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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 …

Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Global Venture Wine Pairing Dinner at Bull & Bear

Food and Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando is back for it’s fourth year and features special dinners on Fridays & Saturdays until November 9, 2014. This food and wine celebration is taking place at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resorts. Food & Wine Weekends coincide with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival taking place close by at Walt Disney World Resort. This year’s “Global Venture” Wine Pairing Dinner at Bull & Bear highlights a new menu every weekend.   (click image to enlarge) I first experienced Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando last year in 2013. A Taste of Waldorf Astoria was a menu that took you around the globe, visiting dishes from various Waldorf Astoria resorts.   (click image to enlarge) This year Bull & Bear presents a new menu each weekend, Global Venture – a Wine Pairing Dinner, which is an exclusive 3-course tasting menu, with wine pairings from around the world. Each food and wine pairing dinner is limited to 16 seats for a …

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!   (click image to enlarge) 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 …

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Heats Things Up With Spicy Dishes

I’ve been attending the Epcot Food and Wine for 10 years now and there has been a progressive shift towards bolder flavors and a few more spicy dishes at the marketplaces in the World Showcase. Years ago, the festival’s food seemed to play it safe with any strong flavors from spices or any level of spicy heat. However now, you can find a number of dishes that have a spicy kick to wake up your senses.   (click image to enlarge) It’s great to taste the different spices used in dishes from around the world. While the use of certain spices doesn’t always mean spicy, there are a few international marketplaces in the festival that have more of a kick of heat than others. While no dish will set your mouth on fire, there are a few that have more of a spicy bite. If you like to eat spicy food, here’s a list of dishes you might enjoy. *The order of the dishes are according to heat level, from spiciest dish to least.   …

Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Bull & Bear and Bar du Chocolat

The 3rd Annual Food & Wine Weekends is currently being celebrated at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek through November 9, 2013. For seven weekends, guests can indulge in food, wine, and desserts at both luxury resorts and it coincides with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival taking place nearby. The special menus and events are offered on Friday and Saturday evenings, with a Royal Tea event on Sunday. I was invited to experience the Food & Wine Weekends and spent the weekend at the Bonnet Creek resort with my food partner, OD. On Friday evening we started off at Bull & Bear for “A Taste of Waldorf Astoria”, a multi-course menu that takes you around the world in flavors. We then walked over to Peacock Alley (just a few steps away from Bull & Bear) to get a taste of Bar du Chocolat. Both food experiences and photos are in this post, with more from the weekend coming up.   (click image to enlarge) Bull & Bear is located on …

2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Intro & Droolius’ Top 5 Picks

This past weekend, the 18th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival started its culinary celebration and will continue until November 11, 2013. That’s about seven and a half weeks of experiencing food from different countries from around the world, with wine and craft beers to consume as well. It’s certainly one of my favorite times to visit Epcot and there are always new dishes and beverages added every year to keep things fresh.   (click image to enlarge) Epcot admission is required to attend the festival and marketplace dishes/drinks have individual pricing. The general admission does include the Eat to the Beat Concert series and the events at the Festival Center may include culinary demonstrations, wine & beverage seminars, and more. There are specialty events that are offered and require additional purchase. You can find details at the official website: Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival website New Dishes For 2013, the festival introduces a few new dishes, with 25 international marketplaces in total and adding Scotland to the lineup. A few of the …

Chef Richard Blais with evian Instagram Takeover #evianeats at SOBEWFF 2013

Chef Richard Blais joined evian for an Instagram takeover at the Grand Tasting Village during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. During this two day takeover, Chef Blais captured his moments “through the lens of a chef” as he experienced SOBEWFF and uploaded them onto the @evianwater Instagram for viewers to see. I was invited by evian to join them for some behind-the-scenes action while Richard Blais took his chef inspired photos.    This was part of the #evianeats Foodie Photo Series, which included an interactive photo booth experience at a SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Tent. Chef Blais was also hanging out at the evian booth, taking photos with fans.    The evian booth provided a fun way for attendees to be interactive and take photos using props. The photos were uploaded by a user’s own Instagram account and by using the hashtag #evianeats, photos were printed live at the evian booth. The booth was a popular spot and the build was great. Incorporating a camera into the booth’s structure and having a flat screen …

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