Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Scotland and Brazil Booths

We are coming to you LIVE from the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival this week!

It’s been a whirlwind of fabulous food and we have so much to tell you about! But today, we thought we’d bring you our very first Marketplace Booths of 2013.

Let’s take a closer look at two new booths — one brand new and one returning — Scotland and Brazil.

If you’re looking for your favorite booths, be sure to check out ALL the info and brand new photos on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages.

Scotland

Following the success of the popular animated film Brave, it seemed like the right time for Scotland to debut as the Food and Wine Festival’s newest booth option.

Scotland Booth

We’ve been anxiously awaiting final word on what would be served to represent Scotland, and the final menu was met with mixed reviews from readers.

In the end, sponsors of the Scotland booth and Disney chose a menu that would represent some current trends in Scottish cooking and that would appeal to a broad audience.

2013 Scotland Marketplace Booth Menu - Click for larger image

Salmon is always a popular option with festival goers, and the Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette is proving to be a great addition to this year’s lineup! In fact, it made our Best of the Fest List!

Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette

Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties (Griddled Vegetable Cake with [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Scottish Banoffee Tart

We are just about one month away from the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year — the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

And we know that you are just as eager as we are to take a look at all this year’s festival has to offer.

But we are particularly excited about the new Scotland Marketplace Booth.

Brand new for 2013, the booth promises to give us a taste of some traditional Scottish foods, like Haggis (a vegetarian version!) as well as Scottish Salmon.

Scotland Booth Information and the Scotland Passport Stamp!

There are also some delightful dishes that have been adapted into new Scottish classics, like the Banoffee Tart. Originally an English invention, this dessert is given a touch of Scottish flair with the addition of Scottish Whiskey Toffee!

While we are looking forward to trying it on opening day at the Festival, we’re excited to try this version, adapted for the home kitchen.

The Scottish Banoffee Tart from the Scotland Booth at the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Scottish Banoffee Pie

Makes 1 Nine-Inch Pie

Ingredients:
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 (14 Ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
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2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Preview: Scotland and Brazil Booths

Excitement is building for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! And we know that you’re looking forward to it just as much as we are!

We’re keeping track of the Food and Wine Festival marketplace booths and menus carefully, and I wanted to share a preview with you today!

As always, the culinary team at Epcot is striving to keep this classic event fresh and exciting by introducing some brand new Marketplace Booths to the mix. New for 2013 is another entry from the United Kingdom, the Scotland Marketplace Booth! And after a year long hiatus we’re also excited to see a return of another South American hotspot, the Brazil Marketplace Booth!

Let’s take a closer look at what these two marketplaces will offer this year’s festival guests.

Scotland Marketplace Booth

While we are still awaiting our first pictures of what the Scotland Marketplace Booth will actually look like (soon!), we are excited already to know some of the fun additions that the menu will bring to this year’s festival.

And check out the new stamp from the Scotland booth that guests will be able to get in their Food and Wine Festival passports! (It’s in the bottom right hand corner of the slide.)

Scotland Booth Information

The menu offers some intriguing new flavors for guests!

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Scotland Booth Menu

  • Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties (Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes)
  • Scottish Banoffee Tart with Bananas, Scottish Whisky Toffee, Walkers Shortbread Crumbles and Sweet Cream
  • Innis & Gunn® Original Beer
  • Loch Lomond Cocktail featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
  • Glenfiddich® Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year)

Seafood lovers are already looking forward to the inclusion of authentic Scottish Salmon.

Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette

And the Scottish Banoffee Tart will feature a pleasant kick courtesy of Glenfiddich Whisky Cream! I can’t wait to try this one!

The Scottish Banoffee Tart will be part of the NEW Scotland Booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in 2013

I have no idea what to expect from the Vegetarian Haggis, but you know I’ll be first in line to try it!

The other real standout here will be a number of [Read more…]

News! More 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Items and FOOD PHOTOS!

SO exciting! We’ve got several more 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival menu items to share with you today!

Be sure to check out the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu page for all of the menu items we’ve gathered so far!

MORE Select 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Items Announced

Yep — 15 more menu items have been announced for this year’s festival! This is in addition to the several items we showcased last week!

Let’s check them out…

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Scotland Booth

The Scotland Booth is BRAND NEW at the festival this year, and it will feature a Salmon dish in addition to

Scottish Banoffee Tart
This creamy tart is made from banana, toffee, and Glenfiddich Whisky Cream!

Banoffee Tart at the Scotland Booth

Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties
7-10-13 UPDATE! The Scotch Egg has been removed from the Scotland menu and replaced with…VEGETARIAN HAGGIS with Neeps and Tatties (Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes)!! We don’t currently have a photo of this, but we’ll get one as soon as we can! :-)

Loch Lomond Cocktail
This sharp drink is made with Scotch, Drambuie, and dry Vermouth. It will join other beverages at the Scotland Booth this year.

Loch Lomond at the Scotland Booth

Interestingly, there are some Scots who are [Read more…]