Sequins and Sea Breezes: Swan & Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Swan & Dolphin Food and Wine Classic


2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. We had a gorgeous fall weekend (finally) here in Florida and I took advantage of every second of it. From meeting up with my girl Kerri to celebrate her birthday to doing all the Halloween things, I managed to get a ton of time outside and a bunch of fall activities in. One of the things I wanted to share with you today is the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic held every October at the Swan and Dolphin hotel property grounds here in Orlando. 
Unless you've been living under a rock (and if you have, I apologize), pretty much everyone has heard of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival but not a lot of people are aware of the weekend long fest held just down the road (still on property!) at the Swan and Dolphin. I had been wanting to check it out for a few years so when I got offered tickets to attend, I of course jumped at the opportunity. I mean, who would turn down unlimited food and wine/beer, amiright? I Ubered over to check it out Friday night after work at the weather was absolutely amazing. Cool with a slight breeze, I called it the perfect eating weather. 
The event is a ticketed event but unlike at Epcot Food & Wine, the food (and wine) are all free and unlimited the entire time of the event. From 5:30-9 pm we ate and drank our way around the causeway in between the Swan and Dolphin hotels while enjoying live music and a beautiful sunset. Most of the food are from fancier restaurants in the area so you can try everything from sushi to ribeye and pair it with numerous different wines or beers. One of my favorite areas was the Carnival Corner which has pretty much exactly what you'd expect it to, yummy carnival-esque foods. Beef Barbacoa and Poblano Pepper Mac and Cheese and the Funfetti Deep Fried Oreo with Dark Chocolate Ganache were two of my favorites from Carnival Corner. 
If you're ever in the Orlando area in October during Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, definitely check it out!

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Cigar City Brewing
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Carnival Corner
Little Smokies Sausage: Sweet Brown Sugar Barbeque Sauce, Cheez-It

Mac Attack - Beef Barbacoa, Poblano Pepper, Macaroni & Cheese

Funfetti Fried Oreo Cookie, Dark Chocolate Ganache
Islamorada Beer Company Sandbar Sunday

Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders, Toasted Sesame Brioche, Pimento Toast

Swan and Dolphin Beer Garden

Swan and Dolphin Beer Garden

*Linking up with Biana*

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  1. You guys had a perfect day to explore the food and wine classic - I love Epcot! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  2. I've always wanted to go to the Epcot Food & Wine festival and it looks like it definitely did not disappoint! You definitely had a better weekend weather-wise than we did!!

    Rosy Outlook

  3. ah I'm jealous! always wanted to go - always looks like a blast. and the weather was perfection :)
    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. Such a fun event, how have I never heard of it?! The fall weather was glorious this weekend, still warm enough to enjoy being outside but cool enough to well... enjoy it! LOVE that it's all free once inside, and I spy Sandbar Sunday! <3
    Green Fashionista

  5. This looks like so much fun and the perfect weekend fun!

  6. That event looks like so much fun! Wine and food?! Perfection, especially on a gorgeous fall weekend.

  7. What an awesome event! I so wish that we lived closer to Disney to be there for events like Food & Wine - my FAVORITE!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  8. Food & Wine is definitely my favorite time to visit Disney, but I had no idea about the event at The Swan and Dolphin! It sounds amazing, and that Poblano Mac & Cheese sounds divine!


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