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2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Menu Preview. 35 New Food Items!

The 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is coming up very soon and starts on September 19 and goes until November 10. The festival celebrates its 19th year and runs for a record of 53 days this year. With 25-plus international marketplaces to experience in Epcot’s world showcase, 35 new food items have been added, along with many new wines, craft beers, and beverages. That is a lot of new food and beverages to try!

 
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I recently attended a media event that let us sample some of the new food and drink items for this year’s festival. With the addition of Patagonia marketplace and the return of Puerto Rico, there’s more flavors to experience in Latin cuisine. Farm Fresh replaces last year’s Florida Local marketplace and the Hops & Barley marketplace gets all new food items. The food we tasted are just a few of the 35 new items for this year. Check out the following dishes that are all worth stopping for on your Epcot Food & Wine flavor adventure.

 
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Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri at Patagonia.

Patagonia is a new marketplace this year and replaces Argentina, but combines the flavors of South America in this area that is shared by Argentina and Chile. The Roasted Verlasso Salmon dish was actually the favorite of many media people who attended this preview event. The crispy crust of the salmon with the Arugula Chimichurri made a good combination of flavors and texture.

 
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“Ensalada de Carrucho” Caribbean Conch Salad with Onion, Tomato and Cilantro at Puerto Rico.

It’s Puerto Rico’s return to Epcot Food & Wine Festival this year. I remember they had a marketplace a few years back serving a soup and other dishes. The “Ensalada de Carrucho” is a Conch salad that is light and refreshing, perfect for the warm Florida weather that will still be present at the beginning of the festival.

 
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Baked Lobster Alfredo at Hops & Barley.

The Baked Lobster Alfredo is one of those enjoyable dishes that is pure comfort food. Tender lobster with pasta and Alfredo sauce. It’s like a turned up version of an adult mac & cheese and tastes so good.

 
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Florida Grass Fed-Beef Slider with Pimento Cheese at Hops & Barley.

The slider is Florida grass fed-beef served with warm Pimento Cheese on a soft bun. It pairs very well with a Mmmhops Pale Ale beer.

 
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Griddled “Yard Bird” with braised Greens and house made habanero sauce at Farm Fresh.

The Farm Fresh marketplace replaces Florida Local from past festivals to feature farms from around the country, not just in Florida.The “Yardbird” is a seared chicken that is well seasoned and has a crispy skin. Dip the chicken in the house made habanero sauce for a very spicy kick. The greens are also well seasoned and different from what I’ve had in past festivals. The Griddled “Yard Bird” pairs with a nice local craft beer, Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale.

 
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Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, Bold City Brewery, Jacksonville, FL at Farm Fresh.

Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale is a local craft beer from Bold City Brewery, located in Jacksonville, FL. This Brown Ale pairs very well with the Griddled “Yard Bird” with braised Greens.

 
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Sauerkraut Pierogi with Pork Goulash at Poland.

The Sauerkraut Pierogi is new to the Poland marketplace this year, with a mild and enjoyable sauerkraut flavor that is paired with a hearty Pork Goulash. The Pierogi keeps it light and the Pork Goulash gives that savory flavors, creating a nice balance.

 
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Donausonne Blaufränkisch, Hungarian Wine at Poland.

The wine is slightly sweet and gives a nice contrast when pairing it with the Sauerkraut Pierogi with Pork Goulash dish. The Hungarian Wine is made in Poland and is quite refreshing.

 
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“Crème Brûlée caramel fleur de sel” Sea Salt caramel Crème Brûlée topped with caramelized sugar at France.

This version of Crème Brûlée has so much good caramel flavor with just the right amount of sweetness and a caramelized sugar on top. I think this may be one of the favorite desserts this year at the festival.

 
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Fresh Baked Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cream Cheese Icing at Hops & Barley.

Another good dessert to try, the moist and fluffy Carrot Cake with Craisins is topped with a sweetened Cream Cheese Icing.

 
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iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew at Korea.

The iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew comes from Korea and is a really refreshing drink with light notes of grapefruit.

 
So many new food and drink options to try at this year’s Epcot Food & Wine festival. Executive Chef Epcot Food & Beverage, Jens Dahlmann, was very excited to talk about many of the new dishes offered. With 35 new food additions to the overall menu, the festival will be a new food discovery experience. Festival marketplace menus do include gluten free and vegetarian options, so there’s food for everyone.

The International Marketplaces are only one part of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival experience. To find out more about specialty dinners, fine dining events, cooking demonstrations, seminars, and more, visit: disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/

Check out the entire 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival menu below and make a plan for which marketplaces you plan to eat at.

2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Menu

Food items marked with * are new to the festival this year.
 

Patagonia

NEW marketplace for 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Food:
• Beef Empanada
• Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée
• Roasted Verlasso® Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri *

Drinks:
• Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
• Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier
• Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rosé
• Terrazas Reserva Malbec

Puerto Rico

Returning marketplace for 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Food:
• “Ensalada de Carrucho”  Caribbean Conch Salad with Onion, Tomato and Cilantro *
• “Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco” Slow Braised Beef with Puerto Rican Grown Rice *
•  “Frituras” *
– Sorullitos, Sweet Polenta Fries *
– Bolitas de Queso, Cheese Fritter with Mayo Ketchup *
• “FlanCocho” – Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake *

Drinks:
• Medalla Light Beer
• Frozen San Juan Breeze (Non-Alcoholic Lemonade)
• Frozen San Juan Breeze featuring Don Q Limón Floater
• Gasolina Sangriiia Cocktail
• Chilled Club Caribe Mango Rum

New Zealand

Food:
• Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Bread Crumbs                  
• Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, Baby Arugula and Black Currant Reduction
• Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney

Drinks:
• Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
• Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
• Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay
• Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

Australia

Food:
• Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini
• Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
• Pavlova – Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Berries and Vanilla Custard

Drinks:
• Coopers Brewery, Original Pale Ale
• Chateau Tanuda Grand Barossa Dry  Riesling
• St. Kilda Chardonnay
• Nine Stones Shiraz

Craft Beers

Food:
• Craft Beer Snack Mix – A sweet & savory blend of nuts, fruit and crackers – served with all Craft Beer purchases
• House made Country Pâté with Pickled Carrots and Farmhouse Bread
• Muffuletta Pinwheels with house made pickles
• Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip with Whole Wheat Crackers

Drinks:
• Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis®, Chico, CA
• Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale, Milton, DE
• Spoetzl Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale, Shiner, TX
• Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze, Abita Springs, LA
• Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Chicago, IL
• Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils Cape Canaveral, FL
• Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL, South Burlington, VT
• Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale, Athens, GA

• Beer Flight 1: (Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis®, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale, Spoetzl Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale, Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze)

• Beer Flight 2: (Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils, Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL, Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale)

Mexico

Food:
• Shrimp Taco: Fried Shrimp, pickled habanero pepper and onions on a flour tortilla
• Rib Eye Taco: Marinated Ribeye, roasted chipotle salsa and grilled scallions on a corn tortilla
• Sweet Corn Cheese Cake

Drinks:
• Dos Equis Beer
• Sangria
• Tequila Flight
• Mango-Strawberry Margarita

Farm Fresh

New marketplace and replaces Florida Local

Food:
• Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon Hash with Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Hollandaise and pickled Jalapeños *
• Griddled “Yard Bird” with braised Greens and house made habanero sauce *

Drinks:
• Orlando Brewing Company, I-4 IPA, Orlando, FL
• BaBa Black Lager, Uinta Brewing Company, Salt Lake City , UT
• Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, Bold City Brewery, Jacksonville, FL
• Florida Cracker, Belgian Style White Ale, Cigar City Brewery, Tampa, FL
• Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen, Key Lime Wine
• Chateau St. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica® Riesling
• St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel
• Beer Flight: I-4 IPA, BaBa Black Lager, Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale (4, 4 ounce beers)

China

Food:
• Beijing Roasted Duck in a Steamed Bun with Hoisin Sauce *
• Mongolian Beef in a Steamed Bun with Chili Mayo
• Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles
• Chicken Potstickers

Drinks
• TSINGTAO Beer
• Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
• Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
• Kung Fu Punch with Vodka & Triple Sec
• Happy Lychee with Tequila & Vodka
• Mango Green Tea with Popping Bubbles

South Korea

Food:
• Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce
• Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap with Kimchi Slaw
• Bokbunjajoo – Bohae Black Raspberry Wine  

Drinks:
• iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
• Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju
 

Africa

Food:
• Beef Tenderloin Tips Berbere-Style with Okra, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap
• South African Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms *

Drinks:
• MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc
• Fairview Pinotage
• The Wolftrap Red  (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)

Singapore

Food:
• Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice
• Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce

Drinks:
• Tiger Beer
• Marqués de Caceres Satinela
• Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring

Brewer’s Collection

Beers:
• Radeberger Pilsner
• BraufactuM Colonia
• BraufactuM Palor
• Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
• Altenmünster Oktoberfest
• BraufactuM Roog
• BraufactuM Darkon
• BraufactuM Progusta IPA

• Beer Flight 1: (Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Colonia, BraufactuM Palor, Schöfferhofer Grapefruit) (4, 4 ounce beers)

• Beer Flight 2: (Altenmünster Oktoberfest,  BraufactuM Roog, BraufactuM Darkon, BraufactuM Progusta IPA) (4, 4 ounce beers)

Germany

Food:
• “Schinkennudeln” Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese
• Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
• “Berliner” Yeast Doughnut filled with Apricot Jam *

Drinks:
• Altenmünster Oktoberfest
• J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
• Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
• J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
• Kallstadter Kobnert Spaetburgunder Spätlese dry – Barrique Style
• German Riesling Flight: J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese, J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
 

Poland

Food:
• Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
• Sauerkraut Pierogi with Pork Goulash *

Drinks:
• Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
• Donausonne® Blaufränkisch, Hungarian Wine
• Frozen Szarlotka (Apple Pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Italy

Food:
• “Ravioli alla Caprese” Cheese Ravioli, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Basil *
• “Filetto di Pollo, con Funghi al Marsala” Chicken Tenderloin, Cremini Mushrooms, Marsala Sauce, Ciabatta Bread *
• “Cannoli al Cioccolato” Chocolate covered Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit

Drinks:
• Moretti Lager Beer
• Moretti La Rossa Beer
• Procecco, Bosco del Merlo
• Pinot Grigio, Placido
• Chianti Classico, Placido
• Serprino, Montegrande
• Frozen Primavera, with Limoncello and Tequila

Hops & Barley

Food:
• Artisan Cheese Plate: Cabot Cloth Wrapped Cheddar, Purple Haze Chèvre Goat Cheese, Cave Man Blue Cheese *
• Baked Lobster Alfredo *
• Florida Grass Fed-Beef Slider with Pimento Cheese *
• Fresh Baked Carrot Cake with Craisins® and Cream Cheese Icing *

Drinks:
• Samuel Adams® Octoberfest
• New Belgium Brewing Company, Snapshot
• Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
• Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy
• La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
• Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Cambria Estate Winery

• Beer Flight: (Samuel Adams® Octoberfest, New Belgium Brewing Company,  Snapshot, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®, Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy) (4, 4 ounce beers)

Japan

Food:
• “Spicy Hand Roll” Tuna and Salmon with Kazan Volcano Sauce
• “Teriyaki Gyoza Bun” Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and Sweet Teriyaki *
• “Chirashizushi” Salmon, Shrimp, Crab and Egg served over Seaweed Salad and Ginger Rice *

Drinks:
• Kirin Draft Beer
• Sake:  Kikusui Ginjo
• Sake Sunrise
• Sparkling Peach Sake Gell
 

Morocco

Food:
• Kefta Pocket – Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket
• Spicy Shrimp Roll with Cilantro & Mint Sauce *
• Baklava

Drinks:
• Casa Beer
• Guerouane White
• Sangria
• “Mimosa Royale” Sparkling wine and orange juice topped with orange liqueur

Belgium

Food:
• Potato and Leek Waffle with Beer Braised Beef
• Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
• Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

Drinks:
• Hoegaarden
• Stella Artois
• Leffe Blonde
• Stella Artois Cidre

• Beer Flight 1: (Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde, Stella Artois Cidre) (4, 4 ounce beers)
• Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Brazil

Food:
• Mocequa de Pescado (Regal Springs Premium Tilapia with Coconut Lime Sauce & Steamed Rice) *
• Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Cilantro
• Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) *
• Cocada (Brazilian Coconut Candy) *

Drinks:
• Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
• Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
• Monte Paschoal Reserve Tannat
• Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça
 

France

Food:
• “Tartelette aux escargots” Escargot tart with garlic, spinach, bacon and parmesan *
• “Gratin de Crozet de Savoie” Wheat pasta gratin with mushrooms and Gruyere cheese *
• “Boeuf Bourguignon” Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed Potatoes
• “Crème Brûlée caramel fleur de sel” Sea Salt caramel Crème Brûlée topped with caramelized sugar *

Drinks:
• Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
• Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, La Côte Blanche
• Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet
• Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
• La Passion Martini Slush (Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry & Passion Fruit Juice)
 

Ireland

Food:
• Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie
• Kerrygold® Cheese Selection: Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout, Skellig
• Warm Chocolate Pudding with Kerrygold® Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Drinks:
• Guinness® Draught
• Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
• Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen
• Kerrygold® Irish Cream Liqueur

Canada

Food:
• Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
• Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisée and L8 Harvest, Minus 8 Vinaigrette
• “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Drinks:
• Moosehead® Lager
• La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine
• La Face Neige Sparkling
• Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah
 

Greece

Food:
• Vegetarian Moussaka *
• Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
• Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce
• Spanakopita

Drinks:
• Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
• Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko Athiri
• Alpha Estate Axia Syrah – Xinomavro
• Tzatziki Martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS Natural Yogurt Liqueur 

Desserts & Champagne

Desserts:
• “Dessert Trio” Passion Fruit Coconut Creamsicle, Blueberry Lime Cheesecake Roll, Chocolate Espresso Opera Cake
• Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles

Champagne:
• Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé
• Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
• Ruinart Blanc de Blanc
• Dom Pérignon
• Frozen S’mores featuring Monin® Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

Hawai’i

Food:
• Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
• Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips

Drinks:
• Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale
• Kona Brewing Company, Castaway IPA
• Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine
• Aulani Sunset featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Scotland

Food:
• Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties-Griddled Vegetable  Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes
• Fresh Potato Pancake with Smoked Scottish Salmon, Herb Sour Cream *
•  Seared Sea Scallop with Spinach-Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon *
• Cranachan, with raspberries, toasted oats and whipped cream *

Drinks:
• Innis & Gunn® Original, Oak Aged Beer
• Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
 

Terra

Food:
• Blackened Chick’n Breast, Farro Wheat, Spicy Gumbo Sauce featuring Gardein™ Chick’n Breast *
• “CraB’less CraB Cake”, Pepper Slaw and Cajun Remoulade featuring Gardein *
• Chocolate-Blood Orange Cupcake with Tofu Icing *

Drinks:
• Red Bridge Ale
• The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
• Paperboy Red Blend
• Fresh Watermelon Juice

 

 
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Experiencing the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog at 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Intro & Droolius’ Top 5 Picks
2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival – New Dishes & Twists on Favorites
2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Intro & Droolius’ Top 10 Food of 2011
Epcot Food & Wine Festival – 2011 Intro & Droolius’ Top 10 Food of 2010
Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2010 – Droolius Highlights
Epcot Food & Wine Festival – 2010 Intro & Droolius’ Top 10 Food of 2009
Food & Wine festival – A continuation of 2009 Food, Wine & Beer

 
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Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
Content and photos © Droolius.com 2014

 

Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this media preview event. I was not compensated to write this post and all opinions are always my own.

 

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