EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival

The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is a culinary extravaganza that takes place annually at Disney World, and the 2023 edition promises to be a feast for the senses. Running from July 27th through November 18th, this event celebrates global cuisine and offers a wide array of delectable dishes, exciting activities, and more. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the festival’s booths and menus, Emile’s Fromage Montage challenge, and the Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt.

2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Booths and Menus

With over 25 Global Marketplace Food Booths (and more to come as the festival continues), the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival offers a gastronomic adventure like no other. Here are some tantalizing highlights from the festival’s diverse menus:

The Alps:

-Dark Chocolate Fondue with Berries, Pound Cake, and Meringues (NEW)

-Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette

-Stiegl Brewery Key Lime Radler, Salzburg, Austria

-Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria

Australia:

-Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp

-Roasted Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies

-Lamington: Yellow Cake with Raspberry Filling with Chocolate and Coconut

-Coopers Brewery Pacific Pale Ale

Belgium:

-Beer-Braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

-Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache

-Belgian Chilled Coffee (Non-alcoholic)

-Brasserie D’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe IPA (New)

Brazil:

-Feijoada: Black Beans with Pork Belly, Brazil Nut Pesto, and BEN’S ORIGINAL™ Long Grain White Rice

-Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread

-Xingu Brazilian Black Lager

-Frozen Caipirinha with Cachaça

Brew-Wing:

-Various wing flavors, including Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Wings and Unnecessarily Spicy Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings

-Beer Flight with a selection of craft beers

-Pickle Milkshake (Non-alcoholic)

Canada:

-Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup

-Canadian Filet Mignon with mushrooms and Boursin Black Truffle & Sea Salt mashed potatoes

-Collective Arts Brewing Audio/Visual Lager, Hamilton, Ontario

Char & Chop:

-Roasted Porchetta with lemon-parsley salsa verde

-Grilled IMPOSSIBLE Spicy Sausage with herbed polenta

-Meat Assorti: Trio of shaved meats with baby arugula and more

China:

-Crispy Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce (NEW)

-Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings with House-made Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce

-Fiery Dream cocktail and more

Coastal Eats:

-Lump Crab Cake with Aïoli and Vinegar Slaw

-Oysters Rockefeller

-Wildly Brut Cuvée, South Australia (NEW)

Flavors of America:

-Italian Hot Beef Sandwich with Shaved Beef

-Cioppino: Seafood Stew with Saffron-infused Tomato-Fennel Broth

-Chilaquiles: Corn Tortilla Chips tossed in Salsa Verde with Ranchero Chicken

Flavors From Fire:

-The IMPOSSIBLE Burger Slider with wasabi cream

-Spiced Chocolate Tart with BBQ potato chip crust

-Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

France:

-Beignet aux Trois Fromages: Warm Beignet filled with Three Cheese Blend

-Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley

-Parisian Cosmo Slush and more

The Fry Basket:

-Adobo Yuca Fries with garlic-cilantro aïoli (Plant-based)

-Fry Flight with various fries and dipping sauces

-Salty Dog Cocktail

Germany:

-Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese

-Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with Mustard

-Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Greece:

-Spanakopita

-Griddled Cheese with pistachios and honey

-Lamb Gyro with shaved lettuce, tomatoes, and tzatziki

Hawai’i:

-Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney

-SPAM® Sushi with Sushi Rice

-Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts

India:

-Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup

-Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream

-Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-Spiced Yogurt

Ireland:

-Fisherman’s Seafood Pie

-Roasted Irish Sausage with colcannon potatoes and onion gravy

-Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish cream liqueur custard

Italy:

-Focaccia Ripiena: Freshly Baked Focaccia, Beef Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, and Burrata Cheese (NEW)

-Cavatelli with Sweet Sausage Ragout and Crispy Applewood-Smoked Bacon (NEW)

-Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Vanilla Cream and Strawberry Compote

Japan:

-Fire Taiko Roll: Sushi Roll with Spicy Tuna

-Beef Wa-Gyu Don: Traditional Japanese Rice Bowl with American Wagyu Beef

-Sake Passion Cocktail and Moon on the Water Sake

Kenya:

-Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato-Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw

-Peri-Peri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Flavored Couscous

Mexico:

-Tostada de Carnitas: Braised Pork on a Fried Corn Tortilla

-Taco de Costilla: Slow-braised Beef Short Rib on a Corn Tortilla

-Pastel Impossible: Layers of Traditional Mexican Flan and Tres Leches

The Noodle Exchange:

-Shaved Beef Ramen, IMPOSSIBLE Pork Ramen, Thai Shrimp, and Tofu Ramen options

-Parish Brewing Strawberry Mochi Berliner Weisse

Refreshment Outpost:

-Spicy Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Curried BEN’S ORIGINAL™ Long Grain & Wild Rice and Kachumbari Slaw (plant-based item)

-Dole Whip

-Various beverages, including Gulf Stream Brewing Co. Cloud 9 Watermelon Hibiscus Lager (New)

Refreshment Port Hosted by Boursin Cheese:

-Braised Beef Poutine

-Traditional Poutine French Fries with Beef Gravy

-Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Pineapple Orange Whip Hard Seltzer

Shimmering Sips Hosted by CORKCICLE:

-Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae (NEW)

-Seared Scallop with Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney, and Hazelnut Croquant

-Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve Ice Cream

-Various beverages, including Berry Blitz Ice Cream Martini (NEW)

Spain:

-Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika

-Paella with Grilled Chicken, Prawns, Artichoke Hearts, and Green Peas

-Casa Lolea Cava

Thailand:

-Red Hot Ketchup (NEW)

-Larb Gai with minced chicken, lime, and cilantro with rice (NEW)

-Singha Lager

Wine & Dine featuring Domaine Ste. Michelle:

-Braised Beef Short Rib with aged cheddar grits

-Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley, WA (New)

Additional Booths:

-Morocco, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, and more.

Emile's Fromage Montage Challenge

For cheese lovers, Emile’s Fromage Montage Challenge is a delightful addition to the festival. Participants can embark on a cheese-tasting journey by trying a variety of cheese dishes from different booths. After purchasing five of these cheese dishes, you’ll receive a complimentary prize—Emile’s Fromage Montage commemorative plate. It’s a fun way to explore the festival’s culinary offerings while indulging in your favorite dairy delight.

Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Families and fans of Disney’s Ratatouille can join in on the Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt. This interactive experience takes you on a quest to find Remy, the beloved rat-chef, in each of the festival’s pavilions. As you discover Remy in various hiding spots, you collect stickers that you can later redeem for a prize. It’s a fantastic way to engage with the festival’s international theme while enjoying the thrill of a treasure hunt.

The 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is a remarkable culinary journey that offers something for everyone, from mouthwatering dishes at the Global Marketplace Food Booths to fun challenges like Emile’s Fromage Montage and the Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt. Whether you’re a foodie looking for new flavors or a Disney enthusiast seeking magical experiences, this festival is a must-visit event that promises to satisfy your cravings and create lasting memories. Don’t miss out on the chance to savor global cuisine and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of EPCOT.

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EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival

The EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival runs from July 27th through November 18th. From celebrates global cuisine and offers a wide array of delectable dishes, exciting activities, and more. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the festival’s booths and menus, Emile’s Fromage Montage challenge, and the Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt.

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