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Foodie Guide for 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!!

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)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

Beverages:

  • Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic)

  • Taj Mahal Premium Lager (new)

  • Sula Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine, Nashik (new)

  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik

  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce

NEW! The Swanky Saucy Swine (Near Disney Traders)

Food:

  • Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese (gluten/wheat friendly; Emile’s Fromage Montage; new)

  • Roasted Porchetta with Pork-fat Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with Green Onions and Peanuts (new)

  • Crispy Pig Ear Salad with Fire Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn Salsa, and Avocado Cream (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

Beverages:

  • Parish Brewing Co. SIPS Pinot Noir Black Currant Sour, Broussard, LA (new)

  • Rombauer Zinfandel, California (new)

  • Bourbon Bloody Mary with Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (new)

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce


Hawaii (Near Disney Traders)

Food:

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise

  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise

  • Tuna Poke with Eel Sauce, Spicy Mayonnaise, and Crispy Shrimp Chips (new)

  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (Emile’s Fromage Montage)

Beverages:

  • Kona Brewing Co. Hanalei Island IPA, Kailua-Kona, HI (new)

  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL

  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine


NEW! Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience

Food:

  • Garlic-Parmesan Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Barbecue Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Teriyaki-Sesame Wings with Celery and Ranch (new)

  • Traditional Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Mango-Habanero Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

  • Cheese Flatbread (new)

  • Pepperoni Flatbread (new)

Beverages:

  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale, Orlando, FL (new)

  • Central 28 Beer Company Groveland Road Blood Orange IPA, DeBary, FL (new)

  • Wicked Weed Brewing Watermelon Dragonfruit Session Sour, Asheville, NC (new)

  • Bold Rock Honeycrisp Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (new)

  • Starcut Ciders Magpie Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI (new)

  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Apple Lantern Roasted Pumpkin, Armada, MI (new)

  • Beer Flight

  • Cider Flight

The Donut Box (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®)

Food:

  • Candy Jar Donut made with M&M’S, SNICKERS, and TWIX (new)

  • Sriracha-glazed Donut (new)

  • Chef’s Donut of the Day (new)

  • The Donut Box: Pack of the 4 Daily Donuts

  • Crispy Chicken on a Sriracha-glazed Donut

Beverages:

  • Strawberry Smoothie (non-alcoholic)

  • Left Hand Brewing Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout, Longmont, CO (new)

  • Black and White Coffee Cocktail

  • CORKCICLE Classic Tumbler


Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN presented by Chevrolet® (Near Test Track)

Food:

  • The Corned Beef Corner Route: Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions, and Beer-Cheese Fondue (Emile’s Fromage Montage)

  • The Chimichurri-up Offense: Charred Chimichurri Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli (gluten/wheat friendly)

  • The S’mores Whoopie Pie-lon: Smoked Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker, Marshmallow, Chocolate Ganache, and Candied Bacon

Beverages:

  • Saugatuck Brewing Company Bonfire Beer, Douglas, MI (new)

  • Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel, California (new)

  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon


NEW! Lobster Landing (Near Mission: SPACE®) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • New England Lobster Tail with Lobster Bisque Sauce (new)

  • Lobster Chowder with Bacon, Corn, Potatoes, and Oyster Crackers (new)

  • Baked Lobster Dip with Old Bay Chips (gluten/wheat friendly; new)

Beverages:

  • Coronado Brewing Co. Salty Crew Blonde Ale, San Diego, CA (new)

  • Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (new)

  • Sean Minor Chardonnay, California (new)

  • Cape Codder: Vodka with Cranberry, Pomegranate, and Lime (new)

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce


NEW! Mac & Eats (Near Mission: SPACE®) – Opening Oct. 1

Food:

  • Traditional Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko

  • Truffle Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko (new)

  • Cowboy Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pickled Peppers, and Onion Straws (new)

  • Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (plant-based)

Beverages:

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Lemon Hazy IPA, Tampa, FL (new)

  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA

  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce


Mexico

Food:

  • Chilaquiles con Chorizo: Crispy Corn Tortillas tossed in Salsa Verde and Monterey Jack Cheese topped with Crema Mexicana, Queso Cotija, Pickled Onions, and Ground Chorizo (new)

  • Taco de Ribeye: Shaved Ribeye, Red Onions, and Poblano Peppers on a Corn Tortilla with Ranchera Salsa, Cotija Cheese, and Chives (new)

  • Capirotada de Chocolate: Abuelita Chocolate Bread Pudding served with a Chocolate Crème Anglaise

Beverages:

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater

  • El Tigre Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal with Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Pineapple, and Ginger Juices served on the rocks with a Hibiscus Salt Rim (new)

  • La Clásica Reyes Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar served on the rocks with a Chile Piquín Salt Rim (new)

  • White Passion Fruit Sangria: White Wine, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, and a hint of Ilegal Mezcal (new)


France

Food:

  • Beignet aux Trois Fromages: Warm Beignet filled with Three Cheeses (new)

  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley

  • Coq au Vin, Pommes Dauphine: Chicken braised in Burgundy Wine with Bacon and Puffed Potatoes (new)

  • Crème Brûlée au Grand Mariner: Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Grand Marnier Liqueur (contains alcohol; new)

Beverages:

  • Evian Sparkling Cucumber and Mint Water with Magnesium and Zinc (non-alcoholic)

  • Strawberry Rose Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine, Orange Juice, and Monin Strawberry Rose

  • Rosé Pétillant Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise: Rosé Sparkling Wine, Pink Flamingo

  • Chardonnay, Louis de Camponac

  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Blend, Bordeaux, Château de Prieuré

  • La Passion Martini Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Juice


Italy

Food:

  • Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy Half-moon Breaded Mozzarella-filled Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce (new)

  • Ravioli: Grilled Chicken Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce, Romano Cheese, and Prezzemolo (new)

  • Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian Doughnut with Raspberry Sauce and Powdered Sugar

Beverages:

  • Pinot Grigio

  • Chianti

  • Prosecco

  • Rosa Regale

  • Moscato

  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco

  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello

  • Peroni Pilsner


China

Food:

  • Pan-fried Chicken Dumplings with House-made Sweet and Spicy Sauce

  • ZiRan Beef Bao Bun: Grilled Beef with Cumin (new)

  • Crispy-fried Pepper Shrimp with Spicy Sichuan Noodles

Beverages:

  • Mango Bubble Milk Tea: Assam Black Tea, Whole Milk, and Mango Syrup (non-alcoholic)

  • ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu Spirit, Lychee Syrup, Soda Water, and Piña Colada Mix

  • Dragonfly: Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Absolut Vodka, Orange Juice, and Mango Syrup

  • Kung Fu Master: Absolut Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup, and Orange Juice

  • Jasmine Draft Beer


Japan

Food:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and Teriyaki Sauce

  • Tempura Shrimp Sando: Crunchy Shrimp served with Yuzu Crab, Green Onions, and Eel Sauce served on a Bun (new)

  • Spicy Hako Sushi: Spicy Tuna and Salmon served Box-style with Red Tempura Crunch and Volcano Sauce (new)

Beverages:

  • Kochi Lemon Drop: Vodka, Yuzu, and Lemon Juice garnished with a Lemon Jelly (new)

  • Ozeki Platinum Sake: Junmai Daiginjo (Refreshingly Dry with a Fruity Flavor) (new)

  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Urayasu Rice Lager, Orlando, FL (new)


Funnel Cake

Food:

  • Mini Candied Bacon S’mores Funnel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream


Joffrey’s

Beverages:

  • The American Adventure – Cinnamon Chai: Refreshing Iced Chai topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon (non-alcoholic)

  • Near Disney Traders – Double Trouble Chai: Tantalizing Iced Chai with a Single Shot of Espresso topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon (non-alcoholic)

  • Near Canada – Tropical Tea Breeze: Iced Tea and Frozen Lemon with a splash of Coconut Syrup (non-alcoholic)

  • Near Mission: SPACE – Cocoa Cold Brew: Kona Mocha topped with Whipped Cream and drizzled with Chocolate (non-alcoholic)



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