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Foodie Guide to the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Premiering Jan. 14

Nicole Cantore

by , Digital Integration Specialist, Global Food & Beverage

Hello Disney foodies! I’m Nicole, and as a newly appointed member of the team, I will be one of your new guides to all things Disney food. If you’re a treats connoisseur like me, once you set your eyes upon these eats and sips from this year’s EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, your taste buds are going to be begging to try them all.

Running from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21, 2022 – right in the midst of the 18-month-long Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration – the Festival will showcase visual, culinary and performing arts from across the globe. This year, the chefs and mixologists have crafted items that aren’t just delicious, but truly works of art.

Get a glimpse of the 15 Food Studios featuring some returning favorites and soon-to-be hits taking the foodie stage for the first time, like the brand-new The Craftsman’s Courtyard. For some added fun, be sure to pick up a Festival Passport to try out the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, a returning food stroll featuring some true culinary masterpieces. As you travel throughout the Festival, collect stamps by purchasing five of these decadent dishes to redeem a special prize from Deco Delights to enjoy.

For a special sneak peek of the new must-have popcorn bucket, be sure to check out this TikTok featuring everyone’s favorite fan of imagination, Figment!

@disneyparks When we find out about the new #popcorn bucket before it launches 😉 Jan. 14 #Epcot #FestivalOfTheArts 💜 (2 per guest) #Disney #DisneyWorld #Figment ♬ original sound – Disney Parks

And now for the pièce de résistance – I present to you the Foodie Guide to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts!

Collage of offerings from Pop Eats!

Pop Eats! (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
  • Tomato Soup with Bacon, Apple, and Brie Grilled Cheese (New)
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-designed sugar cookie with chocolate-hazelnut filling
  • Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn – SOLD OUT (Limit 2 per guest) (New)

Beverages:

  • Hazy IPA
  • Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary
Collage of offerings from The Deconstructed Dish

The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Deconstructed BLT: Crispy pork belly, soft-poached egg, brioche, watercress espuma, and tomato jam
  • Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef broth ravioli, Gruyère espuma, onion bread pudding, and onion textures (New)
  • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key lime curd, “Key lime” mousse, graham cracker cake, and meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Green) (New)

Beverages:

  • Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode: Apple-cinnamon gelato, cinnamon apple cider, apple pie filling, and streusel (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Brown Ale
Collage of offerings from Deco Delights

Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Dulce Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crémeux and dark chocolate truffle (New)
  • Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, and cassis mousse (New)
  • Orange Mousse with lemon cake and raspberry meringues (New)

Beverages:

  • Strawberry Blonde Nitro
  • Vanilla Porter
  • Milk Stout
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight
Collage of offerings from The Craftsman’s Courtyard

The Craftsman’s Courtyard (near Disney Traders) (New)

Food Items:

  • Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs (New)
  • Cast Iron-seared Steelhead Trout with parsley salad, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, and lemon aïoli (New)

Beverages:

  • Wheat Beer
  • Chardonnay
  • Rosé
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Flight
•	Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw  from the Refreshment Outpost

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

  • Blue Raspberry Blonde Ale
  • Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer
  • Brown Ale
Collage of offerings from Pastoral Palate

Pastoral Palate (Germany)

Food Items:

  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic
  • Wild Boar Cassoulet with duck confit, ham hock, and wild boar sausage (New)
  • Opera Cake: Almond joconde, coffee buttercream, and chocolate ganache

Beverages:

  • Rosé Hard Cider
  • Rosé Blonde Ale
  • Frozen Rosé
  • A Play on Rosé Flight
  • Old Vine Rosé
Collage of offerings from The Artist’s Table

The Artist’s Table (America)

Food Items:

  • Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelle, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace and baby vegetables
  • Pan-seared Scallops with vanilla-butternut squash purée, brown butter cauliflower purée, and lime foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Orange)
  • Pistachio Cake with cherry mousse and morello cherries

Beverages:

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, milk, and dark chocolate (non-alcoholic)
  • White Ale
  • Amber Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • Pinot Noir
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Cream liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
  • Beer Flight
Collage of offerings from Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Carrots Three Ways: Berbere-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based) (New)
  • House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with white chocolate pomegranate and milk chocolate orange (New)

Beverages:

  • Chai Tea Mint Mimosa: Twinings of London Chai Tea with Key lime sparkling wine and mint
  • Sangria Hard Cider
  • Chai Hard Cider
  • Berry Hard Cider
  • Cider Flight
Collage of offerings from Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France)

Food Items:

  • House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Yellow) (New)
  • Spicy Ajiaco Soup with guajillo and árbol chili-spiced chicken, potato, avocado, corn, and crème fraîche (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New)
  • Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Piña Colada
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri
•	Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie from Refreshment Port

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

  • Gnocchi Poutine with red wine-braised beef, cheese curds, basil, and burrata (New)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Cosmo: Vodka with blood orange, cranberry, and lime (New)
  • Hard Cider
Collage of offerings from Gourmet Landscapes

Gourmet Landscapes (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with mustard vinaigrette, pickled clamshell mushrooms, golden beets, and crostini (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Red) (Planted-based) (New)
  • Roasted Bone Marrow with onion marmalade, pickled mushrooms, mache lettuce, and bone marrow snow (New)
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings, and Zinfandel Reduction

Beverages:

  • German Lager
  • Cuvée Sparkling Wine
  • Merlot
  • Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail
Collage of offerings from The Donut Box

The Donut Box

Food Items:

  • Vanilla Donut with strawberry sugar, strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and strawberry gele (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Pink) (New)
  • Inside Out Donut: Vanilla donut with Bavarian cream (New)
  • Chocolate-dipped Donut with black and gold sugar sprinkles and chocolate buttercream ((New)

Beverages:

  • Rosé
  • Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail
Collage of offerings from L’Art de la Cuisine Française

L’Art de la Cuisine Française (France)

Food Items:

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm creamy brie in a house-made bread bowl
  • Croissant à la Truffe Noire d’Hiver: Black winter truffle croissant served warm
  • Mousseline de Bisque de Homard Froide, Brioche Feuilletée à l’Aneth: Chilled lobster bisque mousse served with dill brioche (New)  
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten chocolate and hazelnut cake with pure origin Valrhona chocolates

Beverages:

  • Frozen French Martini: Vodka, black raspberry liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juice with lemon-lime foam
  • French Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sparkling Chardonnay
Collage of offerings from El Artista Hambriento

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Huarache Verde: Cilantro huarache with cochinita pibil, fresh pineapple, and pickled onion (New)
  • Carne Asada: Seared beef tenderloin, grilled queso fresco, refried beans, scallion, and ranchera salsa (New)
  • Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate candy shell filled with Mexican chocolate mousse with a touch of chile topped with seasonal fruit (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Crafted with citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean seawater
  • The Lily: Blanco tequila, violet essence Infusion, rose petal liqueur, cranberry, and lime juice
  • Smoky Raspberry: Blanco tequila, rosemary-infused mezcal, ginger cordial, lime juice, and rosemary aroma
Collage of offerings from the Goshiki Pavilion

Goshiki (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Chicken Kushiage: Breaded and fried chicken with yum yum sauce and vegetables (New)
  • Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped sushi featuring salmon, tuna, shrimp, cucumber, and sesame seed over a decorated plate of wasabi aïoli, sriracha, and eel sauce

Beverages:

  • Winter Ale
  • Sake in a traditional personalized wooden cup
  • Niseko Flurry: Sake, rum, white cranberry juice, blue curaçao, and lime juice (New)
Collage of offerings from The Painted Panda

The Painted Panda (China)

Food Items:

  • General Tso’s Chicken Shumai
  • Char Siu Pork Bun

Beverages:

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic milk tea with black and white boba (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Eastern Dynasty: Vodka, light rum, strawberry syrup, piña colada mix, soda water, and magic boba pearls
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango syrup, orange juice, and soda water
  • Sea Butterfly: Butterfly pea flower-infused cocktail with vodka, light rum, lychee syrup, magic boba pearls
Collage of offerings from L’Arte di Mangiare

L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Arancini: Fried risotto balls stuffed with braised-beef and served with pomodoro sauce (New)
  • Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and creamy Parmesan sauce (New)
  • Bomboloni: Chocolate-hazelnut Italian doughnut with powdered sugar (New)

Beverages:

  • Peroni Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Red Sparkling Wine
  • Moscato
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée, and Prosecco
  • Bergamotto: Rosolio Liqueur, Prosecco, and Olive
Cherry Blossom Funnel Cake from the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Funnel Cake

  • Cherry Blossom Funnel Cake: Chocolate chip funnel cake topped with cherry ice cream, rainbow whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a maraschino cherry (New)
Collage of drinks from Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company during the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Mocha Masterpiece Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and chocolate puffs
  • Canada – Colorful Canvas Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and fruity cereal
  • World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Cinnamon Swirl Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and cinnamon squares
  • The American Adventure – Rainbow Dreams Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold crew topped with whipped cream and colorful marshmallow crunch

We hope to see you at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts this year. Happy eating and bon appétit!

(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)

Comments

  • Looks so good!

  • Welcome to the blog Ms. Nicole!

  • Looks great! Can’t wait to go