2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Reviews & Updates

We have a list of reviews from the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kiosks, and several have updates! We’ll be updating with further reviews throughout the Festival, so be sure to check out the ones you may have missed. There are also pictures for most of the food items available this year, so you might not want to look if you’re too hungry. ;) Don’t forget, you can click the orange link near the top right of this page for quick access to our Food & Wine Info page during the Festival. It’s a great resource for when you’re wandering World Showcase and trying to decide what to eat next!

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Kringla Bakeri og Kafe’s S’more

Having gone on our final trip “over the falls,” sat on the talking bench, and perhaps teared up a little during The Spirit of Norway, we needed a little bit of comfort. With no line at Kringla Bakery og Kafe, Matt popped his head in to see if there was anything new since his last visit. With eyes focused on the dessert case, he zeroed in on a tiny dessert called “S’more.” From what I recall, it wasn’t there on our last visit to the restaurant back in late June.

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The parfait-style dessert comes in a small cup and is layered with chocolate pudding, chocolate sauce, marshmallow fluff, and graham cracker crumbs. A rolled stick of chocolate finishes the toasted marshmallow top.

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Sunshine Seasons’ Coconut Macaroon

A few weeks ago, back on preview day of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Matt and I headed over to Sunshine Seasons. The park had only shortly opened before we arrived, so we decided to grab a soda and hop on the Living with the Land before making our way to the kiosks which had yet to open.

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While looking around, I spotted this chocolate covered Coconut Macaroon. Despite my better judgement of not eating sugar in the morning, I went ahead and ordered it, since Matt was looking for something to snack on as well.

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2014 Food & Wine: Canada

Guests go crazy for Canada during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. It commands some of the longest lines, so be sure to hit the kiosk early if you don’t want to spend time waiting in the heat for soup.

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Prices are up 25 cents on the Trout and the Filet Mignon, and the tiny cup of soup remains unchanged.

2014-epcot-food-wine-festival-canada-menuHead to the Canada Beer Cart for a full sized Moosehead.

We tried the Seared Rainbow Trout last year when it was introduced. The dish is topped with Bacon, Frisee, L8 Harvest (a vinegar) and Minus 8 Vinaigrette, varying only slightly from last year’s preparation. Neither of us cared much for the trout last year, only able to eat a small bite or two each. Needless to say, it didn’t make our 2014 list.

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2014 Food & Wine: Ireland

I’ve seen lines stretching all the way to Canada for Ireland’s kiosk at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This place can get just plain insane. If you’re set on ordering from Ireland, I typically recommend getting there early.

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The Kerrygold Cheese Selection has gone up in price by 25 cents, but the Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie and Warm Chocolate Pudding remain unchanged. The Warm Chocolate Pudding now features Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard as opposed to Bailey’s.

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The Kerrygold Cheese Selection wasn’t a top pick for us last year. The bread had excessive flour, and the cheeses were all very similar to us. The chutney had a sour note I didn’t care for. I think one of the best things it has going for it is being a vegetarian dish that’s not a dessert. It wasn’t something we felt the need to revisit this year.

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Mouse Bites for October 19, 2014

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We had a lot of Epcot International Food & Wine coverage for you again this week, and we’re just about done with our posts from the Festival (pending any additional updates, of course!). For a quick reference to our reviews, click here. This week we covered Desserts & Champagne, Mexico, Belgium, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Fife & Drum Tavern, Refreshment Port, and Hawai’i. We also headed to Festival Center for a Culinary Demonstration with Andrew Zimmern. Finally, we took a look at Fall Food and Pumpkin-Flavored Treats at Disneyland and, here at WDW, Trattoria al Forno’s new menu.

Now let’s take a look at what our friends have been up to!

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Sarah of Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW shares her experience at Suvir Saran’s Culinary Demonstration.

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Nick and Nora of Extra WDW Magic review Andrew Zimmern’s Culinary Demonstration.

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Ryan of Main Street Gazette heads to Kona Cafe for breakfast.

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Adam and Andrew of Disney Hipster Blog are disappointed by the Vegetarian Lasagna at 50’s Prime-Time Cafe.

the-wave-nueskes-gritsTillamook Cheddar Cheese Grits at The Wave

Alexis of  Gluten-Free in Orlando enjoys breakfast at The Wave, and her daughters make a great observation of how it feels like fining on the Disney Dream!

Thank you for stopping by, and we’ll see you tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :D

2014 Food & Wine: Hawai’i

Hawaii’s food offerings haven’t changed (with the exception of price) since its introduction to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in 2011. With the popularity of the kiosk, there would likely be some uproar if the menu were to replace either of the items, especially the Kalua Pork Slider.

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The Slider is up 25 cents, and the Poke is up 50 cents over last year.

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The Kahlua Pork Slider is topped with Sweet-and-Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise. This is one of Matt’s favorites, and while we haven’t ordered it yet this year, I’m sure it will make it into the mix before the festival ends. Otherwise, I’ll be put to work making it at home. Well, chances are that will happen regardless… ;)

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