Epcot Food And Wine Festival (Part 1 of 3)

Hello Everyone! Every year the Epcot food and wine crew searches the globe to find unexpected and delicious flavors so that we can enjoy as well! This

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Hello Everyone! Every year the Epcot food and wine crew searches the globe to find unexpected and delicious flavors so that we can enjoy as well! This post is  discussing 10 of 33 destinations around the park.

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So let’s get started with where to go first:

Festival Center

The heart of all, here you can find programming, Signing & Greetings, Learning Experience, Merchandise, Wine, Beer & Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bars. If you are an annual pass-holder on your first visit you can pick up an annual pass-holder “Chef Mickey” magnet, on your fourth visit you can get a matching cutting board. (When I get mine I will show you what it looks like!)

In the Festival Center you can also find Seminars & Demonstrations which include:

Culinary Demos: Learn from some of the best culinary chefs from around the world – this is a 45 minute session & $17 per person, plus tax.

Beverages Seminar: Get in touch with your inner connoisseur as you sample select wine, beer or spirits. – this is also a 45 minute session &  $17 per person plus tax.

Food & Beverage Pairing (New for 2018): Watch a culinary demo hosted by a featured chef and beverage presenter. Learn some new tips and tricks to balance your palate. This demo costs $25 per person and the session lasts 45 minutes long.

Mix it, Make it, Celebrate it: Challenge your senses by learning fun food or drink techniques from top industry experts. This session lasts an hour and 15 minutes, and costs $39 per person, plus tax.

Cheese Seminars: Famous Cheesemakers explain different components like aromas, textures and flavor of your favorite cheeses. In this session there is also sampling of cheeses paired with wines, craft beers, and other beverages. This event costs $89 per person, plus tax and is a 90-minute session (gratuity included).

To see the full schedule of events or to book one of these sessions you can go to www.TasteEpcot.com

of you can call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378)

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Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar (Festival Center)

Food:

Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with chocolate

Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with toasted almonds

Jumbo Blueberry muffin: with Streusel Topping

Cheese Danish: with Sweet Icing

Beverage:

Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)

Tropical Mimosa

Key Lime Mimosa

Blood Orange Mimosa

Madras Mimosa

Frozen Mimosa: featuring White Claw natural lime hard seltzer

Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee

Craft Drafts (Festival Center)

Beverage:

Central 28 Beer Company Waff-ale – DeBary, FL

Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale – Jacksonville, FL

Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout – Cape Canaveral, FL

First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison – Gainesville, FL

JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kolsch – Sarasota, FL

Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey First IPA – Clearwater, FL

The Festival Center Wine Shop (New for 2018- Festival Center)

Charcuterie Plate: Chefs Selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments

La Bottega di BelGioioso Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino, Creamy Gorg, Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano Vino Rosso Cheeses

Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad, and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Beverage:

Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley

Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros

Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills

MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir,  Russian River Valley

Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir, Marin County

Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend, Napa Valley

Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Taste Track (Taste Track is located near the ride Test Track )

This is the right place to go for a sweet tooth!

Food:

Croissant Doughnut Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar

Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows

Croissant Doughnut with Hazelnut Cream

Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles

Gelato

Beverage:

Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic)

Flavors from Fire (Flavors from Fire is located near the Epcot Character Spot)

Food:

Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds

Smoked Corn Beef: with warm crispy potatoes, pickled onions, and blonde ale beer fondue

Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak: on a smoked corn cake with pickled vegetable slaw and aioli

Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate mousse, with Cheyenne pepper, paprika, and Mango

Beverage:

Orlando’s Brewery Smokin Blackwater Porter

Michael David 7 Deadly zins, Zinfandel

Swine Brine

Light Lab (Future World West, near club cool)

This place was really neat, and the light Bleu Spectrum… is a definite must try it is served in a beaker glass and has boba pearls inside.

Flavor Experiments:

Phosphorus Freeze (non-alcoholic)

InfraRED (non-alcoholic)

UltraVIOLET (non-alcoholic)

Bleu Spectrum – Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with boba pearls

Original Sin Dry Rose Hard Cider

Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider

Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart

GrassLands Brewing company Green Kiwi Blonde

M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale

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Next Eats (Future World West)

Earth Eats

Food:

The Steakhouse Blended Burger- Beef, Mushrooms, Brie Cheese, Arugula, Truffle, and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun

The Impossible Burger Slider- Wasabi cream, Spicy asian slaw, on a sesame seed bun

Beverage:

Health-Ade Kombuncha Pink Lady Apple

Health-Ade Kombuncha Pomegranate

Health-Ade Kombuncha Beet-Lime

Active Eats

Food:

Loaded Mac n’ Cheese – Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers,  and Green onions

Spice-Crusted Verlasso Salmon – with Warm lentil power salad, crushed avocado and sherry vinegar

Active Eats Energy Bar Bites – Chocolate, nuts, dried fruit and dates

Beverage:

M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water

L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines

Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir

Costal Eats

Food:

Lump Crab Cake

Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough baguette

Seared Scallops

Beverage:

A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris

ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Nior

So this wraps up part one of three in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Highlight. I hope you’ve found some spots you’d like to try some items, stay tuned for part two and three. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments! I would love to help any way I can!

 

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Make A Legacy: Fun Fact you can engrave a photo of yourself with your name or a quote in those walkways.

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