Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Marketplace Booths

A quick run-down of our list(s)

Going around World Showcase clockwise from the promenade bridge – if it isn’t mentioned we don’t plan on trying it…

2. Brazil

  • Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers & Hearts of Palm – maybe
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado & Cilantro – we tasted during soft opening, will likely try again
  • Kaiser Brewery, Xingu Black Beer – we tasted during soft opening, not likely to try again
  • Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine – it’s an option for nora when friends are visiting

4. Australia

  • Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle & Rapini – we tasted during soft opening, not likely to try again
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto & Potato Crunchies – we are planning to taste this with visiting friends
  • Rosemount Estate Merlot – yes, if paired with the lamb chop
  • Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz – yes, if paired with the lamb chop

5. Mexico

  • Shrimp Taco with Purple Cabbage – we’re eternal optimists when it comes to this offering, we’re rarely impressed, the shrimp are usually overcooked, but we still keep trying again and again… yes
  • Rice Pudding – no, dessert calories, not worth it for something that we’re fairly sure isn’t impressive (doubt that we hear otherwise)
  • Tequila Flight – nora is likely to get one when we have visitors
  • Mango-Habanero Margarita – maybe, maybe not, the margaritas at La Hacienda and La Cava Del Tequila are FANTASTIC (the ones from the booth haven’t been)

6. Singapore

  • Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice – maybe, depends on how it looks, we’ll try to scope it out regularly
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce – yes
  • Marques de Caceres Satinela – maybe, it’s semi-sweet white wine

7. China – only two maybes for Nora

  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles – maybe for Nora
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling – maybe for Nora

8. South Korea

  • Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork & Kimchi Slaw – yes
  • Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce – ummm, no… have you seen our pictures of the Togarashi Dog at bluezoo? enough said

9. Africa & Outpost

  • Berbere Style Beef with Onions, Jalapenos, Tomato, Okra & Pap – oh yes, this is on our lists EVEN THOUGH it’s beef (okra, jalapeños, pap… oh yes)
  • Spinach & Paneer Cheese Pocket – yes, we liked it enough to have it twice last year
  • The Wolftrap Red (wine blend) – yes, if it is paired with one of the two savory items
  • St Georges Beer – maybe

10. Cheese

  • Almond Crusted Blue Cheese Soufflé with Fig Jam – maybe
  • Artisan Cheese Selection: Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Triple Crème Brie, Wijngaard Goats Gouda – maybe
  • Once Upon a Vine’s A Charming Pinot – maybe to likely
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Big Bad Red Blend – maybe

11. Brewer’s Collection – yes, we’re most likely to get a couple of beer flights and try them all

12. Germany

  • Schinkennudeln (pasta gratin with ham and cheese) – yes for nora, nick will likely have a small taste
  • Apple Strudel with Werther’s Original karamel & vanilla sauce – maybe for nick
  • 3 Reislings

13. Poland

  • Zapiekanki – yes, we liked it last year
  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer – yes for nora, maybe for nick
  • Temptation Zinfindel – maybe, but not highly likely

16. Hops & Barley

  • Craisin Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise – yes for nick, maybe a taste for nora
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout – yes for both of us
  • Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee – maybe for nora when we have visitors

17. Florida Local

  • Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with Monterey Jack and Sweet & Hot Pickles – maybe
  • Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables and Micro Cilantro – maybe
  • Cigar City Brewing Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale – maybe

19. Morocco

  • Kefta Pocket – maybe
  • Harissa Chicken Roll – yes for nick, maybe for nora

20. New Zealand

  • Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter & Toasted Bread Crumbs – we tried this at soft opening, not sure we’re eager to try again
  • Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, Baby Arugula & Black Currant Reduction – yes, sausage please
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney – maybe
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir – maybe, most likely if paired

22. France

  • Escargots – maybe

23. Ireland

  • Lobster & Seafood Fisherman’s Pie – yes, we get it every year
  • Kerrygold Cheese Selection: Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout & Skellig – yes, a little different selection this year, hopefully the brown bread & butter and chutney are still included
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Bailey’s Custard – maybe

24. Canada

  • Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee & Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette – nick wants to try this, nora has no interest… watch it be really, really good

25. Greece

  • Taste of Greece: Grilled & Marinated Calamari, Hitipiti, Eggplant Dip, Olives and Pita Bread – yes
  • Spanakopita – maybe
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri – maybe

27. Desserts & Champagne

  • Dessert Trio: Chocolate Orange Cupcake, Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake, Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse – yes, most likely when we have visitors
  • Pyramid Weiss Cream Beer – ditto
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Rose – ditto

28. Hawai’i

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney & Spicy Mayo – yes
  • Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad & Lotus Root Chips – maybe, quite likely at some point
  • Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale – yes
  • Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer Reserve – yes

29. Scotland

  • Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties-Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes – yes
  • Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette – yes
  • Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year – yes
  • Glenfiddich® Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year) – yes

30. Craft Beers

  •  Abit Brewing Company, Fall Festival – maybe

That’s it!

 

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