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.