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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Portugal and Scandinavia Booths

It’s time for more 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth food pictures!

As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth, check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Click on any booth or country name for detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.

Today, let’s take an in-depth look at Portugal and Scandinavia!

Portugal

A brand new booth this year, Portugal brings some very different tastes to the Festival. We started out with the calamari salad with fennel, olive oil, and smoked paprika. The flavor here mostly comes from the fennel and olive oil, but the dish is unlike any other at the Festival!

Calamari Salad with Fennel, Olive Oil, and Smoked Paprika

The Pastel de Nata in Portugal is a fun and unique dessert. Basically a custard in a crust, the simple, light flavors tasted like vanilla to me! Definitely worth a try.

Pastel de Nata

The Linguica Sausage with onions, peppers, and olives (mostly olives…) was outstanding. A super-spicy sausage accented with delicious flavors from the vegetables made for a hearty and savory dish. This was my favorite from Portugal.

Linguica Sausage with Onions, Peppers, and Olives

You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Portugal Booth Page!

Scandinavia

Scandinavia is returning this year after a hiatus at the festival, and brings us some cold-weather favorites! The Swedish meatballs with lingon berries (yay, lingon berries!!) was a winner for me. I liked the sweet paired with the savory in this dish.

Swedish Meatballs with Lingon Berries

But the rice pudding with berries was outstanding! My favorite item at this booth, hands down, was this dessert. Very creamy, with a depth a flavor you wouldn’t expect. The interesting textures made for a unique dish. Yum!!

Rice Pudding with Driscoll’s Only the Finest Berries

The Taste of Scandinavia was my least favorite dish here, as I imagine it will be for most folks. Cold fish and shrimp just didn’t make my taste buds shiver…

Taste of Scandinavia — Shrimp Salad, Cured Salmon and Herring

Luckily, I followed up with the Xante Sunshine cocktail, featuring Xante pear and cognac liquor. This sweet cocktail — with a touch of tartness — was delicious.

Xante Sunshine cocktail made from Xante pear and cognac liquor

You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Scandinavia Booth Page!

Tell us what YOU’RE loving at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in the comments below!

And feel free to check out more food pictures on our booth pages!

Also, if you’re headed to the Festival, check out our DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book for a full schedule of events, touring strategies, tips and tricks, and a full section on the World Showcase booths this year!

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12 Comments

  1. canadianslovewdw says:

    looks good the Pastel de Nata is my FAVORITE portugese dessert.. i could eat them by the dozen…

  2. Watch Me Eat says:

    Taste of Scandinavia would be my first choice out of all the foods pictured. I love me some cured salmon and pickled herring! No trip to Ikea is complete without buying a jar of some sort of cured fish!!!

  3. Kat says:

    The Pastel de Nata is on my list of things to try this year. Looks scrumptious!

  4. JoAnn says:

    I want to try the swedish meatballs. The Xante cocktail sounds good too.

  5. Galloping Gorumand says:

    My lifetime in a Swedish Lutheran church has lead me to see Swedish meatballs with lingon berries as pot luck supper food. Once a month we would gather in Luther Hall and feast on a bounty of 45 varieties of meatballs. We were one lutkefisk away from being in Lake Wobegon.

    I’m going to try the Swedish meatballs anyway. I have a lot to compare them too. The other one from this list I’m going for is the Pastel de Nata. Vanilla custard in a crust – count me in!

  6. Lynn says:

    Wow, those look….interesting. I’ll just take the rice pudding and cocktail please!

  7. Grace says:

    I agree with “Watch Me Eat” – the taste of Scandinavia would be my first choice too!! Swedish meatballs are ho hum (good, but just not exciting) while the herring and shrimp salads are hard to find and to die for! Can’t WAIT to get some in about 9 days! Woo hooo! Thanks for the pics and reviews though – it all looks amazing. :-)

  8. jill says:

    wow!
    i am hungry!

  9. Aydin says:

    I agree with Watch Me Eat… the taste of Scandinavia dish looks like the most appetizing to me, by far.

    To dismiss it simply as “cold fish and shrimp” is like describing a fine piece of prosciutto as cold pork!

  10. Heather says:

    I’m super excited to try the calamari and the sausage from Portugal–I think I could take or leave Scandinavia

  11. AFoodie says:

    I loved that rice pudding, too! Definitely a surprisingly good dessert. I liked the Swedish meatballs too, but was told by someone familiar with the dish that it wasn’t authentically flavored. They described it as tasting like Thanksgiving … not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    The food overall has been outstanding, as always. I wish Disney would add an “all you can eat” option, where you pay one price and get unlimited dishes. But I can imagine they’d lose out on too many potential individual sales if they did that!

  12. Angela says:

    Just returned from the f&w festival…it was awesome. My family is Portuguese and was excited to try Disney’s take on our food. Is there a way to find out who provided the sausages?

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