Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

About two weeks ago I attended the Cast Preview for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. It was held during normal park hours, so regular park guests could also partake in the festivities. Since I had a few hours before work that day, I decided I'd head over to Epcot to give it a try.

I ended up meeting my roommate Wayne and our other roommate Ricky who were there after they got off work. We walked around World Showcase together, stopping at the different Food & Wine booths to see what was offered.

Obviously there was a lot of wine and other alcoholic beverages, but I couldn't have any. So I decided I'd try some of the desserts... because I love desserts!

First, I had a strawberry angel verrine, pear streusel pudding cake and a dark chocolate sensation from the Desserts & Champagne booth at the start of the Food & Wine walk-through. This was a great deal, because you could buy each dessert individually, OR you could buy all three together and save some money. So, I bought the combo plate.

Next, I stopped for apfelstrudel with Werther's Original Karamell sauce in Germany. This was really good. It was like warm apple pie, but better.

Finally, I enjoyed a warm chocolate lava cake with Bailey's Irish cream ganache from Ireland. This was delicious. It was really small, but the chocolate sauce was soooo good.

The selections of food were great. Though I didn't try any non-dessert food options, I think I will head back to indulge in some of the selections I've never tried before. There are booths featuring food from the following places:

  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Puerto Rico
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • China
  • South Korea
  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Morocco
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Greece
  • New Zealand
Since many of these countries are not World Showcase pavilions, it's a great opportunity to try something new that isn't normally available at Epcot. 

I'm definitely glad I'm here during the Food & Wine Festival, as I've never attended it before. I'm looking forward to heading back and trying more of the food! 


sophie - said...

I can see you had a great time eating those desserts. xx,

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