Fans of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival know that it’s best to set their alarms and dial promptly at 7 a.m. August 13 if there is a premium event they want to attend. And this year there are even more new experiences, including a Parisian breakfast, a Scottish party and a Hibachi dinner in Japan.
The number to call? 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Dates for this year’s fest are September 27- November 11, and you can see the full list of options at www.epcotfoodfestival.com.
We had a sneak peek at a few more of the dishes for this year’s Marketplace kiosks at this past weekend’s Tables in Wonderland dinner, including our favorite from Brazil: crispy pork belly with a dollop of pureed black beans and a fresh topping of sweet onions, avocado and cilantro micro-greens. The crowd went crazy for the South Korea marketplace’s kimchi hot dog with spicy mustard sauce and Florida Local’s grass-fed beef slider with Monterey Jack and sweet and hot pickles. Scotland’s seared Scottish salmon with cauliflower puree, watercress and malt vinaigrette, is served alongside a returning favorite, Canada’s Le Cellier wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce. Oh my!
We tried a fantastic Brazilian black beer, sangria made with Florida citrus, and a bubbly Moscato from Brazil, all fun, unusual pairings – just a handful of the amazing finds that will be poured at the fest.
But the news that got the biggest applause is the return of the Dole Whip, a winner at this past spring’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. They’ll give it a different twist for all – it will be orange (not pineapple), and you can indulge with a splash of crème de cacao white.
Click here to view a list of delicious creations you’ll find at the Marketplaces, all wonderfully paired with wine, beer and cocktails – subject to slight changes as chefs and sommeliers perfect the festival.
Glad to see the variety of beer flights that were added. But it’s a little disappointing to see Moosehead at the Canada instead of Unibroue (which we love at Le Cellier).
Everything looks amazing as usual except for one thing for me… Dole Whip isn’t Dole Whip to me without pineapple! Can’t wait to taste everything.
The only place I have been able to actually find a listing of the Signature events is on AJ Wolf’s Disney Food Blog. Any idea when Disney will make this official? I have 6 days left of a 7 day hold on airline reservations.
Yummy!!! But so, so sad that the molten lava cake in Ireland is gone!
The Facebook link hasn’t been updated since November 2012! Might want to work on that! Hoping to make this year!
I’m running in the Wine & Dine Half Marathon… Now I know what to eat after crossing the finish line!
When will the list of events be posted? Need a little time to be able to determine which events we want to reserve.
Only 8 days till the phone lines open up for reservations…when will the list of seminars and demonstrations be posted? I don’t want to spend $14 or $15 on a seminar I’m not interested in when there may be one that I’d love the next day. Please get the list up so we have time to decide before the phone lines open!
Where’s the list of low cost seminars? Can book tomorrow at 8, but don’t know what I’d be booking!!! We should get at least one day to see what looks interesting and to plan…..
Will there be a gluten free menu for the 2013 Wine & Food Festival.
There was one in 2011 but not a list in 2012 you had to ask at the booth and it was time consuming as they had to check with other chefs not at that location.
I hope they come out with one and post it soon.
See you in mid-October