Here’s the next part of my Epcot Food and Wine Festival review! Sorry for the late posts!
Wild Mushroom Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce
This one was really good! My only complaint is that the filet mignon was a little too tough to cut up using the plastic knives and fork to the point of me breaking one in half. But otherwise, the flavor was great and I loved the mushrooms!
This one was so and so. Some people love it, but I think it was ok. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but there’s other sausages at Epcot that are better! I think it was because it had the word Chipotle in it, so I was expecting the sausage to be really fiesty and flavorful, but as hyped up as the name is, it was kinda of a letdown.
Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie
Warning: HOT. No seriously. It looked so good that all my common sense went out the window and I ate it. I love shepherd’s pie and I had really high expectations for this one. Aside from burning my tongue, I thought it was okay. The seafood pieces inside weren’t too bad, I was thinking that it would all be fluff, but there were a good amount of lobster and seafood in there. Overall, I liked it, but it was okay.
This one was a let down. I was really expecting some good chocolate goodness…but then again after having Portillo’s chocolate cake in Chicago, this cake would have to top some pretty high bars. But compared to any other lava cake I’ve had, especially the ones at Chili’s or Applebee’s, this one fell short compared to them. If you wanted to try the lava cake from Ireland, go to your local grocery store and buy those 30 second microwavable lava cake desserts and it’s exactly the same thing. Or at least in my opinion.
J’aime la France et j’suis tres tres content quand je parlais francais avec les gens dans Epcot. (for my non French speaking friends: I love France and I was very happy when I could speak French with the people at Epcot). No seriously, fun fact is that the people that work in the individual countries are actually from that country. So the people working in the French pavilion were from France (or a Francophone country). Those four years of IB French class finally paid off! Anyways, here’s my food experience:
Coq au Vin sur Gratin de Macaroni
First off, let me start off by saying I had no idea what a coq au vin was. But I heard about it all the time in class. The chicken was really good and flavorful! The only thing I did not like was the macaroni at the bottom. I felt like it was overcooked and really dry. But overall, I liked it!
Escargots Persillade en Brioche
Last year, we ate at the really nice restaurant at the French pavilion and we ordered the snails for appetizers. It was really good and so I was expecting it to be really good here as well and I was not dissapointed. Obviously these were cheap small samples, so they did not put a lot of snails in it, but regardless it was good! The bread had a really nice garlicky flavor to it that really complemented the snails.
Creme Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait
THIS ONE. THIS ONE. GET IT. GET IT. It’s calling your name. NOW.
I had the creme brulee when I went to the French restaurant (les chefs de France) and that has got to be the best I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. So naturally, I was expecting no less here. And they did not disappoint. Of course, it’s a sample, so they had a chocolate creme inside instead of the usual milk custard mix. But it was so good regardless!
And here’s a cosmo slushie that my parents got. Needless to say, they were very happy at the end of the French booth. I was too…just not drunk!
The rest of the reviews coming up soon! 🙂