Is it with a heavy heart that I must remind you all that I will not be attending this year’s Food & Wine Festival in Epcot. There will be no Wine & Dine Half Marathon for me. Yes, it was a great three years, pouring rain and curtailed courses and all. But I chose to run the Dark Side Half last April instead, to expand my horizons and whatnot, and I stand by that decision.
JUST KIDDING. I REGRET EVERYTHING.
How can I not when the first menus for this year’s festival were just released? There is SO MUCH GOOD STUFF this year. Of course. Naturally. I bet they did that on purpose.
I wasn’t going to hurt myself further by looking. But I had to look. And then I was like, well, I won’t be at the festival, but I can make a pretend wishlist, right? For fun and excitement?
So I did. Here it is:
+ means I ate it last year and liked it enough to add it to the list again (NOT THAT IT MATTERS).
– means it was on the list last year but I never got around to trying it.
|Active Eats||Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake & Tortilla Streusel||Avocado dessert?!|
|Africa||Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz+|
|Almond Orchard||CHAMPAGNE!!||Why is the champagne in an almond booth? What happened to its dedicated booth? MYSTERIOUS.|
|Brazil||Pao de Queijo+||Cheese bread, I can never quit you.|
|Brewer’s Collection||Decorated Gingerbread Heart||Is it covered in frosting???|
|Brewer’s Collection||Schofferhofer Pomengranate Beer||If it’s half as good as their grapefruit beer…|
|Cheese Studio||Cheese Trio||Smoked salmon! A cheese tart! A macaroon! WHY AM I NOT GOING WHY WHYYYYY|
|China||Roasted Duck Bao Bun+||Steamed buuuun|
|Chocolate Studio||Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte+|
|Craft Beers||Scotch Egg||Because I don’t think the one I got in Harry Potter Land was legit.|
|Craft Beers||Cheeseburger & Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich||???|
|Craft Beers||Triple Chocolate Milk Stout||Cause I dug last year’s milk stout.|
|Earth Eats||Kurt Russell makes wine!||AND THE SAILORS SAY BRANDY YOU’RE A FINE GIRL (SUCH A FIIIIINE GIRL)|
|Earth Eats||No, but actually – Black Raspberry Mead|
|Farm Fresh||All the Ciders|
|Flavors from Fire||Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage||No seriously, why?????? 🙁|
|Germany||Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll+||THE PRETZEL ROLL IS BACK AND I’M MISSING IT UGH|
|Greece||Bougatsa Which Is Some Sorta Greek Strudel|
|Hawaii||SPAM HASH!||Lovely Spam, wonderful Spam.|
|India||Warm Indian Bread with Dips|
|India||Madras Red Curry||I looooooooove curry.|
|Ireland||Roasted Irish Sausage|
|Ireland||Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese & Stout Dip with Brown Bread|
|Ireland||Pumpkin Chair Tea & Caramel Shake|
|Islands of the Caribbean||Quesito – Puffed Pastry with Cream Cheese-||I feel like they teased this last year and then didn’t deliver…?|
|Japan||Salmon BLT Sushi Roll||WHAT??? HOW AM I MISSING THIS|
|Mexico||Cajeta Mousse||Like… cheese mousse?|
|New Zealand||Seared Venison Loin-|
|Scotland||Potato Pancake with Smoked Salmon+|
|Spain||Charcuterie in a Cone|
|Spain||Sweet Olive Oil Cake|
|Thailand||Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef||WAAAAAA|
And now I’m thoroughly depressed.
Those who are going: please eat these things for me! Tell me how they are! Tweet me pictures! Don’t forget!!!!
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