NEWS! 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth/Kiosk Menus Announced!

We’re happy to share the great news that the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Map are now available!

See the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Start Planning!

As always, we have individual pages created for every single booth, including the menu and food photos of repeat items and even some brand new dishes! Those will be available later today.

Head over to our 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Photos page to see the full booth menus! In the meantime, I’d love to share with you some of the brand new menu items at this year’s festival…
Some new additions to this year’s booths are:

Key West Southernmost Wheat

  • FOUR brand new desserts at the Desserts & Champagne Booth include Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries and Pomegranate; Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel; Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote; and chocolate or strawberry Nesquick Froth.
  • The new Terra Vegan Marketplace introduces Trik’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice; Chili Colorado with House made Chips and Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips; Wines from organic and sustainable Paul Dolan Winery; and a Berry Smoothie (dairy-free, lactose-free).
  • The new Florida Marketplace will showcase [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…]

Countdown to Epcot Food and Wine Festival: China, Ireland, Morocco

Here we go with another fun Countdown to Food and Wine post! The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will begin in just a week, and I’ve decided to share my excitement by counting down to the Festival with a sneak peek at the International Marketplace booths that will be located around the World Showcase Lagoon!

For those who haven’t had the chance to go to the Festival, one of my favorite parts are the dozens of International Marketplaces — little booths, or kiosks, set up that represent a specific country or region. Each booth offers a short menu of tasting plates and drinks from the country or region represented. These tasting items cost anywhere from $2-$7, so they’re a great way to enjoy the Festival without breaking the bank.

Today, I’m going to highlight the representative menus from China, Ireland, and Morocco!

Green Tea Plum Wine Cooler

China

China’s introducing some new menu items this year, but bringing back my favorite part of the menu from 2009 — the Green Tea Plum Wine Cooler! Here’s the full menu for China:

  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles
  • Pork Pot Stickers
  • Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Dragon’s Hollow Chardonnay
  • Green Tea Plum Wine Cooler
  • Happy Lychee

I am going to be all about those pot stickers this year!

The China booth will be located [Read more…]

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview

Since I’m not based in Florida, I asked my great friend and colleague (and Disney World Moms Panelist) Suzannah DiMarzio of ZannaLand, to attend the Tables in Wonderland preview of the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in my place. She kindly obliged and put together this fantastic review of the evening!

Of course, for all the latest information and breaking news, check out our 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival pages. Take it away, Zanna!

Concept Art for the 2010 Food and Wine Festival Entryway Display at Epcot

On July 8, 2010, I was given the amazing opportunity to be a special reporter for the Disney Food Blog and experience the Tables in Wonderland Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview. This was the third Tables in Wonderland special event I’ve attended and the experience was, as always, uncompromisingly good. Here is a rundown of the evening’s service, all of which were previews for upcoming dishes at Epcot’s 15th Annual International Food & Wine Festival:

Arrival

The event took place in the retired Wonders of Life pavilion. It had been quite some time since I’d been inside, so it was really cool to see the building still there (though it could really use some pressure washing on the outside!) and most of the inside still intact. Of course it was sad not seeing the big Cranium Command sign, the cool exercise bikes that showed Main Street, USA, on the TV screens as you pedaled, and Body Wars.

We were escorted backstage through an area next to Body Wars at the old Frontiers exhibit (still there for the most part). We ascended in a beautiful, mirrored elevator to the second floor and what used to be the VIP Lounge when Wonders of Life was functioning with a sponsor.

Passed Appetizers

The moment we stepped off the elevator and found our place card with table location on it, we were given our first wine selection: Paul Cheneau “Lady” Blanc de Blanc Cava from Spain. It was a lovely sparkling wine that came in a beautiful bottle.

Soon servers came around with our reception selections: Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada from the Argentina kiosk;

Corn and Cheese Empanada from Argentina

Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw from the new kid on the block, South Korea; [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sneak Peek: South Korea and Belgium Marketplaces With Food Pics!

That’s right — sneak peek food photos from an event that’s still three months away!

Mock Up of 2010 Food and Wine Festival Garden Decor in Epcot

Since I’m not based in Florida, I asked my great friend and colleague (and Disney World Moms Panelist) Suzannah DiMarzio of Zannaland, to attend Thursday night’s Tables in Wonderland preview of the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in my place. She kindly obliged, and now we’ve got some fantastic Sneak Peek pictures of what’s new at the Festival!

I’ll be posting Suzannah’s full write-up of the event on Monday, but here’s a little Sneak Peek of the Sneak Peek! ;-) I couldn’t help myself — I had to post these pictures of what the newest International Marketplace booths, South Korea and Belgium, would be like, along with their menus and pics of [Read more…]