Whether you're a food and wine aficionado or you just like to try new flavors and wine pairings, Orlando's home to some of the best food and wine celebrations. So prep your palate for a little taste below of these foodie fall events.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, daily through Nov. 13
Sip, sample and savor treasures from around the world at this Epcot festival. From tasty tapas and refreshing beverages to celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances, there's something to satisfy most every taste and interest. The photo below features three new desserts available at this year's "Dessert and Champagne" marketplace. Admission: event included in regular park admission ($85 for adults and $79 for children ages 3-9); tapas-sized portions of regional specialties run $3-$8 each.
Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, through October
This fall, Waldorf Astoria Orlando premieres Food & Wine Weekends, a celebration of fine wine and the culinary arts. Event highlights include "Grand Pairings" wine dinners, wine tasting experiences, the Waldorf Astoria Chocolate Shop and more. Admission: varies. Weekend accommodation packages available.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, Oct. 7-8
This evening event is a culinary festival featuring beverage seminars, live music and tastings from the hotel's award-winning restaurants and lounges. Admission: seminar tickets $35; food and wine tasting $65. All-inclusive accommodation packages are available.
Latin Food & Wine Festival, Oct. 14-15
Celebrate Hispanic heritage during the Latin Food & Wine Festival. The two-day event begins with Savor the Night on Oct. 14, an intimate culinary affair in downtown Orlando. The Grand Tasting, the festival's signature event on Oct. 15, showcases Latin cuisine from local restaurants. Enjoy palatable dishes, wines, entertainment and much more for the entire family. Admission: Savor the Night $75; Grand Tasting free.
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