2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Preview: Active Eats and Flavors from Fire

We’re counting down the days until the start of the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival – which, by the way, is August 31 this year!

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As part of our countdown to the Food and Wine Festival, we’re making a list of all the things we MUST eat and that list includes items from two of the new booths this year – Active Eats and Flavors from Fire.

This year’s Festival features 35 Marketplace booths in celebration of Epcot’s 35th anniversary, including several that are returning from hiatus, and five that are brand new for this year, including the two we’re showcasing today.

Let’s check out what you’ll find at Active Eats and Flavors from Fire!

Active Eats

Active Eats brings back a few favorites from previous Epcot Food and Wine Festivals including a favorite here at the DFB – Loaded Mac and Cheese with bacon and green onions.

Food:

  • Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions
  • Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri (GF)
  • Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake and Tortilla Streusel

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Cucumber & Lemon Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Riesling, Washington
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

We’re so happy the Loaded Mac and Cheese is back this year! Be sure to budget for two helpings of this! This one was relocated from Farm Fresh to Active Eats this year.

Loaded mac and cheese with Nueske's pepper bacon cheddar cheese peppers and green onions

Loaded mac and cheese with Nueske’s pepper bacon cheddar cheese peppers and green onions

The Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri is also on the menu this year, relocated from the Patagonia booth.

Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri

Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri

And you’ll want to save room for dessert at Active Eats where you’ll find the Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake and Tortilla Streusel.

•Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake and Tortilla Streusel

Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake and Tortilla Streusel

Next up — Flavors from Fire is bringing spicy foods and dishes to the Festival this year!

Start Your Planning NOW!

News! The DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available to order!

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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.

We cover every single World Showcase Booth, and include full-color photos for most of the food items being offered at this year’s festival!

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!

Use code Chefs at check-out for a 20% discount!

Be sure to stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for all of the latest coverage about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We’ll have the details FIRST!

Flavors from Fire

We’re really excited about this new booth. The Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue is one of our top New Menu Item picks for the festival.

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Flavors of Fire
Food:

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and America Grana Cheeses
  • Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust

Beverages:

  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Ravenswood Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Swine Brine featuring Evan Williams Bourbon

You really need to add the Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and America Grana Cheeses to your must-eat list!

This is so crazy good that I had two helpings at the preview last week!

Smoked Corn Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes

Smoked Corn Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes

The Piggy Wings from the 2016 South Korea booth remain at the Festival thanks to Flavors from Fire!

Piggy Wings return from 2016's South Korea Booth!

Piggy Wings return from 2016’s South Korea Booth!

The Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup offers up some serious flavor pairings! We liked the sausage on this one, but the pancake wasn’t the best. The maple butter syrup was a great flavor profile, though.

Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup

Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup

Even the dessert, Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust, has a bit of heat! You gotta save room for this!

Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust

Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust

These are two booths we can’t wait to visit at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Want More Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info?

We’ll have all the coverage and information you need right here on Disney Food Blog!

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2017 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
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2017 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 20 at 7:00AM ET. 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 are eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. Members of these groups can also book all Special Events early on July 18th beginning at 9:00AM ET. 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 will not have early access to booking.

What are you looking forward to eating at Active Eats and Flavors from Fire? Let us know in the comments.

Comments

  1. Mindie says

    Flavors from Fire looks like it is going to be the winner this year! I am slightly sad though that the piggy wings aren’t staying with the craft beers booth (they were featured there last year, not at South Korea) as they were such a nice snack wih a beer flight!

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