Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Food and Wine Festival : Epcot

I mentioned last week that I had headed to Florida (soooo fun!) and one of the days while there we were heading to Disney World. My Mom and I decided on Epcot - her fav, and a great bc we weren't there to do all the rides, more chat, people watch, and eat/drink! Epcot is the best for all that, given the around the 'World' concept and all the small areas devoted to each country.

To our surprise when we arrived it was the annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival!! Now I know what you may be thinking a Disney food & wine festival, ehhh.... It was fantastic. Food and wine pairings by renowned chefs, not your typical burger and fry food.

And wine and dine we did. We literally ate our way around the 'world'!!! Even got our food passport stamped along the way! Oh and there were drinks too, alas those were consumed much quicker - partially due to the heat (it was 95!!!) and ya know, birthdays are for celebrating and drinking! ;) So they aren't pictured below. ;) Margaritas, Frozen Belini's, Mimosa Royale's, beer....you catching the drift?!

Our food choices and the countries/regions we tried them in.
1-Argentina - Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichuri over Boniato puree
2 - China - Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce & Pork Potstickers
3 - Caribbean - Rope Vieja with Cilantro Rice
4 - Belgium -Belgian Waffle with fresh Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
5 - Greece - Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki over warm pita
6 - Australia - 'Shirmp on the Barbie' with a pepper berry citrus glaze
7 - Mexico - Taco de Filete

I could go for more than a few right now! They were so good! Has anyone ever been to this food and wine festival? And yes - drinking is now allowed at Disney parks (at least in FL) - I had no clue til earlier this summer when we went, makes the hot screaming kids not so bad. ;) I mean, right?!


  1. OMG, it looks sooo good. I am hungry now and my cafeteria is not open yet!

  2. My sister and I have always wanted to go to that! Hope my state treated you great!

  3. I've been to that festival before. It's definitely a good time! All of your food choices look delicious! :)

  4. My mouth literally started salivating when looking at these pics. YUM!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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