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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 …

“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro To Kick Off Rockin’ Burger Block Party at Epcot Food & Wine Festival on November 6

The third Rockin’ Burger Block Party at the 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is going down on Friday, November 6th. “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro will kick off the evening of burgers, drinks, and music. This is a new premium event for Epcot Food & Wine Festival and will be the final one this year. If you enjoy burgers, this event is for you.   (click image to enlarge) The event runs from 7-9 p.m. at World Showplace in Epcot with a DJ is spinning fun music to eat and dance to. Guests have a choice to try more than a dozen inventive burgers with lots of different flavors and ingredients. Each attendee receives a guitar pick to vote for their favorite burger. There’s a variety of drinks to try, from wine to various cocktails. A few desserts are also available if you still have room after tasting all of the burgers.   (click image to enlarge) I was able to try out all of the burgers and my advice is split each one …

Morimoto Asia Opens at Disney Springs with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto – Video & Photos

The Orlando restaurant scene just stepped up its game with the grand opening of Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is evolving his skills as a restaurateur by opening his first pan-Asian dining experience at Morimoto Asia. This restaurant concept is a collaboration between Chef Morimoto and the Patina Restaurant Group, showcasing flavors from across Asia with an emphasis on China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand.   (click image to enlarge) Our resident videographer, Thomas Babiarz of TomimotoFilms, attended the event for us and took some great photos and even created an awesome video of the opening event. Watch Chef Morimoto sing a song, break down an entire tuna, and create a 60 foot maki sushi roll with media attendees.  Words and video by Thomas BabiarzPhotos by Chavy Babiarz Video: Video by TomimotoFilms   Link to video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0thHdZe2B7k On September 29th, Masaharu Morimoto opened the doors of his newest culinary adventure, Morimoto Asia, for a special media preview. Morimoto Asia is located in the heart of the officially renamed Disney Springs …

One Year Anniversary Celebrations at Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World

The Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World Resort is about to celebrate their 1 Year Anniversary on August 3, 2015 and they are celebrating in a few ways. For food, special anniversary dinners are being offered at Ravello and Capa with pre fixe menus. If you have not had a chance to dine here, this is a good opportunity to try them out. My experiences at both restaurants have been great food and service. There are lots of great views at this resort and plenty of photos can be seen from last year’s preview event: Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World – Sneak Peek Photo Preview   (click image to enlarge) The resort has a few awards to celebrate, which includes receiving the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award ranking for the second year in a row and still the first and only resort in Central Florida to receive this designation. Special Anniversary Dinners: (click image to enlarge) Special Anniversary Dinner at Ravello Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at the Resort’s Italian restaurant, …

Disney Top 10 Gift Guide From New ChirashiBowl YouTube Channel

I’m excited to announce I’m working on a new video project called ChiarashiBowl. It’s a YouTube channel with original content and videos featuring food, lifestyle, theme parks, motorsports, product reviews, and more. I’m collaborating with my long time friend and videographer, TomimotoFilms, who has helped create a few videos here on Droolius in the past. Our first episode on ChirashiBowl is a “Disney Top 10 Gift Guide – Frozen, Star Wars, LEGO, Guardians and More!” for holiday shopping at Downtown Disney in Orlando, FL. Watch as we explore 10 different stores around Downtown Disney (to be eventually renamed Disney Springs) to find our “Top 10 Gifts” for this holiday season. We of course have some food in the video, eating some snacks like churros and finding an Olaf rice crispy treat. (Olaf is the snowman from Disney’s movie, Frozen) Watch the video below… Video: Please share and subscribe on YouTube   Direct link to video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/6DBh1W79PDw  We hope the video provides a good Disney gift guide as well as some entertainment value. If …

Hanson’s Mmmhops Craft Beer Debuts At Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Video Interview

Hanson, the popular music band from the 90’s, has created their own Mmmhops Pale Ale beer and debuted it at this year’s 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. The craft beer is named after their hit song, “MMMBop” and is brewed at their Hanson Brothers Beer Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the first time Mmmhops is available in Florida and the craft beer can be found at the Epcot’s Festival Center. Hanson recently presented Mmmhops at a beverage seminar at the Festival Center to an excited crowd of fans.   (click image to enlarge) The beverage seminar was a talk on how the brothers came up with the beer idea and how they designed this beer to be an introduction to drinking a hoppy beer. The goal was to make it a drinkable full bodied beer with a hoppy flavor, but not go overboard with a hoppy bitter flavor. They were very knowledgable talking about craft beers and brewing, dropping some beer knowledge to the crowd, while keeping it entertaining for the fans. An …

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 …

Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World – Sneak Peek Photo Preview

The Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World is the newest luxury resort in Central Florida. They are set to open tomorrow, August 3, 2014. I had a chance to attend a media preview to check out the resort and got a few tastes of what’s to come for food at the resort. I’m sharing here a “sneak peek” preview photo tour of the Four Seasons Orlando with facts and bits through out the post.   (click image to enlarge) The Four Seasons Orlando is a beautiful resort that features 443 guest rooms, 5 on-property restaurants, pools, full service spa, 18-hole golf course, and only minutes away from all of the Disney attractions. Close enough to the Disney parks, but far enough away where you can vacation without even leaving the resort.   (click image to enlarge)   (click image to enlarge) The resort interior is modern, yet keeps classic style elements.   (click image to enlarge) This Louis Roederer Champagne is made exclusively for Four Seasons Resorts   (click image to enlarge) Ravello …

Harambe Nights At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The Lion King With Food & Live Theatrical Performance

Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Lion King film with tastes of African inspired food and a full length theatrical performance. This is the first night time event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the event is hosted by the Harambe Village in a story telling atmosphere. The Lion King: Concert in the Wild tells the story of Simba in a new way with music performed live by orchestra, Harambe choir, a company of dancers, a narrator, and a celebrity narrator. Harambe Nights is only on Saturday evenings, from June 7 to August 9, 2014, and takes place inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.   (click image to enlarge) The evening has three parts: Guests first experience a welcoming reception with savory bites and drinks, then leads into the live theatrical performance, and is followed by a street party in Harambe Village with food, contemporary African music performed by a live band and a DJ spinning music for guests to dance. It’s an all-inclusive experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme …

The Croissant Donut at Epcot — Disney’s version of the Cronut

Remember last year when the infamous Cronut was the food item to have? Well, Walt Disney World has it’s own version at Epcot now and it’s called Croissant Donut. This new dessert snack was announced last December 2013 on the Disney Parks Blog and I finally got a chance to try it the other day. How does it taste? It tastes great!   (click image to enlarge) I usually do not put text on photo, but it’s so you all can pin it on Pinterest and share. Please do not steal my photo or chop it up and use it for your marketing material! Sadly, this has happened to me again. So please, give credit where credit is due. Feel free to share and linking back is appreciated.   (click image to enlarge) The Croissant Donut is only available at one location: at the Refreshment Port, on the right side as you enter Epcot’s World Showcase. There are no crazy lines here, but I think once the word get’s out more about the Croissant Donut, …

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 …

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