Greek Salad – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

A Greek Salad is very easy to make. If you use good quality kalamata olives and feta cheese you can create a very satisfying “mouth feel”. The Greece Kiosk did a nice job with this salad and are using good quality olives and feta. The problem though – it was a tiny portion. On a

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Culinary Demonstration – Kevin Dundon – Raglan Road, Downtown Disney

Specifics:

Host: Pam Smith

Food: Kevin Dundon, Raglan Road @ Downtown Disney and Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Restaurant in Ireland Wine: Amy Meddins for Lapostolle Vineyards, Chile

Our wine representative was Amy Meddins, from Tuesday’s demonstration.

The wine today is Lapostolle “Cuvee Alexandre” Chardonnay from Lapostolle Vineyards in Chile. This vineyard

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Culinary Demonstration – Shigemasa Obitsu – Teppan Edo, Japan Edo, Epcot

Specifics: Food: Shigemasa Obitsu, Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion, Epcot Wine: Amy Meddins, Orgeny Vineyards, Sonoma County, California

John Ekins was our host yet again.

Although we didn’t have a real life vintner with us today, we did have a wine seller from Central Florida who is familiar with Orgeny Vineyards (“orgeny” sounds very

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Epcot Wine Demonstrations – Croney Estates, New Zealand

Presented by – Greg Crone

We enjoyed Greg so much yesterday at our Culinary Demonstration that we signed up on the spot for his wine school. Greg is with Liquid Brands and is the vintner and owner of Croney Estates. There were three wines at today’s presentation: Croney Three Ton Sauvignon Blanc, Cigar

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Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2011 – Some thoughts 2 weeks in…

Some thoughts 2 weeks in (multiple trips around the World Showcase food kiosks, 4 culinary demonstrations, 3 mixology/beer)…

Problems with the food kiosks – seems like some of the cast members really don’t know or understand food. It’s a bit depressing because there is such potential for freshly prepared street food. Also, there isn’t much

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Culinary Demonstration – Jose L Camey – Paradiso 37, Downtown Disney

Specifics: Food: Guacamole, Jose L. Camey, Paradiso 37, Downtown Disney Wine: Croney Three Ton Sauvignon Blanc, Greg Crone, Croney Estates, New Zealand

John Ekin was our host today and we not only had a chef! We had a real live vintner, Greg Crone from Croney Estates in New Zealand.

Greg was very engaging

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Belvedere Mixology

Belvedere Vodka

The seating for this Mixology “class” began shortly before 6:00, and we were toward the end of the waiting queue (we had taken a short break between a culinary demonstration and this mixology class; we stopped to get some pretzels and a cheese plate). There was some discussion amongst the cast members

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Epcot Food & Wine – Culinary Demonstration – Grady Spears

Specifics: Food: Grady’s Tamales, Grady’s Restaurant, Fort Worth, Texas Wine: The Estates Merlot (2007), Milbrandt Vineyards Columbia Valley, Washington

Pam Smith was the presenter (perhaps Pam doesn’t work on Tuesdays?). As sometimes happens, there was no representative from the winery, so Pam did the job.

You might not think that a Washington State wine

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Pork Kakuni – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

Our first sample of the Pork Kakuni from the Japanese Kiosk was very tasty. The portion was quite generous and since it tasted so good that was a big plus. The pork is simmered is dashi (stock), soy sauce, mirin (rice wine), sugar and sake. The flavors work very well and even with the large

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Tuna & Salmon Sensation – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

One issue we have with the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is food choices and weather. It stays very warm in Florida during October, the primary month of the Food & Wine Festival. Most of the food choices are hot items, some even heavy – items that make you think of winter time (like pierogies

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