Hawaiian Luau themed area to debut in 2018

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has revealed the menu and themed areas for the 2018 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, returning Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27. The menu features returning festival favorites alongside delightful new dishes and a Hawaiian Luau themed area, making its debut. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2018 food menu as well as purchase tickets and overnight packages.

Notable new dishes on the 2018 menu include:
• Dynamite Rock Shrimp with late season Zellwood corn, wasabi foam, matsutake
mushrooms, Japanese eggplant and crispy lotus root from Todd English’s bluezoo
• Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs “On a Stick” with Vermicelli noodles, pickled
vegetables and sriracha espuma from Cabana Bar and Beach Club
• Braised beef agnolotti with caponata-agrodolce, baby leeks, and glace de viande
mornay sauce from Il Mulino
• Shake & Bake Style Southern Fried Chicken with black eyed pea puree, white cheddar
fondue and bacon infused roasted garlic gravy from Picabu
Returning favorites include:
• Oven roasted beef rib eye from Shula’s Steakhouse
• Dragon sushi roll from Kimonos

The new Hawaiian Luau themed area will be called The Pig & Poke and joins the event’s other popular themed areas that offer specialty cuisine in immersive atmospheres: Carnival Corner, Chinatown, Bubble Lounge and a Beer Garden. More information on The Pig & Poke will be announced later. Original dessert offerings will once again be served by World Champion Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard.The ninth annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will also bring back the Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 28. For a full list of current menu offerings, please visit www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com/eat/menu/all.html

The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 60 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also includes hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts.
Overnight and multiple-night package options are available for the ninth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and can be booked by phone at 1-888-828-8850.

With 17 restaurants and lounges, and a distinguished culinary and beverage team, the Walt
Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel continually earns national recognition for its food and
beverage program. The hotel features more than 70 certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections For the latest information about the event, guests can visit
www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com, like www.facebook.com/swananddolphin or call 1-800-227-1500.

About the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort resides amongst the greatest theme parks and attractions in Central Florida. The resort recently completed a $150 million transformation, the largest in its history. It is located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Magic Kingdom Park. Guests can discover 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds and the luxurious Mandara Spa. The resort features five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, the extended park hours benefit, where each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks is open extra time for guests to enjoy select attractions (Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required) and Disney FastPass+ service, where guests can reserve up to three select theme park experiences up to 60 days in advance of their visit. The resort can be reached at 800-227-1500. For more information, visit www.swandolphin.com and connect with the resort via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.