Thursday, November 7, 2013

Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2013

I can’t think of much that would be better than visiting EPCOT during the Food and Wine Festival. Once we got a taste of it on a trip with our friends we ALWAYS want to go back during this time. For those of you that aren’t aware, Disney’s EPCOT hosts a Food and Wine Festival starting the end of September going thru to the beginning of November. They have various stands (set up around World Showcase) representing different countries from all over the world serving their food in ‘tapas style’ plates, beer and wine native to them as well. It is DELICIOUS! It has become so popular they even offer food boths at EPCOT's Flower and Garden Festival in the Spring!

To make it more fun they even give you a “passport” of all the countries that you can have stamped when you go purchase some yummy food or drink, doesn’t matter! You could even try and make your way around World Showcase sampling all the different countries and get the whole thing stamped if you’re feeling ambitious, or hungry! The cast members though will gladly stamp your passport without a purchase, but what’s the fun in that?!

This year, being pregnant, was the perfect excuse for me to try a bunch of things with little guilt! And while I did try a lot, there was no way I was getting around the whole thing! We did so much walking, I offset my eating anyways, I lost 2 lbs and my Doctor told me I needed to make sure I was eating! (Little did she know!!)

My husband and I definitely had some favorites from last time we went and some new ones this time too! I'll only touch on a few, we hardly made a dent in the 30 stands Disney had there!

First up, Mexico!

Probably the BEST thing I’ve eaten there, so much so, I'm not ashamed to say we went back multiple times during our trip just to get these delicious tacos. If you love tacos you must try them!

Next was China.

I loved their Mongolian Beef in a steamed bun. I thought I'd be getting a normal steamed bun stuffed with beef inside but this was more wrapped like a taco. It was so good! Beef, onions and a sriracha-like sauce wrapped in a thin steamed bun. I may or may not have gone back for seconds on this one as well.  My Husband also had the pot stickers and said they were really good too. I failed to get a picture of that one ;)


Here I had a Kalua Pork Slider topped with sweet and sour Dole pineapple. I had this the last time I was here for F&WF and loved the flavors, so I was sure to find this one again!


 Hubs and I split two dishes here, the Griddled Greek Cheese with pistachios and honey, and Spanakopita.  The Griddled cheese intrigued me, honey and cheese is fantastic together, this combination sounded interesting enough to try it. While it wasn't exactly a favorite, it wasn't bad either!
The Spanakopita was good but more standard.

Griddled Greek Cheese


Here we had the Kerrygold Cheese Plate. The cheese was great, it also came with a compote side which neither one of us cared for. Hubs loved washing it all down with a pint of Guinness!

I also enjoyed the Warm Chocolate pudding topped with Bailey's custard. So yummy! I wanted another.

Since we weren't there for very long we had to make the most of our time! I wish we had more time to try everything! It all looked delicious!

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