Greece is one of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kiosks that I always look forward to visiting. Last year’s menu was a bit underwhelming for me (primarily because one of my favorites, the Griddled Greek Cheese, was ill-prepared), but I’m glad they stepped up the offerings for this year.
The item that really stood out the most to me was the Taste of Greece, which features Grilled and Marinated Calamari, Htipiti, Eggplant Dip, Olives and Pita Bread.
While Matt and I were reviewing the menus for this years Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, his ears perked up when I said the words “Venison Sausage.” As fans of game meats, we were happy to see an “exotic” feature on the menu at Epcot. We both liked the Lamb Meatball last year, but it wasn’t a must-try for this festival. We were definitely looking forward to the new options.
The Venison Sausage is served with Pickled Mushrooms, Baby Arugula and a Black Currant Reduction.
Last year, one of my favorites of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was the Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket at the South Africa kiosk. I was so happy to see it return this year, but also excited to see a new beef dish, the Berbere-style Beef. Don’t worry, I still got my Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket! ;)
Let’s start with the new dish, shall we? The Berbere-style Beef is served alongside a combination of Onions, Jalapenos, Tomato, Okra and Pap. Pap, which you can find at Animal Kingdom restaurants such as Tusker House or Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurants such as Boma and even The Mara, is a porridge made from ground corn.
This year’s Brazil kiosk at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival featured two new items we were very excited to try: Crispy Pork Belly and a Seared Scallop.
The Crispy Pork Belly is served with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro. The Seared Scallop comes with a Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers and Hearts of Palm.
While we were both looking forward to the pork belly, it was definitely the dish Matt couldn’t wait to order. The portion of actual pork belly isn’t very large for the price, but its served with plenty of black beans and veggies that make the dish worth it.
One of the new kiosks to debut at Epcot International Food & Wine this year was Scotland. Riding on the success of Brave, it’s not surprising that this country was added. Of course, the menu had some interesting food items, and we had to try them all!
First up is the Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette.