Where has the year gone? It feels like just yesterday, we were watching to see if Punxsutawney Phil was going to see his shadow this year. But here it is, already almost Fall. But that also means that Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival is almost here! Mark your calendars September 27 through November 11, and buy a new belt.
With 25 sampling and noshing opportunities, everyone is sure to find something to tempt their palette. From cheese ravioli, sushi, and vegetarian "chicken" curry to waffles, apple strudel, and craisin bread pudding, if you leave hungry, it's your own darn fault. And don't forget the wine and beer that has been carefully paired with the various dishes. (We'd HIGHLY recommend looking into places to stay on the Disney grounds - it's no fun if someone has to be designated driver at a wine festival!)
On the off chance that food and wine aren't your thing, fear not. The Food & Wine Festival is paired with a musical festival, too. At the Eat the Beat Concert Series, you can feast your ears on a "diverse menu of music" from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Hanson. Check the website to see when your favorite band is playing.
And for those of you for whom food is EVERYTHING, make sure you check out the demos and seminars that are available. Save us a spot and a glass of wine at the cheese seminars, please!