A staple of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the Canada booth. Introduced in 1996, you’ll find a limited menu of only two food items here. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth checking out. This Canada review is a continuation of our 2019 Epcot Food & Wine Festival review series. If you’re looking for complete coverage of the festival then take a moment to read over our Ultimate Guide to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
We returned to the Canada booth this year, and I was looking forward to it greatly! I loved the cheddar cheese soup last year. I’m a massive fan of cheese soups in general, and the one at Le Cellier is one of the better soups I have had. This is your chance to have this delicious soup without visiting the restaurant. You can see the full Canada menu down below.
The Canada booth is situated to the right of the pavilion, along the path headed back toward Refreshment Port.
“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (Gluten Free) – $8.25
The first thing that probably stands out about the Filet Mignon at the Canada global marketplace is the price. $8.25 will undoubtedly raise some eyebrows, and it should. It’s one of the more expensive non-alcoholic drink items you’ll find at the Food & Wine Festival.
But with that price comes a question of quality. You are getting a hefty portion of filet mignon. It’s not like this is sirloin. A quick bit of full disclosure here, we did not get the filet this year. This is based upon the dish from last year, which is unchanged this year.
As far as the filet goes, the cut of meat is excellent. It’s lean and sizable. I loved the truffle-butter sauce on the steak. It added a nice creamy layer to the dish and added some moisture to the meat. Why would it need moisture? Well, because it was overcooked. I like my steaks medium-rare, and this was almost well done. There wasn’t much pink meat when I cut into the filet. Preparation can vary from day to day at the Food & Wine Festival, so it’s hard to say “stay away” from the filet. Just be aware of the variation.
Given the price, the filet is an excellent value on the dining plan as a snack credit.
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup served with a Pretzel Roll – $5.25
We already established that I love cheddar cheese soup and that I loved this soup last year. So how did it stack up this year? Still LOVE IT! It’s creamy, yummy goodness that makes me feel so giddy inside. The pretzel roll is excellent again this year. It doesn’t suffer from any of the downfalls we found with bread products in our Coastal Eats review or our Alps review. Dip the bread in the cheese soup for the best results.
I will say that the one difference between this year and last year is the heat. No, not the heat of the dish, but the heat of the day. Last year we ate at the Food & Wine Festival in mid-October. It was cooling off at this point, and hot soup didn’t bother me. This year, we ate here in late August, and it was blazing hot. Hot soup on this day didn’t sit nearly as well.
Even with that, this cheddar cheese soup is something we can recommend enough. It is fabulous!
As for the kids, Elsa liked the soup, but Anna didn’t. Anna was put off by the hot soup and heat of the day.
Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde – $4.50
Given I was feeling the heat of the day when I ordered from the Canada booth, I decided to get something to drink with the soup. Enter the Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde. I didn’t find as strong a citrus flavor as I hoped for in this beer. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it. I’m a fan of lighter beers, and this hit the spot.
With that, we’ll wrap up our review of the Canada marketplace at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. We hope you found it helpful. With two options that aren’t too adventurous, this is a booth that many will enjoy.
If you’re looking for more of our 2019 Food & Wine Festival booth reviews, feel free to check out our review of Flavors From Fire or the other Canada booth, Appleseed Orchard! Of course, you can find all of our reviews in the blog feed too. We’ve been reeling them off the last couple of weeks.