Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache from Ireland

The 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is well underway, and one of the winners of this year’s festival (yet again!) is the Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache from the Ireland Marketplace!

2012 Ireland Marketplace Booth

Long a favorite stop on the Food and Wine Festival Booth crawl, Ireland is a fan favorite this year as always.

And with this incredible dish, as well as the rich and delicious Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie, is it any wonder why there is always a line at this booth?

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache - Cross Section

Don’t forget to read our review of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Ireland Booth here! But in the meantime, let’s get cooking!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS:
For Chocolate Lava Cake:
8 1-ounce semisweet chocolate squares, chopped, or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 sticks butter
5 egg yolks
4 whole [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey from Greece

One of the surprise hits of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival last year was the Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey from the super popular Greece Booth.

I was so glad to see that this menu item is back at the booth in 2012! (To see more photos and Food and Wine Festival menus, be sure to check out our complete list of Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths, Menus, and Food Photos!)

Greece Booth

A perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors, this dish also introduces interesting textures into the mix with the griddled cheese and nuts. It proved to be so popular last year that distributors had a hard time keeping up with the demand — the dish sold out several times toward the end of the festival!

Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey at Greece Booth

If you’d like to sample this delicious option from the Greece booth, then be sure to line up early. But if you can’t make it to this year’s Festival or if they run out again, here’s a simple and yummy method for making this appetizer in the comfort of your own home!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS:
2 teaspoons finely chopped pistachios (about 10 pistachios)
12 ounces kasseri cheese*
4 teaspoons honey, for garnish
toasted baguette slices, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS: [Read more…]

Menu Spotlight: English Bulldog at Rose & Crown Pub

Editor’s Note: As of 2013, the English Bulldog is no longer on the Rose & Crown pub menu.

So, I was looking at the Rose & Crown pub menu one day and I saw this:

Yes, PLEASE!

It took a while for me to get back to the World and get my hands on one, but I was thrilled when my buddy Lisa from Babes in Disneyland agreed to head to the pub with me to try one last month!

Rose and Crown

Atmosphere
We arrived right at opening to a nearly deserted pub and quickly [Read more…]