2013 Epcot International “Food” & Garden Festival – Final Top 20

This is the part I love the most.  Wait, that’s not true!  Who am I kidding!!  I love the research!  However, if walking around and tasting the finest that World Showcase has to offer is the absolute best, then reporting the results is a close second.

Let’s re-cap.  A mere week ago, I published Parts I and II of my “Food” & Garden ’13 Pre-Festival Top 20.  If you haven’t seen those yet, click the link to get caught up.  If you have, and want to catch a reminder of what Mrs. All in WDW and I were thinking as we approached this past weekend’s feast, be our guest!

Now, if you followed my “Flash Reports” this past weekend, you’ve seen the pictures.  You’ve seen my comments.  Again, click the link to see the string of posts we published as we devoured each morsel of Chef Jens Dahlmann’s genius.

All of this leads to my presentation of the All in WDW 2013 Epcot International “Food” & Garden Festival Top 20.  So, here it comes!

They are, of course, presented in order, but I have also grouped and categorized them based on my recommendation.  I also finish with a summary of the Top “Winners” and “Losers” as defined by a comparison of their pre-festival and final ranks.  Pre-ranks are in parenthesis.

Bon appétit, my friends!

  • Highly Recommended
  • 1 (1) – Pulled Pig Slider (United States)
  • 2 (2) – Smoked Beef Brisket (United States)
  • 3 (11) – Spring Pancake (China)
  • 4 (12) – Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits (Florida)
  • 5 (19) – Baked Goat’s Brie (United Kingdom)
  • Recommended
  • 6 (15) – German Meatloaf Sandwich (Germany)
  • 7 (7) – Spiced Lamb Kebab (Morocco)
  • 8 (6) – Grilled Salmon, Cooked Shrimp, and Crab Stick (Japan)
  • 9 (16) – Asparagus and Lobster (Italy)
  • 10 (4) – Crab Tostada (Mexico)
  • 11 (14) – Watermelon Salad (Florida)
  • 12 (13) – Tomatoes with House-Made Mozzarella (United Kingdom)
  • Just OK
  • 13 (17) – Potato, Chive, and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon (United Kingdom)
  • 14 (3) – Pork Tacos (Mexico)
  • 15 (5) – Spinach Lasagna (Italy)
  • 16 (10) – Potato Pancakes (Germany)
  • Nope!
  • 17 (9) – Japanese Noodles (Japan)
  • 18 (18) – Tomato Tart (France)
  • 19 (8) – Pan-Fried Vegetable Bun (China)
  • 20 (20) – Pâté (France)
  • Top 5 “Winners”
  • Baked Goat’s Brie (+14)
  • German Meatloaf Sandwich (+9)
  • Shrimp and Grits (+8)
  • Spring Pancake (+8)
  • Asparagus and Lobster (+7)
  • Top 4 “Losers”
  • Pork Tacos (-11)
  • Vegetable Bun (-11)
  • Spinach Lasagna (-10)
  • Japanese Noodles (-8)

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