LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  Guests planning their Orlando vacation shouldn't miss the opportunity to indulge at the first annual Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Oct. 8 and 9.

Each evening will feature beverage seminars and a culinary festival with live music and tastings from the hotel's award-winning restaurants and lounges.

Guests have the opportunity to choose from six hands-on beverage classes taught by certified wine sommeliers and beer and cocktail specialists from the hotel's team. Attendees will learn about their topic of choice -- ranging from a wine-blending seminar to a sake hour -- through watching, listening, touching and of course, tasting!

Immediately following the lessons, guests can wander the causeway while being serenaded by live musicians and savoring numerous tasty offerings. The food samplings will include "Steamrollers," a creative take on molecular cuisine, from celebrity chef venue Todd English's bluezoo; "Pick Your Own Filet" from Shula's Steak House; a simple yet flavorful hand-crafted pasta from Il Mulino New York Trattoria and more. Each day of the event will feature a different selection of food.

Beverage stations will offer mini-learning experiences and feature offerings such as wine, sake, beer and cocktails using liquid nitrogen. Finally, guests can delight in a selection of desserts from the only two-time World Pastry Champion, Laurent Branlard, the hotel's executive pastry chef. 

A unique offering among Orlando hotels, this event offers guests the opportunity to combine their culinary passion with their Orlando vacation experience.

Tickets to the Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit or call 1-800-227-1500 and refer to rate code "FWCLAS."

What: Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Who: Food & Wine Enthusiasts
When: Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9
  4:30pm - 5:30pm - Beverage Classes
  5:30pm - 9:30pm - Tasting Stations Open on Causeway
Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
  1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
  Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Information: -Room packages start at $169 per night
  -Advance purchase tickets are available for $50
  -Food and wine samplings also can be purchased a la carte on the day of event or 1-800-227-1500