first Tokyo Dining Sake & Food Pairing – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

This Epcot Food & Wine Festival experience took place on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yes! Two “food & wine lunches” in one day… there was a brief nap at American Adventure between lunches As this was part of Nevie’s visit, my report will be brief and mainly pictorial. A full dtailed review will

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Puerto Rico – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

By this point in the Food & Wine Festival, we went back through our passports and narrowed down our “want to eat” lists…

There were two things that stayed on our list at the Puerto Rico Marketplace: Conch Salad and Tostones (originally this was “Frituras: crispy fried potato balls and fried green plantains with mayo

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Spice Road Table – Mussels Tangine (again)

This dining experience took place on Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lunch today was simple… Mussels Tagine.

We had a new-to-us server, Latifa, she’s been in America for over 3.5 years and came over to Spice Road Table from Restaurant Marrakesh. She was quite attentive and we had a lovely visit to Spice Road

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Morocco – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

We had hoped to try the shrimp roll at Morocco and as of today, we’ve had the shrimp roll once and the beef Kefta pocket twice (it was good the first time and worth repeating).

Kefta Pocket – Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket

So, after disappointing items from the Morocco booth in

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Andrew Zimmern Culinary Demonstration – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

this Epcot International Food & Wine experience took place on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Let’s start by saying that from Friday afternoon until Monday morning, Epcot is absolutely crazy during Food & Wine. We arrived well before noon for our 1:00 demo and they had already filled up the grassy areas between the

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South Korea – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

We loved the Kimchi Dog last year and so had to get it again this year. We got one for Walter too!

Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce

Simply delicious. This is just damned good. It isn’t overly spicy but if you’re afraid of spicy, that’s fine, I’ll have yours! These are made especially

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Farm Fresh – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

Before our second Tequila Lunch, we decided to stop and get the bacon hash at Farm Fresh. Everyone all over the ‘net has been raving about how good it is… Should have known that with our luck, ours wasn’t that great.

Nueske’s (r) Pepper Bacon Hash with Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Hollandaise and Pickled Jalapeños

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first Tequila Lunch at La Hacienda – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

This Food & Wine Festival experience took place on Thursday, September 25, 2014

I think this was our seventh Tequila Lunch (we did it twice in 2012 and in 2013), but it was Nevie’s first time. She had told us that she likes tequila – we found out later that she really likes

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Australia – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

Nevie was with us the first full week of Food & Wine and since she was on a quest to eat as much lamb as we could find… the lamb “lollypop” from Australia made the list repeatedly.

Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies

We thought that this particular lamb chop looked

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New Zealand – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014

Last year, we really liked the venison sausage at the New Zealand booth. The booth has been relocated (I believe it was next to Morocco in the past), it’s now nearer Mexico.

Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, Baby Arugula and Black Currant Reduction

Nevie thought this was “yum!” Nick thought it was even better

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