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.
|Africa||Buttered chicken with micro cilantro and naan||Dunno about the rest, but I LOVE naan.|
|Africa||Jam Jar sweet Shiraz||Sweet shiraz…?|
|Brazil||Pao de queijo+||I just can’t quit it.|
|Canada||Cheddar cheese soup with a pretzel roll-||W/ the pretzel roll, I may just actually get it.|
|The Chew||Ricotta and zucchini ravioli|
|The Chew||Peanut butter and white chocolate mousse|
|China||Roasted duck in a steamed bun+|
|China||Ritzy Lychee with cognac and vodka-||Happy Lychee under a new name, right?|
|Chocolate Studio||Yes thank you I’ll take it||ALL THE CHOCOLATE|
|Craft Beers||Shipyard Midnight Snack Milk Stout|
|Desserts & Champagne||Champagne+||Where are the desserts? Did I miss that bit?|
|Farm Fresh||Chicken and dumplings|
|Farm Fresh||Loaded mac’n cheese+|
|Farm Fresh||All those fruity alcohols||Cider!|
|France||Croissant aux escargots-|
|Greece||Greek yogurt vanilla cake soaked in ouzo|
|Hawaii||Sparkling pineapple wine||BUBBLES|
|Hops & Barley||Carrot cake||Pending the frosting situation; I want LOTS.|
|Islands of the Caribbean||Quesito||Sweetened cream cheese!|
|Japan||Spicy sushi roll+|
|Mexico||Flan de chocolate abuelita|
|Morocco||Spicy hummus fries||Fries… made of hummus?|
|New Zealand||Seared venison loin||B/c I never remember what it tastes like.|
|Scotland||Potato pancake with smoked salmon+|
|Scotland||The Tipsy Laird||Whiskey 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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