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2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Menus

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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It’s that time of year – the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is almost here! With delicious dishes and unique beverages influenced by cultures from around the world, this year will have more offerings than ever. The festival starts on August 30 and runs through November 12. This guide is your complete list of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival menus for each of the Global Marketplaces located throughout the park.

V indicates Vegetarian items
GF indicates “Gluten/Wheat Friendly” items
KA indicates Kid-Approved

Thailand (located near the Mexico pavilion)
FOOD

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice

BEVERAGE

  • Singha Lager
  • Maison Willm Gewürztraminer, Alsace

Australia (located near Refreshment Port)
FOOD

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
  • Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale
  • Wine Flight also available

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Hawai’i (located in Showcase Plaza)
FOOD

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (KA)
  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers, and Wasabi Cream
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Dole Pineapple Juice

Islands of the Caribbean (located in Showcase Plaza)
FOOD

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
  • Jerk Spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Greece (located near the Mexico pavilion)
FOOD

  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki (V) (KA)
  • Taste of Greece: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita, and Lamb Sausage with a Dill Tomato Ragu
  • Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie (V)
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
  • Wine Flight also available

Craft Drafts (located in the Festival Center)
BEVERAGE

  • Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale, Jacksonville, F
  • Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison, Gainesville, FL
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch, Sarasota, FL
  • Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA, Clearwater, FL
  • Beer Flights also available

India (located between the China and Germany pavilions)
FOOD

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (V) (KA)
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and Basmati Rice (V) (GF)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews, and Warm Naan Bread

BEVERAGE

  • Mango Lassi (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Godfather Lager
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Indian Cream Liqueur

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Germany (located in the Germany pavilion)
FOOD

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (KA)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll (KA)
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Mosel
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken, Mosel
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight also available

Brewer’s Collection (located between the China and Germany pavilions)
BEVERAGE

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight also available

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Spain (located between the Germany and Italy pavilions)
FOOD

  • Charcuterie in a Cone with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
  • Spanish-style Paella with Chorizo and Roasted Chicken
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (GF)

BEVERAGE

  • Lagar de Bouza Albariño, Rías Baixas
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines, Catalonia
  • Wine Flight also available

Africa (located in The Outpost between the China and Germany pavilions)
FOOD

  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, and Pap (GF)
  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Cederberg Chenin Blanc
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage
  • Wine Flight also available

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Hops & Barley (located in The American Adventure)
FOOD

    • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
    • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side

Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon IPA, Baltimore, MD
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Beer Flight also available

Belgium (located between the France and Morocco pavilions)
FOOD

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
  • St. Bernardus Witbier
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight also available

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Brazil (located between the France and Morocco pavilions)
FOOD

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
  • Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

New Zealand (located near Refreshment Port)
FOOD

  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Seared Venison Sausage with Kumara Purée and Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • Antmoore Wineworks MOKOblack Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Ireland (located in the United Kingdom pavilion)
FOOD

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

BEVERAGE

  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Shake

Canada (located in the Canada pavilion)
FOOD

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

BEVERAGE

  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick
  • Château Des Charmes Equuleus Red Blend, St. David’s Bench
  • Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Almond Orchard hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® (located in Showcase Plaza)
FOOD

  • Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pulled Chicken, Toasted Blue Diamond Almonds and Parmesan Cheese served with Nut Thins Crackers
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins Multi-seeds Crackers
  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel (V)(KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé Champagne

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin Cheese® (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom, and Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaron with Boursin Pepper Cheese
  • Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel, and Pecan Crunch (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
  • Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence
  • Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Flavors from Fire (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds (KA)
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder, and Mango

BEVERAGE

  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

The Chocolate Studio (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF) (KA)
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (non-alcoholic) (KF)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Croft 10 Year Tawny
  • Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

The Wine & Dine Studio (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds (V) (KA)
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese featuring La Bottega di BelGioioso Cheeses (V)
    • Crescenza-Stracchino
    • CreamyGorg Gorgonzola Dolce
    • Artigiano Vino Rosso
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
    • Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Reata Chardonnay and Spellbound Petite Sirah

BEVERAGE

  • Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah, California

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Earth Eats (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese
  • Fondue, Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun
  • The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Active Eats (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, and Green Onions (KA)
  • Spice-crusted Verlasso Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado, and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: A mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Coastal Eats (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon

Light Lab (located in Future World West)
BEVERAGE

  • Phosphorescent Phreeze (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • InfraRED (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • UltraVIOLET (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider, New York, NY Cider
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL Cider
  • Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI Cider
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart, Titusville, FL
  • GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde, Tallahassee, FL
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale, Doral, FL
  • Flights also available

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar (located in the Festival Center)
FOOD

  • Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate
  • Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds
  • Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing

BEVERAGE

  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice
  • Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee

The Festival Center Wine Shop (Disney Family of Wines) (located in the Festival Center)
FOOD

  • Charcuterie Plate: Chefs Selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino, CreamyGorg Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano Vino Rosso Cheeses
  • Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

BEVERAGE

  • Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley
  • Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
  • Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir, Marin County
  • Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend, Napa Valley
  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
  • Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County
  • Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • White Wine Flight
  • Pinot Noir Flight
  • Red Wine Flight

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company) (located in the Festival Center)

BEVERAGE

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate (Non-Alcoholic)

Refreshment Outpost (located between the China and Germany pavilions)

FOOD

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Refreshment Port (located near the Canada pavilion)

FOOD

  • Beef Brisket Poutine: French Fries with Beef Brisket, Beer Cheese Sauce, and Poutine Gravy topped with Crispy Onions
  • Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows, and Pecans (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Taste Track (located near Test Track)
FOOD

  • Croissant Doughnut tossed in Cinnamon Sugar (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles (KA)
  • Gelato (Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Bean)

BEVERAGE

  • Pancake Milkshake (KA)

Block & Hans (located in The American Adventure)
BEVERAGE

  • Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE
  • Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat, Hood River, OR
  • Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch Style Blonde, Houston, TX
  • Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter, Sarasota, FL
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY

Fife & Drum (located in the American Adventure)
BEVERAGE

  • Hanson Brothers Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale, Tulsa, OK

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Japan (located in the Japan pavilion)
FOOD

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños (GF)
  • Spicy Roll: Tuna and Salmon topped with Volcano Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Kirin Ichiban Lager
  • Ozeki Rai Sake
  • Fuji Apple Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps, and Green Apple Syrup

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Morocco (located in the Morocco pavilion)
FOOD

  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA)
  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V)
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Casa Pale Lager
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
  • Red Organic Sangria

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Mexico (located in the Mexico pavilion)
FOOD

  • Short Rib Tostada: Corn Tortilla topped with Short Ribs, Black Beans, Salsa Verde, and Spring Onion
  • Shrimp Quesadilla: Corn Tortilla with Shrimp and Oaxaca Cheese and topped with Spicy Guajillo Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis (GF) (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Cerveza Por Favor: Dos Equis Draft Beer with a hint of Almond
  • Mariachi Loco: Margarita with Libelula Tequila Joven, Mango Purée and Chamoy
  • Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • La Chancla: Red Wine Sangria mixed with Fruit Juice
  • El Padrino: Blackberry Mexican Punch with Velo Blanco Tequila

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

China (located in the China pavilion)
FOOD

  • Xi’an Pancake with Beef
  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

BEVERAGE

  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Honeydew Bai Jiu Cocktail: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit and Honeydew Syrup

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

France (located in the France pavilion)
FOOD

  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Carbonade de Boeuf, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Beer-braised Beef with Bacon, Onion and Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam (V) (GF) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Italy (located in the Italy pavilion)
FOOD

  • Fritto Misto: Crispy Shrimp, Zucchini, and Sweet Potatoes with a Spicy Sauce
  • Pollo Alla Cacciatora: Braised Chicken Thigh, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Parmesan Polenta
  • Mezzi Rigatoni: Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta, and Parmesan Cheese (KA)
  • Cannoli: Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Funnel Cake Stand (located in The American Adventure)

  • Maple Bacon Funnel Cake topped with Candied Bacon (KA)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • The American Adventure: Fire and Ice: Frozen Lemon with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Canada: Riviera Sunrise: Frozen Orange Pineapple with Grand Mariner
  • Showcase Plaza: Wild Goose: Frozen Wild Berry Acai with Grey Goose Vodka
  • Future World East: Fast Lane: Frozen Cappuccino with Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

98 Degrees, Hanson, and More Coming to 2018 Eat to the Beat Concert Series

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Disney recently announced many of the artists performing at the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert series for this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, coming this fall.

New to this year’s concert series will be percussionist extraordinaire and singer Sheila E and ‘80s Canadian rockers Glass Tiger. 98 Degrees – featuring brothers and “Dancing With the Stars” alums Nick and Drew Lachey – also bring their smooth harmonies to the festival. Maybe they’ll sing “True To Your Heart” from Disney’s “Mulan”? And, if that weren’t enough, entertainer Jim Belushi brings his rhythm-and-blues band The Sacred Hearts to the festival this year.

This year’s lineup also will include two Contemporary Christian music artists: MercyMe, who successfully branched out from music this year with the hit film based on lead singer Bart Mallard’s life called “I Can Only Imagine”; and former “Royal Tailor” front man Tauren Wells, who has found mainstream success this year, touring with Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie.

Returning favorites include ‘80s pop stars Tiffany and Billy Ocean, ’90s hit makers like Hanson and Everclear; and swing-meisters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who close out the festival as they have for the last couple of years.

The lineup so far is:

  • 8/30-31 – Blue October – “Into the Ocean”
  • 9/1-3 – Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • 9/4-5 – MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine” NEW
  • 9/6-7 – Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) NEW
  • 9/8-9 – Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys” NEW
  • 9/10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • 9/12-13 – TBD
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – TBD
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/27-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Various Hits
  • 10/3-4 – Everclear – “Santa Monica”
  • 10/5-7 – Mark Wills – “19 Somethin’”
  • 10/8-10 – Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
  • 10/11-12 – TBD
  • 10/13-14 – TBD
  • 10/15-16 – 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” NEW
  • 10/17-18 – 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”
  • 10/19-21 – Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”
  • 10/22-23 – TBD
  • 10/24-25 – Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • 10/26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
  • 10/29-31 – Hanson – “MMMBop”
  • 11/1-2 – TBD
  • 11/3-4 – Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
  • 11/5-7 – Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
  • 11/8-9 – The Hooters – “And We Danced”
  • 11/10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O”

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival’s 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018.

For more information on the Festival, check out TasteEpcot.com and stay tuned for updates on this year’s celebrity chef events, “Eat to the Beat” dining packages, special events and other fun.

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

2017 Party for the Senses at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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New entertainment, new seating, two cool themed evenings – there’s lots that’s new for the 2017 Party for the Senses, the sensational evening of food, live entertainment and elegant fun at World ShowPlace in Epcot World Showcase. And it’s the 35th anniversary of Epcot, another reason to celebrate during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

If you’ve never been, Party for the Senses is a culinary extravaganza with dozens of tasting stations with wine pairings and craft cocktails and beers. While food plays a leading role, the incredible talent line-up on the stage provides the backbeat for an unforgettable evening.

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Here are six things you’ll need to know:

1. Start your evening early: when you buy your ticket for Party for the Senses, you also get reserved seating for the 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. performances of the East to the Beat concert series at America Gardens Theatre – so enjoy the live music, then stroll over to World ShowPlace for the party from 7:30-10 p.m. (Note: Epcot admission is required.)

2. There are three levels of seating this year, and every guest has a seat: Wine View Loungeincludes early admission (at 7:15 p.m.); a private reserved table in the lounge, artisanal cheeses and a specialty cocktail, with transportation to and from the Epcot main entrance. Reserved Seating is a private table on the main floor. Guaranteed Seating is with other guests on the main floor. All three have limited availability, so a reservation is a good idea.

3. This year’s dates: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11.

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4. Two themed evenings worth considering: Sept. 23 will feature the chefs from Disney Springs – look for everything from Mexican (Frontera Cocina) to Asian (Morimoto Asia) to seafood (The BOATHOUSE and Paddlefish) to Southern (Homecomin’ by Art Smith) … the list goes on, and it’s great fun to interact with the chefs at each of their tasting stations. Then on Oct. 21, chefs from Disney parks around the globe will come together to create an evening of international tastes – this has been a super-popular event the last couple of years. Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai Disney, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani and Disney Cruise Line chefs will join our Walt Disney World chefs to showcase the best of their cuisine.

5. Wow entertainment: the music takes this year’s event over the top. For the very special Disney Springs’ night on Sept. 23, popular entertainers from Disney Springs’ venues will take the stage, including the House of Blues Gospel Choir, Raglan Road musicians and Irish dancers, jugglers Nate and Aaron, magician Meraux Dantes, flamenco guitarist Nicholas Marks and more. Oct. 7 is John Pizzarelli, an American jazz guitarist and vocalist; Oct. 14, Femmes of Rock, a “hard rock” violin act with video, lights, choreography and comedy in a high-energy show; Oct. 21, Grace Kelly, American musician, singer, entertainer, songwriter, and Nov. 11, Vintage Vinyl Band (a big hit last year), an Orlando band that takes today’s pop hits and retrofits them into jazz, swing, Motown and doo-wop.

6. Make your reservations early: book online or call 407-939-3378 for Guaranteed Seating; call 407-939-3378 for Wine View Lounge or Reserved Seating.

See you on the promenade at the 2017 Party for the Senses!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

17 Fun Facts About The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

17 Fun Facts About The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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17 Fun Facts About The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Walt Disney World Resort guests are invited to join the fun when the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival turns 22 from Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017.  On Oct. 1, Epcot will celebrate its 35th anniversary, and this year’s festival will feature, for the first time, 35 global dine-around marketplaces. Guests will discover delicious ethnic and specialty cuisine, refreshing new beverages and more concerts and musical acts than ever.

The record 75-day festival at Disney’s Epcot theme park will include five new Future World marketplaces featuring fresh culinary concepts to pair with select wines, beers, cocktails and other beverages.  ABC’s Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series, “The Chew,” will broadcast from the festival for the third year and will again showcase dishes inspired by “The Chew” show hosts. The festival is believed to be the largest food and wine event of its kind in the world.

Here are some fun facts about the 22nd festival celebration.

  • Now 75 days long, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival began in 1996 with a first run of 30 days
  • At the 2017 festival, 35 global marketplaces will include five new marketplaces to help celebrate 35 years of Epcot –they include Active Eats, Coastal Eats, Flavors from Fire and Light Lab, all expanding into the park’s Future World area. The Almond Orchard, hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, is the fifth new marketplace located along the World Showcase promenade
  • Producers of ABC’s “The Chew” will tape 5 episodes of the show before 5 festival guest audiences numbering in the hundreds for each show Oct. 4-6 against a backdrop of the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth
  • The 22nd festival will feature 39 new marketplace dishes and 65 new cocktails, beers, wines and ciders
  • This year, more than 50 domestic and international wines will be offered at global marketplaces
  • More than 50 wineries and more than 35 breweries from around the world, including local craft beer operations, will be represented at festival marketplaces
  • The new “Disney Food and Wine Festivals Coast to Coast Cookbook” by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs features 50 irresistible recipes, 26 recipes from the Epcot festival global marketplaces and 24 from Disney’s California Adventure
  • 5 Party for the Senses grand tastings will take place at World Showplace during the festival run. In all, the festival will feature 177 premium events ranging from Signature Dinners and Food & Wine Pairings to “What’s Cookin’ With” and additional festival events in World Showcase pavilions and Walt Disney World resorts
  • Guest chefs and Disney chefs numbering 197 will present culinary demonstrations and will cook for festival events
  • Celebrity chefs and visiting culinarians from 11 countries and 23 U.S. states will participate in the festival at culinary demos, book signings, and special tasting events and dinners
  • 379 culinary demos, beverage and interactive seminars will take place during the 75-day festival. That’s equal to more than 6,360 hours of scheduled seminars at the Festival Center. These include the fun-filled Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! interactive events, plus more
  • During Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak festival scavenger hunt, guests can help Remy scour the park for the ingredients to make his signature dish, ratatouille. Along the way, they’ll find 15 Remy statuettes hidden throughout World Showcase and the global marketplaces.  Guests can purchase their map and stickers at select merchandise locations, then take their completed maps to Disney Traders at the entrance to World Showcase or World Traveler at International Gateway to choose a new surprise, compliments of Chef Remy
  • 225 Eat to the Beat concerts will be performed;11 musical acts will appear for the first time at this year’s festival featuring entertainment ranging from rock and soul to funk and blues
  • The Festival Passport (previously called the Marketplace Discovery Passport) was introduced in 2010 for the 15th annual festival; today, the complimentary passport will feature pages with all 35 festival marketplaces and other outdoor food and beverage locations with special festival offerings such as Refreshment Cool Post, Fife & Drum Tavern and Refreshment Port
  • More than 1,200 fireworks will explode each night over World Showcase Lagoon in IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth nightime spectacular
  • 100,000-plus desserts, including Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (new at Hawaii) and Sweet Olive Oil Cake with Powdered Sugar and Lemon Curd (new at Spain), are expected to be served
  • In 1997, during the festival’s second year, festival planners introduced the first Grand Tasting culinary extravaganzain 2002, the event was renamed and moved to World Showplace as Party for the Senses, now featuring dozens of food and beverage stations and, in 2017, confirmed seating for all guests plus new and different themed entertainment and surprises for each event

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Nine Foods to Try at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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Nine Foods to Try at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

I am counting down the days until August 31 for the opening of the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. And with the festival running for 75 days this year, there will be plenty of time to sip and taste your way through the 35 Marketplaces circling World Showcase Lagoon and stretching into Future World.

Still, the sheer amount of food and drink can be overwhelming, so you can get a head start with these nine foods to try at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

In no special order, here are nine new tastes that we recommend not missing at this year’s festival:

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1. Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread and Red-Eye Gravy at the Farm Fresh Marketplace is the trifecta of Southern cooking.
2. Sounds kooky, but the Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise is a winner in the Hawai’i Marketplace.
3. The Bougatsa at the Greece Marketplace is ethereal: warm phyllo strudel with sweet vanilla custard, lemon honey syrup and cinnamon. East dessert first!
4. The Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and Basmati Rice in the India Marketplace is vegetarian, gluten friendly and delicious.
5. Spain Marketplace gives us the perfect carry-around nibble: Charcuterie in a Cone with a selection of imported Spanish meats, cheeses and olives with an herb vinaigrette.

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6. Spain gave us another new favorite, the Sweet Olive Oil Cake with Powdered Sugar and Lemon Curd. Sublime.
7. If you love the Cheddar Cheese soup at Le Cellier, the Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread at the Ireland Marketplace will make you happy. Nicely pairs with the new Guinness Blonde American Lager.
8. We’re fans of the Cauliflower Risotto with Pulled Chicken, Artichokes, Spinach, Parmesan Cheese and Aged Balsamic at the new Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. (They’re also pouring Dom Pérignon and Vueve Cliquot at this Marketplace.)

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9. Scallop fans will love the Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce at the new Coastal Eats Marketplace. They’re pairing the dish with a nice pinot gris from Oregon.

Be sure to save your time and appetite for all of these foods to try at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival dates are August 31 through November 13, 2017. The Party for the Senses grand tasting events, signature dinners and other special wine and culinary programs require reservations and separate event admission. Guests can call 407-WDW-FEST or get details at EpcotFoodFestival.com.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Menus Now Available

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Opening day of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is earlier than ever this year – August 31, with lots of new tastes and sips around World Showcase Lagoon and even extending in to Future World. Here’s a rundown of the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival menus from each Festival Marketplace to keep handy and help you plan ahead. The festival runs through November 13. For more information, visit epcotfoodfestival.com. Look for booking dates for special events soon!

Epcot Legacy Showplace

  • Chilled Scotch Egg wrapped in Sausage with Mustard Sauce
  • Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich
  • L’Orange Cotton Candy: A mixture of Lime and Orange Cotton Candy (vegetarian)
  • Bright Horizons: Sprite® with Multi-flavored Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • M.I.A Beer Company 305 Golden Ale, Doral, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Blonde Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Florida Beer Company Passport 35 Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • JDub’s Passion Wheat, Sarasota, FL
  • Central 28 Trekkerbier Farmhouse Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Cigar City Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, Tampa, FL
  • Eastern Florida Flight
    • M.I.A. Beer Company 305 Golden Ale
    • Playalinda Brewing Company Blonde Ale
    • Florida Beer Company Passport 35 Triple Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Western Florida Flight
    • JDub’s Passion Wheat
    • Central 28 Trekkerbier Farmhouse Ale
    • Cigar City Guayabera Citra Pale Ale

Flavors from Fire

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso
  • Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam, and Maple Butter Syrup
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder, and Raspberry Dust
  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Ravenswood Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Swine Brine featuring Evan Williams Bourbon

Light Lab
Beverages

  • T=C2: Tonic Water and Cotton Candy (non-alcoholic)
  • RGB: Citrus Apple Freeze (non-alcoholic)
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Left Hand Brewing Company Polestar Pilsner, Longmont, CO
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Robonaut Red Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Elysian Brewing Space Dust IPA, Seattle, WA
  • Sixpoint Brewery Mad Scientist Radiant Flux, Brooklyn, NY
  • Founders Brewing Company Green Zebra Watermelon Gose Ale, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Blue Point Brewing Company Hoptical Illusion IPA, Patchogue, NY
  • Space Flight
    • Left Hand Brewing Company Polestar Pilsner
    • Playalinda Brewing Company Robonaut Red Ale
    • Elysian Brewing Space Dust IPA
  • Light Flight
    • Sixpoint Brewery Mad Scientist Radiant Flux
    • Founders Brewing Company Green Zebra Watermelon Gose Ale
    • Blue Point Brewing Company Hoptical Illusion IPA

Earth Eats Inspired by ABC’s “The Chew”

  • Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce (vegetarian)
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle (gluten friendly)
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay “Goldie,” California
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, California
  • Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead

Active Eats

  • Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, and Green Onions
  • Roasted Verlasso® Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri (gluten friendly)
  • Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake, and Tortilla Streusel (vegetarian)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Cucumber & Lemon Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Riesling, Washington
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Coastal Eats

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce
  • Erath Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • Soter Planet Pinot Noir, Oregon

The Chocolate Studio

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (gluten friendly)
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust (vegetarian)
  • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont
  • Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy
  • RL Buller Fine Muscat

The Cheese Studio Hosted by Boursin® Cheese

  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom, and Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce
  • Savory Caramelized Onion Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Tart with cold Arugula Salad and Aged Balsamic (vegetarian)
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin® Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaroon with Boursin Pepper Cheese
  • Leth Steinagrund Gruner Veltliner, Austria
  • Liberated Pinot Noir, California

The Wine & Dine Studio

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Pulled Duck Confit with Cannellini Bean Ragoût and Zinfandel Reduction
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese (vegetarian): Fromager d’Affinois de Excellence with Toasted Baguette; Point Reyes Original Blue with Apricot Jam; Point Reyes Toma with Honey
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Trio of Artisan Cheese Paired with Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, St.
  • Francis Chardonnay and Recuerdo Malbec
  • Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford
  • St. Francis Chardonnay, Sonoma County
  • Recuerdo Malbec, Argentina
  • Eden Canyon “Jolie” Red Blend, California
  • Meiomi Rosé, California

Islands of the Caribbean

  • Jamaican Beef Patty with Mango Salsa
  • Mojo Pork with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, and Pickled Red Onions (gluten friendly)
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (vegetarian)
  • Carib Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

New Zealand

  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Seared Venison Loin with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce and Kumara Purée
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Australia

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (gluten friendly)
  • Grilled Lamb T-Bone with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (gluten friendly)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (vegetarian)
  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley

The Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®

  • Cauliflower Risotto with Pulled Chicken, Artichokes, Spinach and Parmesan Cheese with Aged Balsamic
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond® Salt & Vinegar Almonds served with Blue Diamond Nut Thins®
  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Crunchy Chocolate Oats

Patagonia

  • Beef Empanada
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée (gluten friendly)
  • Verum Pinot Noir, Rio Negro
  • Bodega Noemía de Patagonia “A Lisa” Malbec, Rio Negro

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Hawai’i

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers, and Wasabi Cream
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts
  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Farm Fresh

  • Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread and Red Eye Gravy
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Green Beans, Feta Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette, and Toasted Walnuts (vegetarian and gluten friendly)
  • Gumption Citrus Freak Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
  • Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
  • Two Henrys Elderberry Cream Hard Cider, Plant City, FL
  • Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama Wine
  • Cider flight

Greece

  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki (vegetarian)
  • Taste of Greece: Stuffed Grape Leaves with Lemon Dill Sauce, Grilled Octopus and Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita
    Spanakopita (vegetarian)
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (vegetarian)
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini

Thailand

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice
  • Helfrich Gewürztraminer, Alsace
  • Singha Lager

Mexico

  • Rib Eye Taco: Marinated Rib Eye, Roasted Chipotle Sauce, and Grilled Scallions on a Corn Tortilla
  • Tequila Chipotle Shrimp: Served on a Black Bean Huarache garnished with Red and Green Cabbage, Queso Fresco, and Crema Mexicana
  • Cajeta Mousse served with Cajeta Sauce and White Chocolate Flakes
  • Prickly Pear Margarita
  • Classic Pomegranate Margarita
  • Mexican-style Sangria
  • Pacifico Lager with Floater

China

  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
  • Spicy Chicken Bao Bun
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles
  • Chicken Potstickers
  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (non-alcoholic)
  • Tsingtao Lager
  • Ritzy Lychee with Courvoisier Cognac VS and Smirnoff Vodka
  • Happy Peach with DeKuyper Peach Liqueur and Myers’s Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch with Smirnoff Vodka and Bols Triple Sec
  • BaiJoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

India

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (vegetarian)
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and Basmati Rice (vegetarian and gluten friendly)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews, and Warm Naan Bread
  • Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake with Chocolate Coconut Mousse (vegetarian)
  • Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic)
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz, Nashik
  • Kingfisher Lager

Africa

  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, and Pap (gluten friendly)
  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (vegetarian)
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket with Mint Raita (vegetarian)
  • Ernie Els “Big Easy” Chenin Blanc, Western Cape
  • Simonsig Pinotage, Stellenbosch
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape
  • Wine flight

Brewer’s Collection

  • Lebkuchenherz: Decorated Gingerbread Heart
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer flight

Germany

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (vegetarian)
  • Lebkuchenherz: Decorated Gingerbread Heart
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Dr. Heyden Oppenheimer Sacträger Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen
  • Selbach Riesling Classic Dry, Mosel
  • Wine flight

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Spain

  • Charcuterie in a Cone with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
  • Traditional Spanish Paella with Shrimp, Mussels, Chicken, and Crispy Chorizo (gluten friendly)
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops and Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (gluten friendly)
  • Sweet Olive Oil Cake with Powdered Sugar and Lemon Curd
  • Rafael Palacios Bolo Godello, Valdeorras
  • Bodegas y Viñedos Artazu Garnacha Rosado, Navarra
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
  • Wine flight

Italy

  • Crispy Calamari with Spicy Pomodoro Sauce
  • Absolut Penne: Vodka Sauce with Shrimp
  • Cannoli al Cioccolato: Chocolate-covered Cannoli Filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer

Hops & Barley

  • New England Lobster Roll
  • Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese served on Griddled Garlic Toast
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (vegetarian)
  • New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire White Ale, Fort Collins, CO
  • Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale, San Francisco, CA
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Foxtail Cold Brew Coffee Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Atalon Pauline’s Cuvée Red Blend, Napa Valley
  • Beer flight

Japan

  • Wasabi Shumai Steamed Pork Dumpling
  • Salmon BLT Sushi Roll
  • Teriyaki Ginger Pork
  • Pom Pineapple Sake Cocktail
  • Kara Tamba Tarekuchi Dry Sake
  • Yukikiage “Snow Shadow” Junmai Sake
  • Sapporo Lager

Morocco

  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions, and Tzatziki Sauce (vegetarian)
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce (vegetarian)
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
  • Les Trois Domaines Guerrouane White Wine, Meknes
  • Moroccan Sangria
  • Casa Pale Lager

Belgium

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (vegetarian)
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (vegetarian)
  • Hoegaarden Witbier
  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer flight

Brazil

  • Escondidinho de Carne – “Little Hidden One”: Layered Meat Pie with Mashed Yucca (gluten friendly)
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (gluten friendly)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (vegetarian and gluten friendly)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbosa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Lidio Carraro Chardonnay
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

France

  • Moelleux au Fromage de Chèvre et Épinards: Warm Goat Cheese Pudding with Spinach (vegetarian and gluten friendly)
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Boeuf Bourguignon, Purée de Pommes de Terre:Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef with Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with Housemade Raspberry Jam (vegetarian and gluten friendly)
  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chardonnay, Bouchard Ainé & Fils
  • Château les Graves de Barrau Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager

Ireland

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (vegetarian)
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard
  • Twinings® Pumpkin Chai Tea and Caramel Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Blonde American Lager
  • Twinings® Pumpkin Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka

Scotland

  • Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon and Herbed Sour Cream
  • Traditional Scottish Lamb Stew with Neeps and Tatties
  • The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats (vegetarian)
  • Belhaven Brewery Scottish Ale
  • Citrus Thistle featuring Hendrick’s Gin

Canada

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (gluten friendly)
  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick Neige Premiere “Apple Ice Wine”, Québec
  • Fielding Estate Red Conception, Niagara Peninsula

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Disney World in September 2014

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There’s never a bad time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. However, some times may have more “perks” than others! The fall is always a great time to visit for beautiful weather and low crowds, but here are a few other factors that make September one of the best times to visit. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Disney World in September 2014:

  • Free Dining– Everyone’s favorite discount, free dining, is available for stays during the entire month of September 2014! This offer is about to expire, but you can still take advantage of free dining through 11:59 pm on August 8, 2014.
  • Frozen Summer Fun– The coolest event of the summer, Frozen Summer Fun, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially been extended through September 28, 2014. You can view the Royal Processional, sing a long with Anna and Elsa, explore Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, and watch Frozen Fireworks.
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party– Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is held on select nights in Magic Kingdom Park. This year, the parties begin a little earlier than usual on September 1st! You have even longer this year to enjoy the Boo to You Parade, HalloWishes, and trick or treating throughout the Magic Kingdom!
  • Epcot International Food and Wine Festival– This annual festival also begins a little early this year to give you more time to enjoy food and beverages from around the world! Beginning September 19, you can sample items from all over the world, rock out at a free concert series, and learn more about the culinary world at demonstrations, seminars, and talks.
  • Night of Joy- This two-night contemporary Christian music festival will be held at Magic Kingdom on September 5-6, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 1:00 am! You can purchase tickets for either Friday night or Saturday night or both nights at a discount!

Are you planning to visit Disney World in September 2014? It’s not too late to starting planning your trip! Plus, we can help arrange all the details so all you have to do is enjoy it! Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information!

 

2014 Eat to the Beat Concert Series at Epcot for Food and Wine Festival

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This year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort from September 19 through November 10, 2014. One of the great features of this annual event is the Eat to the Beat concert series. Disney has recently announced the talented acts that will be performing at the 2014 Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Some of the new acts for this year’s festival include the Jo Dee Messina, Fuel and Los Lonely Boys. There are also several returning favorites such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Boyz II Men.

You can find the full schedule for the 2014 Eat to the Beat Concert Series below:

  • Sept 19-21 – Jo Dee Messina
  • Sept. 22-23 – The Pointer Sisters
  • Sept. 24-25 – Rick Springfield
  • Sept. 26-27 – Christopher Cross
  • Sept. 28-29 – Hanson
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 3-5 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • Oct. 6-8 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 9-10 – Fuel
  • Oct. 11-12 – Sister Hazel
  • Oct. 13-14 – TBD
  • Oct. 15-16 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 17-19 – Night Ranger
  • Oct. 20-22 – Smash Mouth
  • Oct. 23-24 – Jim Brickman
  • Oct. 25-26 – Los Lonely Boys
  • Oct. 27-28 – Wilson Phillips
  • Oct. 29-31 – Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX
  • Nov. 1-2 – 38 Special
  • Nov. 3-5 – Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 6-7 – David Cook
  • Nov. 8-10 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Who would you most like to see during the 2014 Eat to the Beat concerts?

Both the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival as well as the Eat to the Beat concerts are included with regular theme park admission.

It’s not too late to plan your Disney World visit this fall to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and enjoy the 2014 Eat to the Beat concerts. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page and take advantage of one of our great offers!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida. She would love to help you plan your next trip at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World This Year

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The Walt Disney World Resort is a magical vacation year-round, but there are a number of exciting opportunities that make this fall an even better time to visit! October through December is an especially great time of year at Disney World due to the special events held this time of year. In addition to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Disney has made several new additions and experiences available this fall and winter.

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties – This annual Halloween event is held through November 1. You can enjoy Happy HalloWishes fireworks, the Boo-to-You parade, trick-or-treating, and much more!
  • 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – There’s a lot to see and taste at this year’s festival, which offers more than 25 international marketplaces, including the new Scotland marketplace.
  • Eat to the Beat Concerts Take The Stage – Part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Eat to the Beat concerts, which are included in regular park admission. This year’s performances include Go-Go’s, Edwin McCain, Wilson Phillips, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Boyz II Men, and more.
  • Festival of the Masters – Downtown Disney will host the 38th Festival of the Masters presented by Michaels November 8-10. This fine arts festival hosts more than 150 artists featuring their unique art works.
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Celebrate the holidays at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party which begins November 8. This special event includes entertainment, fireworks, a parade, holiday decor, and so much more.
  • “Glow With The Show” – “Glow With the Show” ears are now available at “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and at “Wishes” fireworks at Magic Kingdom. These ears are amazing sights to see!
  • The Reimagined California Grill – Check out the new menu and renovated dining room at the reimagined California Grill, which reopened last month with a new offerings as well as classic favorites.
  • Princess Fairytale Hall – This new Disney princess character greeting area in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom is now open, and is the permanent place to meet Cinderella and Rapunzel as well as select visiting princesses.
  • “Frozen” Character Greetings – Beginning in November, you will be able to meet Anna and Elsa from the upcoming film “Frozen” in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
  • Food Trucks at Downtown Disney – New food trucks are coming to Downtown Disney to offer up even more food options.

Which one of these events are you most looking forward to? What is your favorite time of year to visit Disney World?

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next Disney World vacation at no cost to you. Plus, you will receive other perks including itinerary planning, dining suggestions and reservations, mouseperks (magic in your inbox), autographed pictures of Mickey for your kids, and more! Request a free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com!