The Epcot International Food And Wine Festival is coming to a close and as someone who tried something at every food post, I thought I would go through my small plates and desserts that should come back and others that may need to be retired.
My favorites list is a little long but I suppose that’s a good thing for this event!
The Fried Chicken with Cornbread was the first dish I tried. It’s really hard to mess up fried chicken so it was a safe first test of the festival. It was excellent! The cornbread was nice and warm and the chicken was perfectly crispy. For those that are less adventurous with their foods this is a dish that would make this event worth going to.
This is the carrot cake from the America food post. The glaze on top is a cream cheese glaze that if they were to bottle it up and sell I would buy an embarrassing amount of. It was so good. The cake was moist and had some ingrediants in it, like raisins and nuts that modern recipes tend to take out, which made the cake feel original.
This dish was the most surprisingly good to me. It is the Pork Belly from Brazil. The meat was tender and perfect but the best part of the plate was the bean mixture. It was just a good tasting plate and one of the few plates that I felt could be a meal.
The macaroni and cheese was a crowd favorite but I am picky about Mac and cheese so I was apprehensive about trying. I am glad I did though. It was super cheesy so it made me forget about the fact that I don’t usually like breadcrumbs in my Mac and cheese and the bacon bits were the perfect addition to the dish.
The Nitro Chocolate Almond dessert gets the award for coolest option at Food and Wine. It’s starts out as a smoky egg shaped hard chocolate and with a small whack of a hammer a smooth chocolate mousse is revealed. With some caramel drizzle and almond dust added next, this little dessert is deliscious and unique.
The pork slider with pineapple chutney seems to be a staple each year and deservingly so. It’s alway so fresh and has so much flavor, I really enjoy this one and hope it stays for years!
Canada has one of the best food posts this year. The bacon cheddar soup is rich and the pretzel rolls that comes with is the perfect “spoon”
Also located in Canada, The filet mignon needs Barry any sides. It’s tender and themushrooms add a good tang without taking away from the flavor of the steak
Last on my list of favorite thing was the white chocolate peanut butter mousse. Though I wish it were bigger it was affordable enough to get two at the time.
There’s honestly. It a lot of things this year I did not enjoy. The items hear seem to all have the problem with them for me. Texture.
This one is the perfect example texture for me. This is the tenderloin from Africa. Though the beef tasted okay, the abundant amount of sauce and gritty potato that was with it just didn’t go well together.
The beef stroganoff was meh for me. Though it had an okay taste, the stroganoff felt like little pieces of styrofoam. I could not even finish it. On a positive note, the pickles on top were excellent.
The most surprising thing in this list of dislikes. I love Mac and cheese but the combination of pasta in, essentially, a bread bowl was just too much! Holy carbload!
I got this in Italy. I don’t remember what is was and the picture doesn’t jog my memory either. All I remember is struggling to swallow my first bite. The saucy stuff was borderline flavorless and the white stuff was gritty and somehow less flavorful than the sauce.
So this year was fun. My first year of trying something from every food post. Though it was sort of expensive, about $200 all together, and I didn’t have alcoholic beverages. But it was nice to push my taste buds and enjoy the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.