Hard-core foodies to the culinary curious have an opportunity to sample the world at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, September 27 – November 11, 2013.
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival remains the world’s largest and longest running (46 days) food and wine festival where you sample foods as Belgium’s potato and leek waffle, French brioche to Singapore’s lemongrass chicken curry with coconut and jasmine rice.
Seasoned with a touch of Disney’s magic more than 35 international marketplaces presenting a bounty of international delicacies along with chef demonstrations, wine and food pairing sessions. Among featured guest chefs scheduled to appear throughout the festival are Iron Chef Cat Cora and Food Network’s Jamie Dean. who you just might catch a glimpse grazing the marketplace centered along Epcot’s World Showcase.
Speaking of eating - the best sampling strategy - don’t rush. Take your time to savor. Leisurely graze through each marketplace and pace yourself so you can sample and enjoy all the countries signature foods and drinks that interest you. And, of course, do indulge responsibly.
General Epcot admission includes many taste seminars, the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog located in Future World and World Showcase concerts/entertainments in addition to the Marketplace Discovery Passport, your official guide listing each country’s foods, wines, beers and drinks. These foods are affordably priced and sample sized, and can be purchased at each country’s marketplace kiosk.
Most food selections are paired with wines. However, if you prefer a beer over a glass of wine, no worries. Beer aficionados touring won’t be disappointed with a vast selection of both domestic and international brews on tap throughout the festival.
When attending Ecopt’s International Food and Wine Festival don’t forget to save room for dinner or lunch at one of Disney’s famed resort restaurants. Recommended dinner destinations are the Grand Floridian’s Citricos offers a Mediterranean inspired menu paired that boosts an extensive wine list and Jiko, located within The Animal Kingdom’s Lodge provides a multi sensory dining experience of eclectic African cuisine to satisfy the gourmet. Just plan ahead and make a reservation early.
For more information on this year’s festivals and events chick on disneyworld.disney.go.com