Review of the 2011 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Shrimp Shooter

I just got back from the 2011 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic and I just had to share some of these pictures with you.  The food was absolutely amazing!  There wasn’t a morsel I didn’t like. If you love the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival then you MUST give the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic a “GO” next year. You will NOT be disappointed.  And if you see something that you like below, make a reservation at that restaurant for your next Disney trip!

Our first stop….

Shula's Steakhouse - Steak and Creamed Spinach

Shula's Steakhouse - Steak and Creamed Spinach

Shrimp Cocktail Shooter

Todd English’s bluezoo - Shrimp Cocktail Steamroller

This  one was super fun to eat!

Shrimp Shooter

A lil Latin flavor…

Pork Carnitas

Cabana Bar and Beach Club - Pork Carnitas

Was converted to a fan of these lil chickpea Fritters after I tried them over in Epcot’s Morocco.

The Fountain: Falafel with Tahini

The Fountain - Falafel with Tahini

I was shocked! I’m not usually a proponent of Italian food but this mini Meatball Sub was my absolute favorite item of the night. The meat was tender and perfectly seasoned, the bread was soft and warm and the sauce was a perfect complement. YUM-O!

Il Mulino New York Trattoria - Italian Meatball Sandwich

Il Mulino New York Trattoria - Italian Meatball Sandwich

My husband’s favorite…yeah…that’s a whole lobstah clah theyah…

Todd English - Browned Butter Basted Lobster Roll

Todd English - Browned Butter Basted Lobster Roll

There were more wine stations than I could count and also a beer station.  I’m a fan of craft beer so I was excited to try a new brew and went back for seconds…  Would love to have seen a few more beer stations on the causeway.

Brooklyn Lager

The hubby liked the “Moonshine” booth and of course we couldn’t pass up dessert!

Dessert

Best thing on the plate. That chocolate crusted mousse dome with the candied peanuts!!!!

We were also treated to an educational seminar on Bordeaux wine and how to blend different varietals.  This is an add-on to the main event but worth the money.

Food and Wine Seminar

Wine Blending Seminar

There were a few booths that we did not sample food from because we were so full from the items we did try and many of them we wanted to go back and get seconds from.  The event was well run. There wasn’t too much walking involved and there were enough standing tables on both causeways to accommodate all of the guests. Lines were short to non-existent.  And for the price of $65 per person for unlimited food and beverages, it was a heck of a deal.  My husband said that he preferred it to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.  I can’t wait to go back next year!

Special thanks to the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin for providing my husband and I with complimentary admission to the event and seminar. All opinions are my own.