SOURCE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

August 18, 2011 12:57 ET

Savor Unique Culinary Creations at the Second Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

This Year the Classic Expands Food, Wine, Offerings and Features Celebrity Chef Todd English

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - The Second Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel returns Oct. 7 - 8 with even more food, drink, seminars and personalities. Once again, the event will include an outdoor festival featuring culinary selections from the Orlando hotel's award-winning restaurants and lounges, as well as a series of beverage seminars taught by the hotel's certified experts.

New in 2011 is the addition of educational experiences during the outdoor festival, an expanded variety of food and drink options and an opportunity to meet celebrity chef Todd English.

For the outdoor festival, more than 30 stations will offer attendees plenty of opportunity to indulge in the best of both food and drink. Guests can savor appetizing selections from restaurants, including Shula's Steak House, Il Mulino New York Trattoria and Todd English's bluezoo. Beverage stations will provide educational experiences and feature offerings such as wine, sake, beer and cocktails created using liquid nitrogen. Wines from various regions from around the world will be offered including France, Italy, California and Australia.

To finish, guests can delight in a selection of desserts from the only two-time World Pastry Champion, Laurent Branlard, the hotel's executive pastry chef. During the festival, the crowd will be entertained by live musical performances.

Those looking for a more in-depth experience can choose from a variety of hour-long beverage seminars taught by certified wine sommeliers and beer and cocktail specialists from the hotel's team. Attendees will learn drink origins, pairing tips and enjoy an informative tasting experience. Seminars will be offered both evenings and include Wine Blending; Modern Mixology; Riesling Rendezvous; Base to Bubbles; Beer, Please! and All Things Sake. A new seminar offering, Spanish Wines, will teach guests about Spanish wine regions and creative Spanish wine blends.

Throughout the evening, attendees will have additional opportunities to learn about beverage through a Cocktail 101 recurring class that will take place during the outdoor festival.

Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.

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