2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Let’s wrap this up, final thoughts

We like to look back at each year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival before we really charge into Holidays at Disney World – it really helps us when we start planning the next year’s Festival. Our “festival habits” have changed a lot in recent yearsโ€ฆ

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Anticipation… 2 Events at the Italy Pavilion – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2013

We have two events planned this year that take place in the Italy Pavilion…

The Via Napoli Beer & Pizza Pairing (well, that’s how it was billed in 2011 when we last attended this event) An Italian Regional Lunch (we did this last year with Lisa & Andy, doing it again this year with Lisa

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! – 2013.08.28 Hump Day!

 

Since last Wednesday, we blogged about…

Our eager anticipation of the Food & Sake Pairing at Tokyo Dining at the Japan Pavilion during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2013… We’ve done this event each of the last 3 years, and it has become a MUST-DO for us. The food is always interesting,

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Anticipation… The Sake & Food Pairing at Tokyo Dining – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2013

We were able to book all of the special events that we wanted, excepting one…

(the new Spirits Confidential Reserved Seating – the event is only offered one night during the festival, it’s brand new, and all of the reserved seats were sold out while I was on hold last week)…

One event

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Final Thoughts on 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Well we have finally finished our posts about the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Without being too critical – most food and events were hit or miss. It is important to do all these things with an open mind. Plus, with things like food booths, the quality can vary from week to week, day

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Sea Scallop, New Zealand – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara-Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad – that is a mouthful to say. I had no idea what kumara was. Even tasting the dish I was not sure as I focused on the quality of the scallop. So Google tells me that outside of New Zealand, kumara is referred to

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Lamb Slider, New Zealand – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

Lamb is not something you see offered at many American restaurants. However, it is always great to see it at the Australia and New Zealand booths during The Epcot Food & Wine Festival. This is as expected since lamb is a much more common dish in these countries. New Zealand went with a popular “style”

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Kielbasa and Pierogie – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

We kept referring to this dish as the pierogie in Poland. We kept delaying trying it until we had some cooler weather. As the 2011 Food and Wine Festival drew to its last weekend we had a cool day on Friday. So we decided to try a couple of items that always begged for cooler

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Stuffed Cabbage – Epcot 2011 Food & Wine Festival

Our friend Asta was visiting during the last weekend of the Food and Wine Festival. Asta’s Mom makes great stuffed cabbage so he volunteered to taste one and offer his opinion. If I say something incorrect I’m sure he’ll comment to correct me.

Poland calls this Golabki which is Pork Stuffed Cabbage. It isย made from

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Bongos Cuban Cafe Signature Dinner

Cast of Characters: nick, nora & Asta

We arrived at Bongos about 20 minutes before the start of check-in, the podium staff and the manager, Tony Montana, welcomed us. Tony was very friendly and escorted us to a bar in a smaller back area – this bar was set aside for the Signature Dinner. The

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