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First of Festival’s Party for the Senses Events Saturday

Written By Scott Joseph On October 4, 2013


The first Party for the Senses, the Saturday night extravaganzas that run throughout the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, gets into high gear tomorrow. (Last Saturday was a special event celebrating Scotland, a new participant in the fest this year.)

To get an idea of what you can expect at one of these events, click on the video above.

Tomorrow’s Party will feature an array of visiting and local chefs as well as some of Walt Disney World’s Culinears. The lineup includes our very own Kevin Fonzo of K restaurant in College Park.
As in years past, entertainment will be provided by performers from Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba.
Here’s the full roster:

Featured chefs

 Kenneth Gilbert, Cook Like the Big Dogs LLC, Jacksonville, FL
 Celina Tio, Julian, Kansas City, MO
Rock Harper, Fat Shorty’s, Arlington, VA.
Jerome Brown, Hot Grits LLC, Knightdale, NC
John Howie, Seastar Restaurant & Bar, Bellevue, VT
Jason Stefanko, Gardein™, Richmond, Canada
Tim Hockett, Nacional 27, Chicago, IL
Justin Timineri, Florida Department of Agriculture
Kevin Fonzo, K Restaurant, Orlando, FL
Kevin Dundon, Raglan Road Irish Pub, Downtown Disney® Area, WDW
Ruth Van Waerbeek, Concha y Toro, Santiago, Chile
Bob Getchell, T-Rex Café, Downtown Disney® Area, WDW
Nabi Saito and Yutaka Kude, Tokyo Dining at Epcot ®, WDW
Jeffrey Bliss, Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, WDW
Carlos Torres, Park Event Operations, Epcot ®, WDW
James Kleinschmidt, Food Trucks, Downtown Disney® Area, WDW
Peter Bruenen, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, WDW
Jarrod Pearman, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Catering, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, WDW
Noah French, HoneyCrisp, Denver, CO
Warren Brown, Cake Love, Washington DC
Oliver Saintmarie, Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, France at Epcot®, WDW
Kristine Farmer, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Bakery, WDW

Featured Wineries, Breweries and Distillaries

 Concha y Toro, Santigo, Chile
 Emiliana Winery, Colchagua, Chile
 Trivento, Mendoza, Chile
 Florida Orange Groves Winery, Florida
 Bouchard, Burgundy, France
 BNA Wine Group, Napa & Monterey, California
 Vina De Martino, Isla de Maipo, Chile
 Palm Bay International, Argentina & Chile
 Middleton Family Wines, Paso Robles, California
 Bunratty Meade, Ireland
 Once Upon a Vine, California
Fortant de France, Languedoc, France
GOS Wines & Spirits, Mosel, Germany
Bloomfield Vineyards, Liver Moore County, California
La Face Cachee de la Pomme, Quebec, Canada
Spice Route, Swartland, South Africa
Nicolas Feuillatte, Champagne, France
Moet & Chandon, Champagne, France
Peter F. Heering Company, Sweden
William Grant & Sons, Speyside, Scotland
Radeberger, Germany
Samuel Adams®, Boston, Massachusetts
A-B InBev, Belgium

Tickets are $145 per person plus tax admission to Epcot. There are two higher levels of Party tickets that offer reserved seating — but they are SOLD OUT for the rest of the festival!

Click this link to see the lineup for future Party for the Senses events.

Have you ever been to a Party for the Senses? What did you think? Worth it? Leave a comment below.

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