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 years…

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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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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Wrap Up

This year, we decided to “rate” the items from the tasting booths. In summary…

BOOTH ITEM RATING Australia Grilled Lamb Chop 9 South Africa Spinach & Paneer Pocket 8.5 Australia Wines 8 Japan Sake 7.5 China Mango Tapioca Pudding 7.5 South Korea Mung Bean Pancake with Shrimp 6.5 Singapore Seared Mahi Mahi 6 China Mongolian

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Desserts & Champage Booth – Dessert Trio – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Trio of desserts

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel; Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries, and Pomegranate; and Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote

Originally, nora was insistent on trying the Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel, the other two weren’t that interesting to her (after all, she’s never

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Sweet Sundays – Warren Brown, CakeLove – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Our tickets and seating…

We attended our first Sweet Sundays with Lisa and Andy near the very end of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The guest chef was Warren Brown and we were eager to see if the food preparation was on par with the sheet cake from the day before or

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Culinary Demonstration – Warren Brown, CakeLove – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Warren Brown, CakeLove, Washington, DC November 10, 2012

Wine: Jarvis Merlot David Crane, Presenter

Jarvis Merlot

Talking about Merlot… the movie “Sideways”, while not at all favorable to California Merlot, had the positive effect of causing a lot of bad California Merlots to be “weeded out”… The Merlot grape was originally used in

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Culinary Demonstration – Boma’s – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Glenn O’Brien, Boma – Flavors of Africa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge November 12, 2012

Spice Route “Chakalaka”, South Africa Jim Killems, fun guy and wine educator

Spice Route Chakalaka

We’ve written a lot about South Africa wines over the last few years (here, here, and here), particularly Spice Route wines. Lisa and Andy

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South Africa Booth – Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Spinach pocket – doesn’t look like much, does it?

Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket

We had tasted this earlier in the Festival and had been impressed with it – we were with a large group that day and were quite hungry. So we decided to try it again and see if it really was

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