As you read this I am (hopefully) having a wonderful time in Disney World, eating and drinking pretty much as often as possible. I am super excited to be at Disney during the Food and Wine Festival – it’s my second time during the festival and Jason’s first! When Disney first published their menus for 2017 I went through and made a list of everything I wanted to try.
It’s a long list. I probably need about 10 stomachs this week to try and eat it all. I doubt I’ll get to everything, and I’m sure some things that didn’t jump out at me while looking through the menus will be more appealing in person. So who knows how many of these items I have consumed yet, or will consume. Once I return I’ll do a follow-up blog post to see what I got to! But at least as of right now, here are the items at the top of my list to try for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. All of the photos are from the Disney food blog, they are the best resource for everything Food and Wine!
Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead (Earth Eats)
Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, and Green Onions (Active Eats)
Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake, and Tortilla Streusel (Active Eats)
Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream (Coastal Eats)
Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette (Coastal Eats)
Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce (Coastal Eats)
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (The Chocolate Studio)
Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney (New Zealand)
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (Australia)
Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz (Australia)
Cauliflower Risotto with Pulled Chicken, Artichokes, Spinach and Parmesan Cheese with Aged Balsamic (The Almond Orchard)
Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki (Greece)
Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice (Thailand)
Tequila Chipotle Shrimp: Served on a Black Bean Huarache garnished with Red and Green Cabbage, Queso Fresco, and Crema Mexicana (Mexico)
Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (India)
Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and Basmati Rice (India)
Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (Africa)
Beer Flight (Brewer’s Collection)
New England Lobster Roll (Hops and Barley)
Salmon BLT Sushi Roll (Japan)
La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice (France)
Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (Ireland)
Twinings® Pumpkin Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka (Ireland)
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup served with a Pretzel Roll (Canada)
Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick Neige Premiere “Apple Ice Wine”, Québec (Canada)
Well my friends, after looking at this list I have created I see that there are 25 items on it. Can I do it? Can I try them all? I’ll be in Disney for 7 days (though we have a couple of other dining reservations, including Flying Fish, Tiffins, Trattoria al Forno breakfast and Ohana breakfast). And they are small-ish portions that I will also be sharing with Jason. Stay tuned to see just how many I am able to try!
What would make your Epcot Food and Wine Festival “to try” list?