It won’t surprise you to learn that the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s annual Food & Wine Classic will be different this year. It might be a surprise that it’s happening at all.
But it is. Sort of. And no, it isn’t going to be a virtual event.
In fact, just the opposite: This year’s events will require participants to show up in person and to be booked at the resort. That’s why they’re being called Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays.
The lineup kicked off last Saturday with Bubble Lounge, a sparkling wine tasting that was a component of last year’s full festival.
This Saturday, the 26th, will be Beer Garden, serving all manner of brews paired with pub food classics.
The remaining Saturday events are:
- Italian Wine & Bites, Oct. 3
- Smokin’ D’s Bourbon, Beer & BBQ, Oct. 10
- Oktoberfest Biergarten, Oct. 24
The week before that, on Oct. 17, it will be the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition, described as the “intimate VIP quality event you’ve been asking for!”
One night packages for all the events except for the Food & Wine Classic start at $295 and include two tickets to the event. The F&WC: Limited Edition package starts at $395, because, you known, VIP quality.
All events will be indoors and run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. except for the Classic, which finishes up at 8 o’clock, at which time you may want to return to your hotel room and self isolate for the rest of the evening.
Each event will have a limited number of tickets available. Reservations may be made by calling 888-828-8850. See more details at the Sip, Savor & Stay web page.