I hope you checked out parts 1 and 2 of our Food and Wine Extravaganza. I love Food and Wine, I think it so cool. I love all the different food and wine options, all the variety, the atmosphere, Figment. This year, we only had a day and a half at Food and Wine and we sure capitalized on it. We tried 31 things! That’s a lot, in my opinion, but we like to eat. In this post, I want to talk about what we would have tried had the lines been shorter and we had more time. Hopefully next year we will be able to do Food and Wine over a span of several days.
We will start at Earth Eats. In all honesty, I am surprised that Bryson didn’t get this. I thought for sure that he would and even pointed it out to him while we were there, but I can’t remember if he didn’t want to stand in the line or if he just wasn’t interested at the time. I know that had we been there longer, he would have tried it and that is the Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse. This dish was served with a caramel drizzle. If we had waited in line for this, I would have tried the Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli which is serve with a rustic tomato sauce which probably means a chunky sauce. I also would have gotten the Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead from COLORADO because…represent!
Next stop is the Almond Orchard. Honestly, the food here looks good but I would probably skip all of the eats and go straight for the bubbly. I would get the Vueve Cliquot, the Dom Perignon, and the Moet and Chandon Brut Rose. Yep, I would get all three and I would be proud of it! I love champagne and it’s a rare occasion you can drink all three of these and try all three of these and enjoy all three of these at Epcot.
We are headed to the amazing country of Greece next! All of the food at this kiosk looked so delicious and we really wanted to wait in line but the line was crazy so we missed out. The Loaded Greek Nachos were really what caught my eye here and I hope they have it next year! It was vegan, we are clearly not vegan but that does not matter to me, it looked and sounded absolutely incredible!
China was next and we walked by several times, wishing the line would go down, it got longer, so, sigh, we moved on. Had we waited in line, it probably would have been worth it and we would have tried the Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Saie and the Black Pepper Shrimp which were served with garlic noodles. We saw several people with these selections and they looked as good as they sounded. Also, side note, the drinks here, were not taster portions and really were average sized drinks that were reasonably priced (for Epcot). I would have probably tried the BaiJoe Punch which looked incredibly interesting and tropical.
Spain was another booth that just looked blessed with yummy food selections. I really wanted to try the Charcuterie in a Cone, the Seafood Salad and the Traditonal Spanish Paella. I love Paella, I actually love Spanish food, and these amazing and fresh sounding selections looked and sounded absolutely mouthwatering. Apparently, everyone else thought so too because people were waiting a really long time to try the delectable dishes and libations here.
Top round off our list of mouthwatering misses at the Food and Wine Festival we are heading to France. I love Boeuf Bourguignon and this kiosk has it. Tender braised beef served in a rich cabernet sauce and served over mashed potatoes, it made right, it can’t be beat. I would have washed that down with the La Passion Martini Slush, which I understand will or may be available during the upcoming Holidays Around the World celebration this year which will host 15 booths highlighting holiday traditions and tasty morsels from around the world.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed this post. We love Food and Wine Festival and we would love to hear what your favorite dishes were at this year’s event. Were you able to spread it out over a few days or just try a few items during one day? Let us know!
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