Hey all! This is Wendi! A few weeks ago, my parents came out to visit for a week. It was so fun to have them here and we tried a lot of new things, including the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Hollywood & Vine Character Dining, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. And I’ve got posts or videos (make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel) about all of these coming down the pipeline. Here is our MNSSHP video!
But today, I wanted to talk about all of the new Epcot Food and Wine dishes we tried while they were here. They did a good job of filling up their Festival Passports and we added some new stickers to ours as well!
You guys, we ate SO MUCH FOOD when my parents were here. I’m going to give you a brief overview of a few of them. Some of these even made our Best of the Festival list! So in no particular order here are the things I remember about all the foods…
The Filet Mignon in Canada was AMAZING! Guys, I seriously could put this with a PLASTIC KNIFE!!! I don’t know if I’ve ever had such a good piece of meat. It’s a festival regular so I will be looking forward to it every year now!
One of Adam’s favorite dishes was the Steakhouse Blended Burger from Earth Eats. He’s had this at least one other time since my parents’ visit. I had a bite and was surprised that the Brie Cheese Fondue seemed mild. Brie Cheese is not my favorite. The flavors in this one really came together. I’m not a burger fan and I kind of liked this one. And Adam loved it.
Let’s talk about the Brazilian Cheese Bread. It is the strangest consistency and I want to study it. We were really excited because we love cheese and it was gluten free. And we always get excited when Adam kind eat any kind of bread that is gluten free and not have to wait an additional 10 minutes. I’m still not entirely sure what these were. They didn’t feel or taste like bread. The good news is that they are a festival regular too. I can spend next year figuring it out.
Adam was a little disappointed in the macaroni and cheese. I didn’t like how many green onions were on it. Seriously he smelled onion-y for the rest of the day. I have a very sensitive nose.
I’m a big fan of the regular cinnamon sugar croissant donut that is served at the Refreshment Port in Epcot. So when they announced a whole booth of croissant donuts, I was pretty excited. I tried the chocolate hazelnut (*coughNutellacough*) version. It was tasty. The topping was smooth. The donut was flaky. Frankly, I like the regular cinnamon sugar one better. That might surprise my brother whose chocolate frosting I used to steal off his donuts and cakes when we were little. But that’s the truth.
In addition to eating things, we had a few other Festival adventures. First, we picked up our Annual Passholder cutting boards! Disney had these for Annual Passholders who visited the festival on 4 different days. They are adorable and I don’t know if we’ll ever use it because I don’t want to cut up or dirty Chef Mickey’s face…but I’m so happy we have it!
Another fun thing we did was the Ratatouille Hide and Squeak. We went around World Showcase and searched for hidden Remys. It was a lot of fun. All four adults did our own. I love these fun activities Epcot has during their festivals. It was $5.99 per map. We did get an Annual Passholder discount, so that was nice. And after filling in the map, we showed it at a designated location and got to collect our prize.
How cute are these cups?!?! They had a Remy cup too, but ran out of it early on due to popularity! And there was also a Minnie cup we could choose from.
All in all, we had such a fun time at the Festival with my parents! We love visitors and hope to keep having more adventures with our friends and family! And next year, come visit during the Food and Wine Festival! Eat all the things with us!