The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is celebrating 20 years with the co-hosts of one of ABC’s most popular shows.
From OrlandoBusinessJournal.com: The Chew is on location for the first time in its five-season history, taping episodes at Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot Center. Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon are taking center stage at Epcot’s International Gateway Oct. 7-9 — and Central Florida tourism will be in the spotlight when the episodes air, Oct. 12-16.
Co-host Daphnie Oz couldn’t make the trip, but the fans sure did as each taping is at capacity.
The show’s impact on this year’s gastro-fest is not limited to the tapings. Two new festival marketplaces featuring Chew-inspired creations are at the center of the festival’s first-ever expansion into the park’s Future World.
The Sustainable Chew marketplace offers dishes inspired by the co-hosts, and The Chew Lab mixes culinary tech and science to serve up innovative dishes like the liquid nitro chocolate almond truffle.
Co-hosts prepared special dishes, showed footage they took while touring Walt Disney World Resort and even made a dish that features some foods served to the residents of Disney’s Animal Kingdom — proving that all creatures, great and small, eat well at Disney.
Check out the photo gallery, taken during a taping of The Chew that will air on Thursday, and Oct 15.