This year has been absolutely crazy with everything that’s going on, but if there’s one thing I can count on to make me happy, it’s Disney World. Being an annual passholder to Disney World there are many events and shows I look forward to, but my all-time favorite event besides Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is the Food and Wine Festival.
The Food and Wine Festival takes place at Disney’ s Epcot every year during the fall season. This year, because of Covid, Disney decided to start the Food and Wine festival on July 15th and it will run until the end of fall season! I was able to head over to Disney in August to visit Food and Wine, and they definitely did not disappoint this year. Here is a list of some of my favorite items from Disney’s 2020 Food and Wine.
Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko
This dish had to be one of my favorites from Disney’s Food and Wine and a definite must try! If you aren’t into super cheesy mac this may not be for you, but if you are you are in for a treat! This dish was only $4.50 and you can find it at World Showplace Pavilion.
Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce
If you like spicy food then this dish is for you! I honestly loved this dish but also can’t handle my spice, so I was very in between on this one. Still a great unique dish to try! This dish is $8.00 and you can find it at Morocco’s booth.
Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
Although I am vegetarian, I did happen to try the Pierogi that was in this dish ( I have heard the Kielbasa is good too). This Pierogi was amazing! I may be a little biased since it was the first time I tried Pierogi’s, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but it was so good. You can also find this at the World Showplace Pavilion at the Festival Favorites booth for $5.50.
This sweet treat is a great light dessert to pick up during the festival. One of my favorite things about this dessert is that it’s not too sweet, as some of the other desserts in the festival tend to go overboard on the sugar levels. A great thing about this dessert is you will also be able to find it even after the Food and Wine Festival ends! You can find this strawberry tarte at Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie.
Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops
With this dish you aren’t only paying for this incredible sweet dessert you also get to watch them make it! Each of these chocolate cake pops is dipped in liquid nitrogen giving off that cool smoky effect. You can also get the cake pop covered in M&Ms or Twix. These cake pops are $4.00 each and you can find them at World Showplace Pavilion.
We all know no food and wine festival would be complete without drinks, so here is a list of my top favorite beverages that I tried at Disney’s 2020 Food and Wine Festival.
Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice &
Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices– $6.00 for each drink and located at Shimmering Mimosas (they had this booth last year as well. These are for sure my #1 drinks at the festival).
Blood Orange Margarita – $15.00 located at La Cantina de San Angel in Mexico (careful this one can be pretty boozy).
Mediterranean Beer – 6oz. drink $4.50 / 12oz. drink $9.00 and is located at the Morocco Booth (this tasted different from any other beer that I’ve had before and I definitely recommend it)!
Italian White Sangria with Prosecco – $10.95 per glass and can be located at Italy’s booth.
Seasonal Hard Cider – 6 oz. drink $4.50 / 12oz. drink $8.50 and is located at Hops & Barley (when I went to the seasonal cider was Angry Orchard, a fall must have for me).
Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum – $11.50 and is located at Chinas booth (I honestly thought this drink was going to be a little stronger but it still had a great fruity flavor).
If you have the chance to go to Walt Disney World before the end of Fall ,I definitely recommend checking out the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. A couple things to note before you go to the parks is they are only filling the parks to 25% capacity at the moment, so make sure to head to https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/park-reservations/ to make your reservations before visiting! Also to note, face masks must be worn at ALL TIMES unless actively eating or drinking while not walking around the park. This includes keeping your masks on for pictures and/or selfies