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2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Menu Preview

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is quickly approaching and there’s several new food and drink menu items to explore. The festival goes for 75 days this year, from August 30th until November 12th, and features over 35 Global Marketplaces to entertain your hungry palate.

Huge thanks to my friend Megan of www.irunforwine.net for photographing these new marketplace dishes and attending this media preview event on behalf of #TeamDroolius. Just seeing these new dishes has me very excited to attend the festival this year.

Here’s a preview of some of the new dishes, desserts and drinks:


Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt from Islands of the Caribbean

Megan’s favorite dish from the media preview was Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake from the Flavors from Fire marketplace


New Brunswick Slider from Hops & Barley marketplace


Butternut Squash Ravioli from Wine & Dine Studio marketplace


The Steakhouse Blended Burger from Earth Eats marketplace


Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew from Brazil marketplace


RGB Flight from Light Lab features 3 beers from Florida breweries.


Chocolate Picante from Flavors from Fire


Active Eats Energy Bar Bites from Active Eats marketplace


Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake from The Cheese Studio marketplace

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival takes place at the Epcot World Showcase. Admission to Epcot is required to attend the festival. Food and beverages are separate purchases. One thing I recommend is sharing the food with friends or family so you can maximize tasting all of the flavors the festival has to offer.

The Global Marketplaces are only one part of the festival experience. To find out more about specialty dining & pairings, Party for the Senses, beverage seminars, culinary demonstrations, cheese seminars, celebrity chef appearances and more, visit www.tasteepcot.com.

2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus

Food & Beverage Details:
(GF) indicates Gluten/wheat-friendly
(KA) indicates Kid-approved (Dishes designed with kids in mind.)
(V) indicates Vegetarian

Active Eats

Food:
• Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions (KA)
• Spice-crusted Verlasso® Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
• Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: a mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
• L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
• Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Africa

Food:
• Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
• Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)

Beverages:
• Cederberg Chenin Blanc
• Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
• Groot Constantia Pinotage
• Wine Flight

The Almond Orchard

hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®

Food:
• Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pulled Chicken, Blue Diamond® Lightly Salted Almonds and Parmesan Cheese served with Nut Thins® Crackers
• Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins® Multi-seeds Crackers
• Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel (KA) (V)

Beverages:
• Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
• Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
• Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé Champagne

All food items are made with Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

Australia

Food:
• Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF)
• Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
• Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (V)

Beverages:
• Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
• Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
• Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
• Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale
• Wine Flight

Belgium

Food:
• Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
• Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)
• Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale (Flight)
• St. Bernardus Witbier (Flight)
• St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Flight)
• Stella Artois Hard Cidre
• Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
• Beer Flight

Brazil

Food:
• Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
• Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
• Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
• Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
• Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
• Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Brewer’s Collection

Beverages:
• Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
• Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
• Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
• Beer Flight

Canada

Food:
• Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
• Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverages:
• Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick
• Château Des Charmes Equuleus Red Blend, St. David’s Bench
• Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Cheese Studio

hosted by Boursin® Cheese

Food:
• Braised Beef Stroganoff with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
• Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaron with Boursin Pepper Cheese
• Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch (V)

Beverages:
• Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
• La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
• Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence
• Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza

China

Food:
• Xi’an Pancake with Beef
• Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
• Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
• Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

Beverages:
• Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (Non-alcoholic)
• Jasmine Draft Beer
• Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
• Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec
• Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
• Honeydew Bai Jiu Cocktail: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit and Honeydew Syrup

The Chocolate Studio

Food:
• Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF) (KA)
• Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream (V)

Beverages:
• Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
• Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
• Croft 10 Year Tawny
• Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka

Coastal Eats

Food:
• Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-lemongrass Cream
• Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
• Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce

Beverages:
• A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
• ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon

Craft Drafts

Beverages:
• Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale, DeBary, FL (Flight 1)
• Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale, Jacksonville, FL (Flight 1)
• Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL (Flight 1)
• First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison, Gainesville, FL (Flight 2)
• JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch, Sarasota, FL (Flight 2)
• Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA, Clearwater, FL (Flight 2)
• Your choice of 2 distinctive Beer Flights

Earth Eats

Food:
• The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue, Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun
• The IMPOSSIBLE™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)

Beverages:
• Health-Ade Kombucha Pink Lady Apple
• Health-Ade Kombucha Pomegranate
• Health-Ade Kombucha Beet-Lime
• Kombucha Flight
• Mushrooms provided by The Mushroom Council.

The Festival Center Wine Shop

Food:
• Charcuterie Plate: Chefs Selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments
• La Bottega di BelGioioso® Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino®, CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano® Vino Rosso Cheeses
• Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Beverages:
• Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County (White Flight)
• MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley (White Flight)
• Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley (White Flight)
• Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros
• Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills
• MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (Pinot Noir Flight)
• Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills (Pinot Noir Fight)
• Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir, Marin County (Pinot Noir Flight)
• Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend, Napa Valley (Red Flight)
• Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley (Red Flight)
• Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County (Red Flight)
• Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
• White Flight
• Pinot Noir Flight
• Red Flight

Flavors from Fire

Food:
• Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds (KA)
• Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso® Romano and American Grana Cheeses
• Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
• Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Mango

Beverages:
• Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
• Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi
• Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

France

Food:
• Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
• Carbonade de Boeuf, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Beer-braised Beef with Bacon, Onion and Mashed Potatoes
• Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverages:
• La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
• Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir
• Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
• St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
• Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager

Germany

Food:
• Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (KA)
• Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll (KA)
• Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
• Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Mosel (Flight)
• J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel (Flight)
• Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken, Mosel (Flight)
• Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
• Riesling Flight

Greece

Food:
• Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan Tzatziki (V) (KA)
• Taste of Greece: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita and Lamb Sausage with a Dill Tomato Ragu
• Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie (V)
• Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
• Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
• Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
• Wine Flight

Hawai’i

Food:
• Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (KA)
• Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Cream
• Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise
• Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (V)

Beverages:
• Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
• Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
• Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and DOLE Pineapple Juice

Hops & Barley

Food:
• New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
• New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled • Vegetables on the side
• Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• North Coast Bewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA (Flight)
• 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL (Flight)
• Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD (Flight)
• Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
• Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
• Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
• Beer Flight

India

Food:
• Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (V) (KA)
• Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice (V) (GF)
• Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews and Warm Naan Bread

Beverages:
• Mango Lassi (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• Godfather Lager
• Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
• Sula Shiraz, Nashik
• Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Indian Cream Liqueur

Ireland

Food:
• Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
• Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)
• Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Beverages:
• Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
• Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
• Guinness Baileys Shake

Islands of the Caribbean

Food:
• Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
• Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt
• Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverages:
• Red Stripe Lager
• Caribbean White Sangria
• Frozen Mojito

Italy

Food:
• Fritto Misto: Crispy Shrimp, Zucchini and Sweet Potatoes with a Spicy Sauce
• Pollo Alla Cacciatora: Braised Chicken Thigh, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Parmesan Polenta
• Mezzi Rigatoni: Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta and Parmesan Cheese (KA)
• Cannoli: Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit (KA)

Beverages:
• Moretti Lager
• Moretti La Rossa Double Malt
• Placido Pinot Grigio
• Placido Chianti
• Villa Sandi Prosecco
• Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce
• Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
• Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Japan

Food:
• Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
• Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños (GF)
• Spicy Roll: Tuna and Salmon topped with Volcano Sauce

Beverages:
• Kirin Ichiban Lager
• Ozeki Rai Sake
• Fuji Apple Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps and Green Apple Syrup

Light Lab

Beverages:
• Phosphorescent Phreeze (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• InfraRED (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• UltraVIOLET (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
• Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider, New York, NY (Cider Flight)
• 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (Cider Flight)
• Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI (Cider Flight)
• Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart, Titusville, FL (RGB Flight)
• GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde, Tallahassee, FL (RGB Flight)
• M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale, Doral, FL (RGB Flight)
• Cider Flight
• RGB Flight

Mexico

Food:
• Short Rib Tostada: Corn Tortilla topped with Short Ribs, Black Beans, Salsa Verde and Spring Onion
• Shrimp Quesadilla: Corn Tortilla with Shrimp, Oaxaca Cheese and topped with Spicy Guajillo Sauce and Sesame Seeds
• Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis (GF) (V)

Beverages:
• Cerveza Por Favor: Dos Equis Draft Beer with a hint of Almond
• Mariachi Loco: Margarita with Libelula Tequila Joven, Mango Purée and Chamoy
• Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
• La Chancla: Red Wine Sangria mixed with Fruit Juice
• El Padrino: Blackberry Mexican Punch with Velo Blanco Tequila

Morocco

Food:
• Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA)
• Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V)
• Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverages:
• Casa Pale Lager
• Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
• Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
• Red Organic Sangria

New Zealand

Food:
• Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
• Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
• Seared Venison Sausage with Kumara Purée and Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Beverages:
• Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
• Antmoore Wineworks MOKOblack Pinot Noir, Marlborough
• Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
• Mussels provided by Mark Foods.

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

Food:
• Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate
• Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds
• Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping
• Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing

Beverages:
• Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
• Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices
• Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
• Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
• Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice
• Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
• Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee

Spain

Food:
• Charcuterie in a Cone with imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
• Spanish-style Paella with Chorizo and Roasted Chicken
• Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (GF)

Beverages:
• Lagar de Bouza Albariño, Rías Baixas
• Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
• Espelt Garnacha Old Vines, Catalonia
• Wine Flight also available

Thailand

Food:
• Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
• Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad
• Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice

Beverages:
• Singha Lager
• Maison Willm Gewürztraminer, Alsace

Wine & Dine Studio

Food:
• Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
• Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds (V) (KA)
• Trio of La Bottega di BelGioioso Artisan Cheese (V)
• Crescenza-Stracchino®
• CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce
• Artigiano® Vino Rosso
• Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
• Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Reata Chardonnay and Spellbound Petite Sirah

Beverages:
• Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
• Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
• Spellbound Petite Sirah, California

Additional Festival Locations

Block & Hans

Beverages:
• Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE
• Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
• Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat, Hood River, OR
• Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch Style Blonde, Houston, TX
• Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter, Sarasota, FL
• Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY

Fife & Drum

Beverages:
• Hanson Brothers Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale, Tulsa, OK

Funnel Cake (kiosk)

Food:
• Maple Bacon Funnel Cake topped with Candied Bacon (KA)
• Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
• Make a beeline to the piping hot deliciousness served cup by heart-warming cup—from tea and coffee to a variety of icy concoctions.

Beverages:
• The American Adventure: Fire and Ice: Frozen Lemon with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
• Canada: Riviera Sunrise: Frozen Orange Pineapple with Grand Marnier
• Showcase Plaza: Wild Goose: Frozen Wild Berry Acai with Grey Goose Vodka
• Future World East: Fast Lane: Frozen Cappuccino with Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

Refreshment Outpost

Food:
• Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce

Beverages:
• Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke

Refreshment Port

Food:
• Beef Brisket Poutine: French Fries with Beef Brisket, Beer Cheese Sauce and Poutine Gravy topped with Crispy Onions
• Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows and Pecans (V)
• Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream (V)
• Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum

Beverages:
• Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum

Taste Track

Food:
• Croissant Doughnut Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar (KA)
• Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows (KA)
• Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (KA)
• Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles (KA)
Add Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Bean Gelato for an additional charge

Beverages:
• Pancake Milkshake (Non-alcoholic) (KA)

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar

Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Beverages:
• Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
• Ghirardelli® Drinking Chocolate (Non-alcoholic)

Another part of the festival that I really enjoy is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series that features music and bands from the past like Boyz II Men, Hanson, 98 Degrees (new this year) and many more. Check out the artists’ schedule HERE.

Keep an eye out for culinary events with your favorite celebrity chefs and personalities. Some of my favorites include Richard Blais, Sheldon Simeon, Masaharu Morimoto, Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Art Smith, Tiffani Thiessen, Emily Ellyn and more. I’m always impressed of the roster of Iron Chefs and TV chefs that Disney brings in. Some of them will be part of the Sunday Brunch with the Chef series. More info on celebrity chefs HERE.

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival is one of my favorite events to attend every year at Walt Disney World. With so much food to taste and drinks to try, there’s something for everyone. I highly recommend going to Epcot on weekdays to maximize your time at the festival and experience the most each day. Weekends are very busy, with longer wait times for food at the Global marketplaces. Whenever you decide to go, it will be a delicious time.

What food or drink are you looking forward to trying the most? Let me know in the comments below…

 
Epcot – World Showcase
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, FL

 
Words by Julius Mayo Jr.
Photos by Megan Copello
Content and photos © Droolius.com 2018

 

Disclaimer: We were invited to attend this media preview event. We were not compensated to write this post and all opinions are always our own.

 

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