Epcot Food and Wine Festival is one the most loved events in all of Walt Disney World. Every year fans await news of the returning favourites and new booths. That information is now slowly beginning to drip through. There are some new booths announced, The new logo is here and all the Eat to the Beat acts have been announced. It is all so exciting!
At the time of writing, the start of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is actually just a few weeks away. Starting this year on August 31st. To help get you in the mood here are a few of my favourite food pics from last year.
Lamb Stew Scotland
Despite being Scottish, I had never had lamb stew before. This stew was lovely, the meat was soft and melted in the mouth. Overall I was quite upset that there was no haggis! The haggis from Epcot Food and Wine was easily the best haggis of my life.
Lamington – Australia
This has been available every year that we have visited the festival but this was the first time I had tried it. A little mallow cake covered in chocolate and coconut. If you are Scottish the this is just like the snowball you get off the ice cream van.
Waffles – Belgium
Again this is another item that is a veteran of the food and wine festival that I had never tried until this year. Really I was missing out because this waffle is perfection. Yep its perfection!
Molten Chocolate Cake – Ireland
Normally I am a fish pie kinda gal at the Ireland booth but I broke the rules this time and ordered cake. This cake is simply wonderful. Fluffy with a crunch. The whiskey sauce is moreish and the whiskey is just enough to make a difference without tasting really alcoholic. Sorry fish pie but this is my favourite dish in Ireland now.
Cheese Soup – Canada
Have you even been to the festival if you don’t have the cheese soup? It’s like going to the flower and garden and not having the violet lemonade! There is a reason that this is probably the most popular item at the festival. It is slightly weird eating such a thick, heavy soup in the Florida sunshine. Canada’s cheese soup is salty and creamy and give you that feeling of a warm treat on a cold winters day.
Taco de Camarón – Mexico
Battered Shrimp Taco. Mexico always has great items and this was just as expected. It wasnt the most amazing shrimp but the sauce had a real nice kick to it. If you are looking for spicy food then Disney is not the place to go but sometimes you find one off items with a nice spice.
Beef Skewer – Patagonia
Honestly I had no idea where Patagonia was and I had to google it. If you are interested Patagonia (Spanish pronunciation: [pataˈɣonja]) is a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. (wikipedia). This was really nice. The chimichuri sauce could have done with a bit more spice. The meat was a little tough but very well seasoned and still tasty.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2016 – Overview
As always the Food and Wine Festival in 2016 was excellent. There are always so many new items mixed with a great balance of much loved favourites.
Overall I think my favourite was either the waffles or the chocolate cake. Funny how they are both veteran dishes that I had never tried before. I would love to hear what your favourite dish is? What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
Want to Learn More about the Food Options at Walt Disney World?
Check out the Disney Food Blog range of e-books. Here you can learn everything you could ever need to know about the food at Walt Disney World. I can personally recommend the snack books and have owned a few over the years. They are great for making sure you remember all those snack’s you said you would definitely try on your next trip.