Best of the Fest: What To Eat at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Happy 20th Anniversary of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Logo

We’re celebrating the best way we know how, with a trip all over Epcot to bring you the best of the best from the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

It was a tough job gathering all of the goodies and pricing for you at each of the Marketplace Booths for this year’s festival, but hey… somebody’s gotta do it. Of course, we needed a little sustenance along the way ;). What better excuse to Eat and Drink our Way Around the World again this year!

Be sure to click over to our Marketplace Booth Page to see pictures of every single dish at the Festival. Just click through the links for each booth to see pictures of all your favorite dishes, along with every single new one from this year!

Then, come on back to see our must-buys among the new items at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Chicken Sausage with Creamy Polenta at the Canada Marketplace

Well, whaddya know… along with the Le Cellier Beef Filet and Cheddar Cheese Soup, the Canada Booth can claim even more bragging rights with the return of the Chicken Sausage with creamy polenta and Minus 8 Onion Jam.

Chicken Sausage with Creamy Polenta and Minus 8 Onion Jam

Chicken Sausage with Creamy Polenta and Minus 8 Onion Jam

This was a favorite of mine back when it was on the menu at Le Cellier, and I was super excited to see it make its way to the festival back then. Sweet, savory, and with just a bit o’ heat, we’re glad it made its way back after being on hiatus for a couple years! [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Favorites Now at Downtown Disney!

Update: These kiosks may only be open during the evenings.

We’ve got some very cool news for you today!

For those of you who enjoyed the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, bestselling kiosk menu items are now available from temporary kiosks at Downtown Disney!

You’ll find the kiosks in the courtyard in front of Fulton’s Crab House.

Open in the evenings throughout the holiday season, favorite menu items such as Argentina’s Grilled Beef Skewer and Hawai’i’s Pork Slider are being served. The two booths — Amuse Bouche, and Cheese & Sweets — are an innovative way to feed hungry guests during the seasonal crowds.

Let’s take a look at the menus — and of course, we’ve included food photos!

Amuse Bouche Menu

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree – 5.00

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée

Shrimp Ceviche, Fried Plantains, and Cilantro 4.25

Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, Fried Plantains and Cilantro

Pork Slider with Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise 3.25

Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise

Samuel Adams Seasonal Beers 6.00
Bud Light 5.75
Stella Artois 6.75
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 6.75
Champagne 7.04
Wines 7.04

Cheese and Sweets Menu

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DFB Challenge: 2012 Walt Disney World Cheese Crawl

We’re sending our courageous (and hopefully hungry) readers on another crawl.

Not surprisingly, this one is all about cheese! ;-) (You asked for it…and we thought it was an AWESOME idea!!) The best part? You’ll visit mostly counter-service and/or grab ‘n go locations on this cheese crawl, so no Advance Dining Reservations required! (Of course, if you want table-service cheese options, check out our Disney World Cheese Plates here!)

Some of you have attempted the 2011 Disney cupcake crawl and the 2012 Disney cupcake crawl and now it’s time to tackle another DFB favorite…

The Disney Food Blog’s “Walt Disney World Cheese Crawl” Strategy

Gear up for tasting cheese selections on menus all over Walt Disney World. Your challenge is to sample these sweet and savory items, hopefully in a single Disney World vacation.

Follow the crawl step by step, or opt to select the items that you find most appetizing. You’ve reached the Cheese finish line when you’ve visited at least seven locations and sampled at least seven different cheese items.

Remember that Disney World menus have a way of changing, so if you need to substitute out new options for the ones below, we won’t deduct any points! Depending on your level of tolerance, you may want to split this crawl up over a couple of days. Either way, we won’t judge!

Tutto Gusto Cheese

Some of these items can be purchased for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit, so save up those snacks!

EPCOT: Cheese required = 2

Depart your hotel for a morning in Epcot’s Future World. At 11am, make your way to World Showcase! Your first stop is the Rose & Crown pub in Canada.

Rose & Crown Pub
Rose & Crown pub in United Kingdom is an awesome spot to hang with friends over drinks and apps. Be sure to say hi to Carl for us!

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