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Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Italy Booth has been a mainstay of the Food and Wine Festival since the very beginning, way back in 1996.
This year, we said goodbye to a few dishes, but enthusiastically welcomed some awesome additions to the menu!
New to the Italy Booth this year is the Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani — a sweet sausage with peppers, served with ciabatta bread.
I really enjoyed this miniature take on an Italian classic, sweet sausage and peppers. And I love that there’s a new sausage kid on the block to join Germany’s Bratwurst and Canada’s Chicken Chipotle Sausage!
A fan favorite — the Ravioli di Formaggio all-Emiliana — returns, and is just as delicious as ever! The large cheese ravioli is smothered in a meaty, creamy, tomato-laced sauce, and is then topped with cheese before it’s broiled to a golden brown finish.
This one will inspire fork fights, so get two. 😉 The portion size is hearty, and so are the flavors. It’s really like a mini-meal!
Cannoli always makes me happy — and Cannolo Al Cioccolato is even better. They’ve taken traditional cannoli, but added a chocolate-covered shell. It’s just different enough to keep it interesting. This is a welcome return from the past couple of festivals.
But — drumroll please — the absolute highlight of the Italian booth for me is the addition of the Italian Margarita!
One of my favorite drinks featured on the menu at Via Napoli within the Italy Pavilion, I love that I can get it to-go during the Festival! Flavored with limoncello and a punch from grappa, this is a must-try addition to your Drinking Around the World quest.
Festival guests have been enjoying wines and great food from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival New Zealand booth since 1997. Here, you’ll find options with a Pan-Asian influence that celebrate the flavors of this island nation.
There are a few slight changes to the menu in 2012, but the biggest changes are to presentation.
We started by trying the Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad. Did you know that kumara is the name used in New Zealand for sweet potatoes? I didn’t!
The puree, laced with the mildly spicy red curry, was a terrific foil to the richness of the sea scallop. The apple radish salad lends both textural and flavor punch as well.
Gone is the lamb slider from last year, but it’s been replaced by the Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney (not altogether that different, eh?). The flavors are good, but I kind of miss that little bun, which made for more portable eating!
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