If you’ve already marked the dates on your calendar for one of Walt Disney World’s most impressive culinary events this year, you won’t be disappointed. The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be in full swing starting August 30th and continue through November 12th, offering a number of unique dining, drinking, and purchasing experiences for guests to take pleasure in.
Disney decided to share some of these offerings at a recent media event, and The DIS would like to pass along the amazing things we saw that guests can look forward to when they attend this year’s festival.
For additional information on chefs, culinary demonstrations and events, signature dinner events, and music head over to our 2018 International Food & Wine Festival page HERE.
Steakhouse Blended Burger at Earth Eats — Beef and Wild Mushroom with Brie Cheese Fondue
New Brunswick Slider at Hops and Barley — Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side.
Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak at Flavors of Fire — on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïolli.
Jerk Spiced Chicken Lollipop at Islands of the Caribbean — with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt.
Active Eats Energy Bar Bites at Active Eats — A mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit, and Dates.
Butternut Squash Ravioli at The Wine & Dine Studio — with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds.
Chocolate Picante at Flavors from Fire — Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Mango.
Maple Bourbon Boursin® Cheesecake at The Cheese Studio — Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch.
Moqueca at Brazil — Brazilian Seafood Stew Featuring Scallops, Shrimp and Whitefish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice.
RGB Beer Flight at Light Lab — Brewed exclusively for the Food & Wine Festival.
Playlinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart at Light Lab — Gluten-free and brewed in Titusville, Florida.
Gunness Baileys Shake at Ireland — Guests can indulge in this concoction created from two of Ireland’s most popular exports.
GoGi Chardonnay at the Festival Center Wine Shop — When Star-Lord comes with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy to Epcot, he’ll find out his father arrived just a bit before him — this Chardonnay comes from Kurt Russel’s own winery.
The festival will naturally offer an assortment of products that will help guests add a little Disney magic to their kitchens at home.
A sample of selections for wine aficionados includes bottle stoppers, glasses, and a serving tray.
For those looking to let fellow guests know where their festival loyalties lie, special Minnie ears with a bright red bow will be avialable for purchase.
Kids can find festival fun and entertainment playing Remy’s Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt, as they search throughout world showcase for Remy statuettes and delight in the accompanying maps, stickers, and prizes.
Lastly, three new gift cards have been added this year featuring Remy surrounded by an assortment of different colors and cuisines.