It’s out with the flowers and topiaries and in with the EPCOT festival that celebrates two of our favorite things — food and wine! That’s right, the 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival kicks off today!
The festival is set to run all the way through November 19th, 2022 and we’re checking out ALL the new (and returning) eats and drinks and exploring all the activities and entertainment — including the ones that are a little bit different than before. We can’t wait to check it all out, and we’re taking you along with us — so let’s get to it!
Let’s take a look at this year’s Food & Wine Festival!
Atmosphere and Crowds
When we first arrived at EPCOT this morning, we were heading in with all of the other festival-goers — and there were a lot! Luckily we arrived early and were able to get in pretty quickly. If you’re visiting this festival, we recommend getting to EPCOT early in the day to avoid those crowds!
Once we finally made our way into EPCOT, we got to check out all the new photo ops and decorations that have arrived for the occasion! The designs look pretty similar to last year’s.
These decorations can be found throughout the park. Keep an eye out for Remy and Emile in the decor!
And, then it was time to grab our Food & Wine Passport and head into World Showcase to explore all the eats and drinks!
You can grab a passport at one of a few different stations by the entrance to EPCOT. (You should be able to see them right after you scan your MagicBand to enter the park.)
Inside, you’ll find details about all the food booths at this year’s festival, including menus with notes about plant-based or gluten-friendly eats. Prices are not listed in the passport, but you can see the prices on the menu outside each booth.
There’s also a “choose your own flavor adventure” page in the passport, where guests can follow the flow chart to find out which booth they should visit, based on their flavor preferences.
And towards the back of the passport you’ll find the guide to Emile’s Fromage Montage. This is the cheese crawl!
For this activity, you’ll choose 5 of the 10 cheesy snacks to purchase around the festival. When you buy a snack, ask the Cast Member to stamp your passport. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, you can head to Shimmering Sips to collect your prize!
We’ve got our passport and menu list, so we’re ready to head in now!
EPCOT Food & Wine Food Booths
This year, there are 29 (!!) food booths, with several fan favorites returning and one that is entirely brand new! But, there’s a catch — a few of the booths won’t debut until August 15th, 2022. This includes Coastal Eats, Hawaiʻi, Mac & Eats, and The Noodle Exchange. So we guess we’ll have to come back for more. 😜
The booths generally open at 11AM, even if EPCOT opens earlier. But today we saw several booths opening a bit earlier than that, at around 10:30. People were lined up and ready to go!
Festival booth lines can get pretty long later in the day, so we recommend heading to your top-priority booths FIRST.
Our first stop was Joffrey’s — we needed a quick caffeine boost before hitting the festival! Each Joffrey’s location in EPCOT has a unique festival drink this year, and each drink can come as a non-alcoholic drink or with booze.
We visited the location near Mission: SPACE to find the Nitro Dreams drink, which is a creamy combination of Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Nitro Cold Brew, Irish cream syrup, and half & half topped with cream.
The location at the American Adventure has the Mocha Madness, and it’s a sweet frozen cappuccino blended with chocolate syrup. The alcohol available here is Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
At the World Showcase Joffrey’s (near Disney Traders), you can find the Castaway Cold Brew, which is a creamy combination of Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Nitro and sweet cream. You can add Grey Goose Vodka and Kahlúa Liqueur to it if you’d like.
And at the Canada pavilion Joffreys, there’s the Arctic Sunrise. This is a cool citrus treat featuring passion fruit over ice and coconut syrup. The alcoholic version has Bacardí Tropical Rum added in.
You can get all of these drinks non-alcoholic for $6.39 or with alcohol for $13.39
Almost everything at the Germany booth is returning this year, including one of our FAVORITE things at this festival!
The Schinkennudeln has made many a Best of the Fest list in the past, and we’re happy to confirm it is still very delicious. It’s also part of Emile’s Fromage Montage, and you can get it for $5.
You can also get a Roasted Bratwurst in a pretzel roll for $5.75…
…and Apple Strudel with vanilla sauce for $4.25.
Drinks available here include Gaffel Kölsch (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9), Weihenstephaner Lager (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9), Selbach-Oster Riesling ($6), and the NEW Schöfferhofer Pineapple Hefeweizen (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9).
If you want to sample a few different drinks, you can get a Beer Flight for $10.
This booth is great for plant-based eaters! Both snacks on the menu are plant-based.
You can get the Impossible Burger Slider with wasabi cream and spicy slaw on a sesame seed bun for $6…
…or try the new Impossible Meatball with herbed polenta, rustic puttanesca sauce, and basil pesto for $5.75.
To drink, there’s a Strawberry Freeze, which has Twinings Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea. This drink can also come with Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint Vodka. Without alcohol, it’s $4.50, and with the vodka, it’s $11.
A returning drink at this spot is the Stephen Vincent Pinot Noir for $6.
The Mexico booth is usually a crowd favorite, and this year is no exception.
For snacks, you can get the NEW Taco al Pastor, which is seared pork belly pastor on a corn tortilla with chipotle black beans, pineapple, pickled onions, and chives for $7.50; the NEW Tostada de Barbacoa, which is barbacoa beef on a fried corn tortilla with chipotle black beans, salsa verde, Mexican crema, queso fresco, and chives for $8; and the Capirotada de Chocolate, which is abuelita chocolate bread pudding served with a chocolate crème anglaise for $6.
Drinks at this spot include Mexican Craft Beer (6 oz $5.00 / 12 oz $10.00) and 2 NEW margaritas. There’s the Blood Orange Charm Margarita ($12.50) with Centinela Blanco Tequila, blood orange aperitif, blackcurrant-infused vodka, and prosecco served on the rocks with pink peppercorns and a sweet-dried-chile salt rim; and the It Takes Two to Mango Margarita ($12) with Mezcal Ilegal Joven, mango purée, Nixta Corn Liqueur, rum, and ancho chile lime juice served on the rocks with a hibiscus-salt rim.
Flavors from Fire
At Flavors from Fire, you can find smoked and char-grilled snacks (true to the booth name!).
To eat, you can get Smoked Corned Beef with crispy potatoes, cheese curds, pickled onions, and beer-cheese fondue, which is one of our favorite snacks at this festival! It’s $5.50 and also part of Emile’s Fromage Montage. There are also a couple of new items here, including a Bahn Mi Bao with char-grilled Asian skirt steak, chicken liver aïoli, pickled vegetables, and cilantro ($5.75) and a Rocky Road Chocolate Cake with marshmallows, spiced almonds, and chocolate ganache ($4.25).
To drink, you can try the Saugatuck Brewing Company Bonfire Beer (6 oz. $5/ 12 oz. $9), the Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel ($6), or the Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon ($11). There’s also a Corkcicle Classic Tumbler for sale at this booth for $32.
We visited Shimmering Sips next, which is famous for their Mimosa Flight!
This spot only has 1 snack available: the Guava Mousse on a sugar cookie with coconut-lime whipped cream for $4.75.
But the real reason that most people stop by this spot is the mimosas! You can get a Tropical Mimosa with sparkling wine and Minute Maid passion fruit, orange, and guava juices ($6.50), a Key Lime Mimosa with key lime sparkling wine and cranberry juice ($6.50), a Blood Orange Mimosa with sparkling wine and blood orange juice ($6.50), and a Berry Sour Ale Mimosa with Boulevard Brewing Co. berry noir sour ale and sparkling wine ($9).
Or, you can get the Mimosa Flight to try out a few different flavors for $14! There’s also a Corkcicle Stemless Flute here for $21.
Hops & Barley
Our next stop was Hops & Barley for some American-style eats.
Here, you can get the NEW Chesapeake Crab Slider with tangy coleslaw and Cajun remoulade for $7…
…a Hot Beef Sandwich with horseradish cream and pickled vegetables for $6.50…
…and Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing for $4.50.
There are also several drink options, including the 81Bay Brewing Co. Strawberry and Lime Wheat Ale (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9), the NEW Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9), the Lord Hobo Brewing Boom Sauce DIPA (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9), and the Bold Rock Roast Coffee Hard Cider (6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9).
If you can’t decide between all the options, there’s a Beer Flight for $10. And you can also try the Longevity Chardonnay or Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon, both of which are $5.
Next up is the Belgium booth, and you know what that means: WAFFLES!
This spot has a couple of Belgian Waffle options — one with a warm chocolate ganache…
…and another with a berry compote and whipped cream. Both cost $5.
You can also try the savory Beer-braised Beef, which is served with smoked gouda mashed potatoes for $5.75.
To drink, there’s the St. Bernardus Witbier, Belgian Abbey Ale, or the Delirium Red Fruit Ale, all of which cost $5 for a 6oz pour or $9 for a 12oz pour. You can also try the Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur for $11. Can’t decide? This spot also has a $10 Beer Flight.
The only NEW booth at this year’s festival is the Fry Basket, which serves all kinds of different fries!
You can get the (plant-based) Adobo Yuca Fries with a garlic-cilantro aïoli for $5.50…
…or try a lot of different flavors with the Fry Flight! This flight has Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries, Barbecued Bacon Fries with smoked aïoli, and Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow cream, and caramel whisky. The flight costs $7.50.
To drink, you can check out the Salty Dog Cocktail with Boyd & Blair Vodka with grapefruit juice, ginger, simple syrup, and lime with a salted rim for $11…
…or the 81Bay Brewing Co. Key Lime Lager, which comes as a 6oz pour for $5 or a 12oz pour for $9.
This booth has been very popular today — so much so that they ran out of Yuca fries for a while! But don’t worry — last we checked, they had all of their menu items available once again.
The Swanky Saucy Swine
With a name like that, this booth has got to be one of the most fun stops at the festival!
Here, you can get Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with pimento cheese for $4.75 (part of Emile’s Fromage Montage)…
…Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with green onions and peanuts for $7…
…and the NEW Grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with charred corn salsa, pickled red onion, and cilantro-lime crema for $5.25.
To drink, there’s a new Parish Brewing Co. SIPS Cabernet Franc Strawberry (6oz pour for $5, 12oz pour for $9), the Rombauer Zinfandel ($9.50), and a Bourbon Bloody Mary with Seaside Grown Bloody Mary Mix and Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey for $11.
Our next stop is the Australia booth! This one has a returning treat that we’ve loved in the past.
The Lamington is a yellow cake with raspberry filling dipped in chocolate and coconut for $4.50. It’s been missing from the festival for a while now, and we’re so glad it’s back now!
You can also get Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with pineapple, pepper, onion, and snap peas for $6.50…
…and Roasted Lamb Chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies for $8.25.
To drink, there’s the new Coopers Brewery Pacific Pale Ale (6oz pour for $5, 12oz pour for $9), the Yalumba ‘Y’ Viognier ($6), the Robert Oatley Chardonnay ($6), the Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon ($6), and the new Jansz Premium Rosé ($8.50).
If you can’t choose just one drink, try the Wine Flight for $6.50.
Funnel Cake Stand
The Funnel Cake Stand is up in the American Adventure pavilion all year long, but during festival times it has special treats!
This year’s special is the Mini Piña Colada Funnel Cake, made with piña colada ice cream, whipped cream, toasted coconut, and maraschino cherry drizzled with coconut-rum sauce for $9.50.
Sometimes the festival funnel cakes have fallen flat for us in the past, but this one was SO GOOD! If you like Piña Colada flavors, we definitely recommend it.
Now on to Italy!
This booth has a few NEW Gnochi dishes, including the Gnocchi di Patate: Potato dumplings with four-cheese sauce and roasted cremini mushrooms and the Gnocchi di Patate: Potato dumplings with vodka sauce, Romano cheese, and crispy bacon, each for $9. You can also get Panna Cotta here, which is made with an orange blossom flavor and seasonal berries for $8.
To drink, guests can choose Prosecco for $10, Moscato for $11, Italian Sangria for $11, an Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello for $11, or the Peroni Pilsner for $5 (6oz pour) or $10 (12oz pour).
On to the Canada pavilion to visit Appleseed Orchard!
The only thing to eat at this spot is the Apple Crumble Tart for $4.75.
There are, however, plenty of drinks to choose from! You can try the Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic) for $4.50, the Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic) for $4.50 as well, or a variety of alcoholic drinks:
- Bold Rock Imperial Apple Hard Cider (New) – 6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9
- Original Sin Hard Cider McIntosh – 6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9
- Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Saint Chéri Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry – 6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9
- Cider Flight – $10
- Big Storm Brewing Co. Apple Blonde Ale – 6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9
- Playalinda Brewing Caramel Apple Pie Ale (New) – 6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9
- 3 Daughters Brewing Apple Pecan Brown Ale – 6 oz. $5 / 12 oz. $9
- Beer Flight – $10
You can also get an Apple Blossom Sky cocktail with Apple cider, ginger ale, apple brandy, maple syrup, and mini marshmallows for $11.50, or check out the Corkcicle tumbler at this spot for $32.
The Canada booth has a couple of eats that come from the Le Celler restaurant, also located in this pavilion! This is a good spot to get 5-star eats without the high prices.
To eat, you can get the Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup (served with a pretzel roll) for $5.75. This one is part of the cheese crawl!
There’s also the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with truffle-butter sauce for $9.25.
Drinks available here include the Collective Arts Audio/Visual Lager (6oz pour for $5 or 12oz pour for $9) and the Château des Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Estate ($7).
We’ve finally arrived at the France booth, which is a Food & Wine Festival staple for a reason! We can usually rely on very tasty eats at this spot. Here, you can get the Beignet aux Trois Fromages, which is a warm beignet filled with a three-cheese blend for $6.
There’s also the Brioche aux Escargots, Sauce Crème à l’ail et Persil: Escargot brioche with creamy garlic and parsley sauce for $7.25…
…and the Parmentier de Boeuf Braisé au Cabernet: Braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes for $6.75.
For dessert, try the Crème Brûlée Vanille à la Confiture de Framboises: Vanilla crème brûlée with house-made raspberry jam for $5.95.
As far as drinks go, you can get the Strawberry Rosé Mimosa (Pol Remy Sparkling Wine, orange juice, and Monin Strawberry Rose Syrup) for $8.95…
…the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend (Bordeaux, Château de Riffaud) for $5.75, the Chardonnay for $5.50, and the La Passion Martini Slush (with Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry, and passion fruit juice) for $12.95.
This booth is definitely a must-visit if you love cheese and wine!
The India booth has an all-NEW snack menu this year!
The snacks here include Crispy Paneer with mango-curry ketchup for $5 (part of the cheese crawl!), a Potato and Pea Samosa with coriander-lime cream for $5.25, and Chicken Tikka Masala with fennel-spiced yogurt and naan bread for $6.
The drinks are all returning. You can get a non-alcoholic Mango Lassi for $5, Taj Mahal Premium Lager ($5 for 6oz pour, $9 for 12oz pour), Sula Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine for $7, Sula Chenin Blanc for $5, and Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur for $11.
Next, we’re visiting the China booth to check out a LOT of new items.
At this spot, you can get Pan-fried Chicken Dumplings with house-made sweet-and-spicy sauce for $5…
…a NEW Mongolian Beef Bao Bun with onion for $7.25…
…and the NEW Dandan Noodles, which are made with spicy pork with sichuan sauce, peanut butter, sesame, and green onion for $8.25.
To drink, we tried the new, non-alcoholic Passion Fruit Bubble Tea for $7.25…
…the new Good Fortune Citrus, made with Triple sec, grapefruit, and white boba for $12…
…the ByeJoe Punch, made with Chinese baijiu spirit, piña colada mix, and lychee for $12.50…
…and the new Fireworks cocktail with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, orange, and mango for $14.
You can also get Jasmine Draft Beer here, at $5.25 for a 6oz pour and $9 for a 12oz pour.
Our next stop might seem unassuming at first, but it actually has one of our favorite snacks! Refreshment Port is located close to the entrance to World Showcase (on the Canada side).
Here, you can get the delicious Braised-Beef Poutine, which is made with French fries, Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce, cheese curds, and gherkin relish for $9.50.
You can also find traditional poutine for $7.50. For dessert, check out the Maple Cheesecake with whipped maple bourbon cheese and candied pecans for $4.50.
To drink, we had the Frozen Mango Martini for $11. It’s made with Boyd & Blair Vodka, mango nectar, and lemon.
You can also get Bold Rock Blackberry Hard Cider here for $10.75.
The name for this booth is pretty self-explanatory! It’s got brew…and it’s got wings! You can find it inside the Odyssey pavilion.
The wings here include Sticky Wings with Peanut Sauce and Grape Gel, Garlic-Parmesan Wings, Traditional Buffalo Wings, Sriracha-Lime Wings, and Dry-rubbed Jerk-spiced Wings with papaya chili sauce. They all come with celery and ranch, and each dish costs $7.50. You can also get Crispy Brussel Sprouts with buffalo sauce for $5.
There are a lot of drinks here, and each costs $5 for a 6oz pour or $9 for a 12oz pour:
- Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale
- 3 Daughters Brewing Watermelon Wheat Ale
- Central 28 Beer Company Groveland Road Blood Orange IPA
- Bold Rock Honeycrisp Hard Cider
- Woodchuck Guava ‘Nother Hard Cider
- Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Strawberry Lemonade Hard Cider
You can also get a Beer or Cider flight for $10.
Everything at the Ireland booth this year is returning from previous years. Let’s take a look!
The Fisherman’s Seafood Pie is available for $6.75…
…and you can also get Roasted Irish Sausage with colcannon potatoes and onion gravy for $5.50.
Dessert can be a Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish cream liqueur custard for $4.75.
Drinks include the Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale ($5 for a 6oz pour, $9 for a 12oz pour), a Bunratty Mead Honey Wine for $6, or a Guinness Baileys Coffee Shake for $11.50.
Next on our list is the Brazil booth, which can be found between the Morocco and France pavilions in World Showcase.
This spot has one comfort food snack and another authentic dish! You can get the Pão de Queijo for $4.75, which is Brazilian Cheese Bread.
Or go the more adventurous route with the new Feijoada for $6.25. This is Black Beans with crispy pork belly, Brazil nut pesto, and Ben’s Original Long Grain White Rice.
We loved both snacks! To drink, this spot has Xingu Brazilian Black Lager (6 oz. pour for $5 or a 12 oz. pour for $9) and the Frozen Caipirinha with Cachaça for $11.
The Japan booth has several new dishes, including couple that sound very adventurous!
You can get a Teriyaki Chicken Bun, which is a steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, and teriyaki sauce for $7.50.
There’s also Takoyaki, which is a new dish that’s made of octopus, green onion, and cabbage bites topped with tonkatsu sauce, bonito flakes, and nori for $8.50.
And the last snack here is the new Spicy Salmon Donburi — Spicy salmon with sushi rice, shiso leaf, red tobiko, and rice pearls for $8.50.
To drink, you can get the Yuzu Lemon Drop (vodka, yuzu, and lemon) for $8, the new Hana Fuji Apple Sake for $9, or the new Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Moon Blossom Pilsner (6 oz. pour for $5 or a 12 oz. pour for $9.50).
On to Spain! This booth just has returning snacks, but it has a few new drinks. All of the food here is gluten- and wheat-friendly.
You can get the Charcuterie Cup with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, Olives, and an Herbed Vinaigrette for $6.50…
…Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp for $6.25…
…and a Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika for $6.25.
For drinks, check out the Estrella Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager ($5 for a 6oz pour, $9 for a 12oz pour), the Faustino VII Rioja Rosado for $5, or the Wine Flight for $6.25.
The new drinks are the Kentia Albariño Rías Baixas for $5 and the Quinta del ’67 Almansa Garnacha Tintorera for $6.50.
Next up is the Kenya booth. This spot has a couple of snacks and one drink on the menu.
You can get the Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Beef Tenderloin with sweet potato and corn mealie pap and kachumbari slaw for $6…
…or the Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with citrus-scented couscous for $6.75.
To drink, try out the 81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner, which comes as a 6oz pour for $5 or a 12oz pour for $9.
Let’s go to Greece for the next booth!
Here, you can get Spanakopita for $4.75…
…Griddled Cheese with pistachios and honey (which we loved!) for $4.75…
…or a Lamb Gyro with shaved lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and tzatziki on warm flatbread for $6.50.
Drinks include the Mylonas Assyrtiko White Wine for $6, Zoe Rosé for $6.50, a Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry Red for $6, and a Wine Flight for $6.50.
Every single item on the menu at this booth is part of the cheese crawl! You know what that means — we’re about to DROWN in cheese.
You can get the Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with alpine ham, baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette for $5.50…
…the Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette for $5…
…and the Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Riesling-poached pears, red wine-braised figs, candied pecans, honey, and cranberry toast for $5.50.
To drink, check out the new Wicked Weed Brewing Uncle Rick’s Pilsner ($5 for a 6oz pour, $9 for a 12oz pour), the Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner for $5, the Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay for $7, the René Favre Dôle for $7, or the Frozen Rosé for $9. There’s also a Wine Flight for $6.75.
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
Our final stop for the day is Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina, located in the Morocco pavilion.
On the menu here is Grilled Chermoula Chicken or Moroccan-spiced Lamb Kebabs with carrot-chickpea salad and garlic aïoli for $5.75 each; a plant-based Fried Falafel Pita with tahini sauce for $5.25; Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with hummus, chermoula, and Zhoug dips for $5; and a Pistachio Cake with cinnamon pastry cream and candied walnuts for $4.75.
To drink, you can try the 3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider, Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider, or the NEW Stem Ciders Hibiscus Session Hard Apple Cider, which each cost $5 for a 6oz pour or $9 for a 12oz pour. The Fig Cocktail with white cranberry juice and fig vodka costs $11, or go for the Cider Flight for $10.
Emile’s Fromage Montage — a.k.a. the CHEESE Crawl!
Back again at the festival this year is Emile’s Fromage Montage (a.k.a. the cheese crawl), but, it’s DIFFERENT! In previous years, festival-goers could pick up a Festival Passport and make their way around World Showcase purchasing five cheese-filled dishes that were pre-selected by Disney. Once guests tried all five cheesy dishes, they could return the passport to a designated location and pick up a free prize!
Well, now instead of 5 pre-selected dishes, Disney has introduced choices! Guests now can choose to try 5 out of 10 different dishes to complete the challenge. Here’s a list of the options:
- Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese (The Swanky Saucy Swine marketplace)
- Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue (Flavors from Fire marketplace)
- Crispy Paneer with Mango-Curry Ketchup (India marketplace)
- Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (Germany marketplace)
- Raclette (any) (The Alps marketplace)
- Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey (Greece marketplace)
- Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Brazil marketplace)
- Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll (Canada marketplace)
- Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts – Available Beginning August 15 (Hawaiʻi marketplace)
- Mac & Cheese (any) – Available Beginning August 15 (Mac and Eats marketplace)
Of course, there’s still a prize involved — in FOOD form! Head to Shimmering Sips and show the Cast Member your completed page in the Festival Passport to win a free cup of Strawberry Cheesecake Soft-Serve Ice Cream.
It comes in a souvenir cup that says “Emile’s Fromage Montage” on it.
EPCOT Food & Wine Entertainment
Along with the cheese crawl, you can keep yourself busy as you digest all the food by checking out all the Food & Wine Festival entertainment!
There are festival guides that have the complete line-up of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.
These concerts take place at the America Gardens Theater at 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8PM.
We also checked out some live music happening at the Canada pavilion…
…and cheered on the drummers over in the Germany pavilion!
Of course, the Jammitors were out doing their thing as well.
And at the Mexico pavilion, the Mariachi Cobre band was playing for guests!
At the end of the night, visit Spaceship Earth to see the icon’s new nighttime look, which is inspired by “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. There are projections, lights, and music for the mini show!
You can also check out Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt, which takes place all around EPCOT. Guests can purchase a map and stickers from one of these gift shops:
- Port of Entry
- Creations Shop
- World Traveler at International Gateway
Then, search around the pavilions of EPCOT’s World Showcase to find little hidden statues of Remy. They can be tricky to spot! When you find one, match the correct sticker to its location on the map.
When you’ve found them all, bring your finished map to one of these gift shops:
- Disney Traders
- World Traveler at International Gateway
You’ll receive a prize for your hard work! The prize is that you get to choose one of these Disney character cups.
There’s one for each Festival collection — Princess Tiana, Minnie & Mickey, Chef Figment, and Remy.
EPCOT Food & Wine Merchandise
Of course, it wouldn’t be a new festival without tons of merchandise to commemorate the occasion, so we stopped by the shops in EPCOT to check out what’s new! The new items can be found at Port of Entry, World Traveler, Creations Shop, and various Festival kiosks around World Showcase.
There are 5 new collections this year, including the Logo collection, a Chef Mickey Mouse and Chef Minnie Mouse collection, a Princess Tiana collection, a Chef Figment collection, and a Chef Remy Annual Passholder collection.
We spotted several new pins…
…a Chef Figment MagicBand…
…and a new pair of Minnie ears!
There’s plenty more merchandise to find, so make sure to visit our festival merchandise post to see all the new items up close and check out their prices.
That’s a wrap on the Food & Wine Festival for today! We’ll be back to try even more food once the last few booths open on August 15th, so stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest news!
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