We’re Half-Way There! And, Food & Wine is Only 25 Days Away!

Good morning, foodies!  Can you believe that we started our 2015 Food & Wine journey with 86 of Epcot’s entrees and desserts?  86!

Hey, if that’s not a testimony for building a Top 25, I don’t know what is.  After all, who can eat, and pay for, that much food?!

Australia's Grilled Lamb Chop! Yum!

Australia’s Grilled Lamb Chop! Yum!

Well, we did start with 86.  Now, after yesterday, we’re half-way there and have 43.  Take a look, my friends …

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans – Brazil
  • Potato and Leek Waffle with Beer-braised Beef – Belgium
  • Ricotta & Zucchini Ravioli – Sustainable Chew
  • Yuca Soufflé topped with Griddled Cheese – Dominican Republic
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding – Ireland
  • Seared Sea Scallop – Scotland
  • New England Lobster Roll – Hops & Barley
  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips – Africa
  • Cheese Fondue – Cheese Studio
  • Beef Empanada – Patagonia
  • Chocolate-covered Cannoli – Italy
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles – China
  • Chicken Marsala – Italy
  • Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet – France
  • Grilled Beef Skewer – Patagonia
  • Dole Whip – Refreshment Port
  • Baklava – Morocco
  • Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie – Ireland
  • Roasted Pork – Dominican Republic
  • Pork Spareribs – Sustainable Chew
  • Florida Grass-fed Beef Slider – Hops & Barley
  • Battered Shrimp Taco – Mexico
  • Sauerkraut Pierogi with Pork Goulash – Poland
  • Gaoli Beef Slider – China
  • Buttered Chicken – Africa
  • Roasted Verlasso Salmon – Patagonia
  • Kālua Pork Slider – Hawaii
  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp – Australia
  • Belgium Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache – Belgium
  • Seared Venison Loin – New Zealand
  • Loaded Mac n’ Cheese with Nueske’s Pepper Bacon – Farm Fresh
  • Korean Barbecue Short Rib – South Korea
  • Cheddar Cheese Soup – Canada
  • Chocolate Cherry Explosion – Desserts & Champagne
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon – Canada
  • Grilled Lamb Chop – Australia
  • Caramel Flan – Dominican Republic
  • Chicken Pot Stickers – China
  • New York Strip – Chew Labs
  • Dole Whip with Bacardí Coconut Rum – Refreshment Port
  • Lamb Meatball – New Zealand
  • Fresh-baked Carrot Cake – Hops & Barley
  • Potato Pierogi with Kielbasa – Poland

Wow!  So.  What’s your challenge now?  First, sharpen up your “knives”.  Then, start building up your appetites.  Why?

With only 25 days left ’til Opening Day, we’ll get back to business really soon.  You’ll start carving away once again, and 18 additional items will get discarded.

Then, 25 of the masterpieces listed above will make up your 2015 Food & Wine menu!  They’ll become the 3rd Annual Readers’ Food & Wine Pre-Festival Top 25!

Cheers, everyone!  Have a great week!

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