Wow!!! How are we already in August?! Didn’t summer just begin?
Since we are in August, we are now officially one month away from the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to begin, starting on September 27 (and lasts until November 11.)
There are many great activities that surround the Festival, from the special premium events, to the demonstrations and seminars, to the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, to what is arguable the thing that most people look forward to during the Food and Wine Festival…the Marketplace Booths.
Since we love to talk food here on Fridays, I thought I’d share with you which booths are scheduled to be on hand for this year’s Festival, as well as what food and beverage options are going to be available for guests to imbibe in and enjoy.
Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein™ Chick’n Breast
Chili Colorado with House-made Chips and Cashew Cheese featuring Gardein™ Beefless Tips*
Chocolate Cake with Coconut Mousse and Passion Fruit Sauce
Fresh Watermelon Juice
Napa Smith Organic IPA
The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
The Vegan Vine Red Blend
Brazil (All-New Menu):
Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers, Hearts of Palm and Steamed Rice
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro
Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
Carnaval Moscato White
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça
Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée
Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
Terrazas Reserva Malbec
Terrazas Reserva Torrontes
Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon
Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini
Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
Pavlova (Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Driscoll’s® Berries and Vanilla Custard)
Rosemont Estate Pinot Grigio
Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay
Rosemont Estate Merlot
Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz
Shrimp Taco with Purple Cabbage
Taco de Ribeye with Salsa de Chipotle
Dos Equis Beer
Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice
Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce
Marqués de Caceres Satinela
Singapore Sing featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring (garnished with Cherry Man Farm-to-Market All-Natural maraschino cherry)
Mongolian Beef in a Steamed Bun
Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles
Silky Spun Ice with Toppings (three flavors: Coconut, Strawberry, Chocolate)
Tsing Tao Beer
Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
Kung Fu Punch with Vodka
Happy Lychee with Vodka
Lychee Aerated Water
Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce
Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
Bohae Black Raspberry Wine – Bokbunjajoo
Jinro Chamisul Soju
Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju
Berbere Style Beef with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, Okra and Pap
Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket
Man Vintners Chenin Blanc
The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)
Porcupine Ridge Syrah
Almond Crusted Blue Cheese Soufflé with Fig Jam
Artisan Cheese Selection: Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Triple Crème Brie, Wijngaard
Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc
Beer Flight 1: Dogfish Head Brewery Namaste, Abita Brewing Company Fall Fest, Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy, Florida Beer Company Devil’s Triangle
Beer Flight 2: New Belgium Brewing Company Fat Tire, Widmer Brother s Brewing Alchemy Ale, Red Hook Audible Ale, Sierra Nevada Torpedo®
There are a ton of great options that I personally cannot wait to dine on, with my absolute favorite booths being Ireland, because of the Fisherman’s Pie; France due to the Crème Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait; and the Kalua Pork Slider from Hawaii. Of course, each year, new options are added and booth menus are changed, making me come up with a HUGE list of things I want to try for this year.
My suggestion, for those who do want to eat around World Showcase, is to make sure to share. There is NO way to eat everything you want all by yourself. If you do want to eat everything by yourself, make sure that you go back more than one day.
If visiting, try to visit on the weekdays. The weekends are crazy busy thanks to locals.
Finally, if you are visiting, consider getting the gift cards that they sell for the event, which have a stretchy bracelet attached so you can carry it on your wrist. That way, you can set the amount on it that you want and attempt to not overspend. If you are on the dining plans, the snack credits are eligible for many of the items that are sold at the Marketplaces.
Man! I’m getting pumped just thinking about it all! What booths are you looking forward to the most for this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
If you are excited like I am and want to learn more about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, make sure to check this out.
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