This weekend we went to the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. We were there on Friday and Saturday. Crowds were much worse on Saturday, but that was to be expected. This year instead of recipe cards (which were free in previous years) they had the recipes printed in a small book for $5. But this also meant that you could get them all in one shot and not have to worry about where to put them.
One thing I like about the Festival is that it gives you the opportunity to sample things without having to commit to an entire dish. And if you go around with a friend and spit food items where possible you can try many different things for less than $20 each. We did not go to any special events other than the free Open House at the Land. We could have gone to the free Sam Adam's tasting but my friend does not drink. We were interested in the Piedmont Chocolate demonstration but got their to find out they were booked for the day and would not let us sign up for the next day until 11AM the day of.
We tried these items and found them pretty good: Lamb Chops with Kiwi Barbeque Sauce, Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup(spicy), Hainan Mango Mousse (topped with American whipped cream), Flourless Chocolate Cake(very chocolatey), Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce, Whiskey Flan with Granola Streusel, Quesadilla con Pollo y Chorizo, Tacos Al Carbon, Cold Poached Salmon with Mustard Sauce, beef skewers with Chimichurri, Boniato & Chipotle Mash, Chicken with Chile and Lime, Sangia Flan, and the Lobster and Corn Chowder.
We also tried the following: Beijing Scallion Pancakes - chewy, greasy; creme brulee - have had better; Honey Baklava - big piece but it was frozen; Green Mussels with Smoked Tomato Jam - cold and bitter.
I also tried Sangria for the first time and a canadian ice wine. We thought about trying the Australian Lamb and Carmelized Onions, the Australian Tenderloin with BBQ sauce, the Canadian Pan Seared Salmon, the grapefruit cake, Jaegerschnitzel in a hunter mushroom sauce, and the corned beef with colcannon(large serving) but never got around to them.
This is not a complete listing. The festival runs until November 16.