Wine and Dine Around the World: Food & Wine Festival 2014

2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival is possibly the most awesome of the Disney festivals. I haven’t been to Food & Wine since leaving Orlando in 2009 and really couldn’t wait to go again. The best part being that I was going to be spending the day with friends – what a better way to catch up with friends than to drink and eat your way around the world?

Our trip:

Stop 1: Hawaii  Food: Pork sliders with sewed and sour Dole paired with Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale

Hawaii Menu

Pork Slider

Pork Slider

Stop 2: Canada Food: “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Filet Mignon - Delish

Filet Mignon – Delish

Stop 3: Ireland Food: Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie – taste of Chilled Irish Coffee feat. Bunratty Potcheen

Fisherman's Pie - Needed more lobster

Fisherman’s Pie – Needed more lobster

Stop 4: France Food: Tartlette aux Escargots; Boeuf Bourguignon (Braised Short Ribs) and La Passion Martini Slush

Braised short rib with slush martini - Delish for both!

Braised short rib with slush martini – Delish for both!

Stop 5: Hops & Barley Food: Florida Grass-fed beef slider with pimento cheese & Carrot cake

Yummyness

Yummyness

Stop 6: Craft Beer – Dogfish Head – Punkin Ale

Insert Break – The break consisted of rides! TestTrack, Finding Nemo (MY FAV!!), and Captain EO (very awesome and a must do before it goes away – talk about going back in time to a young Michael Jackson and young George Lucas!) The eating and drinking then resumed…

Stop 7: Patagonia Food: Grilled Beef Skewers with Chimichurri sauce and Boniato Puree

Stop 8: Australia Food: Grilled Lamb Chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies

Stop 9: China Food: Beijing Roasted Duck in a steamed bun with Hoisin sauce paired with Happy Lychee w/tequila & vodka

Beijing duck was very good

Beijing duck was very good

Stop 10: Germany Food: Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel roll

big sausage little pretzel

big sausage little pretzel

Stop 11: Morocco – Sangria

Stop 12: Brazil Food: Crispy Pork Belly with Black beans, tomato and cilantro

 

Pork belly - Best dish of the day

Pork belly – Best dish of the day

The overall favorite of the day was the Pork belly from Brazil – it was the perfect combo of fat and meat and crispy – it paired very well with the sangria from Morocco. The second favorite was the filet mignon from Canada, followed closely by the short ribs from France. It was a great day and, considering I am now a Disney Annual Pass Holder, I look forward to more Disney magic in my future.

Goodnight Epcot

Goodnight Epcot

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