The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an annual family tradition. This year was even more special since Epcot was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the festival. To celebrate the anniversary, The Chew filmed a week of their show from the festival and Epcot additional tasting booths for featuring elegant The Chew tastings.
This year we not only attending the opening day, but also enjoyed two other visits to the festival. One of our visits even included pouring rain, as you can see in some of the photos, but that can’t stop the fun when you’re at Epcot, right? There are so many tasting options that I would highly recommend at least two visits to the festival, to enjoy all the options available.
After enjoying the many tasting opportunities, or even if you want to take a bit of a break, check out the many cooking and wine demonstrations at The Festival Center and the Eat to the Beat Concert Series during to enhance your festival experience.
Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce; Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fresh Figs and Pistachio Brittle – Sustainable Chew Tasting
New York Strip with Parsnip Silk, Balsamic Glaze and Arugula Foam; Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel; Olive Oil-poached Salmon with Fresh Corn, Bacon and Pepper Jam – Chew Lab Tasting
Trio of Artisan Cheese (Karst Cave-aged Cheese served with Honey, La Bonne Vie Goat Cheese served with Craisin Bread and Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with Berry-Port Compote); Cheese Fondue with Sourdough Bread; Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon – Cheese Studio Tasting
Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce; Spanakopita; Vegan Moussaka with Gardein Sausage Crumbles – Greece Tasting
Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Nori Strings; Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale – Hawaii Tasting
The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats; Innis & Gunn Rum CASK OAK Aged Beer; Seared Sea Scallop with Spinach-Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon; Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon and Herb Sour Cream – Scotland Tasting
Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs – New Zealand Tasting
Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies – Australia Tasting
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream; Potato and Leek Waffle with Beer-braised Beef and Smoked Gouda Cream – Belgium Tasting
Warm Chocolate Pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard; Irish Cheese Selection Plate (Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Irish Porter); Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale – Ireland Tasting
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup; “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce; Moosehead Lager – Canada Tasting