Guest Review: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Seafood Dishes

Thanks to Disney Food Blog reader Galloping Gourmand for relaying his reviews about a few seafood dishes featured in this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

This was my first trip to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and while I couldn’t go to any events I was determined to make the most of it. I arrived early so I could ride all the rides I wanted (first load on Soarin’!) and maximize my eating time. I saw it as an opportunity to try things I have never tried before and ignore the myriad of health problems one could get from eating them all in a 10 hour period. Some of these are international foods that are hard to get where I live (near NYC, so not many of those) and others are things that I’ve simply never tried before.

Here are a few reviews of seafood dishes around the [Read more…]

Guest Review: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Party for the Senses

One of my favorite people in the whole internet, Kelly Tressler, captured her 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Party for the Senses experience for us! Sit back, relax, and get ready for a treat…

Party for the Senses

I just returned from a week-long trip to Walt Disney World (mainly for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival) where I had the pleasure of attending the first Party for the Senses of the year on October 2, 2010. This was my fourth trip to Disney World during Food & Wine, but the first time I experienced any paid events. My traveling party consisted of myself and my fiance — both of us newcomers to the Party for the Senses — and my parents, who enjoyed the Party 2 years ago.

Atmosphere

The Party for the Senses is held between Epcot’s UK and Canada pavilions in the old Millennium Village (now called World Showplace). The Party offers [Read more…]

3D: Disney’s Dessert Discovery Event at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Disney has introduced several brand new events as part of the 15th Annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival, including this 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery event! A friend and foodie, Colin Buchanan (you might know him as @ParadisePeer on twitter), has written up an incredible review of his visit. Take it away Colin!

3Ds: Delicious Decadent & Delirious
As part of my 15th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival excursion I chose to attend the inaugural “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery event. Actually, my entire week was scheduled around this event. As soon as this year’s events were announced, the 3D event jumped off the page with the lure of desserts, cordials and a V.I.P. view of [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Puerto Rico, Hops & Barley, Poland Booths

It’s time for more 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth food pictures! As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth — including food pictures, menus, and pricing — check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Just click on any booth Country name for detailed information — they’re being updated as new photos come in.

Puerto Rico
I’m pretty sure Puerto Rico was my husband’s favorite booth, and in spite of the slight cilantro taste to the soup, it was one of my favorites as well! The incredible medianoche sandwich was a surprising winner — savory, warm, and just perfect for a midnight kitchen raid! ;-) And the asopao de pollo had some serious flavor going on! It was a huge portion, and delicious.

The Bacardi Torched Frozen Cherry Colada was incredible. Creamy, cool, sweet, and just enough tang to keep you interested. It is one of my favorite items in the festival! You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Puerto Rico Booth Page!

Asopao de Pollo (Chicken Soup with Rice)

medianoche sandwich

Bacardi Frozen Torched Cherry Colada

Hops & Barley
Slightly new this year at Hops & Barley is the pecan bread pudding. While there was something similar served at the New Orleans booth last year, this fit the bill as a sweet, thoroughly [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Seminar Review: Chefs Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey

OK. Not really. But I did spend an hour with them. And about 50 other people! ;-)

That’s right, I pulled myself out of bed the day the Epcot Food and Wine Festival low-cost seminars went on sale and booked this one first! I’m a huge fan of Chef Gerhard’s and couldn’t wait to see what he and wife Chef Lisa Bailey would prepare! I knew they owned and operated d Bar Desserts in Denver, so I was assuming it’d be something delicious and sweet!

Dessert Sandwich Situation
After taking my seat in the seminar I was excited to read that we’d be watching Keegan and Lisa create a “Dessert Sandwich Situation.” What’s that? A combination of brioche, vanilla butter, raspberry compote, chocolate ganache, and almond ice milk. Sounds pretty [Read more…]

Even MORE Halloween Treats in Disney Parks…

Disney Parks keep treating us to more fun Halloween sweets! Here are a few more we found since our previous Disney Parks Halloween Cupcakes post and More Disney Parks Halloween Treats post:

Disneyland recently introduced this very cool Jack Skellington caramel apple:

Jack Skellington Apple in Disneyland

I saw these adorable ghost cupcakes in the Main Street Confectionery in Disney World:

Ghost Cupcakes

Here’s a fun chocolate mousse treat you can get in Disney’s Animal [Read more…]

Gluten Free Items at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

A huge thanks to Genevieve Sobieski, who wrote to me with a list of gluten-free dishes at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival International Marketplace booths! She received this information from Disney special diets Chefs.

Canada Booth: Maple-Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad

Click on the countries listed to see full menus, photos, and prices from each booth! To see a list of all the booths with links to menus, photos, and prices, click on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival International Marketplace Booths page.

Gluten Free Menu Items at Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Canada:
— Maple-Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad
— Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta

South Korea:
— Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw

Australia:
— Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction

United States:
— Bison Chili with Wild Mushrooms, Cabernet, and Pepper Jack Cheese
— Heirloom Tomatoes with Oregon Blue Cheese, Red Onions, and Basil

Brazil:
— Grilled Pork Skewer with Farofa
— Shrimp Stew with [Read more…]

15 Beers for 15 Years Booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Another brand new kiosk, 15 Beers for 15 Years, was added at the entrance to the World Showcase Promenade this year to celebrate the Epcot Food and Wine Festival‘s 15th anniversary! Across from the booth is the giant “15” planter, so there’s little question as to the significance of the number!

15 Beers for 15 Years Booth

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Planter

This booth was swamped all week, and I imagine the interest level won’t go down all that soon!

How to Buy
Here’s the deal: at the booth you can choose a 6oz or 12oz pour of one of 15 beers (prices range from $2.75-$6.25); or you can choose a beer flight, which consists of [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures: Argentina, Desserts and Champagne, and Chile Booths

We’re almost through all of the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booths, but here are a few more food pics to share! As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth — including food pictures, menus, and pricing — check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Just click on any booth Country name for detailed information — they’re being updated daily.

Argentina
Argentina’s roasted corn and cheese empanada smells incredible and tastes even better. So far, it’s one of my winners from the festival! You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Argentina Booth Page!

Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada

Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada Inside

Desserts and Champagne
Desserts and Champagne is back this year with three desserts and four champagnes. Of the three desserts, I was extremely impressed with the Pear Streusel Pudding Cake. The strawberry and chocolate desserts made [Read more…]

The German Train Village’s Own Food & Wine Festival

While the German Train Village was celebrating the festival last year, this year they have their very own 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booths as well!

Food and Wine Festival Booth Replicas in German Train Town

They’ve represented Australia, Mexico (right down to the tiled landscape on the front of the booth!), Ireland (check out those MASSIVE beer steins!), Greece, and the Hops and Barley booth. Check out these close up pictures — and feel free to click on any of them for a larger version: [Read more…]