Fall is truly the best time to be at Walt Disney World. Not only do you get to experience all of the big holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but you get to experience the Food & Wine Festival – which is practically a holiday in itself!
I’m a big Food & Wine fan so I dropped everything and was at Epcot right on opening day. It was well worth it!!
We were in the park for a long time so I got to sample quite a few dishes!
1. Japan – Garlic Shrimp: This is a pretty basic dish but I thought it was delicious. You can never go wrong with a shrimp and rice combo!
2. Braised Beef – Hops and Barley (in the American Adventure Pavilion): This was good but a little spicy! It was also difficult to cut while I was up and walking around. I’m glad I got it once but that will probably be it for the year for me!
3. Buttered Chicken – Africa: This is an absolute must do! If you know me at all, you know how much I love Sanaa. This is like the mini version of the buttered chicken they have there, so obviously I was in love. The only thing that was missing was some basmati rice!
4. Black Pepper Shrimp with Noodles – China: Thus far, this is my favorite dish at Food & Wine. Whatever seasoning they use on those noodles is so delectable. I highly recommend this dish! Plus for the price you pay, you get quite a lot of food. Everyone I have told about it so far has only come back with positive reviews!
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5. Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle – Chocolate Studio: This one gets mixed reviews but I personally like it a lot! It almost reminds me of space ice cream… but smoother and creamier. I also think it tastes like hot chocolate! I would definitely give it a try if you’re even relatively interested, it’s such a unique dish!
6. Cheddar Cheese Soup, Pretzel Bread, and Filet Mignon – Canada: Did you really go to Food & Wine if you didn’t get these items? They’re classic staples of not only Food & Wine, but also Epcot in general. You can get the full version at Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion! However, if you’re looking to save a little time and money, stock up on your filet fill during Food & Wine. It’s well worth it!
I don’t think I could have had a more successful first day of the festival! I can’t wait to see what other delicious dishes I get to taste over the next couple months!
Have you been to the Food & Wine Festival? Leave a comment with your favorite foods or drinks below! I can’t wait to see what you all think!