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Old 08-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #496
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On a sad note, not sure when I'll get there now. It would still be the 10th at the latest, but my BFF, whose family I was bringing down earlier, just found out the her DH's lung cancer came back and is now a stage IV. She's determined to make this trip as it will probably be their last as a family (boys will be 7 and 5) so I'm praying he makes it. Please say a little prayer or think a good thoughts if you could.

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I've been going over the paid events. I would really like to do PFTS and since you ladies convinced me to bring our little scooter tray tables, we can do the Classic on Friday and PFTS on Saturday. I want to do a lunch and am looking at either the Tequila, or one of the Italian ones. I can't do the wine pairing one because it would be the same night as Flying Fish and that woud just be too much to each in one day, so maybe the beer or the regional lunch.
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I'm so sorry to hear this Tracy.


I've been going over the paid events. I would really like to do PFTS and since you ladies convinced me to bring our little scooter tray tables, we can do the Classic on Friday and PFTS on Saturday. I want to do a lunch and am looking at either the Tequila, or one of the Italian ones. I can't do the wine pairing one because it would be the same night as Flying Fish and that woud just be too much to each in one day, so maybe the beer or the regional lunch.
Alison,

Elin did the Via Pizza & Beer tasting last year so she can give you her thoughts on that. Her pictures looked very appetizing!

We've done the Tutto Food & Wine pairing and it was FABULOUS!! We had a Citricos ADR for that evening (figuring the Food & Wine Pairing was just tastings and we would want dinner) but every one of us was still full from the Pairing!!! We ended up ordering appetizers at Citricos!

I've heard good reviews of the Tequila lunch.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #498
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I saw Elin's pictures last year. The pizza was way cool how they made three different types in one pie and I imagine that the beer tasted different with each one.

I'm leaning toward the tequila, only becuase I would pick Saturday and we won't really be doing a lot of the kiosks on that day due to how busy they get. We could do the Tequila lunch, go back to BCV enjoy the pool relax and get ready for PFTS. The other lunches are on weekdays (which would cut into my kiosk time and appetite).

Has anyone ever done the single tickets for the S&D Classic? I was thinking about that because, it might be more worth it for us. Fran can't really drink because she takes so much morphine that alcohol is a bad idea. Neither of us have very big appetites any more, so I was thinking we might get by just trying the things one at a time and buying the tickets for the items. I would have the wine, but she would probably pass.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #499
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I saw Elin's pictures last year. The pizza was way cool how they made three different types in one pie and I imagine that the beer tasted different with each one.

I'm leaning toward the tequila, only becuase I would pick Saturday and we won't really be doing a lot of the kiosks on that day due to how busy they get. We could do the Tequila lunch, go back to BCV enjoy the pool relax and get ready for PFTS. The other lunches are on weekdays (which would cut into my kiosk time and appetite).

Has anyone ever done the single tickets for the S&D Classic? I was thinking about that because, it might be more worth it for us. Fran can't really drink because she takes so much morphine that alcohol is a bad idea. Neither of us have very big appetites any more, so I was thinking we might get by just trying the things one at a time and buying the tickets for the items. I would have the wine, but she would probably pass.
Alison - last year I did the single tickets on my second night! I had booked the wine blending seminar the first day and wasn't even planning to do the Causeway tasting -- until I saw it!!!! I did the all-you-can-eat Friday night, and couldn't resist coming back Saturday!!

I don't remember the number of single tickets I bought (but I believe I spent $15) and that was plenty! (although I might have still been stuffed from Friday night when I went on a bit of a tasting spree!)
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Elin, I tend to agree. I think experiencing the Food & Wine Classic will be all the special events we need!

I do plan to book one wine and one culinary for when JD is here -- but he doesn't arrive until the 12th.
Once the girls are settled into their "new lives" and are certain that they will be able to join us for part of our trip I am sure we will look at booking one of the deminars. But that might not be until late in August. Part of what determines what we book will be based on availability then!
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We have done the Italian Food & Wine Pairing and loved it. One of the best things we have ever done at F&W Festival.

The Beer & Pizza pairing at Via Napoli was a huge surprise to us last year. We were expecting beer. and pizza. And instead got good beers and great foods. I can post pictures if anyone is interested, but you can also find them on here somewhere...
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Thank you all for your prayers - they'll see the oncologist on Friday, so we'll know a bit more then. My BFF is holding up pretty well.

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Has anyone ever done the single tickets for the S&D Classic? I was thinking about that because, it might be more worth it for us. Fran can't really drink because she takes so much morphine that alcohol is a bad idea. Neither of us have very big appetites any more, so I was thinking we might get by just trying the things one at a time and buying the tickets for the items. I would have the wine, but she would probably pass.
OOOOO - that's a great idea. I bought the ticket for Saturday night, but wasn't sure what I would be doing Friday...maybe I'll go that way with it.
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Putting together our list of must do's. My DH is not so sure the
Discovery of Grand Marnier is going to be worth the price $65.00 pp. Expecially after he read the one review attached to it. A man and his wife attended and wrote they were very upset at the price and little food and hardly any alcohol in the samples. I know a couple of you went last year I believe Elin and Laura...but my brain is a bit fried today. Can anyone who attended give me their thoughts please. I would love to go. Here is the listing for 2012.

This seminar showcases the talents of a Grand Marnier cocktail master. Included:
* Indulge in a glass of Champagne
* Sample several Grand Marnier tastings
* Savor two specialty desserts
* Mixology lesson
Read the details on the 2010 Grand Marnier Tasting here.

When: Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 21 from 2:45-4:15PM
Where: Festival Center
Pricing $65.00

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Putting together our list of must do's. My DH is not so sure the
Discovery of Grand Marnier is going to be worth the price $65.00 pp. Expecially after he read the one review attached to it. A man and his wife attended and wrote they were very upset at the price and little food and hardly any alcohol in the samples. I know a couple of you went last year I believe Elin and Laura...but my brain is a bit fried today. Can anyone who attended give me their thoughts please. I would love to go. Here is the listing for 2012.

This seminar showcases the talents of a Grand Marnier cocktail master. Included:
* Indulge in a glass of Champagne
* Sample several Grand Marnier tastings
* Savor two specialty desserts
* Mixology lesson
Read the details on the 2010 Grand Marnier Tasting here.

When: Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 21 from 2:45-4:15PM
Where: Festival Center
Pricing $65.00

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Ann,

Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French: We felt it was a great bargain, but it was less expensive then ($45 I believe).

We had fun, plus we had our fill of food & beverages. And if I remember correctly, there was a lot of tasting, shaking and indulging going on!!

It was held in Bistro and we had the place to ourselves. It's too bad Bistro is being rehabbed and you'll have to be in the Festival Center (although I love the Festival Center!).

I think that if it's something you want to do, you should do it!

Did I just help or hurt?!!
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Thank you Laura. Maybe I missed another Grand Mariner seminar? I will go check the list. This sounds interesting and would be fun.

I am looking at the Italian lunch and wine one which is the same price if I remember correctly. I need to do some more research, but I have to have something to eat first. All this food talk and all I have had today is a cup of coffee.

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Thank you Laura. Maybe I missed another Grand Mariner seminar? I will go check the list. This sounds interesting and would be fun.

I am looking at the Italian lunch and wine one which is the same price if I remember correctly. I need to do some more research, but I have to have something to eat first. All this food talk and all I have had today is a cup of coffee.

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I think Taste, Shake & Indulge morphed into "Discovery of Grand Marnier". They changed the name and raised the price!
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This was the 2010 info: (Thank you Disneyfoodblog.com )

"When: Saturdays in October from 2:30-4:30 PM at Bistro de Paris in Epcot’s France Pavilion.
What: The seminars will consist of tasting a full range of Grand Marnier liqueurs and a mini-class on how to shake and muddle Grand Marnier cocktails. Guests will be treated to Bistro de Paris-prepared flambeed crepes Suzette and frozen souffle glace.
Pricing: Cost will be $45 per person, including tax. Epcot admission is required and must be paid separately.
To Book: Call 407-WDW-FEST after 7AM on July 20th, 2010."


Definitely worth the $45 we spent!
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I agree with Laura that for $45 it was a great bargain, Ann. For $65 and having it in the Festival Center... that I am not so sure about. FYI - We had PLENTY to drink!!
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My "old' DVC friend to book a studio for the girls for 10/11-15. There is NOTHING available anywhere for those dates!
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I agree with Laura that for $45 it was a great bargain, Ann. For $65 and having it in the Festival Center... that I am not so sure about. FYI - We had PLENTY to drink!!
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My "old' DVC friend to book a studio for the girls for 10/11-15. There is NOTHING available anywhere for those dates!
I'm sure all the DVC have been booked for quite awhile now. At the 7 month mark things were booking up pretty quickly.

Any non-DVC availability? I'm sure Swan & Dolphin are booked by now. How about a Value? Any availability there? Worst case would they consider one of the DTD good neighbor resorts? Allears and Mousesavers often have links with some great rates for those hotels.
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