Yesterday I went to the annual Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT. As you know I love anything international, especially food so this was right up my alley. The best time to go to the festival is during the week and not during the weekends because there’s less crowds. Also, have a plan. Look at the options at Disney’s website before you go so that you have a rough idea of what you want…huge time saver! Also, don’t be afraid to try new things! Ask around or even look at what everyone around you is eating. Chances are, if everyone is eating the same thing, then either it’s really good or really really bad so they want to try it.
The minute I got to the World Showcase, I was in love. With a huge appetite and an open mind, I was ready to eat my way around the world. Here is the first post out of several about my reviews for the Food and Wine Festival!
First stop is the land of the pineapples. I was so excited when I saw that Epcot had Hawaii as one of its “marketplaces”. Ok, let’s get down to the food.
Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chutney
This one was my mom’s favorite out of all the samples at the festival. I liked it too! It’s like pulled pork, but with a tropical twist to it. The spicy mayonnaise and the sweet and sour pineapple makes this really pop!
Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad
I was not expecting raw tuna, and so I wasn’t sure about that…but this turned out to be one of my favorites at the festival! I loved the mix of the raw tuna with the seaweed salad. I definitely recommend this!
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
I really liked this! The chicken was cooked perfectly, and the sauce was on point. This brings me back memories of going to my local Greek restaurant back in Chicago. It’s hard to find really good Souvlaki with Tzatziki sauce!
Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
This is hands down my favorite sample at the food and wine festival. I wanted something that I haven’t tried before to fall in love with and this is it! The second you bite into it, you’re just taken to heaven. It’s a perfect combination of soft, hard, crunchy, sweet yet salty! You have to try this!
I always see this boxed up at the frozen section of my local Costco, but I have no idea what this is…until now. Spanakopita is essential a spinach pie and a good one at that. This one was a favorite of my mom and dad, but I still want my cheese!
Stay tuned for the other countries!