Epcot Food and Wine Festival — ‘Just the New Stuff’ Crawl!

We’re in high gear around here, anticipating the beginning of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which starts in a few days!

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No doubt we’ll be out and about at the Marketplace Booths lots of times. But sometimes, we like to play with our food! And one of the best ways I’ve found to do that is with a themed crawl.

We have lots of fun crawl suggestions in our DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival E-book — save 20% with discount code Chefs! — including the Desserts Crawl, the Vegetarian Crawl, the Cheese Crawl, and more!

Today, we’re going to take you one of our favorites — the “Just the New Stuff Crawl”! This tour of the booths is especially helpful if you are limited on time, and you’re only interested in seeking out the dishes that are new in 2017.

“Just the New Stuff” Epcot Food and Wine Festival Crawl

Sweet Avocado Crema — Active Eats

Our first stop is the new Active Eats booth. While we’ve seen some of the booth’s other dishes before (the Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions is a DFB Favorite), we’re after dessert on this mission. Stop by and try 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

It’s a cool, refreshing, and contemporary take on a traditional trifle!

Banana Almond Sundae — Almond Orchard

But we’re not ready to leave the sweet stuff behind just yet. Next, we’ll head to Almond Orchard, another new booth in 2017, where all of the dishes feature Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

Once there, we’ll be enjoying the Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Crunchy Chocolate Oats.

The Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae at Almond Orchard Booth

The Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae at Almond Orchard Booth

We love this creative take on an frozen treat! (Be sure to check out the newly announced expanded Almond Orchard menu here!)

Seared Scallops — Coastal Eats

With so many new booths to try, it’s hard to decide where to go first. But for your next stop, we say that you should head to Coastal Eats, a celebration of seafood.

Once you’re there, try the Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce.

Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce

Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce

Or if scallops aren’t your thing you have two other NEW dishes to choose from: a Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream; or a Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette.

Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on that dip :-D

Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes — Flavors from Fire

Flavors from Fire is another new and exciting stop on our tour of new dishes. And while we look forward to trying lots of things here, we definitely recommend the Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue.

Flavors from Fire Smoked Corned Beef

Flavors from Fire Smoked Corned Beef

Because, BLONDE ALE BEER FONDUE, YOU GUYS. Basically on potato chips. Topped with BEEF.

Let that sink in.

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!

Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake with Chocolate Coconut Mousse — India

Next, stop by India to try a fusion of flavors in their dessert offering, the Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake.

Pistachio Cardamom Cake with Coconut Chocolate Mousse at the India Booth © Disney

Pistachio Cardamom Cake with Coconut Chocolate Mousse at the India Booth © Disney

With Coconut and Chocolate taking this up a notch, we love the exotic combo of flavors at play.

Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip — Ireland

But then, you’ll want to hightail it to Ireland. Actually, RUN. Don’t walk. Because…Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread.

Warm Irish Cheese and Stout Dip

Warm Irish Cheese and Stout Dip

Again, it’s a glorious combo of beer and cheese. And it’s delicious.

T=CC2: Vanilla Tonic Water and Cotton Candy — Light Lab

Next, we’re sending you to Light Lab, where you’ll sample the T=CC2: Vanilla Tonic Water and Cotton Candy.

This one is fun for grown ups and kids too, since it comes sans alcohol!

T=CC2: Vanilla Tonic Water and Cotton Candy

T=CC2: Vanilla Tonic Water and Cotton Candy

As an added bonus, everything here lights up, and it’s air conditioned. So. Yeah. Sweeeeet.

Charcuterie in a Cone — Spain

Head over to Spain for the next dish, as we try the Charcuterie in a Cone! It’s the perfect snack for strolling.

Charcuterie in a Cone

Charcuterie in a Cone

Enjoy it with a glass of  Bodegas y Viñedos Artazu Garnacha Rosado, the perfect combo for a warm (ok, hot) Florida day.

While we’ve given you a BUNCH of delicious guidance, there are lots more stops to the “Just the New Stuff” crawl! To see the full list, be sure to check out the DFB Guide to the 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 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
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2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Wine and Dine Half Marathon
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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.

OK! Now, I’ve GOTTA know — what new stuff are you most anxious to try at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year? Leave a comment and let us know!

Comments

  1. Lisa says

    T=CC2 Ok so what do you do with Cotton Candy and Tonic Water? Do you drink it? what does it taste like?

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