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Orlando - Epcot Food & Wine events this month

OysterHo Oct 3, 2006 04:22 PM

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.

Thanks!

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  1. Suzie Oct 3, 2006 05:09 PM

    We enjoy the South Beach Wine and Food Festival and have gone every year. Maybe its another idea to check out.

    1. Bob Mervine Oct 3, 2006 07:54 PM

      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,

      Bob

      1. OysterHo Oct 3, 2006 08:33 PM

        Thanks for the info! :)

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