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Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival marks its 25th anniversary

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Beginning today, July 15, Walt Disney World guests can take a delicious tour across Epcot — and around the world — at this year’s celebration of international cuisine and beverages with the Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

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Taste of Epcot global marketplace photos courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

The new modified festival will continue into the fall – the longest festival in Walt Disney World history — blending the floral fun from the park’s annual Flower & Garden event with more than 20 individual global marketplaces serving fan-favorite bites and sips (as well as some tasty new ones).

Africa – Inspired by the continent’s history, mystery, and cultural diversity

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  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley and Kachumbari Slaw (Plant-based)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous
  • Tusker Lager
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape

Appleseed Orchard – A celebration of the flavors of autumn

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  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn
  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI
  • Heavy Seas Brewery TropiCannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MI
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, LA
  • 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade Dry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI
  • Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel-Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows

Brazil – The flavors of South American cuisine and culture

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  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF)
  • MIA Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Canada – Dishes, lagers, and wines from the Great White North, including the festival’s famous cheddar soup

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  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)
  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Inniskillin Icewine
  • Château des Charmes Merlot

China – One of the world’s most popular cuisines showcased through popular dishes and drinks

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  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut, and Pineapple Juice

Citrus Blossom – Celebrating the flavors of lemon, orange, and lime

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  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (GF)
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (GF)
  • Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-alcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy

Desserts & Champagne – Sweet treats and bubbly beverages

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  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crumbled Twix Chocolate Bars
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crushed M&M’s Candies
  • Frozen S’mores (non-alcoholic)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut, Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, Champagne
  • Frozen S’mores with Whipped Cream Vodka

Earth Eats Hosted by Impossible – Plant-based twists on festival fare

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  • Impossible Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (Plant-based)
  • The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (Plant-based)
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble, and Baby Herbs (Plant-based) (GF)
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London (non-alcoholic)
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar

France – Classic cuisine and fine wines of France

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  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises et Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust
  • Canard Confit à l’Orange: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Tarte Tropezienne, Coulis Framboise: Brioche Cake filled with Light Pastry Cream and Raspberry Coulis
  • Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager Draft
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor
  • Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice

Germany – Hearty food and drinks from Deutschland

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  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop and Peller Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising
  • M.I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, FL
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtüb
  • Riesling

Hawai’i – Tropical island flavors and the spirit of Aloha

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  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Maui Brewing Company Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Aulani Sunrise: Vodka, Dole Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine

Hops & Barley – Craft beer, wines, and all-American tastes

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  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn, and Andouille Sausage
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing
  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Islands of the Caribbean – The fusion of food and cultures found in the Caribbean

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  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (GF)
  • Flancocho: Passion Fruit Cake with Coconut Flan
  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Opici Family White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Italy – Savor Cucina Italiana with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine

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  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese
  • La Classica: Cheese Tortellini with Ricotta, Provolone, Fontina, Parmesan, Vodka Sauce, and Crispy Bacon
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Terre Di Bacco
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Terre Di Bacco
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Batasiolo
  • Rosa Regale, Banfi
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon

Japan – Sushi and other dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun

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  • Tempura Donburi: Two pieces of Tempura Shrimp and Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) with Tentsuyu Dipping Sauce served over Sushi Rice
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles and Dashi Broth topped with Egg White Froth
  • Chirashi Sushi Flowerpot: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, and Spinach served over Sushi Rice with Furikake and topped with Poke Sauce
  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake
  • Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup, and Yuzu Juice

Mac & Cheese Hosted by Boursin Cheese – New takes on the festival favorite

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  • Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko
  • Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko
  • Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-based)
  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Mexico – South-of-the-border history, culture, and cuisine

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  • Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives, and a Lime Wedge
  • Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions, and Cilantro
  • Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater
  • Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, and Lime
  • Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim
  • Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim

Morocco – The exotic flavors of North Africa

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  • Beef Kefta Pocket with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, and Spicy Tomato Concassée
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • Mediterranean Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red
  • Red Organic Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur

Shimmering Sips – Sweet treats and mimosas with a twist

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  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone
  • Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (Plant-based)
  • 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
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont

Wine & Dine featuring Festival Favorites – Popular festival dishes with wines from the Golden State

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  • Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, Poland
  • Seafood Fisherman’s Pie, Ireland
  • Spanakopita, Greece
  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique, Seneca Lake
  • Conundrum Red Blend, California
  • tenshən Rhône Style White Blend, Central Coast
  • Lang & Reed Wine Company Cabernet Franc, North Coast
  • Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Guinness Baileys Milkshake

In addition to visiting the Taste of Epcot festival’s global marketplaces, guests can also participate in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt to help Remy search the World Showcase and collect ingredients for his signature dish. Guests can also take photos in front of the park’s newest Remy topiary in the France pavilion. A scavenger hunt map and stickers can be purchased from select festival merchandise locations, including Pin Traders – Camera Center and Port of Entry or World Traveler at International Gateway.

During the festival, park-goers will be able to purchase limited-edition products, including items from the unexpectedly shortened Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Plus, Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine 25th Anniversary merchandise will be available soon after the festival begins.

The Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is open daily from 11 a.m. to park close. A valid admission and park reservation for the same date is required. Marketplace food and beverages require a separate purchase. Additional tables will be in place throughout the park so guests can remove their face coverings to enjoy the Taste of Epcot festival dishes while maintaining physical distance.

To learn more about the Taste of Epcot festival, visit DisneyWorld.com.

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