Two premium events coming to the Swan Reserve's rooftop Vue venue at this year's Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Jul 12, 2022 in "Walt Disney World Swan Reserve"

Posted: Tuesday July 12, 2022 12:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The return of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, will bring with it an all-new premium experience and return of a past favorite.

The two separately ticketed events are the all-new VIP Champagne & Dessert Party and Master Sommelier-led Grand Tasting. Both will be held at the resort’s new 15th floor event space at the Swan Reserve, The Vue, offering spectacular views of Walt Disney World Resort.

ALL NEW - VIP Champagne & Dessert Party

For the first time in the event’s history, guests can enjoy a VIP champagne and dessert reception which offers the opportunity to enjoy incredible champagnes and sparkling wines paired with the hotel’s award-winning desserts while watching Disney nighttime spectaculars.

The resort’s executive pastry chef and certified sommeliers have teamed up to perfectly pair a selection of sweet offerings. Menu highlights of the VIP Champagne & Dessert Party include:

  • The Dessert of Champions, a pâte à choux doughnut with nitro milk chocolate hazelnut ice cream, milk chocolate chunks, homemade peach marshmallows, hazelnut praline, chocolate pop rocks and vanilla bean peach compote.
  • The Tropical Macaroon, a passion fruit macaroon dipped in Yuzu chocolate, mango crisps and white chocolate pearls.

The VIP Champagne & Dessert Party will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 to 10 p.m., tickets are $150 per person and include access to the private top floor event space, The Vue; unlimited dessert and champagne tastings, and spectacular views of the Disney nighttime spectaculars.

The Grand Tasting

The exclusive, limited space Grand Tasting returns for the first time since 2019 and takes guests palates on a journey of elite wines and champagnes curated by Master Sommelier John Blazon and paired with a custom chef’s table menu from the resort’s Executive Chef Dan Herman. The experience includes a champagne reception and three flights of elite wines. Guests will enjoy the elevated dining experience while elevated 15 stories above the Walt Disney World Resort with amazing views of all four theme parks.

John Blazon, Master Sommelier and Vice President of Sales of the Spire Collection is the former Wine Director for Walt Disney World Resort where he was responsible for the development of wine concepts and standards. With his extensive experience and passion for wine, Blazon will share details of the presented beverages, from their early history to excepted growth in the future, as well as ideas and suggestions for how to best enjoy and pair.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Executive Chef Dan Herman is responsible for overseeing all 22 world-class restaurants and lounges on the resort’s property. He leads the award-winning culinary team which has been recognized with accolades from AAA, USA Today, Fodor’s and have been invited to create multiple meals served at the James Beard House. In his free-time, Herman raises and cares for his own livestock on his personal farm. At heart, Herman is a true farm-to-table chef.

The Grand Tasting event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m., tickets are $395 per person and seating is limited. More information and tickets are available here:

Both events require separate tickets and space is limited. For more information or to purchase, visit,

The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at creatively spaced, outdoor stations featuring culinary and beverage selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

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wdwmagicJul 12, 2022

Two premium events coming to the Swan Reserve's rooftop Vue venue at this year's Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic