Saturday, October 29, 2011

Meatball Hoagies

Meatball Hoagies

This meal was made using my Crock Pot and many more recipes using it will posted in the near future. On October 13, a shorted feeder cable fire caused a manhole explosion in the street in front of my building. We did not have power for 16 hours and the gas was not restored in our building due to some safety tests the building did not pass. Instead of fixing the gas problem, (for financial reasons I presume) the landlord decided to convert the entire building to electric stoves. This means over 70 units need to have electrical wiring installed before the new electric stoves are set up in each apartment. I am really bummed out since we love to cook and we are in this situation for about another month or so. On October 21, our gas stove was removed and we have been using the Microwave, Rice Cooker and Crock Pot to get by. This upcoming week we are purchasing a George Foreman Grill thanks to a gift from my mother-in-law. If we have enough money left, we may also get an electric skillet. I created this super easy recipe using the Crock Pot and it was so delicious.

Meatballs when cooked. Yum!
1 package Hoagie Rolls
Provolone Cheese
1 package-32 oz Frozen Italian Style Meatballs
1 Red Onion
26 oz Marinara or Meat Pasta Sauce
1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning

(Note: I put the brand I used in parentheses but of course you can use any brand you like. I buy what I find on sale these days).

Martin's Hoagie Rolls
Cut a red onion into wedges and place in a Crock Pot and top with (Cooked Perfect) Frozen Italian Style Meatballs.

In a bowl, combine (Hunt's) Meat Pasta Sauce, (Rienzi) Red Wine Vinegar, (Badia) Crushed Red Pepper, and (Badia) Italian Seasoning. Pour the sauce mixture over the balls. Make sure they are coated evenly.

Cook on high setting for 2 hours.

Before serving, stir Meatballs together.

Meatball Hoagie
Slice Tomatoes. Take (Martin's) Hoagie Rolls place Provolone Cheese and sliced Tomatoes and about 4 Meatballs in each. Top with sauce and some of the Onions if desired. Enjoy.

Store the leftovers in a freezable container for future meals.

-Sophia/Two Frys

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cook Like A Rock Star 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets – Anne Burrell

Cook Like A Rock Star 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets – Anne Burrell
with Suzanne Lenzer
Foreword by Mario Batali
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York

Cook Like A Rock Star - Anne Burrell
I have been watching Anne Burrell on the Food Network since her first season of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and enjoy watching her as co-host of Worst Cooks in America and as Mario Batali's Sous Chef on Iron Chef America. The recipes in this cookbook look delicious and Chef Anne Burrell breaks things down to simplicity so the home cook is comfortable making these dishes no matter the level of cooking expertise. Chef Anne's vibrant and colorful personality is captured perfectly in this cookbook and the recipes are just like her exciting and beautiful.

Cook Like A Rock Star is divided into six sections: Piccolini (a.k.a. my little nibbles), Firsts (the introduction), Pasta (my passion), Seconds (the main event), Sides (the sparkle factor) and Desserts (my sweeties!). The cookbook starts with a six-page Introduction, and a list of Chef Anne Burrell's favorite tools, basic pantry must haves and a breakdown of terms and Anne-isms necessary to follow the recipes. It's very easy trust me! The pictures are beautiful and I love that Chef Anne Burrell takes the time to offer great cooking tips and techniques from her many years of cooking experience and expertise. Chef Anne loves bacon and it shows in many of the recipes that feature a love for all things pig. For days when you want to stray away from meat there are many vegetarian recipes as well to indulge in.

I recently saw Chef Anne make Zucchini & Parm Fritters on The Chew and it is one of the recipes in the Piccolini section. There are many scrumpous looking recipes to make here great for entertaining with friends, family or with your significant other. These small bites look divine, such as Polpettini (Yummy Little Meatballs), Sausage & Pancetta Stuffed Mushrooms, Grilled Corn, Bacon & Chili Crostini, Truffeled Deviled Eggs, Cipolline Tempura With Aïoli, and White Bean Purée With Prosciutto.

Firsts features appetizers and there are a variety of delectable recipes to choose. The recipes are diverse and look delicious, such as Grilled Pizzetta With Stracchino, Sausage, Arugula & Chili Oil, Grilled Porcini With Poached Egg & Parmigiano, Spiced Chickpea Soup With Crispy, Crunchy Croutons, Pumpkin Soup With Allspice Whipped Cream & Fried Leeks, Roasted Beet & Many-Herb Salad, and My Big Fat Chicken Soup. Is your mouth watering already or what?

Chef Anne Burrell
Pasta is of course my favorite chapter in this cookbook and it is Chef Anne's passion. The first thing the chapter starts out with is Chef Anne's All-Purpose Pasta Dough and Whole Wheat Pasta. All the recipes look amazing but I really look forward to making Spag & Excellent "Meatbawls," Chef Anne's Light-As-A-Cloud Gnocchi, Sweet & Spicy Sausage Ragú, Pasta Carbonara, Pasta Fagioli, Buccatini All'Amatriciana, Wild Mushroom Ragú, Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe Pesto & Sausage, Chef Anne's Risotto – Without-A-Recipe and Killer Mac & Cheese With Bacon.

Seconds features main course recipes and I hope to make every one of them within the next year. Some choice picks to try are Polpetti Burgers, Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms & Almond Purée, Pork Milanese & Escarole Salad With Pickled Red Onions, Hazelnuts & Pecorino, Cheater's Duck Confit & Bitter Greens, Braised Lamb Shanks, Seared Red Snapper With Sicilian Cauliflower & Parsley Salad, Dry Rubbed Bone-In Rib Eye (Just Good Stuff), and Halibut In Paper With Yummy Summer Veg.

Sides are a special part of every meal and Chef Anne has a lovely selection that pair wonderfully with the other recipes in this cookbook. I am excited to make her Cannelini Beans With Pancetta & Rosemary, Spice-Roasted Cauliflower & Jerusalem Artichokes, Stewed Zucchini With Tomatoes, Oregano & Pine Nuts, Sweet Potato & Apple Hash, Chanterelles, Fava Beans & Spring Onions and Crispy Crunchy Duck Fat Potatoes.

The final chapter Desserts has 14 recipes that will compliment your dinner party or satisfy your sweet tooth any day of the week. The recipes I am compelled to make are Hazelnut Cake With Nutella Mousse, Zeppole & Chocolate Dipper, Strawberry-Raspberry Shortcakes, Lemon Curd Tart With Almond Crust, Blueberry Nectarine Crisp, Juicy, Jammy, Jelly Tart and Apple & Olive Cake With Sautéed Apples & Mascarpone.

My thought on Cook Like A Rock Star is that is a kick-ass cookbook coming from a culinary rock star. I fully recommend Chef Anne's debut cookbook and really look forward to cooking with her in my kitchen. Thanks hubster for buying me this! Love It.

For more information on Chef Anne Burrell, check out:

-Sophia/Two Frys

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Harvest Festival - NYS Agriculture Tastings - Yonkers, NY

Fall Harvest Festival
At Empire City/Yonkers Raceway - Yonkers, NY.
Saturday October 22, 2011
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kick off the Fall season with the Empire City Fall Harvest Festival.

They are celebrating harness racing and New York State agriculture (New York State Apple, Cheese and Wine) product sampling. Bring the whole family for horse racing, live music, food and more.

The leaves begin to change color, a sure sign that Autumn is in the air, and that the Fall Harvest Festival is back for its third year at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, October 22. The one-day celebration of New York State harness racing, agriculture and produce for fans of all ages is on the schedule from 5:30 to 9:30 pm on the horse track apron. Admission is free.

There will be activities for the young and those young at heart: harness races, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, and musical entertainment. There will also be New York State Apple, Cheese and Wine product sampling. Two large tents will house the musical entertainment, as well as a wide variety of food and beverages for the entire family (Last year they had BBQ Hot Dogs, Burgers, Sausages, Drinks and much much more for reasonable prices). There will be a free pinecone scented candle giveaway, for Empire Club members, as well as a pie-eating contest featuring Yonkers Raceway's drivers squaring off against public contestants.
Check the Empire City Website for more details and directions.
This is a fun annual event we like and think you will also.
-Allen/One of Two Fry's

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Part 1 of 2: Party In Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party

Part 1 of 2: Party In Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party

Allen rocking the neon shades and having grub
Sunday, October 2, 2011, 9pm-Midnight
Highline Stages, 440 West 15th Street, 9th and 10th Avenues
Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival
Presented by Food & Wine
Proceeds Benefit Food Bank For NYC and Share Our Strength

Allen and I had a great time at Party In Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party. Highline Stages is located in the heart of the Meatpacking District and across from the Chelsea Market and Food Network. As we entered, we each received a nifty Guy Fieri glass. The music was festive, loud, and pure 80s with clips of cheesy films from the era on a huge screen in the front room. There was plenty of great food, drinks and loud music.

Celebrity Chefs spotted throughout the evening were Robert Irvine, Claire Robinson, Anne Burrell, Andrew Zimmern, and Nadia G. Guy had his own food station and served the crowd yummy pork sliders and sausages featuring his new line of BBQ sauces and signature salsas. There was a mob around this area when Guy was there, but I was able to get a few decent shots. Unfortunately, Guy was surrounded by his manager, security guards, friends, and the crowd was HUGE, so we were unable to speak to him or get a picture with him.

Guy Fieri giving fans pork sliders

Guy Fieri (far left), Robert Irvine and Guy's Krew

Delicious sausage at the Guy Fieri table, sauces are tasty too

As you listened to 80s tunes, you could go around both rooms and sample food from these participating eateries: Artichoke Basille's Pizza, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Led Zeppole, The Commodore, Levain Bakery, No. 7/No. 7 Sub/Weather Up. I had a pork slider from the Guy table with one of Guy's BBQ sauces. The pork was flavorful and juicy, and the crunch from the slaw and Guy's BBQ sauce was yummy. I also had a Mini Beef Patty from Golden Krust, and it was a little spicy and delicious. I tried samples of dark chocolate peanut butter and oatmeal raisin cookies from Levain Bakery, and they were so rich and comforting. I wanted more but held back!

Mini Beef Patties from Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill

Spicy Chicken Wings from Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill

Allen's Comments: I really loved the Artichoke Pizza from Artichoke Basille's Pizza and was some of the best pizza I ever had. This NYC based company has my heart and now stomach at their disposal. I never had such a great tasting pizza, it was heavenly. It reminded me of awesome soup flavoring (homemade of course), topped with cheeses and artichoke goodness. I wish I could replicate this but instead will go dine at one of the fine establishments they run. This pizza rocked right up there with Guy Fieri's table which was right next to them and featured "mucho" beef, pork, sausage, Guy Fieri BBQ Sauces, tortilla chips and salsas. There was not a dull item here. The sausage was awesome with the hot edged (but not burning) Guy Fieri Carolina #6 BBQ Sauce. Slap that sauce on your grub because it rocks. They also served the best beef, and on the side I had a favorite of mine Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce, which I ordered from the Food Network site last month. There was delicious Guy Fieri Salsa Verde Green & Mean and a selection of red salsas and they loaded everyone up with fresh tortilla chips.

Allen's Artichoke Pizza from Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef served some killer sandwiches that tasted as fresh as you can get. A+ food! I look forward to visiting their eatery in the near future. 

Allen's sandwich from This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef

I had the Adult Cheese & Crackers from The Commodore and it was the best spread on a cracker I have had in years. It was way tasty.

Adult Cheese & Crackers from The Commodore

Hominy, and Sandwiches from The Commodore

Allen with his nifty Guy Fieri glass

Volunteers were going around with trays of food so I had more from Artichoke Pizza, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, and a Mini Beef Patty from Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill. Everything I tried was great. Special Note: An A++ goes to ALL the nice and courteous volunteers that made the event go smooth. All the volunteers were into what they were doing. This was one of the best events I have attended that had such awesome volunteers and all for a great cause, Food Bank For NYC and Share Our Strength.
-Allen/One of Two Fry's

Levain Bakery, so yum!

Pickles, Tacos from No. 7/No. 7 Sub/Weather Up

A volunteer, had to get a shot of the tee!

Go to part 2 for more Party In Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party...

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

Part 2 of 2: Party In Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party

Part 2 of 2: Party In Guy's Garage: The Festival Closing Party

Guy Fieri on stage

Guy Fieri on stage with The Ronald Reagans

The second and larger room had more food stations, the stage, and about 4 80s arcade games. I remember seeing Pac Man, an old favorite of mine. When Guy came on stage, he announced a band from California, but I cannot remember if their name was Hearts of Romaine or Heads of Romaine. I was in the first room sitting down and munching when they performed a few songs. The band had a retro vibe and sounded cool.
Nadia G, some dude, fan that got the Guy shirt
Nadia G and fan rockin' out. Cool shirt.

Nadia G and Guy Fieri take the mic

Guy thanked and wished a "Happy Birthday" to the man responsible for putting the event together (think his name was Don or Dan) and got the crowd amped for the band. He told the audience one fan would get the shirt made by Pucker Vodka. Guy hand picked the fan rocking out the hardest. This fan is pictured above and she rocked the shirt and was allowed to stay on the side stage the rest of the night. 80s tribute band The Ronald Reagans were a blast, and got the crowd dancing and singing to hits like Def Leppard "Pour Some Sugar On Me," Bon Jovi "Livin’ On A Prayer," Guns 'n Roses "Sweet Child of Mine," Beastie Boys "Fight For Your Right," Nena "99 Luftballons," Joan Jett "I Love Rock N Roll" and countless other songs.

Andrew Zimmern rockin out with The Ronald Reagans

Guy Fieri showing the audience Andrew Zimmern's face on his hoodie - hilarious!

Guy Fieri and Andrew Zimmern rockin' out!

As seen above Guy rocked out on stage, even sang a little with the band, and with Chefs Nadia G and Andrew Zimmern. When Andrew Zimmern came on stage he sang and played air guitar with a hot pink fender and the crowd went nuts. It was such a great time even though all the 80s songs made me feel real old! The band performed about four extra songs thanks to Guy. 

Nadia G singing it loud and proud with The Ronald Reagans
Awesome Guy Fieri Glasses we got! :)

I hardly ever drink beer these days but really wanted the pretty Negra Modelo glass I saw people with. I went for it, tried Negra Modelo and actually liked the dark brew. I got two Negra Modelo glasses and by the end of the night, ended up with 4 Guy Fieri glasses which are great for hot and cold drinks. They have a snazzy design too…We also got cheesy sunglasses in neon green that volunteers were giving out. I love Badia spices and use them daily so it was cool to get a bunch of seasoning packets: Jerk, Sazón Tropical, Sazón Completa, Crushed Red Pepper, and Whole Black Pepper. Yum!

Pretty Negra Modelo glasses I got us

Ticket Stubs, band and our neon green party glasses!

Badia Seasonings we were given

For further information about the eateries at this event, please visit:
Artichoke Basille's Pizza
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill
This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef
Led Zeppole
Levain Bakery
No. 7/No. 7 Sub/Weather Up

Links to check out:
Food Bank For NYC
Share Our Strength
The Ronald Reagans
Guy Fieri
Andrew Zimmern
Nadia G
Food Network
Food & Wine

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, September 30 - November 13, 2011

2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
If you happen to be in Florida check out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from September 30 - November 13, 2011. This looks like an amazing time to try out different cuisines from all over the world with your loved ones. This year's International Food and Wine Festival will feature seminars, tasting events and sumptuous dinners overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs. Over the course of the Festival, there will be 1,200 beer and wine seminars scheduled with complimentary samples.

**All celebrity guests, events and dinners are subject to change without notice.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series - 2011
As with all Disney events, themed entertainment is part of the festivities. Visitors to the Food and Wine Festival can “Eat to the Beat!” The following line-up of performers is scheduled for the 2011 "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series:

09/30 - 10/02 - Taylor Dayne
10/03 - 10/05 - 38 Special
10/06 - 10/07 - Jon Secada
10/08 - 10/09 - Roger Hodgson
10/10 - 10/12 - Billy Ocean
10/13 - 10/16 - Starship
(starring Mickey Thomas)
10/17 - 10/19 - Sugar Ray
10/20 - 10/21 - The Orchestra
(starring former members of ELO)
10/22 - 10/23 - Howard Jones
10/24 - 10/26 - Boyz II Men
10/27 - 10/28 - Gin Blossoms
10/29 - 10/30 - Sister Hazel
10/31 - 11/01 - Hanson
11/02 - 11/03 - The Pointer Sisters
11/04 - 11/06 - Night Ranger
11/07 - 11/08 - Air Supply
11/09 - 11/10 - Richard Marx
11/11 - 11/13 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Performances are at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 at the America Gardens Theater.

HGTV Design Stars
Head to the festival center to get home entertaining tips from some of HGTV's top designers. Festival manager Michael Jenner says "Think about the way interior decorators design a room … and imagine that same creative process brought to the dinner table. It'll be a great way to get ready for all the holidays coming up." The designers will be making appearances every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the festival.

•Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Vern Yip, "HGTV Design Star" and "HGTV Urban Oasis"
•Oct. 7-9 – Monica Pedersen, "Designed to Sell"
•Oct. 14-16 – Erin Loechner, "Design Happens"
•Oct. 21-23 – Taniya Nayak, "Designed to Sell"
•Oct. 28-30 – Kim Stoegbauer, "On-line Party Inspiration"
•Nov. 4-6 – Lisa LaPorta, "Designed to Sell"
•Nov. 11-13 – Emily Henderson, "Secrets From a Stylist" and "HGTV Design Star" winner Season 5 "Design Star"

Dining Experiences
To book, call 407-WDW-FEST. First Bites Opening Reception at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival- An opening reception at the Festival Welcome Center features sampling from the Marketplaces, Wine Seminars, Culinary Demonstrations, merchandise location, celebrities and entertainment.

3D Disney's Dessert Discovery- World ShowPlace Pavilion, This is a dessert lover's dream. Select Thursday and Friday evenings you can sample a variety of desserts and cordials. You will also enjoy VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. 2011 dates: 10/7, 14, 21, 28, 11/4, 11.

Mexico Tequila Tastings- La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion, Taste authentic Mexican tequila. Other offerings include appetizer samples of ceviche and tostada.

Food and Wine Pairings- You will learn about 3 regional wines with 3 tasting size portions of cuisines from select Epcot restaurants. The themes will vary according to location. Featured wineries and menu selections change daily.
•Mondays and Tuesdays

Cheese Seminars- Learn about cheese from the experts at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City and other industry professionals. The featured cheese will be paired with selected wines and introduced by a knowledgeable wine representative. 2011 dates: 10/ 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11/5, 12

Epcot Wine Schools- This school teaches how to taste several regional wines, and concludes with a celebratory reception and certificate of completion. 2011 dates: 10/9, 16, 23, 30, 11/5

Sweet Sundays- A pastry chef or baker demonstrates 3 signature desserts and serves them. Each event includes a warm and intimate breakfast buffet complete with sparkling wines. Sundays from 10:00-12 PM in the Festival Welcome Center. 2011 dates: 10/2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 11/6, 13

Party for the Senses- 2011 dates: 10/ 8, 15, 22, 11/ 5, 12 (7:30-10 pm)

Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French: Grand Marnier Tasting and Interactive Experience- 2011 dates: 10/8, 15, 22, 29, 11/5

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining- 2011 dates: 10/6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 30, 11/1, 2, 3, 7, 10

Kitchen Memories (formerly Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen)- Celebrity chefs host this event, demonstrating how to prepare an appetizer, main course and a dessert. A selection of wines will be paired for each course by a winery representative. 2011 dates: 9/30, 10/7, 14, 21, 18, 11/4, 11/11

2011 Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces
Prices of the menu samples usually range from $3.00 - $7.00

Argentina- Beef Empanda, Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree, Terrazas Reserva Chardonay, Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Terrazas Reserva Torrontes, Terrazas Reserva Malbec

Australia- Seared Barramundi with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula, and Lemon Oil, Grilled Lamp Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction, Lamington (sponge cake dipped in chocolate), Rosemount Traminer Riesling, Marquis Phillips Shiraz, Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, Nugan Estate Riverina Chardonnay

Belgium- Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream, Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, Stella Artois, Godiva Chocolate Ice Coffee, Leffe, Hoegaarden

Brazil- Grilled Pork Skewer with Farofa, Shrimp Stew with Coconut and Lime, Leblon Frozen Caipirinha

Brewer's Collection- Radeberger Pilsner, Schofferhofer Weizen, Hovels, Schlosser Alt, Altenmunster Octoberfest, Altenmunster Dunkel, Altenmunster Marzen, Clausthaler Classic

Canada- Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Maple and Moosehead Beer glazed Salmon with Barley Salad, Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta, Moosehead Beer, Neige Bubble, Neige Sparkling

Caribbean- Ropa Vieja (braised beef) with White Rice, Jerk-spiced Chicken Drumstick, Frozen Dragon Berry Colada, Frozen Rock Coconut Mojito

Charcuterie and Cheese- Cheese Fondue with Croutons and Roasted Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Beef, Duck, and Ham, Martini Prosecco, Ace Joker Hard Cider, MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

China- Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles, Pork Pot Stickers, Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick, Tsingtao Beer, Dragon's Hollow Chardonnay, Green Tee Plum Wine Cooler, Happy Lychee

Craft Beers- 8 Craft Beers

Desserts and Champagne- Strawberry Angel Verrine, Pear Streusel Pudding Cake, Dark Chocolate Sensation, Moet and Chandon White Star Imperial, Rose Imperial, Nectar Imperial, Nectar Imperial Rose

France- Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Garlic and Parsley Snails in Brioche), “Coq au Vin sur gratin de macaroni” Red Wine braised Chicken, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Macaroni Gratin, Creme Brulee au Chocolate au Lait (Chocolate Milk Crème Brulee topped with Caramelized Sugar), Chardonnay, Bouchard Aine & Fils, Merlot, Chateau de Beauregard-Ducourt Bordeaux, Sparkling Pomegranate Kir, Parisian Cosmo Slush (Ciroc Vodka, Grand Marier, Cranberry)

Germany- Spatzle Gratin with Ham and Cheese, Nurnberger Sausage in a Pretzel Roll, Apfel Strudel featuring Werther's Original Karamell Sauce, S.A. Prum Essence Riesling, Hooked Riesling, Gunderlock Diva Spatlese Riesling, Rudi Wiest Rhine River Riesling, Radeberger Pilsner, Hovels,
Altenmunster Octoberfest

Greece- Greek Salad with Pita Bread, Spanakopita, Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki, Baklava, Boutari Moschofilero, Enoteca Emery Athiri Mountain Slopes, Boutari Naoussa, Atlantis White

Hawaii- Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise, Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips, Seven Tiki Mai Tai, Kona Longboard Beer, Kona Pipeline Beer

Hops and Barley- Boston style Crab Cake with Cabbage Slaw and Remoulade, New England Lobster Roll, Pecan Bread Pudding, Samuel Adams Beers: Boston Lager, Octoberfest, Cherry Wheat, 15th Anniversary Festival Beer Coastal Wheat Light, Cream Stout, Blackberry Witbier, Latitude 48 IPA

Ireland- Lobster and Scallop Fisherman's Pie, Kerrygold Cheese Selection, Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache

Italy- Ravioli Di Formaggia all Emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli with Creamy Beef Bolognese Sauce, Parmesean Cheese, and Melted Mozzarella), Cappellini con Gamberi Piccanti (Cappellini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp), Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate Covered Cannoli Shell Filled with Sweet Ricotta Cheese, Chocolate, and Candied Fruit), Dasani Water, Primavera Smoothie, Fantinel Prosecco, Placido Chianti, Placido Pinot Grigio, Moretti

Japan- Spicy Tuna Roll, California Sushi Roll, Tuna Sensation, Wabu Ribettes, Kirin Draft Beer, Hatsumago sake, Denemon Junmai sake

Mexico- Tamal de Pollo, Taco de Chilorio, Esquites (Pan Fried Corn and Spices), Churro, Dos Esqis Beer, Passion Fruit Frozen Margarita, Conga Fruit Punch, Wine L.A. Cetto Chardonnay, Wine L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah

Morocco- Beef in a Pita Pocket, Falafel Pita Pocket, Baklava, Amazigh Red wine, Sangria, Tangerine Mimosa Royale, Iced Mint Tea, Casa Beer

New Zealand- Seared Sea Scallop with Vegetable Slaw and Lemon Oil, Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney, Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot/cabernet Sauvignon, Villa Maria Private Bin Unoaked Hawkes Bay Chardonnay, Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir

Poland- Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, Golabki (Pork stuffed cabbage), Chopin Strawberry Balsamic Chiller

Portugal- Calamari Salad with Fennel, Smoked Paprika and Olive Oil, Linguica Sausage with Onions, Peppers and Olives, Pastel de Nata, Bridao Classico Tinto, Caves Vale do Rodo Douro, Xairel Cartaxo Tinto, Caves Bonifacio Red Wine

Scandinavia- Taste of Scandinavia (Cured Salmon, Herring, and Shrimp Salad), Swedish Meatballs with Lingon Berries, Rice Pudding with Berry Compote, Xanté, Xanté Sunshine

Singapore- Shrimp Cake with Singapore Noodle Salad, Coconut Braised Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice, Singapore Sling, Tiger Beer

South Africa- Flavors of Africa (Salad, Bread, and Spreads), Seared Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Puree and Mango Barbecue Sauce, Goats do Roam White, La Capra Pinotage, La Capra Shiraz, La Capra Chardonnay

South Korea- Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw, Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi, Honey Ginger Tea, Jinro Chamisul Soju, Bohae Bokbunjajoo(Black Raspberry Rice Wine)

United States- Jumbo Turkey Leg, Popcorn in a Souvenir Bucket, Popcorn, Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel, Cream Cheese Pretzel, Pretzel, Cheese Sauce, Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Frozen Slushes, Soft-serve Ice Cream, Frozen Lemonade, Bud Light, Samuel Adams Specialty Brew, Sutter Home Wine

2011 Food & Wine Festival Welcome Center
The Welcome Center is located in Future World East from 9:00 am. - 9:00 pm.
Features include:
•Wine seminars (check the daily schedule - $8/12 person)12 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
•Bottle signings by wine authorities (check the weekly schedule)
•Champagne and Wine Bar
•Official book signings (check the daily schedule)
•Merchandise Shop
•Culinary demonstrations 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM $9 and $13 per person
•Taste Seminars (Friday - Sunday) 2:00 and 6:00 PM
•Authors without Borders featuring food and wine authors (Friday - Sunday) 12:15 PM, 4:00 PM
•Season of the Vine 10/1-11/14 Daily seminars throughout the day

The following listing are the special events that require an admission fee and reservation. Theme park admission may also be needed depending on the event selected - Note that all events/appearances are subject to change without notice.

•Kitchen Memories
•Chocolate Discoveries Seminars
•Party for the Senses
•Signature Dinners
•First Bites Opening Reception
•Cheese Seminars
•Wine Schools
•Sweet Sundays
•Mexico Tequila Tastings
•Food & Wine Pairings

Kitchen Memories - 2011
Formerly Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen, This is a 3-course lunch that highlights preparing a meal with family and friends. The hosts will demonstrate how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert. Each course will be paired with a selection of wines.

Fridays from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. at the Festival Welcome Center
•10/7- John Stewart & Duskie Estes, ZAZU Restaurant; $110
•10/14- Alan Wong, Alan Wong's Restaurants; $110
•10/21- Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine's Eat!; $150
•10/28- Cat Cora - Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort; $150
•11/4- Art Smith, Table Fifty-Two; $110
•11/11- Suvir Saran, Devi Restaurant; $110
Price: $110-$150
Theme park admission is required.

Chocolate Discoveries Seminars - New for 2011
Guests get to sample four different chocolates in their natural bar form while presenters discuss the flavors. Guests will then be able to taste a savory chocolate dish, chocolate desserts and even chocolate-inspired wine and cocktails.
October 9th and 16th and November 6th. Afternoons
Price: $70. Theme park admission is required.

A Party for the Senses - 2011
This popular event takes place each Saturday during the Food and Wine Festival at the World ShowPlace Pavilion located between Canada and United Kingdom Pavilions. Live entertainment presented by Cirque du Soleil. From 7:30 to 10:00pm, you'll enjoy a comfortable lounge filled with tasting stations and entertainment. Each tasting station will be a new sensation for the senses.

NEW this year is the Wine View Lounge - a private area with reserved tables, premium bar and artisinal cheese station.
Every Saturday during the Festival; 7:30 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Price: $145 for a standard ticket, Wine View Lounge access is $260
(includes private tables, entrance 15 minutes early, premium bar, artisanal cheese station and more)

Signature Dinners - 2011
The Signature Dinner is a meal with wine pairings. A Host Chef teams with a Representative from one of the hosting wineries who will present the dinner's wine.
•The Wave…of American Flavors: October 6 Frank Brough, 6:30PM, $155
•The Dining Room – Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: October 12 Chris Albano, 6:30PM, $140
•California Grill: October 13 Brian Piasecki, 6:30PM, $250
•Raglan Road Signature Dinner: October 18 Master Chef Kevin Dundon will host this Signature Dinner. Enjoy a phenomenal dinner while the Chef discusses each dish and describes the tantalizing flavors within. Reservations for this special evening can be booked directly with Raglan Road (407) 938 0300.
•Paradiso 37: October 19 Jose L. Camey, 6:30PM, $125
•Portobello Yacht Club: October 20 Tony Mantuano, 6:30PM, $150
•Epcot Wonders Retreat: October 21 Jens Dahlmann and Chefs of Epcot, 6:30PM, $195
•Victoria & Albert's Signature Dinner: October 23 Chef Scott Hunnel, 6:30pm, Cost is $495 per person, plus tax/gratuities.
•Kouzzina by Cat Cora: October 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Cat Cora, 8:00PM, $155
•Hollywood Brown Derby: October 27 Craig Schleider, 6:30PM, $155
•Jiko Signature Dinner: October 27 Dennis Thompson (Chef) and Robin Back from Spice Route and Fairview Winery in the Paarl wine district of South Africa present a wine-pairing dinner in the beautiful Jiko Cape Town Win Room. Dinner is seven courses. $195. 6:30pm. For reservations, email
•Kouzzina Signature LUNCH: October 30 Cat Cora; 11am; $125
•Citricos: November 1 Phillip Ponticelli, 6:30PM, $175
•Fulton's Crab House: November 2 Brent Sick, 6:30PM, $150
•Flying Fish Cafe: November 3 Tim Keating, 6:30PM, $175
•Radeberger Beer Dinner: November 3 Jens Dahlmann and Chefs of Epcot, 6:30PM, $155
•Yachtsman Steakhouse LUNCH: November 9 Anthony R. De Luca, 12PM, $175
•Bongos Cuban Cafe: November 10 Armando Abreu, 6:30PM, $125

Cheese Seminars - 2011
Learn about cheese from professionals from the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City as well as the Rogue Creamery in Oregon. The cheese will be paired with selected wines.
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. in the Festival Welcome Center
•10/01 — France — Max McCalman
•10/08 — Italy — Erin Hedley
•10/15 — Old World Mountain- Max McCalman
•10/22 — Spain — Waldemar Albrecht–Luna
•10/29 — United States—David Gremmels
•11/05 —France — Max McCalman
•11/12 — Old World Maritime— Max McCalman
Price: $75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Theme park admission is required.

Epcot Wine Schools - 2011
This session teaches you how to distinguish several regional wines by taste. There will be a celebratory reception and certificate of completion.
1:00 — 4:00 p.m. at the Wonders Retreat.
•10/09 — Evan Goldstein MS•10/16 — Fred Dame MS & Brian Koziol MS•10/23 — Sharron McCarthy CSW
•10/30 — Charl du Plesis, Winemaker
•11/06 — Andrew Robinson MS
Price: $135 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Theme park admission is required

Food & Wine Pairings - 2011
Pair 3 regional wines with 3 tasting-size portions of food from select Epcot restaurants. A wine representative will be at each session - themes will vary with location. Featured wineries and menu selections change daily.
•Wednesdays & Saturdays, 2:00–4:00 p.m. — Tutto Italia Ristorante - Italy Pavilion
•Mondays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. — Tokyo Dining - Japan Pavilion
•Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. — Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion
Price: Italy - $65; Morocco and Japan - $55
Theme park admission is required.

Mexico Tequila Tastings - 2011
Taste authentic Mexican tequila, while learning about its history and traditions. There will also be samplings of ceviche and tostada.
La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $45.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Theme park admission is required.

New for 2011 - Mexico Tequila Tastings Plus Lunch
Get a taste of authentic Mexican tequila and lunch as well.
La Hacienda de San Angel Restaurant
Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Price: $65 per person

Sweet Sundays - 2011
Festival Welcome Center (Wonders of Life Pavilion). If you want to satisfy your Sweet Tooth, then this is the event to choose. Top Pastry Chefs will prepare three desserts for you to sample. The session
begins with sparkling wine and a breakfast buffet.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $90 per person plus tax, gratuity included.
Theme park admission is required
•10/02 — John Hui, The Lodge at Pebble Beach•10/09 — Cake Boss Buddy Valestro, Carlo's Bakery
•10/16 — Elizabeth Falkner, Citizen Cake and Orson
•10/23 — Gale Gand, TRU
•10/30 — Geraldine Randlesome, Geraldine's Creative Cutters
•11/06 — David Guas, Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar and Eatery
•11/13 — Warren Brown and Mary Meyers, CakeLove and Love Cafe

For further information go to:

-Sophia/Two Frys