REVIEW: Artist’s Table at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts is DELISH
The Artist’s Table at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts is just delicious and here are the three food dishes available, plus reviews of what MickeyBlog likes (or dislikes) about each. If you’re visiting Epcot during the International Festival of the Arts, you can find this booth at the American Adventure. Make sure to check out the videos at the bottom of the article too!
You’ll be tempted to eat and drink along the way there, but you may want to save room for the hummingbird cake… YUM. It got 5 out of 5 Mickey’s for flavor from our reviewers.
Artist’s Table 3-Meat Meatloaf with “Peas and Carrots”:
Green Pea Pudding, Carrot Ketchup, Shaved Carrot Salad, and Snap Peas
When we sampled this dish, we had high hopes, but it kinda rolled idly by with little fanfare… The “meatloaf” was shaped like a meatball, so we’re not really rolling with the theme here.
Sadly, there was only one snap pea and no shaved carrot salad. The Pea Pudding actually tasted like ginger… what? Where did that come from? We’re not sure where “pea pudding” came from because it’s really just macerated peas and ginger.
On a lighter note, the Carrot Ketchup was super duper good on top of the
meatloaf meatball. But seriously, how hard is it to get ketchup wrong? Overall, the loaf/ball of meat tasted good and the three meats (not sure what kind of meats) blended nicely together.
Maybe skip this one if you were on the fence.
Duck! Here Come Dumplings!
Duck and Dumplings: Smoked Duck Breast, Ricotta Dumplings, Petite Vegetables, and Duck Jus
For someone that doesn’t like duck, this is smoked really nicely. The smokiness isn’t pungent, but flavorful. Surprisingly, this dish is also quite juicy.
The ricotta dumplings… delicious, but quite dense, so be on the lookout if you’re picky about textures. We were hoping for light and fluffy, but alas, dense and filling. So filling in fact, we thing two people could share this as a heavy snack.
the Duck jus is fabulous with the mashed potatoes. Our only complaint is that the carrots were al dente and we were hoping for more well done. Overall, this dish is a winner. Even if you’re not sure about this one, give the Artist’s Table at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts a try!
The Bird You’ve Been Waiting For
Hummingbird Cake: Banana Cake with Pineapple, Coconut, Pecans, and Cream Cheese Frosting with Banana Sorbet
Hold your horses, about face, and head back to the American Adventure for this Hummingbird Cake. It’s legitimately the best thing we’ve had all day (and trust us, we’ve been tasting a LOT of yummy food).
The banana cake is really moist. The pineapple and coconut add a really nice signature flavor to the cake. There are small nuts in it, which makes it nice and crunchy.
The banana sorbet is also fantastic! It’s more water-based than cream-based so it’s really refreshing! The coconut topping is actually perfect. Also, it gives it a nice texture difference to the cake.
The sweet and sour combo of everything together is amazing! Nothing too sweet!
If you’re drooling a bit right now (no one noticed, I promise), it might be time to book a trip to the Magic. Did you know that ALL FOUR of Disney’s International Festivals are included with park admission! There’s fun for the whole family to be found across EPCOT during these events that prove Epcot isn’t an “adult-centric” or adults only park.
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