One of my favourite things to do at Disney is wander round Epcot during the Food and Wine festival. We haven't timed it right to be there since 2004 so we're really excited to be there at the right time this year. I've been looking at the menus for the various pavillions and my mouth has been watering at just the thought of all the lovely food we'll be sampling so I thought I'd share it with you. It's a really long menu so I've edited out the drinks and just included the yummy appetisers, entrees and desserts.
Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada – sounds good
Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée – no idea what Chimichurri Sauce is but there's one way to find out
Seared Barramundi with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes,Arugula, and Lemon Oil – sounds very good
Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction – tried and tested in previous years, we liked
Lamington (sponge cake dipped in chocolate) gotta try this
Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream – not sure about mussels but the garlic sounds ok
Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream - drool
Godiva Chocolate Iced Coffee – lead me to it
Grilled Pork Skewer with Farofa – Stephen fancies this
Shrimp Stew with Coconut and Lime – I'm a big fan of shrimp
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup – another favourite from previous years
Maple-Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad – sounds yummy
Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta, Nanaimo Bar – sounds yummy also
Charcuterie & Cheese
Cheese Fondue with Croutons and Roasted Potatoes – think I could manage this
Applewood Smoked Beef, Duck; and Ham - also this
Shrimp Ceviche – more shrimp, yay!
Pastel de Choclo (Beef and Corn Pie) – I'll stick with the shrimp
Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles – and yet more shrimp, oh happy day
Pork Pot Stickers – might try this
Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick – and even this one too, looks like China's going to be popular
Desserts & Champagne – do I really need to say anything here?
Strawberry Angel Verrine
Pear Streusel Pudding Cake
Dark Chocolate Sensation
Escargots Persillade en Brioche – no thanks! Really!
Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed Potatoes – that sounds more like it
Crème Brulée au Chocolate au Lait – oh wait, skip the first two courses and just go straight to dessert
Spätzle Gratin with Ham and Cheese – possibly
Nürnberger Sausage in a Pretzel Roll – maybe
Apfel Strudel featuring Werther's Original Karamell Sauce – oh definitely
Greek Salad with Pita Bread – I love Greek salad
Spanakopita – love this too
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki – and this. Can't pronounce it, but love eating it
Baklava - mmmmmmm
Hops & Barley
Boston-style Crab Cake with Cabbage Slaw and Rémoulade – oh I really like the sound of this. Love crab cakes!
New England Lobster Roll – and this too
Pecan Bread Pudding – and most definitely this
Lobster and Scallop Fisherman's Pie – more lobster, good job I like seafood
Kerrygold® Cheese Selection – and cheese for Stephen
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache – oh my! I gotta have me some of this
Polpettine Toscane with a Rosemary Breadstick - I love Italian food
Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Bolognese Sauce, Melted Mozzarella – I especially love Ravioli
Cannolo Al Cioccolato – did someone say chocolate?
Primavera Fruit Smoothie – the token health food
Tamal de Pollo – I love Mexican food too
Taco de Chilorio – especially Tacos
Esquites(Pan-Fried Corn and Spices) – these sound nice
Churro – don't like these though
Beef in a Pita Pocket – I really love Moroccan food
Falafel Pita Pocket – espec
Baklava – yum!
Seared Sea Scallop with Vegetable Slaw and Lemon Oil – sounds nice
Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney – sounds very nice
where's the pudding?
Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream – I have no idea what this is, but am going to find out
Golabki (Pork Stuffed Cabbage) - might try this too, if I have any room left
Asopao de Pollo (Chicken Soup with Rice) – worth a look
Medianoche Sandwich – no idea what this is
Shrimp Cake with Singapore Noodle Salad – oh yum, more shrimp!
Coconut-Braised, Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice – coconut, sounds very nice
Flavors of Africa (Salad, Bread, and Spreads) – I think we've tried this before and liked it
Seared Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Purèe and Mango Barbecue Sauce – this sounds good
Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw – not sure about this
Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi – this however sounds rather nice
Honey Ginger Tea – and this sounds lovely!
Serrano Ham, Chorizo, Manchego, Olives, and Tomato Bread – sounds yum!
Seared Albacore Tuna with Romesco Sauce – also yum
Spanish Almond Cake – not so yum
Bison Chili with Wild Mushrooms, Cabernet, and Pepper Jack Cheese – can't say that I've ever eaten Bison before
Heirloom Tomatoes with Oregon Blue Cheese, Red Onions, and Basil - this sounds much safer. On the other hand, who wants to play safe?
I'm thinking it's a really good job that we're staying at The Beach Club Villas again so we're nice and handy for the festival for half of our stay. I'm also thinking it's a good job I haven't made any dinner reservations as we're going to be so stuffed from eating our way around the world that we won't want to eat out. To be honest, I'd rather snack on these mini meals any day. Strolling round in the sun, an appetiser in this country, an entree in that one. Then desserts in several more. Stephen can have a beer or two. Or three. Preferably not just before going on Test Track though. Utter bliss. I really can't wait!