Fall is in the air, along with the aroma of foods from around the world. Beginning October 1, guests to Epcot Center in Florida can sample cuisine from more than 6 continents. The 14th annual International Food & Wine Festival will last through November 14, 2010.
Food isn’t the only thing offered. You can pick your poison, whether it be champagne, wine, or beer. Maybe live music is your thing. The festival will have plenty of that with their “Eat to the Beat! Concert Series”, featuring artists from Kool & the Gang to Taylor Hicks. In addition, there will be culinary seminars and demonstrations, some that are included in your admission to the park and others that may be for a nominal fee.
With more than 23 countries to discover, you could eat your way through the park all day! New countries this year include Belgium and South Korea. Separate kiosks are set up for each nation, including three special kiosks that showcase charcuterie and cheese (new), desserts and champagne, and hops and barley.
The portions are small, tapas-sized plates. And, they do not come without a price. Plates start at a few dollars and go up from there. Cash and credit card are accepted, but Disney also has a gift card that you can load with your choice of denomination to minimize the hassle of pulling out your money every time you want to sample something. And, trust me, sample something you will!
Cuisine ranges from sushi rolls to lamb sliders, lettuce wraps to bison chili, churros to Godiva chocolate iced coffee. No matter what your taste, there is something for everyone. Visit the Walt Disney World website for more specific festival information.
A word of advice: don’t be afraid to try something new. At least it didn’t cost you a plane ticket and a passport!