Friday, September 30, 2011

International Food and Wine Festival

Yesterday was the very first day of Epcot's 16th Annual International Food and Wine Festival!

Yep, I said it.
Food and Wine FESTIVAL.
That means lots of food and wine.
Actually they technically sell more beer and wine, but how does this sound:
Epcot's International Food and Beer Festival

Yeah, not classy AT ALL.

But basically the festival is a collection of culinary, beverage, and mixology seminars.
Then throw in food kiosks from like 26 different countries and boom, you've got the festival.

We had just a soft opening of the festival yesterday and officially it opens today.

The theme of this years festival is Passport To A World of Flavors:






They have this awesome cranberry "field" before you get to the World Showcase in Epcot where the country food kiosks are located.



Cranberries!


It's sponsored by Ocean Spray and it looks just like their commercials.


At each of the kiosks they also have planets with different fruits (like this pineapple in Hawaii), spices, and a few vegetables.


They even have an entire kiosk dedicated to dessert! 
Haven't had this one yet, but I will soon!


Can you find the hidden mickey on the champagne glass?


I only tasted 3 countries this time around.
I will be going back soon though to sample the rest!


Cheddar Cheese Soup from Canada.


This place is in the American pavilion.
It has a bunch of Samuel Adams beer.
Which is a waste on me cuz I don't drink beer.


But they do have this!
It's Pumpkin Mousse with Ocean Spray Craisins and Orange Sauce.
SOOOOOO GOOD! 
Seriously I could probably eat 10 of these.


Tea tree outside the South Korea kiosk.






Last thing I had was Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw.
It was good, but I probably wouldn't get it again.
I'll still with PF Changs lettuce wraps.


Epcot has got the most AH-MAZING flowers all over the place.
Here are some I captured.
I just love pictures of flowers! 




Again this was only the first day so get ready for more pictures of all the awesome food I'll be eating in the next few weeks.

I should be gaining about 10 pounds.  And I'm totally ok with that.

I decided to use these photos for a link up party!
Erin over at Living in Yellow does a link up every Friday called:

She takes awesome pictures of the joy she sees/experiences each week. Then hosts a link up party so others can share the joy they captured that week! 
So fun, right?
Go link up! :)

Happy Friday lovelies!




3 comments:

Mrs. Ali said...

That's super cool! I was working at Disneyland for our wine and food festival but yours looks way cooler! Hahahaha

Rachel said...

You are making me so jealous! I worked in Costuming at MK and DHS awhile back and this is the first year in a long time I've had to miss the Food and Wine Festival in a long time!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

How fun! I miss Orlando ;) We just moved from there last May, and seeing your awesome pics, makes me want to go back! Looks like tons of fun, enjoy it for me! Thanks for sharing,