“Hiya Pal!”

The Food and Wine Festival will start in just over one month! This is the first year my family will not be attending the tasty festival. We have been the past two years and have always had a great time. For those of you who have never experienced this event, or have not been to the World Showcase in Epcot; Epcot split into two separate parks Future World and the World Showcase. The World Showcase is semi-circle wrapped around a reflective lagoon featuring pavilions representing eleven different countries consisting of shops and restaurants in each to embody the respective countries culture and cuisine. The cast members working in each pavilion are citizens of that country to maintain authenticity. You can get an authentic multi-cultural experience just by touring the World Showcase during any visit throughout the year. During Food and Wine kiosks selling small plates and drinks representing regional and international cuisines are offered prices range from $3-$8. There were four new booths and 39 new dishes added along with 47 new cocktails, beers, wine and ciders to this year’s collection making a total of 35 different kiosks to experiences delicious specialty recipes from around the world. For a list of all the festivities and happenings during the festival season be sure to check out last week’s post where we cover all the entertainment and extras available. Below is a list of our families top five dishes and cocktails that will be returning this year and a list of the top five most enticing new recipes added to the 2016 festival.

Top 5 Dishes

  • Brazil–Crispy pork belly with black beans and tomato – $5.50,
  • The Dominican Republic–Soufflé de yuca: Yuca soufflé topped with griddled cheese – $4.75,
  • Ireland–Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie – $6.50,
  • Chew Lab–Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel, $4.00,
  • Sustainable Chew–Ricotta & zucchini ravioli with tomato sauce – $4.75,

Top 5 drinks

  • Refreshment Port–Pineapple Dole Whip soft-serve ice cream with Bacardí® Coconut Rum – $7.50,
  • Desserts and Champange–Orange Blossom Brewery Toasted Coconut Porter float with caramel ice cream – $5.50
  • Desserts and Champange–Cream soda float with caramel ice cream – $4.50,
  • Chew Lab–The Smoking Hibiscus featuring Montelobos Mezcal Joven, $8.75
  • France–Ice Pop Pomme: Apple juice, vodka, and St. Germain liqueur – $6.75

Top 5 most anticipated items of 2016

  • Wine and Dine Studio– Elegant seared scallop with truffled celery root puree, Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms.
  • Greece Marketplace– Loaded Greek “nachos” {this is the only vegan option.}
  • Islands of the Carribean– Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce.
  • The Chew Collective– Peanut butter and white chocolate mousse.
  • Hops and Barly– Smoked Beef Brisket and pimento cheese served on Griddled Garlic Toast.

 

Fall is a great time to plan a trip to Walt Disney World. There is so much to do with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and the Micky’s Not So Scary Halloween Party it is the perfect time to visit. If your read yesterday’s Disney news article you saw there is a new 20% off room offer for Disney resorts added for November-December. Be sure to email me if you are interested in visiting the parks this fall, I would be happy to plan your trip for you. Stay tuned next week when I offer tips on how to tour the Food and Wine Festival. Have a great weekend!

“See you real soon!”