The All in WDW 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival FINAL Top 25!

I know.  Finally, right?!  I have never waited this long to announce my Final Top 25!

What’s the story this year?  Well, it boils down to the fact that I knew we would be able to make several trips back to Food & Wine this year … and, a whole lot of personal indecision.

Frankly, folks, in the last month, the All in WDW Top 5 has changed and been re-arranged more times than I can count!

Anyway, with roughly two weeks of festival left, let’s, first, quickly review my Pre-Festival Top 25 …

  1. Mongolian Beef Steamed Bun – China
  2. Cheese Ravioli – Italy
  3. Seared Mahi-Mahi – Singapore
  4. Kālua Pork Slider – Hawaii
  5. “Le Cellier” Beef Filet Mignon – Canada
  6. Shrimp Taco – Mexico
  7. Grilled Beef Skewer – Patagonia
  8. Rib-Eye Taco – Mexico
  9. Teriyaki Chicken Steamed Bun – Japan
  10. Roasted Verlasso Salmon – Patagonia
  11. Tilapia – Brazil
  12. Crispy Pork Belly – Brazil
  13. Lamb Meatball – New Zealand
  14. Grilled Lamb Chop – Australia
  15. Beijing Roasted Duck Steamed Bun – China
  16. Kimchi Dog – South Korea
  17. Seared Sea Scallop – Scotland
  18. Slow-braised Beef with Puerto Rican-grown Rice – Puerto Rico
  19. Beer-braised Beef, Potato, and Leek Waffle – Belgium
  20. Braised Short Ribs – France
  21. Seared Rainbow Trout – Canada
  22. Griddled “Yard Bird” – Farm Fresh
  23. Baked Lobster Alfredo – Hops & Barley
  24. Griddled Greek Cheese – Greece
  25. Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon Hash – Farm Fresh

For the full re-cap, let me invite you back to my pre-festival posts – Part I and Part II.  You’ll see why I thought the above order was the perfect menu to pursue.

So, after three visits to World Showcase, what was the result of all my re-ranking and re-organizing?  Well, here it is!  The Final All in WDW 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Top 25!  Oh, their pre-festival ranking is in parenthesis.  Click on each dish’s name to get to the DELICIOUS part – the pictures!

  1. Lamb Meatball – New Zealand (13)
  2. Kālua Pork Slider – Hawaii (4)
  3. Mongolian Beef Steamed Bun – China (1)
  4. Roasted Verlasso Salmon – Patagonia (10)
  5. Seared Mahi-Mahi – Singapore (3)
  6. Grilled Beef Skewer – Patagonia (7)
  7. Shrimp Taco – Mexico (6)
  8. “Le Cellier” Beef Filet Mignon – Canada (5)
  9. Tilapia – Brazil (11)
  10. Beer-braised Beef, Potato, and Leek Waffle – Belgium (19)
  11. Slow-braised Beef with Puerto Rican-grown Rice – Puerto Rico (18)
  12. Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon Hash – Farm Fresh (25)
  13. Crispy Pork Belly – Brazil (12)
  14. Seared Sea Scallop – Scotland (17)
  15. Kimchi Dog – South Korea (16)
  16. Grilled Lamb Chop – Australia (14)
  17. Cheese Ravioli – Italy (2)
  18. Griddled Greek Cheese – Greece (24)
  19. Rib-Eye Taco – Mexico (8)
  20. Braised Short Ribs – France (20)
  21. Seared Rainbow Trout – Canada (21)
  22. Baked Lobster Alfredo – Hops & Barley (23)
  23. Fresh Potato Pancake with Smoked Scottish Salmon – Scotland (Unranked)
  24. Spicy Hand Roll – Japan (Unranked)
  25. CraB’less CraB Cake – Terra (Unranked)

Other Dishes

How in “The World” did it shuffle around so much?  Well, let me tell you all about it …

Wait!  Let me really tell you all about it … on the WDW Magical Main Street Memories Podcast!  Click here for a “LIVE” explanation!

What happened to Japan’s Teriyaki Chicken Steamed Bun, China’s Beijing Roasted Duck Steamed Bun, and Farm Fresh’s Griddled “Yard Bird”?  What powered Hawaii’s Kālua Pork Slider “comeback”?

Why did China’s Mongolian Beef Steamed Bun lose its “title”?  And, how in The World did New Zealand’s Lamb Slider skyrocket to #1?

Listen to the show and find out!

5 thoughts on “The All in WDW 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival FINAL Top 25!

  1. Pingback: The All in WDW 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival FINAL Top 25! | Tracey Hartley ~ As You Wish Vacations Disney Travel Specialist

  2. Show was really good. My top item from last week is the same as yours. That Lamb Meatball is just outstanding. Also really like the venison sausage which I’ve had before. I had to ask for several items to be spiced up a bit. My top 5 would be:
    1. Lamb Meatball
    2. Verlasso Salmon (salmon was perfectly cooked)
    3. Pepper Bacon Hash (Not only good but it was actually spicy as it came)
    4. Seared Mahi Mahi (I had this last year and don’t remember any difference in portion size)
    5. Spicy Hand Roll (but only with extra volcano sauce). This was probably my wife’s favorite item.

    • Two great minds thinking alike! Lol

      Thanks for the Top 5, Don! I appreciate you passing it on to the fans. I never thought to have them add extra volcano sauce to the Roll. Darn.

      Ooh, it must be dinner time. I’m thinking about that Lamb Meatball now! Yum!

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