The 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Kicks Off Today
The day that all of us Disney-loving foodies have been waiting for has finally arrived! Today (August 30th) marks the start of the 2018 Food and Wine Festival which will be bringing culinary delights to Walt Disney World until November 12, 2018.
Starting today, visitors to Disney world can enjoy over 30 Global Marketplaces located throughout the theme park, each offering unique options inspired by cultures from around the World. But that’s not all! You’ll find celebrity chefs, beverage and cheese seminars, culinary demonstrations, hands-on workshops and more! Another highlight is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series boasting an amazing line-up of music spanning the decades! In addition, you’ll definitely want to check out Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! where you can work side-by-side with chefs and beverage experts while learning some culinary tricks of the trade!
For a complete rundown of the dishes you’ll find at the Festival check out this article. Some of our stand-outs include the Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak from Flavors of Fire Marketplace which comes on a smoked corn cake with pickled vegetable slaw and cilantro aioli. There’s also the delicious Butternut Squash Ravioli with brown butter vinaigrette, Parmesan cheese and pumpkin seeds which you’ll find at the Wine & Dine Studio Marketplace. Mimosa fans will definitely want to make a stop at Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar found in Festival Center and order up the Madras Mimos and an Almond Croissant!
And then there’s the merchandise! You’ll definitely want to set aside some of your Disney budget and pick up some of the limited-edition 2018 Food and Wine Festival merchandise. You’ll find everything from cookbooks and apparel to kitchen goods. This year’s artwork shows Chef Mickey exploring the Festival. New items include ceramic pie plates (pictured above), a wooden pepper mill, a bottle shaped cutting board and Mickey Mouse serving dishes. Look for the items above and more at select locations throughout Epcot!
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