We look forward to the annual Food & Wine Classic hosted at the sprawling Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort each October. While typically a weekend foodie event drawing a large crowd, this year’s festival has been totally reimagined as a limited capacity staycation package with food and wine themed perks.
Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience features a new food or drink themed event every Saturday night from September 19 – October 24, 2020. And, on October 17, couples can enjoy a special edition of the Food & Wine Classic experience. Capacity for each event is limited and exclusive to resort guests who have purchased the one-night staycation package.
Travel with your tastebuds to Italy with wines and light bites, partake in Oktoberfest without leaving Orlando, or join a champagne tasting experience featuring bubbly from all over the globe. There will also be a themed food truck pop-up each Saturday at the resort pool.
Events will be hosted indoors and limited to 100 guests with the exception of the October 17 Food & Wine Classic limited experience, which is limited to 200 and will be hosted in a larger space. You’ll have a reserved, socially-distanced table for the event.
Packages begin at $295 and include a one-night stay and admission for two to the corresponding Saturday event.
September 19: Bubbles Lounge
A lounge experience showcasing the finest in sparkling beverages with perfectly paired small bites to complete the experience. Taste the base varietals of traditional Champagne along with various sparkling wine styles from around the world.
September 26: Beer Garden
A celebration of hops with a variety of ales, lagers, and pilsners served alongside pub favorites.
October 3: Italian Wines & Bites
A delicious trip for guests’ taste buds across the Atlantic showcasing top Italian wines varietals from across the country’s famed regions from Sicily to Tuscany to Piedmont.
October 10: Smokin’ D’s Bourbon, Beer, & BBQ
A selection of BBQ favorites handcrafted by the resort’s executive chef Dan Herman along with the best in bourbon and beer samplings. Smokin’ D’s menu items are annual favorites at Food & Wine Classic and only offered at the resort select times each year.
October 17: Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition
Extended event hours from 5:30 – 8pm
A new Food & Wine Classic experience, this event features fan favorites from the well-known Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic in a more intimate setting.
October 24: Oktoberfest Biergarten
An Oktoberfest party with German-themed music and tastings alongside a full selection of brews.
All events will be indoors and limited to 100 participants, except for the Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition experience which will be limited to 200 participants in a larger space.
Safety protocols implemented include: temperature check at entrance for all attendees, plexiglass walls for all food service, all cast members wearing PPE, touchless menus and clearly marked social distancing signage. Additionally, each group will receive their own socially distanced reserved table for the event.
Details + Reservations
Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience
Saturdays September 19 – October 24, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
One-night packages beginning at $295; October 17 Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition experience starts at $395
Tickets are available exclusively as a resort package and include access for two adults. The Oct. 17 Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition experience will feature extended hours and expanded offerings. Events are limited to those 21 and older.
Visit swandolphin.com/sip-savor-stay for the full details and call 1-888-828-8850 to book.
All images courtesy of The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort