Saturday, November 10, 2012

Spontaneous Saturday: Epcot Food & Wine Festival (Insanely Pic Heavy)

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 $3.25-$7.50, which I think is pretty reasonable.

My boyfriend, and I decided to really soak up this venture this year. We have season passes to Disney, and we live around 20 minutes away so we took full advantage. We visited the Food & Wine festival 5 times over the 6 week course this year! We got to try a lot of food. We typically avoid the alcohol there. One, because we only stay for 2 hours or so and drive home. Two, the alcohol costs just as much and often more than the food. We'd rather eat than drink!

Here are the pics and descriptions of what we ate this year. I'm leaving a review out because there are SO many pictures. Be mindful we're not complete gluttons, this was over 5 separate visits! :P Oh! I can't vouch for the authenticity of the foods from the region either.


 Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies


Steamed Mussels in Hoegarrden Beer Broth with Baguette


"Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and "Minus 8" Onion Jam


Jerk Spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Chutney


Mongolian Beef in a Steamed Bun

Florida Local

White Corn Arepa with Mangalista Pork Rillette and Zellwood Sweet Corn Salad


Coq au Vin sur Gratin de Mararoni (Red Wine Braised Chicken, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Macaroni Gratin)

Creme Brulee au Chocolat au Lait (Chocolate milk Creme Brulee topped with Caramelized Sugar)

Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Garlic and Parlsey Snails in Brioche)


Apple Strudel with Karamel and Vanilla Sauce

Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)

Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll


Kalua Pork Slide with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise

Hops & Barley- America

Lobster Claw Cuddler (not sure what's so cuddly about it lol) chilled with Herb Mayonnaise.

Maine Lobster Roll


Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache

Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie


Salsiccia e "Papacelli" Napoletani (Sweet Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions)


Sukiyaki Beef Pan (Marinated thinly sliced Rib Eye with Sauteed Onions and Teriyaki Sauce served in a bun)

Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna and Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce, and Sesame Oil topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)


Taco de Filete (Steak with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions, served on a flour Tortilla)

Taco de Camaron (Shrimp with Chipotle-lime Mayo, and Cabbage served on flour Tortilla)


Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in Pita Pocket)

New Zealand

Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney

Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara-Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad


Kielbasa and Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions


Taste of Scandinavia (Cured Salmon, Herring, and Shrimp Salad)


Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and "Singa" Sauce

South Korea

Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw

and..that's a wrap! Believe it or not, this was not all they offered there. There was plenty more to try! If you're a foodie or just love food I really recommend visiting Epcot this time of year for the festival. It is a must do thing! We really enjoyed it this year!

Happy Saturday!


  1. this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! you had me drooling)))))))

  2. Yum, yum! I had an early dinner, and I'm super hungry now!

  3. I kept scrolling thinking, "THIS one looks most delicious" with every picture. But the Caribbean jerk w/mango and Maine Lobster dishes caught my eye the most ! By the way, my first time visiting your blog. This was absolutely the best way to snag me in - with food. Love it!

  4. Ooh all that food really looks delicious! But I can state that the Singapore food is definitely not authentic. We don't have mahi-mahi here, nor is there such a thing as "Singa" sauce. But it still looks like it tasted good though!

  5. Yeah, that's why I posted above about that. I think they do try to make a lot of the food "American" friendly, with it being Disney and all. They did have another food option there called Beef Rendang, I'm not sure if that is more authentic or not!

  6. I'm Canadian and I'm surprised they didn't have a gourmet version of Poutine! That all looks soooooo good too! :)

  7. Yumm! Everything looks so delicious.

  8. Ugh, my stomach is growling from just looking at these photos! This is foodie heaven!!

  9. I seriously drooled over here looking at these pics!

  10. These pictures look so yummy, you made me hungry! This time of the year in my home country there's also a festival related to all the foreign communities that came to the town (more than 50) and each presents several special dishes, drinks, costumes, dance, music, etc. It's very popular and there are many hundred of thousands visitors every year. Is a wonderful event and would love to be there now.

  11. oh man! I cannot wait to go back to Food & Wine Festival!


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