September 19, 2014 — November 10, 2014

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During the Food & Wine Festival, sample small plates of unique eats, specialty cocktails and perfectly paired wines at a multitude of food booths representing different countries. Choose from a variety of culinary classes, demonstrations, events and tastings to take part in to expand your culinary trip around the world.

Here, along with the basic information you need to know, you'll find our regularly updated reviews on the food, with a special emphasis on drinks, because you KNOW no one will cover the cocktails better than PTTP!


New Announcements for 2013
• One New Festival Marketplace:
   • Scotland - Offering traditional Scottish fare along with beers, meads and Scotch. The booth will have a tie-in with the movie Brave. 

Also...
Brazil Marketplace will be returning after having a year off. The new vegetarian booth last year, Terra, will also be returning this year.


Do you still want more out of your Food & Wine trip? Check out our Drink Around the World game.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

2011 Food & Wine Booth Offerings, Prices & Reviews

©DisneyMarketplace booth order begins at World Showcase entrance, headed toward Mexico & ending in Canada. Click on graphic for a large event map. Reviews & photos coming soon!

AUSTRALIA

  • Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze - $4.50
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Potato-Goat Cheese Salad and Shiraz Reduction - $5.75
  • Lamington (Chocolate and Coconut covered Yellow Cake) - $3
  • Penfolds “Koonunga Hill” Chardonnay - $2.50
  • Greg Norman Estates Shiraz, Limestone coast - $3.25
  • Lindeman’s “Bin 90” Moscato - $2.50
  • Penfolds “Thomas Hyland” Cabernet Sauvignon - $3

    Review 10/9: We took a trip down under and tried the Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze. The 5 shrimp were cooked nicely and served on a skewer. The glaze is a light citrus flavor, nothing overpowering or particularly interesting, but good. We also tried the Grilled Lamb Chop with Potato-Goat Cheese Salad. While the Chop had a nice sear on the outside, it was cooked way too well-done to be good. However, that's something that may change depending the chef. Try to get a peak at someone else's before ordering. The Potato-Goat Cheese Salad was nearly inedible unless you enjoy drinking straight red wine vinegar. The dressing was so intense we couldn't enjoy the goat cheese & potatoes, let alone taste them. This simply must have been a mistake. To wash down this mediocre snack we shared a Shiraz, which was also a disappointment. A very bland, boring Shiraz that should be skipped.

 

BRAZIL

  • Brazil’s National Dish - Feijoada (a Black Bean and Pork Stew) - $2.75
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with steamed rice, Hearts of Palm and Coconut-Lime Sauce - $4.50
  • LeBlon frozen Caipirinha cocktail - $7.50


ARGENTINA

  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée - $5
  • Beef Empanada - $3.75
  • Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay - $3.50
  • Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon - $3.50
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes - $3.50
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec - $3.50

 

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS - NEW

  • Ropa Vieja (slowly braised beef) with white rice - $3.50
  • Jerk spiced Chicken Drumstick with mango salsa - $3.25
  • Frozen Rock Coconut Mojito - $7.50
  • Frozen Dragon Berry Colada - $7.25

    Review 10/9: We've had some delicious Ropa Vieja at several Cuban restauants in town, so we were eager to see how well Epcot could pull it off. Yet again, Disney has toned down the flavor to satisfy the masses (and in turn please no one). The beef was cooked nicely, not tough or chewy, but was lacking any of the flavors and spices that it should have. To top it all off, the rice was terribly undercooked (which might have just been our bad luck).

 

MEXICO

  • Rib Eye Tacos - $5.50
  • Shrimp Tacos - $3.75
  • Flan - $3
  • Dos Equis Beer - $8.25 12oz.
  • Lime Strawberry Margarita on the Rocks - $7.75
  • L.A. Cetto Chardonnay - $4
  • L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah - $4

 

SCANDINAVIA - NEW

  • Taste of Scandinavia - Shrimp Salad, Cured Salmon and Herring - $4
  • Swedish Meatballs with Lingon Berries - $3.50
  • Rice Pudding with Driscoll's Berries - $2.75
  • Xante Sunshine Cocktail - made with Xante pear and Cognac liquor - $7.25
  • Xante - $5.75
  • Carlsberg - $6.25 12oz.

    Review 10/9: We both have Norse blood running through our veins, so we figured we had to give the Taste of Scandinavia a try. This takes the award for the most unique and adventurous plate at the event. The Shrimp Salad consisted of small shrimp in a mayo-style salad. Tasty after you get over the initial "wow that's fishy" bite. That reaction only intensifies as you take a bite into the pickled Herring. Like biting into a raw fish that had been sitting out in the sun all day. That is for hard-core Scandinavians only. This was our first pickled Herring, and will be the last. The salmon was nice, like a typical cured salmon you find served at parties. It's presented with 2 crackers, which is not nearly enough to finish the plate.

    Review 10/1: Hello Xante. Where have you been all my life? Xante is a cognac with pear and spicy vanilla flavors. Remember that when you order it - you are drinking cognac on the rocks (well, a couple melty ice cubes anyway). If only served in a snifter you could walk around the World Showcase feeling fancy. If you like any liquor straight up, give this a try. If you prefer it mixed, you're in luck. The Xante Sunshine Cocktail is the same great cognac mixed with lemon juice, lime juice and elderflower. Not quite as strong, but just as tasty. This cocktail version is better suited for your average drinking enthusiast. Great bang for your buck, but watch their pours. We received half of a wine glass, which is about what we expected. We've seen some patrons get barely an ounce in their cup. For $5.75 they can pour it to at least half.
     
     

CHINA

  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles - $4.50
  • Pork Pot Stickers - $3.50
  • Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick - $3.50 
  • Caramel-Ginger Ice Cream - $3.25
  • Tsing Tao Beer - $6
  • Dragon’s Hollow Chardonnay - $3.50
  • Green Tea Plum Wine Cooler - $7 
  • Happy Lychee - $7 (Lychee fruit with vodka)

 

SOUTH KOREA

  • Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw - $3
  • Boolgogi BBQ Beef with steamed rice and Kimchi - $4.25
  • Myung Jak Bokbunjajoo (New Raspberry Wine) - $3.75
  • Charm Soon Soju (New) - $5
  • BEK SE JU (Herbal Rice Wine) - $3.25

 

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Seared Filet of Beef with smashed sweet potatoes and Braai Sauce - $5
  • Bunny Chow (Vegetable Curry served in a Bread Loaf) - $3.25
  • La Capra Chardonnay - $2.75
  • La Capra Sauvignon Blanc - $2.75
  • La Capra Pinotage - $2.75
  • La Capra Shiraz - $2.75

    Review 10/1: We tried the Bunny Chow (which has just the right amount of bunnies...just kidding). The Bunny Chow consists of veggies & potatoes cut up in a little crispy bread bowl. Ours was cold, not sure if it was supposed to be. The curry is rather bland and the bread bowl we received seemed like it'd been sitting out all day - very hard. Not good enough to give it another try. Maybe if it had bunnies it'd be better.

 

CHEESE

  • Cheese Fondue with Sourdough Bread - $3
  • Artisan Cheese Selection - $4.50
  • Sterling Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Vintner's Collection - $2.50
  • Riesling - $2.75
  • Pinot Noir - $3.25
  • Meritage - $2.50 ("A blend of four varietals, this 2009 Meritage combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in a layered and complex wine that offers intense fruit flavors and aromas.")

 

BREWER’S COLLECTION - $6.25 12oz. each

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Altenmünster Dunkel
  • Hovel’s
  • Schöfferhofer Weizen
  • BraufactuM Indra
  • Rauchweizen Roog Smoked Wheat Bier
  • Sion Kölsch 

 

GERMANY

  • Goulash Suppe - $3.50
  • Nuernberger Sausage in a Pretzel Roll - $4.50
  • Apple Strudel Featuring Werther’s Original Karamel Sauce and Vanilla Sauce - $3.25
  • Selbach-Oster Estate Spatlese - $4.50
  • Selbach JH Riesling Kabinett - $4.50
  • Selbach JH Riesling QbA - $2.75
  • Selbach JH Riesling classic - $3
  • Radeberger Pilsner - $6.25 12oz.
  • Altenmünster Dunkel - $6.25 12oz.

    Review 10/9: The Goulash is a hearty, simple, warm-your-belly kind of comfort food, like your mom used to make...if she was German (or from the midwest!). The meat was perfectly cooked and could be cut with a spoon. We got an even serving of meat, veggies and potatoes that was warm, though it could've been hotter. Pairs nicely with both Radeberger and Altenmünster beers.

 

POLAND

  • Kielbasa and Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream - $5
  • Golabki (Pork Stuffed Cabbage) - $2.75
  • Belvedere Strawberry Balsamic Martini - $9

 

ITALY

  • Ravioli Di Formaggio all’Emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli with Creamy Beef Bolognese Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, and Melted Mozzarella) - $4.50
  • Cappellini con Gamberi Piccanti (Cappellini Pasta with Spicy Shrimp) - $5.25
  • Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate Covered Cannoli Shell Filled with Sweet Ricotta Cheese, Chocolate, and Candied Fruit) - $3.50
  • Primavera Smoothie - $3.50
  • Fantinel Prosecco - $5.50
  • Placido Chianti - $4.50
  • Placido Pinot Grigio - $4.50
  • Birra Moretti - $6 12oz.

 

FIFE & DRUM

  • Frozen Red Stag Lemonade by Jim Beam - $6.50

    Review 10/9: We've found the "Worst Drink at Food & Wine" winner. I am disgusted that I paid $6.50 for what tasted no different than a 7-11 cherry slushie in a 6oz. cup! No hint of Jim Beam. We really liked the Red Stag Lemonade from last year, but that was a mixed drink, not frozen. Our purchase of this drink will not be wasted if we can prevent one person from ordering this. 
     

 

HOPS AND BARLEY

  • Linda Bean’s Lobster Claw Cuddler with drawn butter - $6.50
  • Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster Roll - $7.25
  • Pumpkin Mousse with Ocean Spray Craisins and Orange Sauce - $1.50 
  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager - $5.50 12oz.
  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest - $5.25 12oz.
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat - $5.25 12oz.
  • 16th Anniversary Festival Beer - Boston Ale - $5.50 12oz.
  • Samuel Adams Light - $5.50 12oz.
  • Samuel Adams Cream Stout - $5.75 12oz.
  • Latitude 48 IPA - $5.50 12oz.
  • Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier - $5.50 12oz.

 

SINGAPORE

  • Shrimp Cake on a Sugarcane Skewer with Singapore Noodles - $3.50
  • Beef Rendang (a coconut braised beef) with Jasmine Rice - $3.25
  • Singapore Sling - $7.25
  • Tiger Beer - $5.50 11.2oz.

    Review 10/1: This was our favorite booth last year and we're happy to report that the dishes are just as excellent as last year, except that the portion of the Beef Rendang is significantly smaller for the same price. Savory shredded beef with rather pronounced flavors of coconut that is spicy - actually spicy. For the Shimp Cake, think of a crab cake but with the consistency & texture of grilled shrimp. A very delicious & unique item. If you tried the Singapore Sling last year and was wondering if they tamed it down - don't! It's just as potent as last year. Considering it's $7.25 it better be worth it, and it is. (See the photo below for the Sling vs. a 20oz. beer for size comparison) This booth is for the more adventurous, advanced foodie.
      

 

JAPAN

  • Spicy Tuna Roll - $3.75
  • California Sushi Roll - $3.50
  • Tuna and Salmon Sensation - $5.95
  • Pork Kakuni - $4.95
  • Kirin Draft Beer - $8
  • Sake: Itami Onigoroshi - $6
  • Sake: Junmai Ginjo Masumi - $7.50
  • Tokyo Sunset - $8

 

NEW ZEALAND

  • Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara-Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad - $4.25
  • Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney - $5
  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc - $3
  • Mohua Central Otago Riesling - $3.50
  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc - $3.25
  • Whitehaven Pinot Noir - $3.50

 

MOROCCO

  • Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket) - $5
  • Harissa Chicken Roll - $4.75
  • Baklava - $2.95
  • Casa Beer - $6
  • Ksar White - $3.95
  • Sangria - $4
  • Royale Mimosa - $6

 

PORTUGAL - NEW

  • Calamari Salad with Fennel, smoked Paprika and Olive Oil - $2.75
  • Linguica Sausage with Onions, Peppers and Olives - $4
  • Pastel de Nata - $3
  • Confraria Leve Moscatel Portugal - $3
  • JM Da Fonseca Periquita Moscato - $2.75
  • JM Da Fonseca Periquita - $2.75
  • Fonseca Pin 27 Character Port - $4.25 

PORTUGAL WINE BAR - NEW...hey wait, where is this??? Looks like Disney decided to not include this afterall. What a shame. Another year without a wine walk.

  • Confraria Leve Moscatel Portugal
  • Caves Vale do Rodo Douro
  • Caves Bonifacio Red
  • Plexus Frisante Branco
  • Bridao Classico Tinto
  • Xairel Cartaxo Tinto
  • Porto Reccua 10 year

 

BELGIUM

  • Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream and a Baguette - $3.75
  • Belgium Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream - $3
  • Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles - $1.75
  • Stella Artois - $6.25 12oz.
  • Hoegaarten - $6.25 12oz.
  • Leffe - $6.25 12oz.
  • Godiva Chocolate Iced coffee - $7.25

 

FRANCE

  • Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Garlic and Parsley Snails in Brioche) - $4.95
  • “Coq au Vin sur gratin de macaroni” (Red Wine braised chicken, mushrooms, pearl onions and macaroni gratin) - $4.95
  • Crème Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait - $3.95
  • Chardonnay, Bouchard Aîné & Fils - $4.50
  • Merlot, Chateau de Beauregard-Ducourt, Bordeaux - $5.50
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir - $6.50
  • Parisian Cosmo Slush (Ciroc Vodka, Grand Marnier, cranberry juice) - $8.50

    Review 10/9: The Coq au Vin is a nice, simple, satisfying, "comfort food" that should please pretty much everyone. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the mushroooms and onions made for nice accompaniments. The sauce could've used a bit more red wine to really make that flavor pop. It's one of the better sized plates for your money too.  

    We enjoyed the Sparkling Pomegranate Kir as well. It's a rather dry champagne with a lightly sweet yet tangy flavor of PAMA liquor. A decent deal considering the $12+ glasses of Moet over at the Dessert & Champage booth.
     

 

IRELAND

  • Lobster & Scallop Fisherman’s Pie - $5.75
  • Kerrygold Cheese Selection: (Aged-Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Ivernia Cheese) with Apple Chutney and Brown Bread - $3.50
  • Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache - $3
  • Guinness Draught - $6.25 12oz.
  • Bunratty Honey Meade Wine - $4.75

    Review 10/9: On of our "do not miss" drinks of the festival is the Bunratty Honey Meade Wine. It's similar to a moderately dry white wine but gold in color with the flavor of sweet honey that's very noticeable, but not too overpowering. It makes for a great after dinner wine or dessert wine. The Honey Meade pairs pretty well with the cheese platter, but stick with a Guinness for the Fisherman's Pie.

 

CANADA

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup - $3.75
  • Maple and Moosehead Beer glazed Salmon with Barley Salad - $4.50
  • Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta - $4
  • Moosehead Beer - $6.25 12oz.
  • Neige Premiere - $5.25
  • Neige Bubble - $5.75

 

GREECE

  • Greek Salad with Pita Bread - $3
  • Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey - $3.25
  • Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki - $4.25
  • Dannon Greek Yogurt Parfait with Strawberries - $2.50
  • Skouras St George - $3.25
  • Boutari Greek (White) “Moschofilero” - $3.75
  • Boutari Kretikos White - $3

 

DESSERT AND CHAMPAGNE

  • Lemon Chiffon - $1.50
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Mousse with Dark Chocolate Pearls - $1.50
  • Tres Leches Verrine - $1.50
  • Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial - $12.75
  • Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial - $12
  • Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial - $11.75
  • Moet & Chandon Imperial - $10.75 

 

HAWAII - NEW

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise - $3
  • Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips - $3.75
  • Seven Tiki Mai Tai - $7.25
  • Kona Longboard - $5 12oz.
  • Kona Pipeline - $5 12oz.

 

CRAFT BEER COLLECTION - 12oz.

  • Full Sail IPA - $5
  • Sierra Nevada - $6.25
  • Abita Purple Haze - $5
  • Red Hook Pilsner - $5
  • Blue Moon - $5
  • Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss - $5
  • Key West Sunset Ale - $5
  • Widmer Hefeweizen - $5
  • Sampler of your choice of 3 beers - $
Thursday
Jul152010

Taste, Shake & Indulge Like the French - Special Festival Experience


Taste, Shake, and Indulge Like the French

The "No. 1" French liqueur, Grand Marnier, family owned and operated since 1827, offers the unique experience to taste its range of exceptional Cognac-based liqueurs. Following the tasting, become your own mixologist and learn how to muddle and shake like a pro, and later indulge in the famous Crepês Suzette and Soufflés Glacés au Grand Marnier made by the chefs of Bistro de Paris. Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion

  • Times: TBA
  • Dates: TBA
  • Price: TBA (Theme park admission is required.)

We attended this "Special Experience" on Oct. 9, 2010, and here's our Review:
Long story short, $45 for a couple of cordials (3 1oz. shot glasses (not your standard 1.5oz. shot glass), 1 50ml mini-bottle and a 4oz. mimosa) and a snack over an hour and fifteen minute presentation on the history of Grand Marnier while you sit with strangers at a table for six doesn't cut it. This price range demands a much more comprehensive, high-end experience. This is more than enough for a nice dinner at any of the pavilions' main restaurants; we highly suggest spending your time and money at any of them (even Nine Dragons!) instead.

So, after reading the polite PR spiel are you wondering what we really thought? This was the worst, most over-priced liquor related event PTTP has ever had the displeasure of attending. We were upset with value from this amount of liquor in a single $13 HHN specialty drink; how do you think we feel about it for $45?! If you do the math that's $10/shot and $5 for a single crepe. You've been warned - don't waste your money. But for the pseudo-aficionado I'm sure this event still offers some sort of entertainment. If that's you, enjoy. For the real connoisseur, I'll see you in the tequila bar. And no, not the equally over-priced tequila "tasting", the real bar. Skip these tourist-trap F&W gimmicks.