LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire -08/17/12)- Food and wine tastings, educational experiences and meet-and-greets with celebrity chefs will once again be the focus at the Third Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Oct. 12-13. The event will include an outdoor festival featuring culinary selections from the Walt Disney World hotel's award-winning restaurants and lounges, a series of beverage seminars taught by the hotel's certified experts, and opportunities to meet with celebrity chefs Todd English and Michael Mina.
Keeping consistent with past years, guests can participate in beverage seminars, sample savory dishes and stroll through the iconic causeway while being serenaded by live music.
The two-night event will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, with chefs from the hotel's 17 award-winning restaurants and lounges serving samplings of numerous tasty options. This year's selections will include free-form lasagna, presented by Il Mulino New York Trattoria and shrimp cocktail steam rollers, an event favorite, from Todd English's bluezoo.
Beverage stations will offer mini-learning experiences and feature offerings such as wine, sake and beer. Those looking for a more in-depth experience can choose from a variety of hour-long beverage seminars taught by certified wine sommeliers and beer and cocktail specialists from the hotel's team. Attendees will learn drink origins, pairing tips and enjoy an informative tasting experience. Seminars will be offered both evenings and include Wine Blending; Modern Mixology; Riesling Rendezvous; Base to Bubbles; Beer, Please!, All Things Sake and Spanish Wines.
Guests can delight in a selection of desserts from two-time World Pastry Champion Laurent Branlard, the hotel's executive pastry chef. And for those interested in taking home a taste of the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, bottles of all the evening's wine samplings will be available for purchase along with other event merchandise.
New to this year's event is the appearance of Chef Mina, as he joins Chef English to meet with guests and serve a special sampling of his cuisine.
Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.