FoodBanter.com

FoodBanter.com (https://www.foodbanter.com/)
-   Wine (https://www.foodbanter.com/wine/)
-   -   Food and Wine Festival Soft-Opens (https://www.foodbanter.com/wine/102537-food-wine-festival-soft.html)

Aronda Parks 29-09-2006 12:31 PM

Food and Wine Festival Soft-Opens
 
We've uploaded all the food menus with their requisite prices for
Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, which soft-opened on
Thursday, October 28. Check them out at http://www.arondaparks.com,
along with scanned images of the official Festival program. More WDW
coverage will be uploaded soon.

Thanks,

Dann
http://www.arondaparks.com


Hunt 29-09-2006 10:31 PM

Food and Wine Festival Soft-Opens
 
In article .com, dannh54
@dannhazel.com says...

We've uploaded all the food menus with their requisite prices for
Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, which soft-opened on
Thursday, October 28. Check them out at http://www.arondaparks.com,
along with scanned images of the official Festival program. More WDW
coverage will be uploaded soon.

Thanks,

Dann


Dann,

Thanks for the link. While some might see it as advertising, it provides a big
service to the wine & food crowd.

Though it has been going on for quite a few years, Disney has never given this
event the service that it deserves and needs. I've attended several and have
had to scout out the actual events, often by word-of-mouth from exhibitors/
producers. Even those with inside "membership" to various Disney programs,
know little about the Epcot event and what it entails.

I'll be missing this year's festival, even though a favorite chef, Alan Wong,
will be there. Travel will keep me away until early Nov. However, next year I
hope to once more be in attendence and will check out your site (bookmarked)
in the future.

Hunt


Aronda Parks 30-09-2006 03:48 AM

Food and Wine Festival Soft-Opens
 
I agree with you, Hunt, about Disney not giving the event the service
it needs. I spent all day Friday (and WAY too many dollars at the food
kiosks) at the Festival, and three people asked me (or others nearby)
what was going on to cause a line to form at the tastings and cooking
demos. The kiosks with the samples are easy to find, but the truly
educational stuff about wines, cooking and cuisine are "hidden" from
all but those who follow WDW news and traditions religiously.

To me, this year's Festival is at least as good as the past ones. (The
official tee-shirt is very cool.) However, one of the wine tasting
sites is located in the large hallway next to "Character Connection,"
and the noise from the meet-and-greet drowns out the guest speaker if
you're sitting in the back.

Best,

Dann
www.arondaparks.com
Hunt wrote:
In article .com, dannh54
@dannhazel.com says...

We've uploaded all the food menus with their requisite prices for
Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, which soft-opened on
Thursday, October 28. Check them out at http://www.arondaparks.com,
along with scanned images of the official Festival program. More WDW
coverage will be uploaded soon.

Thanks,

Dann


Dann,

Thanks for the link. While some might see it as advertising, it provides a big
service to the wine & food crowd.

Though it has been going on for quite a few years, Disney has never given this
event the service that it deserves and needs. I've attended several and have
had to scout out the actual events, often by word-of-mouth from exhibitors/
producers. Even those with inside "membership" to various Disney programs,
know little about the Epcot event and what it entails.

I'll be missing this year's festival, even though a favorite chef, Alan Wong,
will be there. Travel will keep me away until early Nov. However, next year I
hope to once more be in attendence and will check out your site (bookmarked)
in the future.

Hunt



Hunt 01-10-2006 08:45 PM

Food and Wine Festival Soft-Opens
 
In article . com, dannh54
@dannhazel.com says...

I agree with you, Hunt, about Disney not giving the event the service
it needs. I spent all day Friday (and WAY too many dollars at the food
kiosks) at the Festival, and three people asked me (or others nearby)
what was going on to cause a line to form at the tastings and cooking
demos. The kiosks with the samples are easy to find, but the truly
educational stuff about wines, cooking and cuisine are "hidden" from
all but those who follow WDW news and traditions religiously.

To me, this year's Festival is at least as good as the past ones. (The
official tee-shirt is very cool.) However, one of the wine tasting
sites is located in the large hallway next to "Character Connection,"
and the noise from the meet-and-greet drowns out the guest speaker if
you're sitting in the back.

Best,

Dann


Yes, in years past, even the WDW "insiders" did not get much info. At one of
the earlier expos, we were hunting for a few of the seminars (not even
mentioned in our signup packets), when we encountered an old friend, who had
moved to the Orlando area. She asked what brought us to Disney, and when we
replied, "well, the Epcot Wine & Food Expo, of course," she knew nothing of
it, even though she was a member of the Disney program at the highest level.
She even hosted several of the Disney management seminars for the healthcare
field and knew nothing of the event!

I hope that the expo is a continued success, and that Disney comes to realize
what the potential is and advertises it.

Each year that I have attended, has been better than in previous years, so
they seem to be going in the correct direction.

I'll be seeing Chef Wong after this year's expo, and will ask how the
attendence was - and if he'll be back in '07.

Again, thanks for the link and I'll be checking it out for next year's event.

Hunt



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FoodBanter