FOOD AND WINE GOODNESS

Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!


The International Food and Wine Festival in Epcot is in full swing, so I thought I would give a brief low-down of the offerings for this year.

First, the new booths. There are 4 new booths this year, the first being just as you enter World Showcase from Future World called “15 Beers for 15 years.” What could they possibly offer? Well only 15 different beers! I am no beer expert, so I am not sure what the different kinds are or where they are from, but if that is your drink of choice, I would definitely check it out.  The next new one you see as you are heading towards Canada, right where the empanada stand is.  This one is “Charcuterie and Cheese” and offers Cheese Fondue, smoked meats and different types of wines.  As we continue counter clockwise around the world, our next new booth is past France, but just before the Morocco Pavilion, “Belgium.”  At the Belgium Booth, you can sample steamed mussels, waffles and berry compote, Godiva Chocolate Iced Coffee, and a sample of alcoholic beverages.  The final new pavilion is see all the way on the other side of the lagoon, in front of the China Pavilion; “South Korea.”  This booth features Barbeque short rib, lettuce wraps with pork and kimchi slaw, honey ginger tea (yum!) and some wines.

While there are new booths to try, and there also may be some new foods at certain booths to test, there are always the standard booths with some classics. The Canada booth has their classic Cheddar Cheese Soup and Moosehead Beer, France has Escargots, Crème Brulee and several wine creations, Ireland has the Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache, and Poland has Keilbasa with Pierogies and Onions.

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival has a little something for everyone’s taste buds, so dig in!

Wow, I am very hungry now… wonder where I could find a cheap plane ticket to Florida before dinner…

Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21). Jessica is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.