Disney Food: What I Wish I Was Eating at the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Photo by Marc Uchman

Photo by Marc Uchman

I have been to Walt Disney World in spring, summer, and fall. Fall is by far my family’s favorite time to visit Orlando. One of the main reasons we love fall is Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. On our October 2012 vacation, we used our snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan to eat our way around the world for lunch on our day at Epcot. This was a family favorite memory. If you have been following my food reviews, you know my stepdaughter is a picky eater. She was the first to request that we do this again on our next trip. Sadly, we weren’t able to make a trip to Disney World this year, although we are planning an October 2014 vacation. While we were planning next year’s trip and wishing we were going this year, my stepdaughter helped me come up with the idea of the top ten foods we wish we were eating at the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Here they are:

Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani from Italy: Sweet Italian sausage with peppers and onions on ciabatta bread. Normally my stepdaughter doesn’t like peppers, but she loves Italian sausage and onions. This was far and beyond her favorite. In fact, she loved it so much she ate two.

Photo by Marc Uchman

Photo by Marc Uchman

Spicy Hand Roll from Japan: Tuna and salmon with chili pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce. This was my husband’s favorite in 2012. Warning: it is very spicy. If you do not like hot foods then do not order this!

Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll from Germany: This was my personal favorite. There is something so simple yet delicious about it. The roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll is not complete without spicy brown mustard on top!

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from Canada: Canada is one of the most popular kiosks at the Food and Wine Festival. The Cheddar Cheese Soup is the same that is served at Le Cellier. My whole family enjoyed it, but it was by far my two year old’s favorite. We each had a few bites while she ate almost the entire bowl by herself.

Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream from Belgium: You can’t stop in Belgium without having a Belgian waffle right? If you have read any of my other articles, you know my stepdaughter is a chocoholic, so of course she picked this version. If you prefer something lighter, opt for the berry compote featuring Driscoll’s berries and whipped cream.

Photo by Marc Uchman

Boeuf Bourguignon from France: Braised short ribs in Cabernet with mashed potatoes. Surprisingly, my stepdaughter loves this dish. But then again, knowing how much she loves ribs and mashed potatoes, how could she not love it?

Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie from Ireland: A thick lobster and scallop fisherman’s pie with lobster bisque topped with mashed potatoes. This dish always wins rave reviews at the Food and Wine Festival. It was a close second on my personal favorites list.

Baklava from Morocco: The perfect combo of honey, coarsely chopped pistachios and flaky, crispy phyllo dough. Much like the lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie, this dish always wins rave reviews and is a crowd favorite.

Fried Shrimp or Chicken Chunks with Dole® Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce from Refreshment Port: The Refreshment Port is new for 2013. While I would prefer the shrimp, my stepdaughter would prefer the chicken. However, we are all sweet and sour sauce fans and would love to try this dish this year.

Scottish Banoffee Tart with Bananas, Scottish Whisky Toffee, Walkers Shortbread Crumbles and Sweet Cream from Scotland: Scotland is also new for 2013. Although my stepdaughter didn’t think anything from Scotland sounded appealing, I would love to try something since it is a new kiosk. There is no way I would try haggis, so this seemed like a safer option.

What are you eager to try at this year’s Food and Wine Festival? Or, if you are like me, what to you wish you were eating this year? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Alexia Christensen


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