More Details about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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The Hawai'i kiosk at Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
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Are you ready for fall? Well, if you are, details are abounding now about this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival! If this is your favorite time of year to visit the parks, like it is mine, you count down the days until you can start making your plans! (I’m drinking pumpkin spice tea to get me in the mood as we speak!)

Well, now, we are only just a little over two months away from opening date, which starts on September 25 and will last a total of 53 days through November 16. What makes this year even more special is it is the 20th anniversary of the event! We’ve already heard some initial details, but we now know things like Marketplace Kiosk menus, special event details, and more.

What’s New?

Fans of the the ABC show, “The Chew” will be able to experience the filming of a few episodes that will be broadcast from the festival this year. The TV series will tape five shows with co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz on Oct. 7, 8 and 9 which will air during the week of Oct. 12 -16.

In addition, “The Chew” will be featured in two themed marketplaces located at the new Next Eats area of Future World. This will mark the first time in the festival’s history that culinary experiences will take part in the Future World section of the park.

At the new Sustainable Chew Marketplace, festival-goers can enjoy three delicious dishes inspired by “The Chew” co-hosts. In addition, the eco-home-inspired marketplace will offer guests a chance to learn more about how food is grown and the importance of food sustainability. Herbs and vegetables harvested from The Land pavilion greenhouses at Epcot will flavor the marketplace dishes.

A second new Future World marketplace at Next Eats will feature the Chew Lab, where Disney chefs will collaborate with “The Chew,” to create a cutting-edge marketplace inspired by food-science labs and the hottest culinary tech trends.

In addition, “The Chew” cast will host a new premium event called the Rockin’ Burger Block Party on October 8, with specialty burgers and sliders inspired by top names in the music industry such as Dave Matthews and his Dreaming Tree Wines and Carlos Santana’s Casa Noble Tequila. Two additional Burger Block Parties are set for Sept. 25 and Nov. 6.

Of course, one of the most popular premium event that takes place during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is the Party for the Senses. Well, brand new for this year will be the Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses, an elegant, dance-the-night-away, gourmet tasting party with Champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails paired with food. Guests will be encouraged to masquerade in chic yellow and black.

Additional festival premium events will include the Mexican Tequila Lunch, Japanese Craft Beer Tasting, French Family Meal Traditions and dozens of events including Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining.

Reservations for all Epcot Food and Wine Festival special events will go on sale on July 30.

Over at the Festival Center, there will be a new Monday-through-Thursday “Spotlight on Dominican Republic” which will showcase the country’s culture, crafts and culinary delights with artists and chefs.

In addition, to celebrate the 20th-year of the festival, a few celebratory wines were created including a Napa Valley Festival Chardonnay and a Paso Robles Festival Cabernet Sauvignon. Guests will be able to purchase bottles of these at the Festival Center Wine Shop.

Marketplace Kiosk Menus

Let’s now dive in to the most popular part of the Food and Wine Festival, which I think has to be the International Marketplace Booths, which are going to be found scattered throughout World Showcase and now in the Future World section of the park too! With the additional Future World booths this year, there are more than 30 different booths you can choose to stop at to try a cornucopia of cuisines. The event really is a food lover’s paradise. Now that we have the menu offerings, I’m starting to figure out my list of where my must-stops will be, and I bet you will be too!

Africa

Food Beverages
Beef tenderloin tips berbere style with onions, jalapeños, tomato and pap Indaba Chenin Blanc
Buttered chicken with micro cilantro and naan bread DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Róse
Fairview Pinotage
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz

Australia

Food Beverages
Grilled sweet and spicy bush berry shrimp with pineapple, peppers, onions, and snap peas Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale
Grilled lamb chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies Chateau Tanuda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling
Lamington: Yellow cake dipped in chocolate and shredded coconut Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz

 

Belgium

Food Beverages
Potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef and smoked gouda cream Hoegaarden
Belgium waffle with warm chocolate ganache and whipped cream Palm Speciale Belge Ale
Belgium waffle with berry compote and whipped cream Leffe Blonde
Stella Artois Cidre
Chilled coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Hoegaarden, Palm Amber Ale, Leffe Blonde and Stella Artois Cidre

 

Brazil

Food Beverages
Escondidinho de carne, “Little Hidden One”: layered meat pie with mashed yucca Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato and cilantro (gluten free) Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
Pao de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaca
Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy

 

Brewer’s Collection

Beverages
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner
Norbertus Special Hefeweizen
BraufactuM Progusta IPA
Shofferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix
Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner, Norbertus Special Hefeweizen, BraufactuM Palor and Schöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix

 

Canada

Food Beverages
Canadian cheddar cheese soup Moosehead Lager
Chicken sausage with creamy polenta and Minus 8 onion jam Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine
“Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce (gluten free) Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
Tawse Vineyard Cabernet Franc

 

Cheese Studio

Food Beverages
Trio of artisan cheese Robert Mondavi FuméBlanc
Karst cave-aged cheese served with honey Still River Winery Apfel Eis (apple ice wine)
La Bonne Vie goat cheese served with Craisin bread Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with berry port compote
 Sweet goat cheese panna cotta with guava gellé
 Cheese fondue with sourdough bread

Chew Lab

Food Beverages
Olive oil poached salmon with fresh corn, bacon and pepper jam Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
New York strip, parsnip silk, balsamic glaze and arugula foam Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Liquid nitro chocolate almond truffle with warm whiskey caramel Smoking Hibiscus featuring Montelobos Mezcal Joven

China

 

Food Beverages
Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce Tsing Tao Beer
Mongolian beef in a steamed bun with chili mayo Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles Ritzy Lychee with cognac and vodka
Chicken potstickers Kung Fu Punch with vodka and triple sec
Happy Peach with peach liqueur and dark rum
Mango green tea with popping bubbles

 

Craft Beers

Food Beverages
Craft beer snack mix: sweet and savory blend of nuts, fruits, and crackers Brew Hub Keybilly Island Ale – Lakeland, FL
Charcuterie plate: Country pâté, cured meats, and crostini Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale – Plant City, FL
Pimento cheese dip with pretzel crisps Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin – Orlando, FL
Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail Swamp Head Wild Night Honey Cream Ale – Gainsville, FL
3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale – St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale – Cape Canaveral, FL
Funky Buddha Vanilla Espresso Porter – Oakland Park, FL
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – Clearwater, FL
Beer Flight 1: Florida Harvest (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Brew Hub Keybilly Island Ale (Lakeland, FL), Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale (Plant City, FL), Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin (Orlando, FL), Swamp Head Wild Night Honey Cream Ale (Gainsville, FL)
Beer Flight 2: Craft Beer Lovers (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): 3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale (St. Petersburg, FL), Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale (Cape Canaveral, FL), Funky Buddha Vanilla Espresso Porter (Oakland Park, FL), Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (Clearwater, FL)

Desserts & Champagne

Food Beverages
Chocolate cherry explosion Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de Blancs
Strawberry-basil champagne “toast” Möet & Chandon Impérial
 Guylian Belgian chocolate seashell truffles Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin “Yellow Label”
Dom Pérignon
Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
Orange Blossom Brewery Toasted Coconut Porter float with caramel ice cream
Cream soda float with caramel ice cream
Frozen S’mores featuring Monin Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

Dominican Republic

Food Beverages
Lechón asado: Roasted pork with mangú, pickled red onion and avocado Presidente Pilsner Beer
Soufflé de yuca: Yuca soufflé topped with griddled cheese Frozen Dominican piña colada featuring Ron Barceló Blanco Rum
 Pescado con coco: Seared grouper, pigeon peas and rice with coconut sauce Frozen sugar cane cocktail featuring Ron Barceló Blanco Rum
 Caramel flan with rum-roasted pineapple

Farm Fresh

Food Beverages
Loaded mac n’ cheese with Nueske’s® pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, peppers and green onions Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider
Griddled “yard bird” with braised greens (gluten free) Wyder’s Dry Pear Hard Cider
Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider
Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen Wine
Tom Gore Chardonnay
Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon
Hard Cider Flight (4 4-ounce servings): Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider, Wyder’s Dry Pear Hard Cider, Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider, ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider

 

France

Food Beverages
Croissant aux escargots with garlic and parsley Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
Boeuf bourguignon: Braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, Vielles Vignes Mommessin
Crème brûlée vanille chocolat: Vanilla & chocolate crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet
Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
Ice Pop Pomme: Apple juice, vodka, and St. Germain liqueur
La Passion Martini Slush: vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry and passion fruit juice

 

Germany

Food Beverages
Schinkennudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham & Cheese) Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
Roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
Apple strudel with vanilla sauce J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
Kallstadter Kobnert Spaetburgunder Spätlese Dry (Pinot Noir)

 

Greece

Food Beverages
Vegetarian moussaka with Gardein sausage crumbles Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
Greek salad in a cone Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
Chicken gyro with tzatziki Sauce Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
Spanakopita Alpha Estate Axia Syrah-Xinomavro
Tzatziki martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS Natural Yoghurt Liqueur

 

Hawai’i

Food Beverages
Kālua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale
Tuna poke with seaweed salad and lotus root chips Kona Brewing Company, Pipeline Porter
Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine
Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

 

Hops & Barley

Food Beverages
New England lobster roll SweetWater Take Two Pils
Florida grass fed beef slider with pimento cheese Goose Island Honkers Ale
Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins and cream cheese icing Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA
La Crema Chardonnay
Cambria Estate Winery Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
Beer Flight (Includes 4, 4 oz. servings): SweetWater Take Two Pils, Goose Island Honkers Ale, Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA

 

Ireland

Food Beverages
Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Kerrygold cheese selection: Reserve cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout and Skellig Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
Warm chocolate pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (gluten free) Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen
Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

 

Italy

Food Beverages
Ravioli alla caprese: Cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil Moretti Lager Beer
Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: Chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread Moretti La Rossa Beer
Cannoli al cioccolato: Chocolate-covered cannoli filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit Pinot Grigio, Placido
Chianti Classico, Placido
Corbinello, Montegrande
Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
Prosecco, Bosco del Merlo
Frozen margarita with limoncello and tequila

 

Japan

Food Beverages
Spicy hand roll: Tuna and salmon with Kazan Volcano sauce Kirin Draft Beer
Teriyaki gyoza bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce Pineapple Fuzed Sake
Miso Udon: steamed shrimp, vegetables, and noodles in a spicy broth Sake – Komatsu Tateaki Samurai
Sake – Suigei Drunken Whale

 

Mexico

Food Beverages
Tacos de camarón: Battered shrimp, pico de gallo, pickled onions, and chipotle mayonnaise Dos Equis Beer with Floater
Chilaquiles de pollo: Corn chips layered with seasoned chicken, queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro Mexican Sangria
Pastel de elote con queso: Sweet corn cheese cake Tequila Flight
Guava margarita

 

Morocco

 

Food Beverages
Kefta pocket: Ground seasoned beef in a pita pocket Casa Beer
Spicy shrimp roll with cilantro and mint sauce Guerouane White
Baklava Sangria
Mimosa Royale: Sparkling wine and orange juice topped with orange liqueur

 

New Zealand

 

Food Beverages
Steamed green lip mussels with garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio
Seared venison loin with wild mushroom marsala sauce and kumara dumpling Brancott Estate Flight Song Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney Kim Crawford Chardonnay
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir

 

Patagonia

Food Beverages
Beef empanada Undurraga Sparkling Wine Brut
Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato purée (gluten free) Calle Ocho Chardonnay
Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri (gluten free) Kaiken Torrontés
Terrazas Reserva Malbec

 

Poland

Food Beverages
Kielbasa and potato pierogi with caramelized onions and sour cream Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash Blaufraenkische Donausonne, Hungarian Wine
Frozen Szarlotka (apple pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

 

Scotland

Food Beverages
Haggis with neeps and tatties: Traditional Haggis with rutabaga and mashed potatoes Innis & Gunn CASK OAK Aged Beer
Fresh potato pancake with smoked Scottish salmon and herb sour cream (gluten free) Brew Dog Punk Ale
Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon (gluten free) Citrus Thistle featuring Hendrick’s Gin
 The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked cake with lemon cream and toasted oats Glenfiddich Scotch Selection (12, 15 and 18 year)
Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch flight (12-, 15- and 18-year)

 

South Korea

 

Food Beverages
Korean Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
Roasted pork lettuce wrap with kimchi slaw Myungjak Bokbunja Raspberry Wine
Soju Banana Milkshake featuring The Ginger People Ginger Soother

 

Sustainable Chew

 

Food Beverages
Pork Spareribs with red wine, fennel, and cheesy mascarpone grits Founders Spectra Trifecta (Chamomile Kolsch)
Ricotta & zucchini ravioli with tomato sauce Frozen Chew-tini
 Vanilla panna cotta with fresh figs and pistachio brittle Beso Del Sol White Sangria

 

Wine Studio

Food Beverages
Trio of artisan cheese Avviato Pinot Grigio, Oregon
Karst cave-aged cheese served with honey 14 Hands Chardonnay, Washington
La Bonne Vie goat cheese served with Craisin bread Franciscan Equilibrium White Wine, California
 Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with berry port compote Acacia Pinot Noir, California
Dry Creek Zinfandel, California
Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
Clayhouse Malbec, California
Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

 

In addition, it looks like there will be a few additional locations serving up treats for the Festival. They include:

Fife & Drum

 

  • Ghirardelli ice cream sundae
  • Mmmhops Pale Ale

 

Refreshment Cool Post

 

Menu Selections:

  • Spicy hot dogs with kimchi slaw and korean mustard

Beverage Selections:

  • Mango Star featuring African Starr Rum
  • Frozen “Brown Elephant”

 

Showcase Coffee Cart

 

  • Chai Latte with Grey Goose Vodka or Bailey’s topped with cinnamon and whipped cream

 

Test Track Coffee Cart

 

  • Iced Coffee Dream: bold roast coffee, chilled and iced, with light cream, topped with Bailey’s Irish Crème® and whipped cream. Also available hot.

 

The Odyssey

 

  • Tropical Delight Mango Smoothie with Coconut Syrup and Grey Goose Vodka

Intermissions Café at the Festival Center

 

Food Beverages
Asian Tuna Salad with Noodles Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Southwest Chicken Wrap Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Tuna Salad with Pita MARTINI Prosecco
Cucumber and Tomato Salad Caposaldo Peach Moscato Sweet Sparkling Wine
Crudité of Carrots, Celery and Broccoli with Creamy Pepper Relish Iron Horse Vineyards “Fairy Tale Cuvée” Sparkling Wine
Fruit & Cheese Plate Presidente Pilsner Beer
Side Salad Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
Grapes Assorted soft drinks
Key Lime Pie Dasani Water
 Brownie

 

Celebrity Chef Events

For those looking to meet some of your favorite celebrity chefs, take part in the “What’s Cookin With” series. You’ll start your day with a delicious plated brunch joined by a special celebrity guest. Celebrities include:

  • October 2 – Amanda Freitag
  • October 4 – Bryan Voltaggio
  • October 9 –Andrew Zimmern
  • October 10 – Jamie Deen
  • October 11 – Carla Hall
  • October 16 – Gale Gand
  • October 18 – Cat Cora
  • October 23 – Allan Susser
  • October 25 – John Ash
  • October 30 – Robert Irvine
  • November 1 – Erika Davis
  • November 6 – Buddy Valastro
  • November 8 – David Guas
  • November 13 – TBD
  • November 15 – Sarah Fioroni

The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the cost is $129 per Guest.

For the kiddos

New this year, kids of all ages can join in the fun and follow Remy via a savory scavenger hunt called Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak. To take part in the hunt, you’ll need to purchase your map and stickers from Festival merchandise locations including the Festival Center, Pin Central, Port of Entry or World Traveler at International Gateway. Then, begin hunting for the little statuettes of Remy hidden around the World Showcase. Once you’ve found all of the Remy’s and matched the ingredient stickers to your map, you’ll simply show the finished map for a special surprise.

Of course, all of this just scratches the surface of what the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will offer. For full details, make sure you visit the official Epcot Food and Wine Festival website.

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

2 thoughts on “More Details about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

  • July 23, 2015 at 7:57 am
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    You might want to take another look at your list. It looks like you’ve got last year’s South Korea menu under “South Korea”, and this year’s South Korea menu under “Singapore”.

    • July 23, 2015 at 8:12 am
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      Thanks for catching that, it has been fixed. What happened is that the Singapore booth is not returning this year and we simply transcribed the new South Korea menu in the wrong spot. Thanks again!

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