Colortopia Presented By Glidden Is Now Open At Epcot

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Colortopia Presented By Glidden Is Now Open At Epcot

New interactive exhibit creates colorful experiences for Guests of all ages

Colortopia Presented by Glidden is a new and colorful experience opened at Epcot, and it is such a great addition to Innoventions East!

Colortopia is an interactive, educational experience that is full of memories, inspiration, and fun.

Colortopia Glidden Epcot Innoventions

To experience the Colortopia exhibit, the Glidden brand has created three unique walk-through areas that bring to life color theory, the psychology of color and the perception of color, all while engaging Guests in fun and surprising hands-on activities.

Colortopia Glidden Epcot Innoventions

The three areas of the exhibit include:

  • The Power of Color – After you enter this specially designed standing theater, you find yourself engulfed in color that is overwhelming in the best way possible to explore the psychology of color. It really gets you thinking of the immediate response and memories that color holds.

Colortopia Glidden Epcot Innoventions

  • The Color Lab – There are two activities located inside The Color Lab area that are incredibly interactive and competitive.

    In Color Mix ‘n Match, you use slides to mix red, green and blue to create bold new colors. I played this game several times through, because it was incredibly interesting to learn how color is mixed and tons of competitive fun. I don’t mean to brag…but I am a Honolulu Color Guru!

    Spinning Spectrums is the second interactive area in The Color Lab that shows the persistence of vision through painted spinning discs. Before pressing the buttons you have to guess what color their eyes will perceive once the multi-colored discs start to spin quickly, which is trickier than you may think!

Colortopia Glidden Epcot Innoventions

  • Color Our World –  Guests can play with fun color shadows while they wait to receive a magic paint brush, which they can use in the studio to bring the world around them to life with their personal color choices.

Combining Glidden paint’s rich tradition of innovation and color inspiration with the creative power of Walt Disney Imagineering was a perfect collaboration to create a one-of-a-kind experience that engages visitors with color in ways they never have before,” said Max Wetzel, chief marketing officer and general manager of home centers, PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, makers of Glidden paint. “With the Glidden brand, we know the important role color plays when selecting paint for your home. Color also has a powerful role in our everyday lives, and it is truly brought to life in the Colortopia exhibit.

Colortopia by Glidden paint demonstrates that color is not only a visual treat, but also a dynamic and emotional experience that fits in well with Disney’s history in color exploration and innovation.

Starting with Disney’s premier full-color film in 1932, our company has been fascinated by color,said Melissa Valiquette, vice president, Epcot. That fascination is evident throughout our parks and our resorts and is why we’re thrilled to collaborate with Glidden as we work together to bring Colortopia to life for our guests.”

Colortopia Glidden Epcot Innoventions

If you think that the fun ends when you leave the 3,700 square-foot exhibit you’re wrong!

The Colortopia experience extends beyond the exhibit with the Colortopia mobile app and website, allowing Guests to bring a world of colorful fun into their own homes.

Colortopia Glidden Epcot Innoventions

I can’t wait to share more about the Colortopia App soon! 

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando To Host James Beard Foundation Dinner #JBFOrlando

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando To Host James Beard Foundation Dinner

Experience an exceptional dinner event on December 5 featuring 10 amazingly talented chefs from across the US

While Central Florida may be known year-round for theme parks, its growing culinary scene is putting Orlando in the spotlight as well.  PEOPLE magazine recently named Orlando one of its “foodiest” cities in America, and Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is pleased to be a part of the growing restaurant options, featuring six unique dining establishments including the flagship AAA Four Diamond Capa restaurant, the Resort’s stunning rooftop Spanish-influenced steakhouse.

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On Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Four Seasons Resort Orlando chefs are pleased to join forces with legendary chefs from across the country. Capa will host a James Beard Foundation celebrity chef tour dinner, featuring award winning talents including:

  • Gerard Craft, 2015 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef-Midwest, known as St. Louis’ preeminent chef-restaurateur at flagship Niche as well as at Brasserie by Niche, Taste and Pastaria
  • Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky and Top Chef
  • Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois, Top Chef Masters and James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Midwest
  • Michael Sullivan of Creekstone Farms Beef in Arkansas City, Kansas, formerly of Blackberry Farms, Tennessee
  • Norman Van Aken, of Norman’s restaurant in Orlando, Florida and James Beard Award winner for Best Chef South East
  • Stefan Riemer, Pastry Chef, Food & Beverage Development, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • James Tidwell, Master Sommelier, of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas

The special guests will accompany host chefs:

Four Seasons Resort Orlando James Beard Host Chef Fabrizio Schenardi

The eight-course dinner menu includes:

  • Course 1: Beef carpaccio salad by Chef Michael Sullivan
  • Course 2: “Bass Under Glass” red wine reduction sauce under a potato torta by Chef Norman Van Aken
  • Course 3: Roasted winter squash, spiced squash puree, squash vinegar caramel, seeds, Missouri goat cheese and mint by Chef Gerard Craft
  • Course 4: Ravioletto filled with crescenza cheese, brown butter, parmigiana reggiano, white truffles by Chef Tony Mantuano
  • Course 5: Veal cheeks braised in Barolo chinato; polenta and roasted chestnuts “chicche” by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi
  • Course 6: Seared ribeye, gochujang butter, grits, radish bottarga by Chef Edward Lee
  • Course 7: Imported cheese display presented by Chef Tim Dacey
  • Course 8: Gianduja-citrus crèmeux with dehydrated milk foam and vanilla Chantilly by Stefan Riemer

Each course includes a wine pairing. The phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime meal is available for USD 235 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations call 407 313 6161 or buy tickets online.

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About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures and honours America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. In September of 2012, JBF launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the US Department of State’s Office of Protocol and helped create the American Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food products, and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history through international programs and initiatives.

Interact on Social Media

Get social with Four Seasons Resort Orlando and tag @FSOrlando and @BeardFoundation in posts including the event hashtag #JBFOrlando.

Find and tag some of the special guests:

Gerard Craft

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  • Insta: @GerardFCraft
  • Twitter: @GerardFCraft

Edward Lee

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  • Insta: @ChefEdwardLee
  • Twitter: @ChefEdwardLee

Tony Mantuano

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  • Insta: @TonyMantuano
  • Twitter: @TonyMantuano

Michael Sullivan

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  • Insta: @CreekstoneFarms
  • Twitter: @CreekstoneFarms

Norman Van Aken

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  • Insta: @Normanvanaken
  • Twitter: @Normanvanaken

Master Sommelier James Tidwell

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  • Insta: @WineJames
  • Twitter: @WineJames
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