The India Global Marketplace is located along the World Showcase promenade between the China Pavilion and the Refreshment Outpost. Last year I tried the Madras Red Curry and as it was one of my favorite dishes of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Because of that, I was pleased to see it return as I wanted to enjoy it again.
Shimmering Sips is a booth located near the entrance to World Showcase, across from the Port of Entry store in World Showcase Plaza. This booth seems to be an amalgam of items from prior festivals. With the closure of the festival center in the old Wonders of Life Pavilion (this year’s festival center is the in World ShowPlace events pavilion located between the Canada and UK pavilions), the mimosa bar that was located there last year has become the foundation of this booth. Also offered are three desserts. The Banana Almond Soft-Serve Sundae from last year’s Almond Orchard booth is one of the desserts offered here. We’ll cover several of these items here in our Shimmering Sips Review.
As we keep working our way through the booths we ate at during the 2019 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, we now get to the other new food booth this year, The Alps! When I heard the booth’s name, I immediate thought of Swiss-inspired food, and that is precisely what we get here. As the Disney World website says and the name implies, this booth invites you to “Explore the delicious tastes of these Swiss-inspired dishes!”
We continue our coverage of the various food booths at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. In this post, we have our Coastal Eats review. As the name probably suggests, this booth focuses on food from the sea. The Coastal Eats booth is located in the Next Eats area, just behind the southern Innoventions West (until they start demolishing it soon). In case you aren’t aware, the Next Eats area includes Coastal Eats, Earth Eats and Active Eats.
Active Eats is a returning booth located in the “Next Eats” area of the festival. The three booths that make up “Next Eats” are Active Eats, Earth Eats and Coastal Eats. They are located in Future World West, near the walkway behind Innoventions West heading towards World Showcase Plaza.
Active Eats, given its name, invokes thoughts of light and healthy fare that support an active and healthy lifestyle. Well, two out of the three dishes seem to work within this thought process…one not so much.
Hawai’i is a booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival that we definitely looked forward to eating at again. The 2019 Epcot Food & Wine Festival incarnation of the Hawai’i booth is mostly like last year. The only change from is the addition of the Aulani Sunrise. Here in our Hawai’i review from the Food and Wine Festival, we’ll review the items we ate, including our thoughts on those dishes.
Australia is a returning favorite this year to the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The booth is located just to the right of the Port of Entry store and almost across from the Refreshment Port. Its location near the entry area to the World Showcase and proximity to the Canada booth makes this a popular stop. The booth is also popular due to its excellent food and drink options.
Today we return to Garden Grill over in Epcot’s The Land Pavilion. This table service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a family-style meal setting. This time we are reviewing dinner at Garden Grill. For all practical purposes, this is lunch too, as the meals are the same. We just happened to have dinner at Garden Grill on this trip. As we noted in our Garden Grill breakfast review, this Epcot restaurant is a notable venue for several reasons. First is that it is the only rotating restaurant at Disney World. Second, it is one of only a few restaurants that overlook a ride. Third, it is an all you care to eat meal. Finally, Garden Grill is a character meal! We’ll cover all of this here in our Garden Grill dinner review.