Let’s journey through Epcot Food and Wine Festival (EFWF) shall we?! And let’s start with dessert first. Because, who doesn’t love desert first! EFWF is a multiple day experience because I simply don’t think there is any way to experience all of that food in one day, you would explode. So we are going to break it up and satisfy that sweet tooth first. We’re walking along the cement path towards the showcase, Spaceship Earth is behind you (grab that Photo Pass Photographer and make a memory). Now, do you go left or right? I know very few people who go right and start in Canada but I know you are out there! What draws you to the right? Is it because the crowds are going left to Mexico? Is it because you are a big fan of La Cellier? Or you want to get to Rose Crown and say hi to Eric the Bartender? Talk to me, I need to know why you go right and go against the “norm”?
Ok, so, we are going to go all over the place today in search of desert love. First and foremost, make sure that you get your 2017 EFWF passport. This is a list of every item available for the festival and it has a space where you can mark once you have tried it so you can keep track and make sure you try lots of different items.
Let’s start at the 2017 Chocolate Studio! Try out the Liquid Nitro-chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust. This, first of all, nitro beer is amazing so nitro chocolate is going to be doubly amazing! This is $4.25 and if you are on the DDP, it is available for one snack credit. To go along with it, the Justin Cabernet Sauvignon for $7.00 is a great wine pairing for this treat.
Next, let’s head to France. Here are we going to grab the Creme Brulee a la confiture de framboise. Or, Raspberry creme brulee. At $4.25 or one dining plan snack credit, this is a great deal and… I LOVE CREME BRULEE. Epcot always has a delightful one. So give this a try and pair that with the La Passion Martini slush, which is a mixture of Grey Goose Citreon, cranberry juice and passion fruit juice. This baby has been getting rave reviews. With Orlando having a tendency to be on the scorching side this time of year, this is a great cool down option that is light, refreshing and tasty.
From France to journey to Germany! Guten Tag! Germany in general has great food! I love German food, in and out of Epcot so I have high hopes for this booth. The apple strudel with vanilla sauce is what caught my eye here. It is $4.00 or one dining plan snack credit! Wash that down with the wine flight because, well, because if there is a wine flight that’s what you get and at $6.50 for the flight, or $5.00 for a glass, the flight is a better deal and more fun!
We are going to make two more stops on this sweet filled trip. Throw on those shades and grab your sun hat because we are headed to Islands of the Caribbean. The puff pastry with sweetened cream cheese and guava sauce just has my mouth watering. This item is $3.75 or a snack credit and with this…wait for it…just wait for it… we are going to order the frozen mojito. Yes, you heard that right. Now, I believe this item is not making its debut this year and if it was there two years ago and I didn’t know about it I am kicking myself. I’ve heard great things about this. Refreshing, light, sweet, delicious and great mint flavor. This little buddy is a splurge at $10.00 but well worth it from what I’m hearing. If that is a little steep for a libation this kiosk also has a Caribbean white sangria for $5.00.
Last but not least we are going to go to Ireland for a chocolate fix. At $4.00 or a snack credit, the warm chocolate pudding with Irish cream liqueur custard. Yeah, you heard right. This looks amazing and by all accounts, it tastes amazing too. Pair this with a Bunratty Meade Honey wine and you have a perfectly decadent end to a sugar filled day.
There are so many other desserts we didn’t mention. Like, so many. So I highly encourage you to head over to Disney Food Blog at http://www.disneyfoodblog.com and check out their e dining guide to the festival and their incredible reviews of the festival so far. For even more reviews, highlights, lowlights and opinions head over to YouTube, punch in Epcot food and wine and watch the many, many videos popping up of people enjoying this incredible event.
Thanks for taking this sweet journey with us! Come back soon for even more from us and for the love of Disney, never forget, it all started with a mouse!