2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Preview: THE CHEW Collective and Islands of the Caribbean

As we eagerly count down the days until the start of the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we’re already making our list of all the things we have to eat! (And speaking of counting down — check out our Countdown Sale!!)

Food and Wine Festival Updates 2016 Info Graphic

This year’s Festival – which runs from September 14 until November 14 – features some tried-and-true favorite Marketplace Booths and some new booths!

Today we’re going to check out two of the new booths: THE CHEW Collective and Islands of the Caribbean!

Last year marked the first appearance of booths inspired by ABC’s ‘The Chew’ with the debut of Chew Lab and Sustainable Chew. This year guests can check out the all-new THE CHEW Collective.

THE CHEW Collective Marketplace Booth

You’ll find THE CHEW Collective in the Next Eats section of Future World. You don’t want to miss this marketplace booth!

The 2015 Sustainable Chew Booth; 2016 will feature THE CHEW Collective

The 2015 Sustainable Chew Booth; 2016 will feature THE CHEW Collective

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival THE CHEW Collective Booth Menu

Food:

  • Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle

Beverages:

  • Festival Chardonnay, CA
  • Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA

The Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce returns this year after debuting at the Sustainable Chew booth last year. It’s still delicious!

Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

Also on the menu this year is a Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese. We had a chance to sample this dish and it’s one you don’t want to miss.

The Chew Collective's Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese

Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese

You’ll want to save room for dessert at THE CHEW Collective – Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle!

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle

Last year’s festival welcomed the Dominican Republic booth and this year’s Caribbean presence will be at the tweaked-a-little-bit-from-a-past-year’s Islands¬†of the Caribbean.

Ready to Plan for Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Trip?

The DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available! This 250+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever.

2015 DFB F&W Guide Cover

Your purchase includes several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!

Order your 2016 edition today! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

Use code Chefs at check-out for a 20% off the cover price!

Islands of the Caribbean Marketplace Booth

We can’t wait to check out the Caribbean flavors on the menu at Islands of the Caribbean! There have been Caribbean booths at festivals in the past, and this one looks to be very similar — even bringing back an old favorite, the Frozen Mojito!

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Islands of the Caribbean Booth Menu

Food:

  • Mojo Pork with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, and Pickled Red Onions
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce
  • Jamaican Beef Patty
  • Pescado con Coco: Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas and Rice with Coconut Sauce

Beverages:

  • Presidente Pilsner
  • Frozen Mojito
  • Caribbean Sangria

Sometimes you have to start with dessert first and you don’t want to miss the Quesito – a Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce!

Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce

Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce

The entrees at Islands of the Caribbean include Mojo Pork with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, and Pickled Red Onions.

Mojo Pork with Black Beans Cilantro Rice and Pickled Red Onions

Mojo Pork with Black Beans Cilantro Rice and Pickled Red Onions

You’ll also find the Pescao con Coco: Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas and Rice with Coconut Sauce! This dish was also featured at the Dominican Republic Marketplace Booth in 2015!

Pescado don Coco - Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas, and Rice with Coconut Sauce

Pescado don Coco – Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas, and Rice with Coconut Sauce

Stay cool with the returning Frozen Mojito, which we love!

Frozen Rock Coconut Mojito

Frozen Mojito

We can’t wait to check out THE CHEW Collective and Islands of the Caribbean at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival. September 14 can’t get here soon enough!

Want More Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info?

We have all the coverage and information you need right here on Disney Food Blog! Here’s what we know so far…

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Index
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations
2016 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Wine and Dine Half Marathon
2016 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Food and Wine Festival 101
2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS
2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten Free Items

How to Book Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events

To book all special events and demonstrations, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) starting July 21. Join the Disney Food Blog Newsletter to find out as soon as we do about details and booking dates! Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars and general admission for some special events may be bookable online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com as well as by phone.

Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents will be eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. These members will be able to book seminars and demos July 19th at 9AM. Discounts are by phone only at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.

Chase Disney Visa Cardholders can book select special events, demos, and seminars on July 19th as well. A limited number of seats are available for the booking date.

What are you looking forward to trying at THE CHEW Collective and Islands of the Caribbean? Let us know in the comments!

Comments

  1. Veronica says

    Is it just me or do the portions seem diminutive this year? I know it’s meant to be a sampling/tasting event but come on.

  2. Taryn Duncan says

    That’s so funny — I was just thinking how big the servings look! That pork especially looks like a full meal and that pastry looks huge.

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