• Maria

Foodie Guide (& reviews) for 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!!

Updated: Nov 13, 2021

It's here it's here!! I have been waiting.. and waiting..

While Im not sure how much of a fan I am of it starting SO dang early this year, I'm all about this festival so whatevs!


First, there are SEVEN new marketplaces: (some not opening until Oct.)

  • The Noodle Exchange (Near Traveler’s Café)

  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

  • The Rotunda Bistro (American Adventure Rotunda)

  • The Swanky Saucy Swine (Near Disney Traders)

  • Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience

  • Lobster Landing (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1

  • Mac & Eats (Near Mission: SPACE) – Opening Oct. 1

And now for the main event:

Stay tuned as I update with pictures and reviews of things I try :D


Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port)

Food:

  • The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (plant-based)

  • Impossible Three-Bean Chili (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; new)

Beverages:

  • Spiced Apple Twinings of London Chai Tea (non-alcoholic; new)

  • Stephen Vincent Pinot Noir, California (new)

  • Spiced Apple Twinings of London Chai Tea with Whiskey (new)

NEW! The Noodle Exchange (Near Traveler’s Café)

Food:

  • Traditional Spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho with Shaved Beef, Enoki Mushrooms, and Thai Basil (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

Traditional Spicy Vietnamese Beef Pho

REVIEW: There is a pho place not too far from us that literally has the best pho I have ever eaten, so I feel like this is a bit unfair to the F&W festival pho.. it was good, but it wasnt as good. I'll give it one spoon and a noodle slurp

  • Char Siu Pork Udon with Enoki Mushrooms, Bok Choy, and Soy Pickled Egg (new)

  • Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Thai Basil (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Tofu Pho with Enoki Mushrooms and Thai Basil (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; new)

Beverages:

  • Playalinda Brewing Company Yaupon Brothers Green Tea Pale Ale, Titusville, FL (new)

  • A to Z Riesling, Oregon (new)

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce


Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE® (Near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone

  • Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (plant-based)

Beverages:

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices

  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice

  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice

  • Mimosa Flight

  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute


Australia (Near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bush Berry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverages:

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale

  • Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (new)

  • Robert Oatley Chardonnay (new)

  • Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon (new)

  • Wine Flight

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce

Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® (Near Canada)

Food:

  • Braised Beef Poutine: French Fries, Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce, Cheese Curds, and Gherkin Relish (new)

  • Maple Boursin Cheesecake with Whipped Boursin Maple Bourbon Cheese and Candied Pecans

Beverages:

  • Numanthia Termes Tinta de Toro Red Wine (new)


Ireland (Near United Kingdom) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Fisherman’s Seafood Pie

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy

  • Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Beverages:

  • Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale

  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine

  • Guinness Baileys Shake

Canada

Food:

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll

  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverages:

  • Collective Arts Audio/Visual Lager, Hamilton, Ontario (new)

  • Château des Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Old Vines (new)


Appleseed Orchard (Canada Theatre)

Food:

  • Apple Crumble Tart (new)

  • Apple Chips (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)

  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic; new)

  • Collective Arts Brewing Circling the Sun Hard Cider, Ontario, Canada (new)

  • Original Sin Hard Cider McIntosh, New York, NY (new)

  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Saint Chéri Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry, Armada, MI (new)

  • Big Storm Brewing Co. Apple Blonde Ale, Clearwater, FL (new)

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Apple Pecan Brown Ale, St. Petersburg, FL (new)

  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Apple-y Ever After Green Apple Sour Ale, Orlando, FL (new)

  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Maple Syrup, and Mini Marshmallows

  • Beer Flight

  • Cider Flight

  • CORKCICLE Classic Tumbler


Brazil (Between France and Morocco) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp, and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverages:

  • I.A. Beer Company Limāo Lager, Doral, FL (new)

  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça


Belgium (Between France and Morocco) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache

  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

Beverages:

  • Bernardus Witbier

  • Belgian Abbey Ale (new)

  • Delirium Red Fruit Beer

  • Chimay Dorée Gold (new)

  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

  • Beer Flight


NEW! Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Food:

  • Fried Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce (plant-based; new)

  • Grilled Kebabs with Couscous, Tomato-Onion Salad, and Garlic Aïoli (new)

  • Lemon-Garlic Chicken

  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb

  • Harissa-marinated Beef Tenderloin Tips

  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Zaalouk, and Zhoug Dips (new)

  • Pistachio Cake with Cinnamon Pastry Cream and Candied Walnuts (new)

Beverages:

  • Fresh Orange Juice (non-alcoholic; new)

  • Fresh Blood Orange Juice (non-alcoholic; new)

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (new)

  • Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (new)

  • Woodchuck Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT (new)

  • Fig Cocktail with White-Cranberry Juice and Fig Vodka (new)

  • Cider Flight

  • CORKCICLE Classic Tumbler

Greece (Near Morocco)

Food:

  • Spanakopita

  • Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey (gluten/wheat friendly; Emile’s Fromage Montage; new)

  • Lamb Moussaka (new)

Beverages:

  • Mylonas Assyrtiko White Wine (new)

  • Skouras Zoe Rosé (new)

  • Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry Red (new)

  • Wine Flight

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce


Hops & Barley (American Adventure)

Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Lobster with Herb Mayonnaise on a Griddled Roll

REVIEW: Let's talk about 2 things here.. one.. the lobster roll, every. single. year. I love it! 2 forks in both hands up, way up! But second lets talk about Bold Rock, my favorite cider on the planet and not only have they made their way to the stage at this amazing festival, but this... THIS is their Roast Coffee Hard Cider which I tried for the first time on this day, and O.M.G. first, why is it so light?! What is this sorcery?! but DELICIOUS is an understatement, I get one every time I go now, and Ill be sad when it's gone.

  • Hot Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Cream and Pickled Vegetables (new)

  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Beverages:

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Strawberry and Lime, Tampa, FL (new)

  • SweetWater Brewing Company Hazy IPA, Atlanta, GA (new)

  • Lord Hobo Brewing Boom Sauce DIPA, Woburn, MA (new)

  • Bold Rock Roast Coffee Hard Cider, Mills River, NC (new)

  • Longevity Chardonnay, California (new)

  • Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon, California (new)

  • Beer Flight

NEW! The Rotunda Bistro (American Adventure Rotunda)

Food:

  • Chilled Smoked Shrimp Salad (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Wild Mushroom and Truffle Tart with Gruyère and Crème Fraîche (new)

  • Chilled Crab and Avocado Parfait with Caviar (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

Beverages:

  • Domaine Carneros Cuvée Brut Rosé, California (new)


Spain (Between Italy and Germany) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverages:

  • Estrella Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager (new)

  • Avaline White Blend (new)

  • Faustino VII Rioja Rosado (new)

  • Espelt Garnacha

  • Wine Flight


Germany

Food:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese (Emile’s Fromage Montage)

  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll

  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Beverages:

  • Gaffel Kölsch, Cologne (new)

  • Weihenstephaner Lager, Freising

  • Schöfferhofer Wild Cherry Hefeweizen, Mainz (new)

  • Selbach-Oster Riesling

  • Beer Flight


The Alps (Near Germany) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette

  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette

  • Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche

Beverages:

  • Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria (new)

  • Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand

  • René Favre Dôle, Chamoson

  • Frozen Rosé

  • Wine Flight


Kenya (Outpost) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato & Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw (gluten/wheat friendly)

Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Been Tenderloin from Kenya

REVIEW: This was delicious, I do miss the berber beef from Africa they had for years, but this was a close second, I'll give it 2 Forks, one in both hands!

  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous

Beverages:

  • Tusker Lager

Refreshment Outpost

Food:

  • Spicy Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Ben’s Original Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw (plant-based)

Beverages:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Allspice Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL

  • CORKCICLE Classic Tumbler


India (Near China) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa, and Coriander Pesto Dips

  • Korma Chicken with Basmati Rice, Crispy Chickpeas, and Spiced Yogurt Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and Ben’s Original Basmati Rice (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based)

Madras Red Curry From India

REVIEW: This was warm, authentic and delicious, loved the addition of cauliflower! I'll give it 2 forks, one in each hand!