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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Mexico

Continuing with our Food & Wine pregame/look back, today we’ll revisit another of our favorite Festival Marketplace booths: Mexico!

Mexico Festival Marketplace Booth

Mexico Festival Marketplace Booth

Mexico has a tried and true menu that has been pretty steady for the past few years, making gentle adjustments that have perfected what they do well.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Japan

I didn’t cover the Food & Wine Festival last year because we visited at the tail end of it. By the time we got home from our wonderful 10-night vacation, there was only one day left of the Festival. But now that we’re starting to see details emerge for the 2013 Festival, my excitement is renewed, and I’m enjoying looking back to last year’s visit as I look forward to this year’s.

Japan Festival Marketplace Booth

Japan Festival Marketplace Booth

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La Cava del Tequila’s Jalapeño Margarita

 

The Jalapeño Margarita at Epcot's La Cava del Tequila

The Jalapeño Margarita at Epcot’s La Cava del Tequila

I recently watched a Disney Parks video featuring Hilda Castillo, tequila ambassador for the San Angel Inn, making La Cava del Tequila’s crowd-pleasing jalapeño margarita.  This fan favorite has been on the menu since the lounge’s inception, and I think it’s the best of their mixed-drink offerings.  In these waning days of winter, I find myself drawn more to tropical drinks as I anticipate the warmth of summer.  Because it’s damn cold in Montana in the winter.  As such, I find that I’d much rather celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a margarita than with a Guinness.  With a little instruction from Hilda and some careful attention paid to the proportions being used in the video, I was able to pinpoint the exact recipe used in the lounge.  Submitted for your approval below, here’s our attempt at turning your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a spicy fiesta.

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We’re Back and So Is the Food & Wine Festival!

Ah, my favorite time of year.  Today is the soft opening of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, the #1 reason that autumn is the best season of all.  While work obligations are causing us to miss opening weekend and EPCOT’s 30th anniversary event on October 1st, we’re anxiously anticipating our return to the World on Halloween of this year.  Only 34 more days!

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