The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival runs from August 30-November 12, 2018, and we’re already thinking about what we want to eat this year!
Each year certain food booths at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival wow us with unique dishes, and today we’re going to check out seven dishes that we hope return to this year’s Festival! The menus for 2018 haven’t been released yet, but a few of these dishes have been on the menu for a couple of seasons so there is hope for a return!
Let’s check them out!
Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and America Grana Cheeses at Flavors from Fire
Flavors from Fire was a new food booth in 2017 and this dish wowed us — it was crazy good!
Even if you don’t like corned beef you’ll want to try this dish if it returns this year! And you’ll want to ask for extra cheese!
Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions at Active Eats
The mac and cheese from Active Eats has been on our Best of the Fest list for a couple of years, and if it doesn’t return this year we’re going to seriously miss it!
This dish combines Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions together for savory goodness. If it comes back this year you’ll want to be first in line!
Wasabi Shumai Steamed Pork Dumplings at Japan
These dumplings were a hit for us last year — enough spice to be interesting but not so much that you can’t enjoy them!
Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese Served on Griddled Garlic Toast at Hops & Barley
The brisket in this dish has been perfect each time it’s featured at Hops and Barley.
Definitely ask for extra cheese on this one, too!
Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette at Coastal Eats
Coastal Eats was new in 2017, and if it returns this year we hope they bring back this dip – it WOWED us!
The Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip was buttery and amazing. You definitely want to try it this year if it’s back!
Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread at Ireland
The Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip from Ireland is SO good you won’t want to share it with anyone.
Also? Skip the bread and just eat it with a spoon. You can thank us later.
Tequila Chipotle Shrimp at Mexico
Mexico always has a shrimp dish, but 2017’s Tequila Chipotle Shrimp was a winner!
The flavors were great and even the presentation wowed us with this dish.
Those are seven dishes that we really hope come back this year, but we can’t forget about a couple of our other standby favorites!
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup served with a Pretzel Roll at Canada
This dish has been a staple at the Canada food booth for YEARS and while we’re pretty sure it’ll be back again this year, we wanted to mention it!
You’ll always want to queue up for this in Canada!
Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing at Hops & Barley
This Carrot Cake from Hops and Barley is a favorite Food and Wine dessert here at DFB.
This is a not-to-be-missed dish! And, if you want to make it at home we have the recipe!
Now that we’ve shared the dishes we hope to see at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we want to hear from you!
What dishes are you looking forward to at this year’s Festival? Let us know with a comment.