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Epcot Food & Wine Festival - The Food
Epcot Food & Wine Festival - The Food
This is the third part of my review of the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. The first part dealt with general information about the festival, the second part looked at the booths and what they have to offer. This part now looks at a walk around the World showcase while sampling the many foods and drink on offer. It’s hard work but someone has to do it.
If you have someone in your party that requires a Gluten free meal then at the end of this article you will find a list of the items that met that need in 2011. However you should check with the server at the stand in case they have changed the way they make a particular dish.
Disney are exceptional when it comes to helping guests with all types of allergies, no matter how uncommon. Do you fancy any of the items on the menu in the previous article but are not sure if they will be OK for you? Then call a few days before you go and ask to speak to the chef for the country and they will be able to tell you about the ingredients. The number is 407 939 3378.
Now for our view of some of the items we have tried over the past couple of years.
We tried the grilled Beef skewers with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree. The beef was OK but I expected a bit more having eaten similar food in restaurants. We have not returned to this one
Shrimp on a Barbie was a must try here and the pepper citrus glaze made what would have been an ordinary taste something special. Try this one.
Jerk spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Salsa, I love mango and with the Jerk spiced chicken I almost decide to spend the day here.
The Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chutney tasted every bit as good as it looked. It was one of the smallest portions of the day and that was my only complaint.
I like Mexican food so I have not tried this stand before as they did not seem to be offering anything different however I succumbed to the Shrimp Tacos and they were very good. I have no idea what they did to them but it was one I would have again.
The Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney was another one that really hit the spot. I like both lamb and tomato so to have them combined together in this dish was a big plus. The lamb was well cooked and tasted good. I would have this one every time if they continue to offer it.
I personally like Lingon berries so to find them on the menu with meatballs was a welcome surprise. After trying it I’m not sure if I would do so again. It was pleasant but nothing special as far as I was concerned.
This booth provided the best plain food of the day plus the largest laugh. The Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes was everything beef should be; cooked perfectly, full of flavour and it just melted in the mouth. No fancy sauces or dips just simple sweet potatoes, it was perfect.
The laugh came from their other offering; Bunny Chow. This was a vegetable curry that I saw a few people have, judging but their faces they should have left it for the rabbits.
Finally as promised here the list of Gluten free meals.
Australia: Shrimp on the Barbie, Grilled Lamp Chop
Brazil: Seared Mahi Mahi NO sauce
Argentina: Grilled Beef Skewer
South Korea: Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
Germany: Goulash Soup
Hops & Barley: Lobster Claw Cuddler
Singapore: Beef Rendang
New Zealand: Seared Sea Scallop
Portugal: Linguica Sausage, Calmari Salad
Ireland: Warm Choclate Lava Cake
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