Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Going around the world experiencing Food, Wine and Fun!
One of my favorite times to go to the parks is during the fall. The summer heat is starting to disappear replaced by cooler temperature that makes visiting all the attractions worthwhile. Personally I have no idea how visitors have the courage to travel thousands of miles to hustle through 60+ minutes lines roasting on 100 degree temperature.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
My favorite park, my perfect weather, food and wine. What more can you ask for? Every year Epcot showcases great unique appetizer size meals from different countries. Each entree comes with a choice of different types of wines truly providing everyone with a delightful culinary experience.
There are 11 countries in Epcot: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom Canada.
However the food and wine are represented from more countries. Below is the list of all the countries and their menu:
Argentina- Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanda, Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree, Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec, Bodega Norton Cosecha Tardia, Kaiden Cabernet, Pasual Toso Torontes
Australia- Seared Barramundi with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula, and Lemon Oil, Grilled Lamp Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction, Lamington (sponge cake dipped in chocolate), Rosemount Traminer Riesling, Marquis Phillips Shiraz, Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, Nugan Estate Riverina Chardonnay
Belgium- Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream, Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Chream, Stella Artois, Godiva Chocolate Ice Coffe, Leffe, Hoegaarden
Brazil- Grilled Pork Skewer with Farofa, Shrimp Stew with Coconut and Lime, Leblon Frozen Caipirinha
Brewer's Collection- Radeberger Pilsner, Schofferhofer Weizen, Hovels, Schlosser Alt, Altenmunster Octoberfest, Altenmunster Dunkel, Altenmunster Marzen, Clausthaler Classic
Canada- Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Maple Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad, Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta, Nanaimo Bar, Moosehead Beer, Vidal Icewine, Chateau De Charmes Riesling, St. David's Bench Vineyard Merlot.
NEW! Caribbean- Ropa Vieja (braised beef) with White Rice, Jerk-spiced Chicken Drumstick, Frozen Dragon Berry Colada, Frozen Rock Coconut Mojito
Charcuterie and Cheese- Cheese Fondue with Croutons and Roasted Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Beef, Duck, and Ham, Martini Prosecco, Ace Joker Hard Cider, MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
China- Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles, Pork Pot Stickers, Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick, Tsingtao Beer, Dragon's Hollow Chardonnay, Green Tee Plum Wine Cooler, Happy Lychee
NEW! Craft Beers- 8 Craft Beers
Desserts and Champagne- Strawberry Angel Verrine, Pear Streusel Pudding Cake, Dark Chocolate Sensation, Moet and Chandon White Star Imperial, Rose Imperial, Nectar Imperial, Nectar Imperial Rose
France- Escargots Persillade en Brioche, Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed Potatoes, Creme Brulee au Chocolate au Lait, Merlot, Chateau Des Deux Rives, Bordeaux, Chardonnay, Private Selection Barton and Guestier, Sparkling Pomegranate Kir, Parisien Cosmo Slush
Germany- Spatzle Gratin with Ham and Cheese, Nurnberger Sausage in a Pretzel Roll, Apfel Strudel featuring Werther's Original Karamell Sauce, S.A. Prum Essence Riesling, Hooked Riesling, Gunderlock Diva Spatlese Riesling, Rudi Wiest Rhine River Riesling, Radeberger Pilsner, Hovels, Altenmunster Octoberfest
Greece- Greek Salad with Pita Bread, Spanakopita, Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki, Baklava, Boutari Moschofilero, Enoteca Emery Athiri Mountain Slopes, Boutari Naoussa, Atlantis White
NEW! Hawaii- Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise, Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips, Seven Tiki Mai Tai, Kona Longboard Beer, Kona Pipeline Beer
Hops and Barley- Boston style Crab Cake with Cabbage Slaw and Remoulade, New England Lobster Roll, Pecan Bread Pudding, Samuel Adams Beers: Boston Lager, Octoberfest, Cherry Wheat, 15th Anniversary Festival Beer Coastal Wheat Light, Cream Stout, Blackberry Witbier, Latitude 48 IPA
Ireland- Lobster and Scallop Fisherman's Pie, Kerrygold Cheese Selection, Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache
Italy- Polpettine Toscane with a Rosemary Breadstick, Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Bolognese Sauce, Melted Mozzarella, Cannolo Al Cioccolato, Primavera Fruit Smoothie, Fantinel Prosecco, Chianti Placido Banfi, Pinot Sartori, Moretti Beer
Japan- Spicy Tuna Roll, California Sushi Roll, Tuna Sensation, Wabu Ribettes, Kirin Draft Beer, Hatsumago sake, Denemon Junmai sake
Mexico- Tamal de Pollo, Taco de Chilorio, Esquites (Pan Fried Corn and Spices), Churro, Dos Esqis Beer, Passion Fruit Frozen Margarita, Conga Fruit Punch, Wine L.A. Cetto Chardonnay, Wine L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah
Morocco- Beef in a Pita Pocket, Falafel Pita Pocket, Baklava, Amazigh Red wine, Sangria, Tangerine Mimosa Royale, Iced Mint Tea, Casa Beer
New Zealand- Seared Sea Scallop with Vegetable Slaw and Lemon Oil, Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney, Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot/cabernet Sauvignon, Villa Maria Private Bin Unoaked Hawkes Bay Chardonnay, Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir
Poland- Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, Golabki (Pork stuffed cabbage), Chopin Strawberry Balsamic Chiller
NEW! Portugal- Calamari Salad with Fennel, Smoked Paprika and Olive Oil, Linguica Sausage with Onions, Peppers and Olives, Pastel de Nata, Bridao Classico Tinto, Caves Vale do Rodo Douro, Xairel Cartaxo Tinto, Caves Bonifacio Red Wine
NEW! Scandinavia- Taste of Scandinavia (Cured Salmon, Herring, and Shrimp Salad), Swedish Meatballs with Lingon Berries, Rice Pudding with Berry Compote, Xanté, Xanté Sunshine
Singapore- Shrimp Cake with Singapore Noodle Salad, Coconut Braised Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice, Singapore Sling, Tiger Beer
South Africa- Flavors of Africa (Salad, Bread, and Spreads), Seared Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Puree and Mango Barbecue Sauce, Goats do Roam White, La Capra Pinotage, La Capra Shiraz, La Capra Chardonnay
South Korea- Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw, Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi, Honey Ginger Tea, Jinro Chamisul Soju, Bohae Bokbunjajoo(Black Raspberry Rice Wine)
What some visitors don't know is that during the Food and Wine Festival, Epcot hosts some pretty cool special festival experiences. These do cost additional.
Party for the Senses - Enjoy international cuisine, musical performances by popular hit-makers and awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil acts. Starts at $60 per person.
3D Disney's Dessert Discovery - During this sweet experience at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, enjoy desserts, cordials and a V.I.P. viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. $60 per person.
Culinary Demonstrations - Learn to create mouthwatering dishes at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! Join celebrated chefs and beverage professionals for these 45-minute culinary demonstrations. $14.99 per person.
Mixology Seminars - Join us for Happy Hour at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! A mixologist demonstrates the art of preparing trendy and classic cocktails, then serves you the final product. Cheers! $14.99 per person.
Wine/Beverage Seminars - Savor worldly wines or refreshing beverages at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. As you sample, a featured winery principal or beverage expert will offer you helpful tips and techniques. $14.99 per person.
I really recommend anyone visiting Orlando at this time to check out Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, it truly is my personal favorite thing to do during the fall.
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