Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival Begins Today!Posted by Affording the Mouse
We were able to see some of the preparations for the 2011 International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot on our visit last week. I salivated just thinking of the possible dishes that might come from these tiny buildings! And one kiosk in Japan was actually opened already, since the Yakatori House is still under refurbishment there. Dishes at the festival are primarily tapas style–small portions that give you a taste, not a full meal. They range in prices from around $2.50 to some specialty items or beverages as high as $13. But most items hover right around the $5 mark, a price point that allows guests to try several items without breaking the bank.
Here are a few sample menu items that look especially interesting to me:
- Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup made with cheddar, bacon, and Moosehead beer; $3.75
- German Pretzel Roll, a juicy bratwurst served in a pretzel dough roll; $4.50
- Griddled Greek Cheese with pistachios and honey; $3.25
- Seared Sea Scallop from New Zealand, topped with red curry and kumara (sweet potato), served with apple-radish salad; $4.25
- Bunny Chow, a traditional South African vegetable curry served in hollowed bread; $3.25
- Bulgogi BBQ Beef from South Korea, shortribs served with steamed rice and tangy kimchi slaw; $4.25
We visited during Food & Wine Festival a couple of years ago, and the smells alone are worth the trip! If you’re a genuine “foodie,” F&W is a must-do.