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Inside Look: New 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic: A Taste of The Swan & Dolphin

We were invited to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to experience the new “A Taste of The Swan & Dolphin” event and we enjoyed our evening walking around trying unlimited samples of amazing food and beverage offerings.  It was an entertaining, unforgettable, and mouthwatering experience.

The night featured unlimited food and drink tastings from 10 food stations, 50+ beverage options, live musical entertainment by Star Time and seating to accommodate each party at their own table.

The event took place indoors, in the resort’s spacious meetings area to provide ample area for controlled, safe social distancing.

Among the protocols implemented were: temperature check at entrance for all attendees, plexiglass barriers for all food service, all cast members wearing PPE, socially distanced reserved table for each group, masks required for all attendees except while seated and eating, touchless menus, and social distancing markers.

Jello shots for the early attendees that arrived before doors opened.

After a successful weekend and with strong interest from guests, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has added a second Food & Wine Classic: A Taste of the Swan & Dolphin on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Here is an Inside Look at the recent fabulous Saturday January 16th A Taste of the Swan & Dolphin at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, including some of our Favorite Bites:

Shula’s Steakhouse

Roasted Linz Heritage Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Red Wine Sauce (Gluten Free)

Smokin’ D’s BBQ

”Whole Hog” Smoked Pork Sandwich, Sweet and Spicy Pickles, House Barbecue Sauces, Coleslaw, Toasted Soft Roll

Todd English’s bluezoo

Roasted Organic Pumpkin Ravioli Gnudi, Seared Sea Scallops, Whipped Ricotta Cheese, Pumpkin Gremolata

Cabana Bar & Beach Club

Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich, Thinly Sliced Ribeye, Natural Jus, Giardiniera, Italian Roll

Frida’s Kitchen

Tacos al Pastor, Spit-Roasted Marinated Pork Shoulder, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Flour Tortilla, Crispy Tortilla Chips, Pico de Gallo

Il Mulino

Cannelloni Meat and Sausage Filled Pasta, Baked with Béchamel and Tomato Basil Sauce


It’s always a pleasure seeing my favorite Kimonos sushi chefs: Chef Greg & Chef Czar

Dragon Roll, Crispy Shrimp, Yellow Fin Tuna, Haas Avocado, Kewpie Mayonnaise

Carnival Corner

Chicken “Chips”, Crispy Fried Chicken, Housemade Buttermilk-Herb Dressing


Pho, Sliced Beef, Organic Vegetables, Marinated Tofu, Cilantro, Lime, Sriracha

Two-Time World Champion Chef Laurent Branlard Dessert Station

Dark Chocolate Fondue Cake

Lemongrass-Coconut Infused Pineapple, Coconut Angel Food Cake

Pavlova, French Meringue, Lemon Peel Ice Cream, Berry Compote, Raspberry Whipped Cream Upside Down Orellis Milk Chocolate Cream Puff, Caramelized Hazelnut Walnuts

Here are photos of some of the beverage stations:

Unlimited beer, wine, spirit tastings (from over 50 varieties around the world!)

Live entertainment by the band Star Time:

Save the date – Food & Wine Classic Returns in 2021!  The main event is scheduled to return October 29 & 30, 2021 for the 11th year.  Event ticket and room package options will be announced soon.

Upcoming Events

The Big Game Tailgate Party

Sunday, February 7

From 30 minutes before kickoff until the end of the game!

All-inclusive dining event featuring:

  • 7 food stations featuring mouth-watering tastings
  • Unlimited craft beer & wine
  • Big Game live stream
  • Physically distanced safety protocols & our commitment to clean
  • Seating available to accommodate each party at their own table

A Taste of the Swan & Dolphin

Saturday, February 27

5:30pm – 8:00pm

All-inclusive dining event featuring:

  • 10 food stations featuring mouth-watering tastings
  • Over 50 different beverage options
  • Beverage stations organized by varietal, offering the chance to taste drinks from different regions side by side
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Physically distanced safety protocols & our commitment to clean
  • Seating available to accommodate each party at their own table

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