Food & Wine Fest Highlight: "Best of Bocuse" Dinner
Recently, we reported tickets to this year's International Food and Wine Festival special events would go on sale August 16. Here is a bit more detail on one such offering: a dinner devoted to French chef Paul Bocuse.
The 3-star Michelin Chef Paul Bocuse helped bring some of his world-class French dining to Epcot in 1982 when he opened the Chefs de France restaurant alongside French chefs Roger Verge and Gaston Lenotr. Now, almost thirty years later, a special dinner is planned from his cookbook "Best of Paul Bocuse" as part of this year's International Food and Wine Festival.
A five-course meal is on tap for that evening, prepared by Chef Francesco Santin who has long been working culinary magic in Bocuse's famous Lyons, France, restaurant l'Auberge du Pont de Collonges. Guests participating in the event can expect to dine on truffle soup, chicken fricasse with morels, snapper with potato "scales" plus a cheese course and sorbet.
French wine-making pioneer Jean-Luc Columbo, a friend of Bocuse, will be on hand to host the evening. Guests can also expect to indulge in some of Columbo's wines.
The dinner is set to take place November 7 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Bistro de Paris in Epcot's France Pavilion. An intimate setting with just 75 seats, the evening will cost $245, which includes gratuity.
As mentioned before, tickets for this event as well as others during the Food & Wine Fest will go on sale August 16. Guests interested in the "Best of Bocuse" night can call 407-WDW-FEST to make reservations then.