Orlando - Epcot Food & Wine events this month
Is this a spectacular not-to-be-missed event?
I can't stand Orlando/Disney/Universal blah blah blah theme parks - I've been there too many times. I've always been fond of Epcot though - it must have been the food. :)
If it's fantastic, I'd reconsider driving up there. If it's nothing but mobs of people slugging wine ("do you have any dry whites?") and pushing through crowds to get more more more... I may pass.
Like many things, the festival has its peaks and valleys. They handle a hell of a lot of people in six weeks, from amateurs to the best.
I went to Party of the Senses Saturday, as I have done every year since it started.
About 25 or so chefs and about 30-35 wine and spirts stations. Wide range of quality and flavors. I thought they were a little too dependent on the Disney chefs this year.
But it's a good value for the $90 (or so) ticket. Plus the $60 to get in, now it starts getting pricey.
I'm doing three other events out there, a vertical, a chef's dinner and a 4 course food and wine pairing.
I reccomend the event. But do your homework and plan out where you want to go and what you want to do. Most tickets for the events are long gone -- they do about 700 events -- but check online or with their reservation number to see what's available and go from there,