Cheese, Introduced: 2010 Culinary Offerings: Cheese Fondue with Sourdough Bread Trio of Artisan Cheeses: Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Goat Brie and Rogue River Creamery Echo Mountain Blue Cheese
China, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Mongolian Beef with Chinese Steamed Bun Pork Pot Stickers Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables Mango Tapioca Pudding
Beverage Selections: Tsing Tao Beer Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah Happy Lychee with Vodka Sunny Guava with Coconut Rum
Craft Beers Beverage Selections: Widmer Rotator IPA: Spiced IPA, Portland, OR Red Hook Pilsner, Portsmouth, NH Blue Moon Seasonal, Golden, CO Leinenkugel Berry Weiss, Chippewa Falls, WI Florida Beer Company’s Devil’s Triangle, Florida Abita Purple Haze, Lousianna Full Sail IPA, Oregon Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Nevada
Desserts & Champagne, Introduced: 2000 Culinary Offerings: Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries and Pomegranate Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel
Fife & Drum Tavern Beverage Selections: Red Stag Lemonade by Jim Beam® Red Stag Honey Tea Lemonade by Jim Beam®
Florida Local, Introduced: 2012 <–New! Culinary Offerings: White Corn Arepa with Mangalitsa Pork Rilette and Zellwood Sweet Corn Salad Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, Fried Plantains and Cilantro
Beverage Selections: Florida Beer Company Florida Lager Florida Beer Company Key West Southernmost Wheat Florida Orange Grove Key Limen Florida Orange Grove Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria
France, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Escargots Persillade en Brioche Coq au Vin sur Gratin de Macaroni Créme Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait
Beverage Selections: Chardonnay, Bouchard Aîné & Fils Merlot, Château de Mercade Bordeaux Sparkling Pomegranate Kir Eiffel Sour Cosmo Slush
Germany, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese) Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll Apple Strudel with Karamel-Vanilla Sauce
Greece, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Greek Salad with Pita Bread Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Spanakopita Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt Cups
Beverage Selections: Domaine Skouras Moscofilero Domaine Skouras St. George Sigalas Assytiko Alpha Axia Syrah
Hawaii, Introduced: 2011 Culinary Offerings: Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips
Beverage Selections: Seven Tiki® Mai Tai Heitz Cellar Chardonnay Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter
Hops & Barley, Introduced: 2005 Culinary Offerings: Linda Bean’s® Lobster Claw Cuddler® Chilled with Herb Mayonnaise Linda Bean’s® Perfect Maine Lobster Roll® Linda Bean’s® Maine Home Style Clam Chowder Pumpkin Mousse with Craisins and Orange Sauce
Beverage Selections: Samuel Adams Boston Lager® Samuel Adams® Seasonal Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® 17th Anniversary Festival Beer– Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock Samuel Adams Light® Samuel Adams® Cream Stout Samuel Adams® Latitude 48 IPA Angry Orchard Cider
Ireland, Introduced: 2001 Culinary Offerings: Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie Kerrygold® Cheese Selection: Aged-Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Cashel Blue with Apple Chutney and Brown Bread Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache
Italy, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Ravioli di Formaggio All’emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Beef Bolognese, Parmesan, Mozzarella) Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciaibatta Bread) Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, Candied Fruit)
Beverage Selections: Moretti Beer Prosecco Zardetto Pinot Grigio Mezzacorona Chianti Castello di Quercetto Italian Margherita
Japan, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce) Karaage Hand Roll (Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise) California Roll (Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Roe Rolled in Sushi Rice and Seaweed) Sukiyaki Beef Pan (Marinated Thinly Sliced Rib Eye with Sauteed Onions and Teriyaki Sauce Served in a Bun)
Beverage Selections: Kirin Ichiban Draft Beer Sake-Kikusui Super Dry, Junmai Sake-Bishounen Junmai Ginjo Sake Strawberry Mist
Mexico, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage Served on a Flour Tortilla Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions Served on a Flour Tortilla Natilla de Cajeta (Caramel Custard Served with Sauce)
Beverage Selections: Dos Equis Beer L.A. Cetto Chardonnay L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah Lime Strawberry Margarita On the Rocks Tequila Flight: Tequila Blanco, Reposado and Anejo
Morocco, Introduced: 1996 MOROCCO
Culinary Offerings: Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket) Merguez Sausage (Beef and Lamb Sausage with Grilled Peppers and Onions) Baklava
Beverage Selections: Casa Beer Amazigh Red Sangria Mimosa Royale
New Zealand, Introduced: 1997 Culinary Offerings: Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
Beverage Selections: Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonnay Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
Poland, Introduced: 1996 Culinary Offerings: Kielbasa & Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream Zapiekanki-Toasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread with House Made Ketchup
Scandinavia, Introduced: 2011 Culinary Offerings: Taste of Scandinavia: Cured Salmon, Herring and Shrimp Salad Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries Rice Pudding with Driscoll’s® Only The Finest Berries™
Beverage Selections: Iron Horse Fairytale Cuvee Xanté Xanté Sunshine
Singapore, Introduced: 2005 SINGAPORE
Culinary Offerings: Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce
Beverage Selections: Tiger Beer Marqués de Cáceres Satinela Singapore Sling
South Africa, Introduced: 1997 Culinary Offerings: Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket
South Korea, Introduced: 2010 Culinary Offerings: Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw Mung Bean Pancake with Shrimp and Kimchi Sauce
Beverage Selections: Bohae Black Raspberry Wine-Bokbunjajoo Chung Ha Soju Fruit Slushy Chung Ha Soju
Terra, Introduced: 2012 <–New! Culinary Offerings: Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick’n Breast Chili Colorado with House Made Chips & Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and Coconut Foam
Beverage Selections: Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc Paul Dolan Pinot Nior Silk® Berry Smoothie
This just in: the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was named by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s top food and wine festivals. Chefs are cooking up fantastic new experiences for this year’s fest, which open September 28 and runs for a record 46 days through November 12.
There’s no better setting for noshing, sipping and wandering than Epcot’s World Showcase, with a one-of-a-kind backdrop of architectural icons from around the globe.
Fresh for 2012:
Two new festival marketplaces:TERRA Marketplace offers vegan menu items, including Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice and Chili Colorado with House-Made Chips and Cashew Cheese. The FLORIDA Marketplace introduces fresh twists on regional flavors. There are more than 25 ethnic and regional marketplaces in all.
Feel like a VIP with Marketplace Chef Tours. Each Wednesday, festival chefs host a walking-and-tasting tour around World Showcase with stops at several international marketplaces. You get to taste five marketplace dishes and five beverage items, like beer, wine and cocktails – and learn a few culinary secrets.
More kid-friendly tastes. Kids of all ages can try inventive new sips during the family’s marketplace dine-around. Pair with yummy bites like beef empanadas and cheese fondue (new this year).
Don’t miss (free) Eat to the Beat! Check out pop acts like Smash Mouth (October 11-12) and Javier Colon, winner of “The Voice” (October 13-14). With 18 different bands, look for Blues Traveler (November 5-6) and Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX (November 7-8). Night Ranger kicks off the concert series September 28-30, and other returning fan favorites include Boyz II Men, The Pointer Sisters, Sister Hazel and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Back for an encore: look for HGTV designers, celeb chefs, culinary demos and wine seminars, and special culinary programs – more than 270 chefs are showing off for the festival. And, yes, the fab Party for the Senses returns October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3.
The Party for the Senses grand tasting events and other special wine and culinary programs require reservations and separate event admission. Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) for information; August 14 is the date you can start booking. Festival details are available at www.disneyworld.com/foodandwine.