Local 6 Theme World: Newest Epfood Fest

By Ken Pilcher, Producer, kpilcher@wkmg.com
Published On: Feb 18 2014 04:56:22 PM EST

Welcome to Local 6 Theme World

February 18, 2014

Newest Epfood Fest

Today, Disney announced on its official parks blog that when the International Food & Wine Festival returns to Epcot --it will  run a record 53 days, from September 19 - November 10.  That;s a week longer than last year.

But you don't need to wait that long to line up at food kiosks along World Showcase lagoon. There's a new Epfood Fest in town.

We mentioned a few weeks ago on Theme World that when the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns, it will feature a host of "Outdoor Kitchens"  (March 5 - May 18) -- expanding on the handful of offerings tried out last year.
Now Disney has released the full mouth-watering menu (quoted below)


Florida Fresh
Experience a taste of several fresh Florida ingredients next to the Germany Pavilion.


Food
Watermelon salad with pickled onions, BW Farm baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction
Shrimp and stone ground grits with andouille sausage, sweet corn, tomatoes and cilantro
Florida kumquat pie


Drink
Watermelon passion fruit slush featuring Simply Lemonade®
Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria featuring Simply Lemonade, Florida Orange Groves (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Garda Italian Wine Blend, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, Florida)
Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, Florida)
Blonde Ale, Orlando Brewing Company (Orlando, Florida)
Cotton Mouth Belgian Style Witbier, Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, Florida)
Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company (Cape Canaveral, Florida) – Festival Exclusive!
Florida Avenue Blueberry, Cold Storage Craft Brewery (Tampa, Florida)
Beer Flight – Blonde Ale, Cotton Mouth Belgian Style Witbier, Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale and Florida Avenue Blueberry
Simply Orange

Hanami
Journey near the Japan Pavilion. From delectable bites to refreshing beverages, uncover how Hanami’s flavors reflect the season.

Food
Frushi – Fresh pineapple, strawberries and melon, rolled with coconut rice, topped with raspberry sauce, sprinkled with toasted coconut and served with whipped cream on the side
Temaki hand roll – Sliced Panko fried chicken, curry sauce, rice and pickled julienne carrots wrapped with Nori
Hanami sushi – A flavorful combination of salmon, scallop and beef-topped rice balls served atop a shiso violet sauce (TRYit!)
Japanese puffed rice cakes with green tea whipped cream and azuki


Drink

Kirin draft beer
Pinepple Paradise with Yuzu Slushie – Frozen blend of sweet sake, pineapple juice and crème, flavored with a hint of Yuzu citrus juice
Orange Mango Slushie – Frozen blend of Nigori sake, mango and orange juice


Jardin de Fiestas
Spring-light tapas near the Mexico Pavilion with savory tacos and mouthwatering cocktails.


Food
Tacos al pastor – Corn tortilla filled with achiote-marinated pork, garnished with grilled diced pineapple, onions and cilantro
Quesadilla de hongos con queso – Flour tortilla filled with mushrooms and cheese
Flan de chocolate Abuelita – Mexican chocolate custard


Drink

Tecate draft beer
White Mexican sangria
Franbuesa (raspberry) margarita on the rocks
Tequila flight – blanco, reposado and añejo
Dasani® bottled water


Fleur de Lys
Refine your palate with some of the France Pavilion’s most magnificent culinary masterpieces!

Food
Gnocchi Parisien à la Provençal – Parisian-style dumplings with vegetables and mushrooms
Confit de canard, pommes de terre Sarladaise – Pulled duck confit with garlic and parsley potatoes
Macaron à la fleur d’ Oranger – Orange blossom macaron with white chocolate ganache

Drink
La Vie en Rose frozen slush – Vodka, Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liquor, and white and red cranberry juice
Kir Imperial – Sparkling wine, Chambord and black raspberry liquor
Rosé pamplemousse cocktail – Rosé wine mixed with natural grapefruit syrup
Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – Fruity white beer with citrus notes


Lotus House
Near the China Pavilion for a garden-fresh take on spring-influenced flavors with a wide variety of Chinese cuisine, including popular street foods and bubble tea.


Food
Beijing-style candied strawberries
Spring pancake with grilled chicken and green apple
Vegetable spring rolls


Drink

Popping bubble tea
Kung Fu Punch – Vodka and triple sec with mango and orange juice
South Sea Storm – Guava juice with light and dark rum
Plum wine
Tsing-Tao beer
Lychee aerated water


Pineapple Promenade
Treats featuring this popular golden fruit at the Canada side of World Showcase promenade. 

Food


Pineapple soft serve
Pineapple soft serve with Myers’s dark rum
Pineapple soft serve with Parrot Bay coconut rum
Sweet potato cinnamon waffle with pineapple soft serve


Drink

Frozen desert violet lemonade featuring Simply Lemonade (nonalcoholic)
Tropical Mango Pale Ale, St. John Brewers (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc


Primavera Kitchen
Say, “Ciao!” to spring as you set sail for a land of garden-fresh foods near the Italy Pavilion.


Food

Caprese – Fior di latte mozzarella, roasted peppers and olio verde
Three cheese manicotti – Egg pasta stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, tomato sauce and béchamel
Torta di ricotta – Lemon cheesecake with limoncello-marinated strawberries


Drink

Placido Pinot Grigio
Placido Chianti
Bosco del Merlo Prosecco
White peach bellini – Prosecco and white peach puree
Strawberry rossini – Prosecco and marinated strawberries
Frozen Italian primavera – Assorted fruit slushy with limoncello and vodka
Moretti Lager
Moretti La Rossa


Taste of Marrakesh
Embark on a trek near the Morocco Pavilion and educate your tastes on North African spices.


Food

Lamb brewat roll with prunes and sesame
Harissa chicken kebab with couscous salad
Baghrir – Moroccan pancake with honey, almonds and argan oil


Drink


Mint iced tea
White sangria
Guerrouane red
Casa Beer
Desert Rose – Sparkling wine with pomegranate liqueur


Urban Farm Eats
Honor the earth and all it grows with a refreshing selection from this location’s all-natural menu. Choose from a hearty array of foods and beverages, many of which have been cultivated entirely from the soil!


Food
Pickled beet salad with goat cheese cream, mizuna and pistachios
Land-grown eggplant “scallop” with romesco sauce and spaghetti squash (TRYit!)
Ghost pepper-dusted tilapia with crisp winter melon slaw and mint oil featuring The Original Sauce Man’s Kick It Up Rub


Drink
Cucumber lemon spa water, finished with a sprig of fresh mint
The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
The Vegan Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
Redbridge Gluten-Free Sorghum Beer, Anheuser-Busch (St. Louis, Missouri)


THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews
Celebrate the truly American tradition of slow-cooked flavors near The American Adventure Pavilion.


Food
Pulled pig slider with cole slaw
Smoked beef brisket with collard greens and jalapeño corn bread
Smoked turkey “rib” (TRYit!)
“Piggylicous” bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzel crunch featuring Nueske’s® Applewood Smoked Bacon


Drink
Magic Hat #9, Magic Hat Brewing (South Burlington, Vermont)
Maduro, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida)
Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewing Company (Ft. Collins, Colorado)
Billy’s Chilies, Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Boulder, Colorado)
Beer Flight – Magic Hat #9, Maduro, Fat Tire and Billy’s Chilies
The Original Rib Shack Red Wine


The Buttercup Cottage
Delight in elegant afternoon-tea offerings and fresh garden flavors near the United Kingdom Pavilion.


Food
Freshly baked potato and cheddar cheese biscuit with smoked salmon tartare
Field greens with Plant City strawberries, toasted almonds and Farmstead stilton 
Pork and apple sausage roll with house-made piccalilli
Freshly baked lemon scones with berry preserves and crème fraÎche

Drink

Chilled rose blush lemonade featuring Simply Lemonade with Raspberry (nonalcoholic)
Twinings® Cold Brewed English Classic with lemon grass syrup
Berry tea cocktail – Twinings Cold Brewed Mixed Berry Tea with Florida Cane vodka and Plant City strawberry, flavored with raspberry and açaí syrup
Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee
Deloach Pinot Noir


Intermissions Café
Dig into your day or turn over the evening at this charming stop found right within the Festival Center.


Food
Grapes
Fruit & cheese plate
Vegan trio
Southwest chicken wrap
Tuna salad with pita
Side salad
Asian tuna salad with noodles
Caprese Push-Pop – Tomato, mozzarella and balsamic 

Drink
Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria, Florida Orange Groves (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Garda Italian Wine Blend, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, Florida)
Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, Florida)
Martini Prosecco
Strongbow Cider, Bulmers Cider Company (White Plains, New York)
SweetWater Blue, SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia)

 

The Flower & Garden festival also features the "Flower Power" concert series. Click this link to an older Theme World entry for the band lineup.

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