Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures: Argentina, Desserts and Champagne, and Chile Booths

We’re almost through all of the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booths, but here are a few more food pics to share! As always, 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 Country name for detailed information — they’re being updated daily.

Argentina
Argentina’s roasted corn and cheese empanada smells incredible and tastes even better. So far, it’s one of my winners from the festival! You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Argentina Booth Page!

Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada

Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada Inside

Desserts and Champagne
Desserts and Champagne is back this year with three desserts and four champagnes. Of the three desserts, I was extremely impressed with the Pear Streusel Pudding Cake. The strawberry and chocolate desserts made [Read more…]

Deconstructing a Karamell-Küche Cupcake

One big question I kept getting asked after posting the photos from Epcot’s new Karamell-Küche caramel store last week was: how was the cupcake?

I figured I needed a few illustrations, so here we go:

Karamell-Küche vanilla cupcake

The cupcake itself is pretty large. It comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors, and the frosting [Read more…]

The German Train Village’s Own Food & Wine Festival

While the German Train Village was celebrating the festival last year, this year they have their very own 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booths as well!

Food and Wine Festival Booth Replicas in German Train Town

They’ve represented Australia, Mexico (right down to the tiled landscape on the front of the booth!), Ireland (check out those MASSIVE beer steins!), Greece, and the Hops and Barley booth. Check out these close up pictures — and feel free to click on any of them for a larger version: [Read more…]

Guest Review: Flying Fish Cafe Chef’s Counter

I recently “met” (not yet in person yet, but I hope soon!) a few Disney foodies who have sought out some great culinary experiences. I’ve begged a couple of them to put together guest posts, and the first is this fantastic review from Chelsi Murphy of the new Flying Fish Chef’s Counter at Disney World’s Boardwalk! Take it away, Chelsi!

The Flying Fish Café is connected to The Disney Boardwalk Resort. It has been consistently one of our favorite restaurants through the years. When it was announced in April that Chef Tim Keating would be offering a Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner at the Chef’s counter, we knew that we would have to book it for our next trip out in July.

Atmosphere:
The Flying Fish Cafe is a beautiful and whimsically decorated restaurant overlooking the busy hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk. The Chef’s Counter is to your left as you walk in and gives you an up close and personal view of Chef Keating and his crew preparing the night’s menu. [Read more…]

Mixology and Beer Seminar Details: Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is coming up at the end of this week, and we’re excited to bring you the final post in our series of sneak peeks into the event!

We’ve already discussed some tasting booth menus and details as well as more sneak peeks from the tasting booths, and two weeks ago we highlighted the details behind this weekend’s Champagne and Sake Seminars! Today, we’re taking a look at the Classic’s Mixology and Beer Seminars!

Don’t forget, due to the popularity of the seminars, the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic has added a new seminar! Vino of Veneto will showcase some Italian wines like you’ve never seen before! Call 407-934-1609 to book!

smoking White Sangria at bluezoo

Mixology

Learn the science behind our mixologists’ methods as we play with aromas, temperature and texture. We apply the same concepts as some of the world’s most innovative chefs — Ferran Adria, Jose Andres, and Thomas Keller — to create our unconventional libations. We’ll balance out your experience in this course with tasty treats from our bluezoo chefs’ culinary laboratory. Impress guests at your next social gathering with these clever cocktail tips!
Instructors: Douglas Draper, Todd English’s bluezoo Manager, Christopher Windus, Todd English’s bluezoo Executive Chef

Let me just say one thing to start this off — those of you in the Mixology seminar are going to have a blast! I got [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures: Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa Booths

After a wonderful WDW Foodie Fest today, I was inspired to keep going on our tour around the World Showcase Booths here at the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! As always, 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.

Mexico
Mexico is a strong booth this year. A long menu, some great variety, and large portions make this spot a meal in itself. They’ve also got a fun frozen non-alcoholic drink that we loved. You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Mexico Booth Page!

Taco de Chilorio

Tamal de Pollo

More pics after the jump [Read more…]

WDW Foodie Fest Report!

Here’s our initial sign-in from the incredible WDW Foodie Fest — the Disney Food Blog’s first meet-up event!

We’ll be back soon with photos, reports, and more, but I wanted to quickly thank everyone who volunteered at and attended the event! What a fantastic day at Disney World.

(Sunday Round-Up will return next week…)

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…]

First Look! Epcot Food & Wine Festival Merchandise

We showcased some of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise here, but, as usual, there are a few more pieces added in once you arrive at the Festival Shop in the World Showcase!

You can also find bags made from last year’s Food and Wine Festival banners for sale in the Festival Center! These will go fast and are limited edition, so grab ‘em up while they’re there!

Recycled Bags from last year's Festival Banners

Story and Code for Bags

2010 Food and Wine Festival Cookbook

Price and Code for Cookbook

Food and Wine Festival Tumblers

Food and Wine Festival womens tshirt

More after the jump! [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures: France, Italy, and Japan Booths

We’re headed out to the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival again today, but first I wanted to share a few more of the items we sampled yesterday! Don’t forget, 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!

France
We sampled the Cosmo Slush and Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee yesterday — both incredible, but I was really taken with the Cosmo Slush!! Of course, the escargot and Short ribs are back again this year, too! You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our France Booth Page!

Cosmo Slush and Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee

Italy
We sampled everything edible in Italy and were blown away! The ravioli is superb; the polpettine were delicious (loved the sauce); and while the cannoli [Read more…]