This is definitely not a nail polish post. This will actually be a food post. I'm not a food aficionado. I don't know how to describe textures, flavors, and etc like a top chef, but I wanted to share this post with you.
Yesterday, my boyfriend Joseph and I went to the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. Epcot has the Food & Wine Festival every fall usually for around 6 weeks. Epcot is basically divided into two sections. There is Future World and World Showcase. World Showcase is set up in 11 pavilions each representing a different country. This is neat on it's own, but at the Food & Wine Festival they add around 20 more additional regions and countries with their own food/wine stands.
Each country has around 2-3 small dishes you can enjoy and 2-3 drinks. The food comes on small plates and they range from $3-$5, which I think is pretty reasonable. My boyfriend and I ended up sharing around 8 small plates and were stuffed by the end of it all. We plan on going back so we can try the stuff we missed, so look for part two in the next week or two.
Here is what we had yesterday! Be prepared to get hungry!
Grilled Lamp chop with Potato-Goat Cheese and Shiraz Reduction
Boolgogi BBQ Beef with Steamed Rice and Kimchi
The beef in here was moist and tender. The sauce and spices on the beef was delicious. I cannot tell what was in it, but it was amazing (see, this is why I'm not a food blogger)! The kimchi was crisp and and fresh. It had the right amount of spice. The rice was perfectly sticky? :P
Shrimp Cake on a Sugarcane Skewer with Singapore Noodles
Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream and a Baguette
Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Snails in Garlic and Parsley Brioche)
Greek Salad with Pita Bread
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise.
That was our delicious adventure yesterday. I've noticed as I've gotten older I'm more willing to just try things even if they are unfamiliar. I used to be one to ask for stuff without sauce or certain ingredients because I assumed I wouldn't like them. Now, not so much I'm enjoying how many components of a dish compliment and enhance the flavors of each other.
We'll be going back either next week or the week after to hit on some of the dishes we missed. I don't think you could do this festival in one day unless you spaced it out well, otherwise you'd be about ready to pop!
I hope you enjoyed this different post.