Disney and wine part 1 – Wine tasting at Epcot’s restaurants 1


It is really amazing how Epcot Center in Orlando became a center for wine tastings, with multiple wine bars and restaurants. The wine gained importance in recent years, and there is even a festival -Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which takes place from October to November every year.

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Coral Reef Restaurant. Source: WDWNews

I’ll start talking about two extraordinary restaurants. The first, Coral Reef Restaurant, is next to the Nemo attraction and is practically a restaurant inside an aquarium. All the dishes on the menu have a wine suggestion, to harmonize with the dish. There is also an extensive wine list with several selections of wines by the glass, half-bottle or full bottles. A dream for wine lovers! I ordered a pasta with lobster and harmonized it with a Chardonnay from Edna Valley, California. It was divine!

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“The Chocolate Wave” – Source: WDWNews

The wine suggestion for the beautiful dessert “The chocolate Wave” was a Napa Valley Merlot (red!).

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Tutto Italia Restaurant. Source: WDWNews

The second restaurant I visited was Tutto Italia, which has impeccable service and a very fine cuisine, offering homemade fresh al dente pasta. All wines on the list are Italian, from all possible regions: Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily. To start, order a Prosecco and if you are celebrating a birthday, the cake is on the house, with  “Tanti auguri a te” sung by the waiters, who are 100% Italian.

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Birthday cake at Tutto Italia

Do not miss our next post, about wine tastings at Epcot. Cheers!!!

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