2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Announced for Oct. 29–30

by | Sep 10, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW News

Hope you’ve been working on your appetite, because you’re gonna need it come Oct. 29–30. The famous Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin have announced menus for the 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, which includes the return of some bona fide crowd-pleasers.


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Menu Highlights at the 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Cabana - Veg Rice Bowl - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Vegetarian rice bowl. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

The 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic promises to be an appetizing event whether it’s your first or 10th. But it’ll be especially rewarding if you have a past favorite, because it may just be back this year.

Kimonos - Dragon Roll - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Dragon roll. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Among the top popular dishes making a return for the 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are:

  • Shula’s Steak House: Roasted Linz heritage black angus beef tenderloin
    • Served with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and hollandaise sauce
  • Cabana: Vegetarian rice bowl
    • Roasted organic vegetables, seasoned sushi rice, curry sauce, and tempura crunch
  • Kimonos: Dragon Sushi Roll
    • Crispy shrimp, yellowfin tuna, Haas avocado, and kewpie mayonnaise
  • The Pig & The Poke: Traditional Earth-baked Kalua pork
    • Served with steamed white rice, barrel aged tamari, and napa cabbage
  • Chinatown: Yu Chen’s Shanghai dumpling
    • Pan-roasted pork dumpling with spicy sauce
  • Beer Garden: Poutine
    • Yukon Gold fries, house gravy, and cheddar cheese curds

Sounds incredible, no? Well, wait until you get a load of some of the new options the Swan and Dolphin are touting. They say that some of the new highlights to look out for at the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic this year include:

  • The Swan Reserve: Grilled mahi mahi
    • Served with Tuscan kale, toasted fregola sarda, and Spanish caper sauce
  • Frida’s Kitchen: Croquetas
    • Fried smoked ham and cheese dumpling with cilantro crema
  • Il Mulino: Brandade black pepper agnolotti
    • Served with wilted sweet onion, eggplant, tomato petals, crispy pancetta, and nduja vinaigrette
  • The Swan and Dolphin Pastry: Bourbon apples
    • Caramelized apples, bourbon vanilla ice cream, caramel whipped ganache, almond pound cake, and honey granola crumble

Your Complete 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Menu

Chinatown - Shanghai Dumpling - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Yu Chen’s Shanghai dumpling. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

If you plan on making the 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic part of your October itinerary, you may want to consider making it a two-fer. There will be different menus for the Friday and Saturday events—and you’re definitely going to have a tough time picking between one or the other.

Friday’s Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Menu

Kimonos - Kimonos Roll - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Kimonos roll. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

  • Shula’s Steak House
    • Roasted Linz heritage black angus beef tenderloin
      • Served with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and hollandaise sauce
  • Smokin D’s BBQ
    • Hand-crafted smoked pork belly
      • Served with Apple butter-bourbon barbeque, buttered grits, shaved radish, and roasted chestnut puree
  • Todd English’ BlueZoo
    • Seasonal favorites
  • Il Mulino
    • Brandade black pepper agnolotti
      • Served with wilted sweet onion, eggplant, tomato petals, crispy pancetta, and nduja vinaigrette
  • Kimonos
    • Kimonos Roll
      • Ahi tuna, yellowtail, sustainable salmon, and wasabi mayonnaise
  • Frida’s Kitchen
    • Tacos al pastor
      • Spit roasted marinated pork shoulder, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a toasted flour tortilla
  • The Swan Reserve
    • Tonnarelli Alle Vongole
      • House-made tonnarelli pasta with baby clams, roasted tomato sauce, Calabrian chile, and guanciale
  • Cabana
    • Vegetarian rice bowl
      • Roasted organic vegetables, seasoned sushi rice, curry sauce, and tempura crunch
  • The Fountain
    • Maryland-style crab cakes
      • Old Bay remoulade, avocado puree, vinegar pepper, and Mache salad
  • Picabu
    • Lemon pepper seared salmon
      • Served with charred broccoli, quinoa, and Meyer lemon sauce
  • Chinatown
    • Yu Chen’s Shanghai dumpling
      • Pan-roasted pork dumpling with spicy sauce
Pig & Poke - Tuna Poke - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Tuna poke. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

  • The Pig & The Poke
    • Traditional Earth-baked kalua pork
      • Served with steamed white rice, barrel aged tamari, and napa cabbage
    • Tuna Poke
      • Hawaiian yellowfin tuna, koho sushi rice, avocado relish, and crispy fried wonton
  • Hang 10

Hearts of palm ceviche

  • Thinly shaved fresh hearts of palm, citrus, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, and Bermuda onion

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Beer Garden - Bavarian Style Warm Pretzel - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Bavarian-style warm pretzel. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

  • Beer Garden
    • Bavarian-style warm pretzel
      • Served with German mustard and lager beer cheese
    • Crispy Korean-style BBQ chicken wings
      • With smoky gochujang BBQ sauce
    • Poutine
      • Yukon Gold fries, house gravy, and cheddar cheese curds
    • Wagyu Sloppy Joe
      • Served with a pickle chip
  • Swan and Dolphin Pastry
    • German chocolate cake
      • Warm chocolate pecan brownie, coconut cream, caramelized pecans, toasted coconut, and fudge icing

Saturday’s Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Menu

Beer Garden - Wagyu Sloppy Joe - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Wagyu sloppy Joe. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

  • Shula’s Steak House
    • Roasted Linz heritage black angus beef tenderloin
      • Served with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and hollandaise sauce
  • Smokin D’s BBQ
    • Black pepper smoked beef brisket
      • Served with braised greens, white corn spoon bread, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and smoked tomato barbeque sauce
  • Todd English’ BlueZoo
    • Seasonal favorites
  • Il Mulino
    • House-made ricotta cheese & herb ravioli
      • Served with carrot marmellata, toasted almond-raisin, celery, radish, pea shoots, and mint oil
  • Kimonos
    • Dragon Sushi Roll
      • Crispy shrimp, yellowfin tuna, Haas avocado, and kewpie mayonnaise
  • Frida’s Kitchen
    • Croquetas
      • Fried smoked ham and cheese dumpling with cilantro crema
  • The Swan Reserve
    • Grilled mahi mahi
      • Served with Tuscan kale, toasted fregola sarda, and Spanish caper sauce
  • Cabana
    • Arkansas “BLT”
      • Fried green tomato, double smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, and pimiento cheese
  • The Fountain
    • Beef sliders
      • Hand-formed angus beef patty, truffle aioli, Hobb’s bacon, and Roma tomato chutney
  • Picabu
    • Red wine-braised beef
      • Served with new potatoes, field mushrooms, and organic vegetables
  • Chinatown
    • Yu Chen’s Shanghai dumpling
      • Pan-roasted pork dumpling with spicy sauce
Pig & Poke - Earth Baked Kalua Pork - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Earth-baked Kalua pork. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

  • The Pig & The Poke
    • Traditional Earth-baked Kalua pork
      • Served with steamed white rice, barrel aged tamari, and napa cabbage
    • Tuna Poke
      • Hawaiian yellowfin tuna, koho sushi rice, avocado relish, and crispy fried wonton
  • Hang 10
    • Hearts of palm ceviche
      • Thinly shaved fresh hearts of palm, citrus, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, and Bermuda onion
Beer Garden - Poutine - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Poutine. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

  • Beer Garden
    • Bavarian-style warm pretzel
      • Served with German mustard and lager beer cheese
    • Crispy Korean-style BBQ chicken wings
      • With smoky gochujang BBQ sauce
    • Poutine
      • Yukon Gold fries, house gravy, and cheddar cheese curds
    • Wagyu Sloppy Joe
      • Served with a pickle chip
  • Swan and Dolphin Pastry
    • Bourbon apples
      • Caramelized apples, bourbon vanilla ice cream, caramel whipped ganache, almond pound cake, and honey granola crumble
Smokin' D's - Smoked Pork Belly - 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Smoked pork belly. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Tickets for both nights are $165 per person. The 2021 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic runs from 5:30–9 PM both evenings.


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Written by Kyle Johnson

Written by Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.