Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: 2013 Belgium and Canada Booths

The 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is still going strong at Walt Disney World! And today, we’re back with another delicious marketplace booth review.

This has been a terrific year at the festival for revisiting favorite dishes from the past while enjoying some really delicious new options. And two booths that demonstrate this beautifully are Belgium and Canada!

Let’s take a closer look at what each offers guests in 2013, and talk a little about our favorite dishes!

Belgium

Belgium celebrates its fourth year as part of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

In the past few years, the savory offering has been mussels prepared in a variety of ways. (I’m still waiting for them to catch the vision of those amazing frites that Belgium is known for!)

Belgium Booth

This year, the booth departs radically from mussels, and instead has decided to offer a full menu of another Belgian staple: Waffles!

2013 Belgium Menu

This probably makes sense, since the sweet waffle that’s been a staple here has always been popular. But it does make things a bit homogenous over here. Regardless, I was excited to try the savory waffle that was added to the lineup.

The Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef was so impressive (primarily because they douse it with melted butter) when we tasted it that we immediately named it one of our Best of the Fest dishes for 2013.

A fresh waffle — crispy on the outside, tender on the inside — is smothered with a thick, rich beef stew. The braised beef features chunks of beef and carrots in a flavorful sauce that soaks right into that tasty waffle. The whole thing was topped with that aforementioned melted butter. Amazing!

Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef

And what better way to top off a meal of waffle than with [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Canada and Ireland Booths

Time to visit two of my most favorite booths — Canada and Ireland!

If you’d like to see full coverage of each Marketplace available at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Just click on any booth or country name and you’ll see detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.

Here we gooo!

Canada

I was super excited when I found out that Canada would be offering one of my favorite Le Cellier dishes of all time – the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce!

Mushroom Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

I was worried that it would be overdone, but not only was it perfectly cooked, there was actually plenty of truffle butter sauce! And that’s saying a lot, because I love it so much that I always order extra!

The much-loved [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Canada and Australia Booths

It’s time for more 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth food pictures! Today we’re headed to two of the most popular booths at the Festival — Canada and Australia!

As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth, check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Click on any booth or country name for detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.

Australia

Australia brings back the favored lamb chop for the third year in a row, pairing it this time with a potato-goat cheese salad, which is quite good! A fun flavor and great texture. Again, the lamb deserves all of the accolades it’s getting.

Grilled Lamb Chop with Potato-Goat Cheese Salad and Shiraz Reduction -– $5.75

A surprise winner for me at the festival this year was the Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze. The shrimp were very well-cooked and I really enjoyed the (more spicy than I expected) glaze!! Great flavor on these.

Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze -– $4.50

And, again, the Lamington is a fantastic dessert. Offering three different textures and flavors — moist sponge cake, rich chocolate ganache, and coconut — it’s like eating a [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures: Canada, Greece, and Australia Booths

We’re still eating our way around the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Here are a few of the items we got a chance to scarf down yesterday. By the way, 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 name for detailed information — they’re being updated daily.

Canada
Once again, Canada is one of the strongest booths at the festival! With a strategy of taking the best items from the Le Cellier menu and miniaturizing them for the booth, guests get to sample a mini-meal from the restaurant.

One of our favorites was the chicken chipotle sausage with corn polenta; the addition of the peppers makes this a spicy and delicious dish — possibly better than what you get in the restaurant! Also, the sweet Maple glaze on the salmon is wonderful. Of course, one of my favorite items from the booth was the ice wine; my husband didn’t even get to try a drop! And the Nanaimo bar — a new item on the menu this year (and not found in the restaurant) is a decent nod to Canadian favorites. While the Nanaimo bars my mom makes are better, this is a nice, sweet way to end your tour of Canada. You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Canada Booth Page!

Maple-Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad

Chicken Chipotle Sausage and Sweet Corn Polenta

More after the jump! [Read more…]