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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: France

France, much like Canada, is another Epcot International Food & Wine Festival hot spot. Often developing long lines, be sure to hit this kiosk early if you want to sample the dishes without much wait. That’s exactly what we did, as it just doesn’t feel like F&W unless we get the escargot! Of course, the Boeuf Bourguignon also caught Matt’s eye, as does any beef stew.

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The Boeuf Bourguignon (Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed Potatoes) portion we received was a hearty one (this was served on the first official day of the festival, too). While stew-like dishes are typically not my thing, I thought this was well-executed and had a good flavor. Matt thoroughly enjoyed the dish.

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2012 Food & Wine France: Escargots Persillade en Brioche

A Food & Wine Festival Fan Favorite is the France kiosk. One staple you can always find on the menu is the Escargots Persillade en Brioche. While I prefer my escargots not “en brioche,” it’s Matt’s favorite preparation, and it’s also an item we revisit every year.

The bread is soft and soaked with the butter parsley and garlic blend that the escargot is cooked in. There was a big piece of escargot in each piece of brioche as well as smaller chopped bits. While I like to stick to trying new things every year, this dish is one that we can’t pass up. I really need to start making it at home!

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2011 F&W France Kiosk

Well, we’re finally back from our vacation to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival! Naturally, the first two days of the festival were incredibly hot (previews Thursday and opening day Friday). Saturday brought cooler weather, but of course we were avoiding Epcot that day since we knew the crowd level will be high. Fortunately, we were able to experience most of the booths as well as several other meals during our trip. I’ll also be heading over to the festival most weekends to taste more samples. Now, onto the food!

I figured today we’d start out with a perennial favorite, France. Fully knowing that this booth can garner some pretty long lines, we hit it up twice during our trip. For our first items, Matt ordered the Coq au Vin and I ordered the Sparkling Pomegranate Kir.

Coq au Vin, France 2011, $4.95

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