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It’s tough to keep up with all the Special Dining Events at Walt Disney World and Disneyland every month, it’s tough to keep track of them all. From the Disney Parks Blog, here is a list of what’s in store for March and April, and it looks delicious….
Royal Tea Garden Tour
It wouldn’t be the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival without a Royal Tea Garden Tour which is running March 1 and through May 29. Check in is at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Rose and Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, then head to the tea garden for a 45-minute experience that includes scones with Earl Grey butter, clotted cream and jam, and, of course, tea. You’ll learn all about the famous Twinings family (selling tea since 1706) and learn all about the diversity of tea.
The nice thing is you can be in World Showcase before the park opens, and have your tea and scones to the beautiful garden and enjoy until the park opens at 11 a.m. This is a relatively cheap $15 compared with the rest of the events. Call 407-WDW-TOUR for reservations.
Napa Rose Food and Wine Pairing Experience
This one is great for any cheese lovers (me!) At Napa Rose in the Disneyland Resort there will be a Food and Wine Pairing Experience which will be a one-hour seminar and held each Saturday and Sunday at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Reservations open online March 14. The first seminar is at 2 p.m. April 8.
The experience will include three cheeses, two charcuterie-style tastes and five wines. Cost is $95 per person. To book, call 714-781-3463.
Dinner at the Farm with Disney Chefs
This is a unique experience as you go out to a local farm with the Disney chefs on March 25 for the 4th annual Field to Feast dinner at Long & Scott Farms in Mt. Dora., Fla. You’ll be able to be up close and personal with the chefs as they prepare your meal and all the proceeds are going to the Second Harvest Kids Café, an after-school program through the YMCA.
The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and includes creative local cuisine from seven of Disney’s best chefs: Chef Daniel Sicilia, Jiko—The Cooking Place; Chef Michael Gonsalves, Artist Point; Chef David Njoroge, Tiffins; Chef Dom Filoni, Cítricos; Chef Dennis Thompson, California Grill; Executive Chef Michael Deardorff, Epcot; Chef Leonard Thomson, Park Event Operations and Premium Events, Pastry Chef Michael Craig, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Bakery; and Chef Chocolatier Amanda Lauder, The Ganachery.
Also Master Sommelier George Miliotes, from the soon-to-open Bar George at Disney Springs, is pairing beverages with each dish. Live Music, Tours of the Farm on the back of a truck….Count me in!
I think this is a very interesting and unique experience as you go out to a local farm and it isn’t at one of the resorts or parks. It doesn’t mention transportation however so I’m not sure how that’s organized and when you sign up you’ll have to ask.
Tickets are $175 at edibleorlando.com.
Brunch With a Twist
The Brunch With a Twist debuted at the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and was such a hit it’s coming back on May 6th. Once again it will be hosted by Cítricos, and serve a five-course brunch features the award-winning chefs at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek will all be preparing their wonderful creations for you. These guys are the best of the best and represent Victoria & Albert’s, Cítricos, Narcoossee’s, Grand Floridian Cafe and the Grand Floridian Bakery.
The on-stage kitchen at Cítricos is perfect for the chefs to share cooking techniques, and you will be able to ask them questions while watching the courses being prepared. Each dish is thoughtfully paired with Champagne and should make for quite a feast!
Cost is $169 plus tax (gratuity and valet parking included). For reservations, call 407-939-3463.
All of these sound like awesome experiences and I can’t say that I would choose one over the other. I think for sure your best value is the Royal Tea Garden Tour at only $15, in fact I had a hard time believing it was that low at first. The Brunch with a twist is an awesome meal although a bit expensive. If that’s find with you then you will be wowed for sure.
Stay tuned for more Special Dining Events in Walt Disney World which are no doubt coming in the near future!
I want to know what you think about the Dining Events in Walt Disney World for March and April. Which one are you looking forward to the most? Do you think they are worth the money? Let us know in the comments section below!
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