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2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  That is, it’s planning season for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  The Festival Marketplace menus were announced yesterday, and we want to take a look at what’s new, what’s returning, and what’s off the menu for 2014.  We’ll also share our opinions, because such things surely must matter.

Culinary Demonstration with Chef Phillip Ponticelli: Pan-Seared Florida Shrimp with Tomato Egg Fettuccini and Tomato Basil Water

Culinary Demonstration with Chef Phillip Ponticelli: Pan-Seared Florida Shrimp with Tomato Egg Fettuccini and Tomato Basil Water

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Holiday Treats from Promenade Refreshments

The day after this year’s International Food & Wine Festival ended at Epcot, we noticed some new signage up at Promenade Refreshments.  The menu, which boasted some seasonal offerings, piqued our interest.  A manager and a handful of cast members happened to be carting supplies inside while we were passing, so we stopped to ask when the kiosk would be opening.  We were told that some items would be served as early as the next day, while others, like the cider, would be ready by that weekend.  We made a note to stop by again before we left town, and the day before flying home, we returned to view the crooked Christmas tree and try some goodies.

Promenade Refreshments in Epcot

Promenade Refreshments in Epcot

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Enjoying Epcot’s China Pavilion

There’s a lot of discussion in the Disney Parks fan community, especially from the hobby photographers among us, about which areas of the parks are the most photogenic.  I had always overlooked the China pavilion in such conversations, but on our most recent visit to Epcot, I found that I kept returning to the area, camera in hand.  Below are some of my favorite photos from China.

Epcot - China Pavilion Detail

Epcot China Pavilion - Clay Warrior Detail

Clay Warriors in Epcot's China Pavilion

Epcot's China Pavilion

Gateway to China

China's Clay Warriors in Epcot

This crane hangs out in Epcot's China Pavilion in Walt Disney World every day

What is your favorite Epcot pavilion?  What areas of the Disney Parks do you think are the most photogenic?

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At EPCOT, It’s All in the Details

We just got home from our longest vacation to Walt Disney World yet, and the luxury of time gave us the opportunity to take a look at some of the smaller show pieces that might be overlooked by more rushed Disney tourists.  For instance, I could get lost in some of the vignettes you can find in the World Showcase pavilions in EPCOT, like the one below in the France pavilion.

France

It’s no secret that EPCOT is our favorite park in Florida, and we spent well over half of our park time there on this 14-night visit.  Stay tuned for our recaps of the 2013 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and more!

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Florida Local and Hawaii

Today in our look back at the 2012 Food & Wine Festival, I’m visiting the other two booths featuring US States.  In the past, these booths have changed from year to year, but both Florida Local and Hawaii will be returning for the 2013 Festival, the latter for its third straight year.

Florida Local Festival Marketplace Booth - I don't know why I don't have a picture of the front of this booth, but the side is pretty cool too.

Florida Local Festival Marketplace Booth – I don’t know why I don’t have a picture of the front of this booth, but the side is pretty cool too.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Hops & Barley and the Fife & Drum Tavern

We’re still counting down to opening day of the 2013 International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot!  This Friday, the Festival Marketplace will officially open and the food photos and reviews will start rolling in.  Until then, we’re continuing our look back at last year’s Festival.  Today we’re stopping by the booths at the American Adventure pavilion: Hops & Barley and the Fife & Drum Tavern.

The Fife & Drum Tavern

The Fife & Drum Tavern

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – China and Singapore

This year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts Friday!  We continue our countdown by looking back at the 2012 event.  Today I’m taking a look at two of the booths that I am most likely to overlook: China and Singapore.

China Festival Marketplace Booth

China Festival Marketplace Booth

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – France

The France marketplace booth is another that will see some changes for Epcot’s 2013 International Food & Wine Festival.  My favorite for the last two years, the coq au vin, may be off the menu.  A new boeuf bourguignon dish has been announced as its replacement.  I’ll always have the memories (and the pictures).

France Festival Marketplace Booth

France Festival Marketplace Booth

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus Announced – Our Take

We’re really excited to start planning for this year’s Food & Wine Festival, and the Festival Marketplace is always our favorite part of the event. We’re amped for this first look at the full menus. Below are the menus for each of the Festival Marketplace booths, along with some commentary and pictures from us.

We're gearing up for a return to Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival!

We’re gearing up for a return to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival!

 

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