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2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Foodie Guide

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Drinking around the world may be the unofficial pastime of Epcot, but when the second half of the year rolls around, Disney makes it official with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This year, savor each bite and every crumb from July 27 to November 18. That’s 115 delicious days overbrimming with global-inspired flavors and cozy bites that are perfect for fall.

For this foodie guide, we’ll go over all the tempting options that are on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023 menus, as well as some useful tidbits for helping you make the most of your visit. Or, for an overview of everything that’s on offer at the festival this year, take a look at our 2023 Disney Food and Wine Festival Guide. Cheers! (Updated July 10, 2023)

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Global Marketplaces: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023 Food Booths

Yummy food and drinks have become one of the highlights of other Epcot festivals like the Festival of the Arts or the International Flower and Garden Festival, but they have always been at the heart of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. 

For this popular foodie event, you’ll set out on a mouthwatering adventure across 6 continents. Each year, global marketplaces (that’s Disney speak for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival food booths), are scattered throughout World Showcase and into Future World. Booths dish up a cornucopia of flavors, from traditional tastes and cooking styles from countries around the world to stateside-inspired favorites with an autumnal twist.  

In 2023, guests will have their pick of 29 limited-time food booths, including four brand-new global marketplaces: Char & Chop, Wine & Wedge, Bubble & Brine and Swirled Showcase. There, you’ll find a TON of fresh things to try over 30 new food items and more than 40 new drinks.

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023 Menus

We hope you’ve worked up an appetite! Figure out what you’ll be having with these Disney Food and Wine Festival 2023 menus. Please note that although the festival kicks off July 27, some of the global marketplaces (noted accordingly) won’t start serving until August 15 or possibly even later this fall

The Alps

Food Items:

  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with shaved ham, baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with baby potatoes, cornichons, and baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Dark Chocolate Fondue with berries, pound cake, and meringues (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Stiegl Brewery Key Lime Radler
  • Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner
  • Frozen Rosé
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Australia

Food Items:

  • Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with pepper, onion, snap peas, and sweet chili sauce
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies
  • Lamington: Yellow cake with raspberry filling with chocolate and coconut

Beverages:

  • Yalumba ‘The Y Series’ Viognier
  • Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz
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Belgium – Opening October 1

Food Items:

  • Beer-braised Beef served with gouda mashed potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with warm chocolate ganache
  • Belgian Waffle with berry compote and whipped cream

Beverages:

  • Belgian Chilled Coffee (Non-alcoholic)
  • Brasserie D’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe IPA (New!)
  • Delirium Red Fruit Belgian Ale
  • Brewery Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Tripel Ale (New!)
  • Belgian Chilled Coffee featuring ChocoLat Deluxe Salted Caramel Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight
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Brazil

Food Items:

  • Feijoada: Black beans with pork belly, Brazil nut pesto, and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread (Emile’s Fromage Montage)

Beverages:

  • Xingu Brazilian Black Lager
  • Frozen Caipirinha with cachaça
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Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey

Food Items:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Wings
  • Garlic-Parmesan Wings
  • Orange-Cardamom Wings (New!) 
  • Traditional Buffalo Wings with celery and ranch
  • IMPOSSIBLE Buffalo Chicken Tenders with plant-based blue cheese, plant-based ranch, and celery (New! Plant-based) 
  • Unnecessarily Spicy, Yet Extremely Tasty Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings with cool cucumber yogurt (New!) 
  • Buffalo Brussels Sprouts with plant-based blue cheese and plant-based ranch (Plant-based)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Fusion: Twinings Pomegranate and Raspberry Herbal Tea fused with orange ice cream molecules (Non-alcoholic) (New!)
  • Pickle Milkshake (New! Non-alcoholic)
  • Sun King Brewing Caipirinha Lager (New!)
  • Brew Hub French Connection IPA (New!)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Old Fashion Porter (New!)
  • Beer Flight
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Tropicolada Hard Cider (New!)
  • Bold Rock Peach Berry Hard Cider (New!)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Raspberry Lemonade Hard Cider (New!)
  • Cider Flight
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Bubbles & Brine (New! Opening Later This Fall)

Food Items:

  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with prosecco cocktail sauce and grilled lemon (New!) 
  • Jonah Crab Claw Cocktail with stone-ground mustard sauce (New!)
  • Caviar with traditional accompaniments, champagne cream, and blini (New!)

Beverages:

  • Moët & Chandon Impérial
  • Veuve Clicquot Rosé
  • Dom Pérignon
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Canada

Food Items:

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a pretzel roll (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Canadian Filet Mignon served with mushrooms, Boursin Black Truffle & Sea Salt mashed potatoes and a Boursin Black Truffle & Sea Salt whipped butter

Beverages:

  • Collective Arts Brewing Audio/Visual Lager
  • Château des Charmes Cabernet Sauvignon
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Char & Chop (New! Opening Later This Fall)

Food Items:

  • Roasted Porchetta with lemon-parsley salsa verde and shaved fennel salad (New!) 
  • Grilled IMPOSSIBLE Spicy Sausage with herbed polenta, puttanesca sauce, and ricotta (New!)
  • Meat Assorti: Trio of shaved meats with baby arugula, pickled mustard seeds, truffle oil, and grilled ciabatta (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Krombacher Pilsner (New!)
  • North Coast Laguna Baja Vienna Lager (New!)
  • Motorworks Brewing Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter (New!)
  • GoGi ‘Birdie’ Pinot Noir
  • Bloody Mary with Seaside Grown Bloody Mary Mix and Kurvball Barbecue Whiskey
  • Beer Flight
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China

Food Items:

  • Pan-fried Chicken Dumplings with house-made sweet-and-spicy sauce
  • Crispy Duck Bao Bun with hoisin sauce (New!)
  • Dandan Noodles: Spicy pork with Sichuan sauce, peanut butter, and sesame

Beverages:

  • Passion Fruit Bubble Tea (Non-alcoholic)
  • Fiery Dream: Citrus vodka, triple sec, guava nectar, and spicy hot honey syrup
  • ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu spirit, piña colada mix, lychee syrup, and sparkling water
  • Fireworks: Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, citrus vodka, orange juice, and mango syrup
  • Brew Hub Lychee Foo Draft Beer
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Coastal Eats

Food Items:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Cajun-spiced vinegar slaw
  • Oysters Rockefeller

Beverages:

  • Wildly Brut Cuvée (New!) 
  • Cape Codder: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with cranberry, pomegranate, and lime
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute
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Flavors from Fire

Food Items:

  • The IMPOSSIBLE Burger Slider with wasabi cream and spicy Asian slaw on a sesame seed bun (Plant-based) 
  • Smoked Corned Beef with house-made potato chips, cheese curds, pickled onions, and beer-cheese fondue (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Chimichurri Marinated Skirt Steak Taco with crushed avocado, grilled corn salsa, pickled red onions, queso fresco, and cilantro-lime cream (New!)
  • Spiced Chocolate Tart with BBQ potato chip crust, salted whisky-caramel, and smoked sea salt (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Saugatuck Brewing Company Bonfire Beer
  • Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon
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Flavors of America

Food Items:

  • Italian Hot Beef Sandwich with shaved beef, spicy giardiniera, and au jus on a French roll (New!)
  • Cioppino: Seafood Stew with saffron-infused tomato-fennel broth and crostini (New!)
  • Chilaquiles: Corn tortilla chips tossed in salsa verde with ranchero chicken, queso fresco, cilantro-lime crema, and a soft-poached egg (New!) 
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with walnuts and cream cheese icing

Beverages:

  • Rogue Dreamland American Lager
  • Goose Island Beer Co. Neon Beer Hug
  • Left Hand Brewing Sawtooth Amber Ale
  • Beer Flight
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France

Food Items:

  • Beignet aux Trois Fromages: Warm beignet filled with three cheese blend
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot croissant with garlic and parsley
  • Boeuf Bourguignon, Pommes Dauphine: Braised short ribs in cabernet with puffed potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée Vanille à la Confiture de Fraises: Vanilla crème brûlée with house-made strawberry jam

Beverages:

  • Strawberry Rose Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine, orange juice, and Monin Strawberry Rose
  • Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend (New!) 
  • Chardonnay (New!)
  • Parisian Cosmo Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Grand Marnier, and cranberry juice (New!)
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The Fry Basket

Food Items:

  • Adobo Yuca Fries with garlic-cilantro aïoli (Plant-based) 
  • Fry Flight
    • Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries (Plant-based)
    • BBQ Bacon Fries with smoked aïoli
    • Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow cream, and maple bourbon glaze
  • Pickle Fries with dill ranch (New!)

Beverages:

  • Salty Dog Cocktail: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with grapefruit juice, ginger, simple syrup, and lime with a salted rim
  • Stone Brewing Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager (New!) 
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Funnel Cake

Food Items:

  • Candied Bacon Funnel Cake: Funnel Cake topped with Vanilla Ice Cream, Candied Bacon, and Maple Syrup Drizzle (New!)

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Germany

Food Items:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta gratin with ham, onions, and cheese (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with mustard
  • Apple Strudel with vanilla sauce

Beverages:

  • Gaffel Kölsch
  • Weihenstephaner Festbier
  • Schöfferhofer Prickly Pear Hefeweizen
  • Selbach-Oster Riesling
  • Dr. Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling (New!)
  • Beer Flight
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Greece

Food Items:

  • Spanakopita
  • Griddled Cheese with pistachios and honey (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Lamb Gyro with shaved lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and tzatziki on warm flatbread
  • Plant-based IMPOSSIBLE Moussaka (New! Plant-based) 

Beverages:

  • Mylonas Winery Assyrtiko White Wine
  • Skouras ‘Zoe’ Rosé
  • Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry Red
  • Wine Flight
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Hawaii (Opening August 15) 

Food Items:

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE Pineapple Chutney and spicy mayonnaise
  • SPAM Sushi with sushi rice, Teriyaki-glazed SPAM, spicy mayonnaise, eel sauce, and nori
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with toasted macadamia nuts (Emile’s Fromage Montage)

Beverages:

  • Kona Brewing Co. Hanalei Island IPA
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE Pineapple Juice, and grenadine
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India

Food Items:

  • Curry-spiced Crispy Cheese with mango-curry ketchup (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Potato and Pea Samosa with coriander-lime cream (Plant-based) 
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with fennel-spiced yogurt and naan bread

Beverages:

  • Mango Lassi (non-alcoholic)
  • Taj Mahal Premium Lager
  • SULA Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine
  • Sula Chenin Blanc
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute
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Ireland

Food Items:

  • Fisherman’s Seafood Pie
  • Roasted Irish Sausage with colcannon potatoes and onion gravy
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish cream liqueur custard

Beverages:

  • Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Coffee Shake
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Italy

Food Items:

  • Focaccia Ripiena: Freshly-baked focaccia, beef meatballs, tomato sauce, and burrata cheese (New!) 
  • Cavatelli with sweet sausage ragoût and crispy Applewood-smoked bacon (New!) 
  • Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with vanilla cream and strawberry compote (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Prosecco
  • Moscato
  • Chianti
  • Italian Sangria (Red or White)
  • Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello
  • Peroni Pilsner
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Japan

Food Items:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, and teriyaki sauce
  • Fire Taiko Roll: Sushi roll with spicy tuna, cucumber, and pickled daikon radish served with spicy sauce (New!) 
  • Beef Wa-Gyu Don: Traditional Japanese rice bowl with American wagyu beef over steamed white rice (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Sake Passion Cocktail (New!) 
  • Moon on the Water Sake (New!)
  • Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale (New!)
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Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Beverages:

  • The American Adventure– Nutty Caramel Mocha Cold Brew: A sweet blend of caramel mudslide cold brew, caramel syrup, peanut butter syrup, and chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce (New! Spirited version available with Carolans Peanut Butter Irish Cream Liqueur)
  • Near Canada – Frozen Roseberry: A refreshing blend of frozen lemon and strawberry-rose syrup (New! Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka)
  • World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Amaretto Iced Tea: A sweet and nutty blend of black iced tea and amaretto syrup (New! Spirited version available with Citrónge Orange Liqueur) 
  • World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Java Horchata: A sweet blend of espresso and horchata topped with whipped cream and cinnamon (New! Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka and Kahlúa Liqueur) 
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Kenya

Food Items:

  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Beef with sweet potato-corn mealie pap and kachumbari slaw
  • Peri-Peri Skewered Shrimp with citrus-flavored couscous

Beverages:

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner
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Mexico

Food Items:

  • Tostada de Carnitas: Braised pork on a fried corn tortilla with black beans, avocado mousse, queso fresco, and chives (New!)
  • Taco de Costilla: Slow-braised beef short rib on a corn tortilla with salsa de chile morita, avocado mousse, and spring onions (New!) 
  • Pastel Imposible: Layers of traditional Mexican flan and tres leches with guava and cajeta (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Mexican Craft Beer
  • Trouble in Paradise Margarita: Ilegal Mezcal, Combier Watermelon Liqueur, Rosé Wine, Lime Juice, and Agave with a Chili-Lime Powder Rim (New!) 
  • Fly Away Margarita: Nocheluna Sotol, Pineapple-Ginger Juice, Chile Ancho Verde Liqueur, and Ambhar Blanco Tequila with a Sweet Dried Chili Salt Rim (New!)
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The Noodle Exchange (Opening August 15)

Food Items:

  • Shaved Beef Ramen with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, shaved peppers, and a soy egg in citrus-sesame broth
  • IMPOSSIBLE Pork Ramen with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, baby bok choy, and a soy egg in savory chicken broth
  • Thai Shrimp with rice noodles, shiitake mushrooms, and basil in coconut-curry broth
  • Tofu Ramen with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, shaved peppers, and baby bok choy in citrus-sesame broth (Plant-based) 

Beverages:

  • Parish Brewing Strawberry Mochi Berliner Weisse (New!) 
  • Pacific Rim Solstice Vineyard Old Vine Riesling (New!)
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Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Spicy Githeri with white beans, pigeon peas, curried BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice, and kachumbari slaw (Plant-based) 

Beverages:

  • Gulf Stream Brewing Co. Cloud 9 Watermelon Hibiscus Lager (New!) 
  • Ciderboys Mango Tango Hard Cider (New!)
  • North Coast Brewing Co. PranQster Golden Ale (New!)
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Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin ® Cheese

Food Items:

  • Braised Beef Poutine: French fries with braised beef, Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese sauce, cheese curds, crumbled Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs, and gherkin relish
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Beaver Tail (New!)

Beverages:

  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Pineapple Orange Whip Hard Seltzer
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Peach
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute
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Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®

Food Items:

  • Guava Cake with whipped cream and coconut (Plant-based) 

Beverages:

  • Tropical Mimosa with sparkling wine and Minute Maid Passion Fruit, orange, and guava juices
  • Berry Mimosa with berry fizz sparkling wine and white cranberry juice (New!) 
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with sparkling wine and blood orange juice
  • Beer Mimosa: Boulevard Brewing Co. Berry Noir Sour Ale and sparkling wine
  • Mimosa Flight
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute
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Spain

Food Items:

  • Charcuterie in a Cup with a selection of imported Spanish meats, cheeses, olives, and an herbed serrano vinaigrette (Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Paella with saffron rice, chorizo, and shrimp
  • Seafood Salad with shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, and smoked paprika

Beverages:

  • Viña Borgia Macabeo White Sangria (New!)
  • Viña Borgia Rosé Sangria (New!)
  • Viña Borgia Garnacha Red Sangria (New!)
  • Sangria Flight (New!) 

Swirled Showcase (New! Opening Later This Fall)

Food Items:

  • Mickey-shaped Liquid Nitro Cake
  • Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone
    • Vanilla
    • Apple-Cinnamon
    • Salted Caramel
  • Cream Soda Float with vanilla soft-serve
  • Fanta Grape Float with vanilla soft-serve

Beverages:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic)
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (Non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Toasted Coconut Porter
  • 3 Daughters Toasted Coconut Porter Float with vanilla soft-serve
  • Berry Fizz Fragolino Red Sparkling Wine Float with vanilla soft-serve
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Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Food Items:

  • Grilled Kebabs with carrot-chickpea salad and garlic aïoli
    • Chermoula Chicken
    • Moroccan-spiced Lamb
  • Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce (Plant-based)
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with hummus, chermoula, and Zhoug dips (Plant-based)
  • Pistachio Cake with cinnamon pastry cream and candied walnuts

Beverages:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider
  • Keel Farms Raspberry Citrus Hard Cider (New!) 
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Peach Party Peach & Blackberry Hard Cider (New!)
  • Fig Cocktail with fig vodka, sparkling wine, and cranberry juice
  • Hard Cider Flight
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute
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Wine & Wedge (New! Opening Later This Fall)

Food Items:

  • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accompaniments (New! Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Boursin Fig & Balsamic Soufflé with fig tapenade (New! Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Southern Pimento Cheese with bread-and-butter pickled vegetables and grilled bread (New! Emile’s Fromage Montage)
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements paired with Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Hartley Apple Brandy, and Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port (New!) 

Beverages:

  • Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (New!) 
  • Hartley Apple Brandy (New!)
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port (New!)
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Can’t Decide? Make Things Cheesy With Emile’s Fromage Montage 

Whether you’re a foodie, craft beer enthusiast, or wine connoisseur, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a feast for the senses. And the tastebuds, of course. However, a ticket to Epcot this time of year comes with more than just access to some really fun rides, it also comes with one delicious dilemma. No, not how to fit all of it into your stomach. That would truly take some Disney magic. Instead, how do you narrow it all down? 

Luckily, as the head chef of this savory soiree, Disney has picked some of the best dishes for you to try with Emile’s Fromage Montage. French for cheese, Emile’s Fromage Montage will steer you through some of the festival’s most ooey-gooey eats – and reward you with a free prize for all your hard work. To participate, simply collect the stamps for each of the dishes you try along the way in your Festival Passport before heading to Shimmering Sips for the food stroll’s rewarding conclusion. 

Here are the featured bites this year:

  • India – Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup
  • Germany – Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese
  • Greece – Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
  • Brazil – Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread
  • Canada – Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Flavors from Fire – Smoked Corned Beef with House-made Potato Chips, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue
  • Hawaii Marketplace – Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts
  • The Alps – Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Shaved Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette or Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
  • Spain – Charcuterie in Cup with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, Olives and an Herbed Vinaigrette
  • Wine & Wedge (New!) – Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements or Boursin Fig and Balsamic Soufflé with Fig Tapenade or Southern Pimento Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Bread

Our Top Tips for the 2023 Disney Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT

Disney’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival is a downright magical time of year for food lovers of all sorts. However, if you go in unprepared, you can come away with a severe case of FOMO and a wallet that’s a whole lot lighter than you intended. Save yourself from Epcot food festival heartbreak with these helpful tips:

Decide what you’d like to eat and drink (and how much you’d like to spend) ahead of time

While the sampler-sized portions and wallet-friendly prices may seem like a drop in the bucket when you’re ordering, they sure do add up quickly if you aren’t careful. Plus, add in the temptation of festival-exclusive souvenirs and you’ve got a recipe for budget disaster. Save yourself some heartache (and a stomachache too) by figuring out how many items you can afford and which you’d like to try before you get there. To make sticking to a festival budget extra easy, load money onto a wearable gift card. 

Share to spend less and try more

You know those people who ask if you’d like a bite of whatever it is they’re eating? Guilty as charged. And we aren’t just being friendly – that’s us fishing for a taste of what’s on your plate too. We love sharing food. Not only does it let you sample more items without having to stuff yourself silly, but it also allows you to split the cost. Keep in mind, however, that as we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, you should practice safe eating practices when sharing festival offerings by using separate utensils and dividing things into portions. 

Take a break with a bite and some live music

You may not need your passport for this culinary adventure around the world, but you will certainly be getting your steps in. Tasting your way around the world (showcase) is no easy task, with food booths sprinkled across Epcot. So, take some time off your feet by drinking in one of the live musical performances as you nibble on something tasty (and be sure to down some water while you’re at it too). While Boyz II Men won’t be making it to the American Gardens Theatre stage to serenade you this year, local bands from throughout Central Florida will be playing, as will Epcot favorites like Mariachi Cobre, Voices of Liberty, and the JAMMitors.

Try new things

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival is all about global flavors, cooking styles, ingredients, and culinary traditions. So, rather than sticking to the same kinds of dishes you’re used to, take advantage of the smaller portions, friendlier price tag, and melting pot of options to try something that you haven’t before. You may just come away with a new favorite cuisine. 

Carry your bounty with a festival tray

Balancing a plate of food (or two) and a full beverage can be a challenge, especially when you’re fighting the festival crowds. To make sure your haul doesn’t take a tumble, consider investing in one of Disney’s festival-exclusive trays. Not only do these convenient carriers make excellent souvenirs, they also help corral your items until you can safely make it to a table. 

Stick to the weekends if you can

Because of all the delicious food, Epcot is one of locals’ favorite Disney World theme parks, and that is especially true during festival season. As a result, the park becomes incredibly busy over the weekends. For fewer crowds, try to plan your trip for during the week. 

Pace yourself

With so many tasty things on offer, it’s easy for your eyes to be bigger than your stomach. Rather than powering through from booth to booth, feel free to take a few circuits, nibbling on different things as you go. This will help you decide what you really want and keep you from getting too full. Take breaks throughout by going on rides, walking through pavilions, or sitting down for a show. 

Well foodies, that wraps up our guide to all the yummy things on offer at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to try all the new food booths, dishes, and drinks that are on offer this year, or to devour some old favorites. 

Don’t just eat your way through Epcot! Take a break from deliciousness (and avoid a food coma) to go on some of the best Epcot rides with our 1-Day Epcot Plan. Or, make even more room in your food budget with our discounted Walt Disney World tickets.