Monday, July 25, 2016

In Which Jenn Makes Her 2016 Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List

And now for my favorite post of the year: my Epcot Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List. The booth menus were released while I was on vacation, but you can bet I jumped right on them the second I got back, assembling my High Priority snacking list.

... Where I discovered that I have become one of Those People: the Food & Wine Festival Regulars Who Complain When Things CHANGE. Because why do things change???

It's cool, though; while I may mourn the passing of some of my personal favorites, I'm sure a wonder of new culinary masterpieces await me. And who knows - resurrection may be just a year away!

Now, without further ado, I give you my 2016 Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List.

Key: + means I ate it last year and liked it enough to add it to the list again. - means it was on the list last year but I never got around to trying it.

AfricaButtered chicken with micro cilantro and naanDunno about the rest, but I LOVE naan.
AfricaJam Jar sweet ShirazSweet shiraz…?
BrazilPao de queijo+I just can't quit it.
CanadaCheddar cheese soup with a pretzel roll-W/ the pretzel roll, I may just actually get it.
The ChewRicotta and zucchini ravioli
The ChewPeanut butter and white chocolate mousse
ChinaRoasted duck in a steamed bun+
ChinaRitzy Lychee with cognac and vodka-Happy Lychee under a new name, right?
Chocolate StudioYes thank you I'll take itALL THE CHOCOLATE
Craft BeersShipyard Midnight Snack Milk Stout
Desserts & ChampagneChampagne+Where are the desserts? Did I miss that bit?
Farm FreshChicken and dumplings
Farm FreshLoaded mac'n cheese+
Farm FreshAll those fruity alcoholsCider!
FranceCroissant aux escargots-
GreeceGreek yogurt vanilla cake soaked in ouzo
HawaiiSparkling pineapple wineBUBBLES
Hops & BarleyCarrot cakePending the frosting situation; I want LOTS.
Islands of the CaribbeanQuesitoSweetened cream cheese!
JapanSpicy sushi roll+
MexicoFlan de chocolate abuelita
MoroccoSpicy hummus friesFries… made of hummus?
New ZealandSeared venison loinB/c I never remember what it tastes like.
ScotlandPotato pancake with smoked salmon+
ScotlandThe Tipsy LairdWhiskey cake!

Now, onward to Wine & Dine Half Weekend! Will you be there? What are you itching to get your mouth around?!*

* That's what she said.

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  1. I'm bummed I won't be at Wine and Dine this year - some of this sounds so amazing!! Hummus fries and loaded mac and cheese, mmm. Also, we had the JamJar Sweet Shiraz at Jiko and it was awesome! So much so that it's my husband's favorite wines. There's a store near us that carries it so we're always stocked up on it now. If you like sweet wines I have a feeling you'll like it!

  2. I've never been very impressed with many of the offerings. They were either too "fancy" for my simple tastes or there weren't many vegetarian options. But THIS! I will die a happy girl.....