Did somebody say tequila?!
Oh, that’s right, Frontera Cocina did as they are bringing the party…and the discounts to Disney Springs for National Tequila Day (which happens to be today!).
This is an exciting time for Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort! First of all, check out the new sign that welcomes guests to the Resort…
Things are changing in big ways here because the new Gran Destino Tower will open on July 9th, bringing more than 500 guests rooms, rooftop dining at Toledo — Tapas, Steak, & Seafood, and two new lounges along with it. [Read more…]
We’re back today with another delicious look at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
It’s always exciting to see what new Marketplaces and other experiences pop up each year at the Festival, but I’m always eager to indulge in my tried and true favorites as well!
When you visit the France Marketplace, you’re participating in Food and Wine Festival Heritage! That’s right — it’s one of the original spots from the very first event, which was held in 1996.
And though the menu has changed a bit from year to year, it’s always a favorite stop for guests.
You’ll notice that the France booth has a very robust menu. With three different savory items, plus dessert, you could easily make a meal out of the offerings here. Add to that wines and cocktails, and you would definitely want to visit the Marketplace more than once to try everything.
The big news at the France booth this year was a change to the classic Escargot offering. In the past, guests have enjoyed Escargots en Persillade in the perfect stroll-and-eat version; the escargots were nestled in rounds of Brioche.
But in 2014, escargot became an ingredient in a savory tart. The Tartelette aux Escargots combined the Snails with Spinach, Garlic, Bacon, and Parmesan, presented in a deep, rectangular savory tart.
This one has probably been one of the biggest controversies of the festival this year! We’ve heard from guests who love it, and from guests who hate it.
Me? While I’m not a huge fan of spinach or snails on their own, the combo of flavors is an absolute win here. But really, is there a way to go wrong when Bacon and Garlic are involved??
Also joining the line up this year is Gratin de Crozets de Savoie. The savory combination of Gruyere and Mushrooms makes this rich vegetarian dish a hit.
The pasta used in the dish, Crozet, comes to us from Savoie. It’s a uniquely French version of pasta, customarily a whole wheat variety.
Also on the menu is another popular option from years past: [Read more…]
Looking for your other favorites? Check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages!
Click on any booth or country name here for detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.
This crowd favorite had some big menu changes in 2011 – and came out a winner! Many of the items from last year are back for 2012, and there are a couple of nice additions that I loved. Let’s take a look!
With the popularity of Mexico’s La Cava del Tequila, we’re seeing the first introduction of tequila shots at the Food and Wine Festival (score!).
And while the Tequila Flight, featuring Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo Tequilas is a bit pricey, it’s a great presentation and a fun way to compare different tequilas alongside terrific eats! This was a winner for me!
I absolutely loved the ribeye taco last year, and this year’s Taco de Filete, featuring beef tenderloin and a medium-spicy Cascabel Pepper Sauce does not disappoint. The wilted scallion provides a nice punch of color and taste as well.
Recently, Cava del Tequila (@cavadeltequila) tweeted their Sangrita Recipe when we mentioned that one of our readers had requested it. Thanks, Cava!! We figured others of you might want in on the secret, too!
This lovely drink is featured on the Tequila Flight — it’s the final shooter; the last beverage glass on the right.
(makes one gallon)
24 oz. Tomato Juice
6 Serrano Pepper (very fine chopped)
1/2 Red [Read more…]
Update December 2011:
There have been a few changes made to the menu over at La Cava del Tequila in Walt Disney World’s Epcot Mexico pavilion over the past few months, but your favorites are likely still there!
The biggest difference? Many of the original appetizers that were on the menu when La Cava opened are now gone. For apps, you’re limited to Chips and Guacamole, Chips and Salsa, or Shrimp Cocktail.
The great margaritas and the tequila flight are still on board, however, so when it comes to spirits, you’re well taken care of!
To see the current menu, check out our La Cava del Tequila Menu page!