Ravioli to Ciaibatta – the flavors of Italy during Disney’s Food and Wine Festival

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Italian Margaritas (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Italian Margaritas (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: Italian culinary samplings and seminars at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

From wine tastings to food sampling, there are hundreds of seminars and workshops to choose from during the International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. One of the most popular pavilions, is the country known for its food and wine – Italy. Here’s a list of the foods and beverages to sample and some of the seminars available.

Culinary Sampling

  • Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper and Ciaibatta Bread in Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani
  • Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Beef Bolognese topped with Parmesan and Mozzarella in Ravioli di Formaggio All’emiliana
  • Chocolate-Covered Cannoli stuffed with ricotta, candied fruit and more chocolate in Cannoli al Cioccolato

Beverage Sampling

  • Prosecco Zardetto
  • Moretti Beer
  • Chianti Castello di Quercetto
  • Pinot Grigio Mezzacorona
  • Italian Margherita

Festival Events at Italy Pavilion

If tasting the culinary and beverage selections has wet your appetite for more Italian, transport yourself to Naples for an afternoon or evening with one of the following dining events at the Italy Pavilion. You’ll be savoring pasta, pizza and dreaming of olive groves and vineyards. Mama Mia!

Italian Regional Food & Wine Luncheon

This is a new event for the 2012 International Food & Wine Festival. Savour an Italian lunch with paired wines in the comfort of the new Tutto Gusto.

  • Highlight: Wine pairing
  • When: Wednesdays and Saturdays; 12 – 2 p.m during the Festival dates
  • Where: Tutto Gusto Wine cellar, Italy Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $75/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Italian Food & Beer Pairing

If you’re looking for something other than the traditional wine pairing, consider combining authentic Italian dishes with beer – you’ll learn all about it in this 2 1/2 hour workshop.

  • Highlight: Beer pairing
  • When: Tuesdays; 1:30 – 4 p.m during the Festival dates
  • Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $55/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Italian Food & Wine Pairing

Leave it up to the chef at Via Napoli to create southern Italian dishes paired an assortment of Italian wines.

  • Highlight: Beer pairing
  • When: Thursdays; 1:30 – 4 p.m during the Festival dates
  • Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $65/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Tell us…

Do you prefer Italian wine or beer?