Australia Booth – Grilled Lamb Chop – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Grilled Lamb Chop

Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies

We stopped at the Australia booth right at 11:00 as they opened. They were actually grilling the lamb chops! Once they’re done with that, they dip the meaty end into the mint pesto and sprinkle the top with crushed potato chips.

The lamb chop was moist and still pink near the bone (yay!). The mint pesto wasn’t very minty (yay!). The potato crunchies were a nice textural accent, although we understood them to be crushed salt and vinegar potato chips, they seemed like plain potato chips to us.

We tried the lamb with two of the wines offered at the Australia booth – Rosemont Estate Traminer Reisling and Rosemont Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz (a red blend, the Cast Members called it “the Merlot”). The Merlot was the preferred pairing with the grilled lamb chop.

Overall, this was the best cooked (meaning that there was understanding and attention paid to the cooking process) item yet at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival booths; although we don’t have a lot of time before the Festival ends, nora would like another (especially if she can get it not dipped in the pesto). On our scale of 1-10 (1=never ever again and 10=gotta have this 2 or 3 more times) – nora gives it a 9 and nick gives the lambchop a 9 and the pesto+potato crunchies a 2, overall it gets a 9/10.

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