One of the long-time global marketplaces of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is China. It made its debut in 1996 and has been serving up dishes since. Here in our China review, we’ll cover some of the items served here, complete with pictures and our thoughts on the food.
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Given my family’s overall love for Mexican food, you can rest assured we were going to stop by the Mexico booth at the 2019 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Tacos, enchiladas, mole, margaritas? Yes, sign us up, please! The Mexico booth had plenty that we wanted to try.
As we stop by the Mexico booth, we noticed one unique thing about the menu. That would be that the menu is entirely new this year. Not a single entrée from last year returns. I think Carla was particularly disappointed that the Coconut Rice Pudding did not. You can see the full Mexico booth menu below.
Inspired by our complete enjoyment of our meal at Jaleo, we decided to try all of the food offerings at the Spain global marketplace at the Food & Wine Festival. Spain is one of the relatively new booths at the festival, making its debut in 2017.
The Spain booth features two returning items and some modifications to the paella from last year. While we weren’t necessarily overwhelmed with excitement at the offerings, we were intrigued to try them. By the time we got to this booth I was pretty hungry and on the hunt for some gluten free items, which Spain does feature.
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.