Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival


     As most of you know, my daughter works for Disney in Florida. For us, that means we go to Orlando more than the average couple living 1000 miles away. We don't spend the hours in the parks that we did when our kid's were young, but there are certain events that we really enjoy. Epcot has always been my favorite of the parks, and The Food and Wine Festival is one of my favorites things to do when we visit.


     The fabulous landscaping artists replace many of the plants with "food related" beauties during the weeks of the festival.


     This year we were greeted by a real cranberry bog, complete with an expert explaining how it all works. It was really beautiful. I've only seen them in pictures.



It always amazes me how beautiful nature can
 be in the middle of the theme park full of people.



I'm always drawn to this area, near the Twining's Tea Cottage.

Now, for some of the food we sampled.
Remember, there were 4 of us and we were sharing!

Greece
Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey

Desserts & Champagne
Lemon Chiffon, White Chocolate Macadamia Mousse with
 Dark Chocolate Pearls and Tres Leches Verrine


France
Créme Brulée au Chocolate au Lait

Morocco
Baklava

Germany
Apple Strudel Featuring Werther's Original Karamel Sauce and Vanilla Sauce

Artisan Cheese Selection with Sweet Gras Dairy Thomasville Tomme,
Delice de Bourgogne, PC Wyngaard Chevre Affineurs Goat Gouda

Brazil
Seared Mahi Mahi with steamed Rice, Hearts of Palm and Coconut-Lime Sauce

Argentina
Beef Empanada  

South Korea
Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw

Belgium
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

France
"Coq au Vin sur gratin de macaroni"


During the festival, there are free concerts every night.
We were lucky and got to see 38 Special.
They were great, one of the best parts of the festival!



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I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday and
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays.
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13 comments:

Hines-Sight said...

What awesome food. Bet that is a great experience.

Where do you all stay?

Barbara F. said...

The food looks like art! Very creative and I bet just as delicious. I have been to Epcot once 20 years ago, think I need to visit again. xo

Entertaining Women said...

I love Epcot! I ate my way around the world. Thanks for the temptations. Cherry Kay

Marydon said...

Yes, it is a wonderful place to visit & enjoy around the world yums.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So that's where you have been. Epcot is my favorite, too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, I'm so glad you had a good time! Looks like you had a lot of good food as well as music on your trip.

Glad to hear from you!

XO,

Sheila

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! All of a sudden I am starved. :D

Jacqueline said...

I had NO IDEA they had such a wonderful event! Where have I been all this time. How fun and I think I gained 5 pounds just gawking at all of the yummy foods. Yum and fun.

Lyneen said...

OH MY GOSH the treats look FABULOUS!!!!!! Thanks for sharing... and thanks for stopping by!

Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, I like EPCOT too. The food looks great...beautifully displayed.

Your blog is so cute.

Barb ♥

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow...you could eat yourself into oblivion! I'm glad you had a great time. I love Epcot!

xo
Pat

Angie said...

Great photos, Sue. What a neat experience to try so many specialties from other countries.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love Epcot, too, and I have not been in a very long time. These photos are fantastic! I think I would like the Twinings cottage best :D