albert’s, Narcoossee’s, Grand Floridian Cafe and Citricos take over the Citricos kitchen to bring guests an over-the-top five-course brunch paired with wines.
Just one date is still open, noon-2 p.m., November 3. $169 includes tax, gratuity and valet parking.
Ever wonder why certain foods evoke a positive or negative emotional response? Can you do a blind taste test and distinguish flavors? “Secrets of Flavor” at Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is an enlightening tasty journey.
The experience starts with an hour-long tasting session, where you get to try flavors like a 20-year-old balsamic vinegar and a classic, 2-year-old Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. You’ll learn “lessons from the naked grape” and why wine vendors “buy on apples and sell on cheese.”
End with a three-course luncheon – we promise you’ll look at the flavors differently. The event will be noon-2 p.m. September 22, October 20 and November 3; $129 includes tax and gratuity
Three of our favorites are among restaurants offering “Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining,” a delightful way to learn a little something while enjoying great food.
Popular ESPN Club has three lunches – September 20, September 27 and October 4 – and it’s all local and regional beer as chefs and brew masters converge for this annual beer tasting lunch. Start time is noon, $119 includes tax and gratuity.
Fans of Narcoossee’s fantastic seafood will enjoy a Sept. 24 five-course lunch featuring local, sustainable ingredients paired with wines. Lunch starts at noon, $199 including tax and gratuity.
Finally, one of our longtime Disney Springs favorites – Portobello Country Italian Trattoria is hosting a dinner at 7:30 p.m. September 28. If you love olives, this reception-style event celebrates their versatility with authentic Italian dishes. $110 includes tax and
For reservations to any of the events, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) or get details at EpcotFoodFestival.com.