Belgium’s Beer-braised Beef with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Having said that, here’s another batch of Epcot’s delicacies! Like yesterday, your job will be to select as many as five (5) items from the list below. The Top 5 dishes will move forward into Round 2. VOTE, folks!
Step right up, folks! Rejoice, foodies! The “party” is about to begin! Food & Wine ’17 is right around the corner!
Well, OK, so the actualEpcot International Food & Wine Festival is still about 40 days away. Hey! That doesn’t mean that we can’t crank up our own festivities, though!
I mentioned this a couple of times earlier in the week, but we have a “tradition” around these parts. This time of year, we start “carving” through Food & Wine.
Why, you ask? Well, that’s easy. Epcot is offering over 80 entrees this year. Can you eat that much food? At $5-$6 per dish, do you want to spend that much money?
Well, I cannot and do not. So, I reduce Food & Wine’s overall menu down to a much-more manageable “hit list” of 20 items. Less calories! Less dollars!
Canada’s Filet Mignon
Of course, we want you all to join in, as well. That’s where Food & Wine “Fun & Games” comes in! We’ll help you narrow your choices down to an easier-to-digest menu of your own.
Our goal, my friends, is to use your VOTING talents to create a menu collaboration that any one of you can use to guide your tour through 2017’s World Showcase “buffet”!
What dishes will be included in the 2017 WDW Fans’ Food & Wine Pre-Festival Top 20? Let’s jump into Day #1 of voting and find out!
You job, today, everyone, will be to select as many as five (5) items from the list below. The Top 5 dishes will move forward into Round 2. We’ll be back tomorrow with another “group”, so stay tuned. VOTE!
Then, please check out the audio version! That’s right, folks. The WDW Main Street Podcast crew and I gathered together at the ‘pub’ to dissect each and every marketplace. Catch that jam-packed episode at …
The Cheese Studio, Hosted by Boursin® Cheese – NEW!
Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom, and Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce
Savory Caramelized Onion Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Tart with Cold Arugula Salad and Aged Balsamic
Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam, Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning, and Strawberry Macaroon with Boursin Pepper Cheese
Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
Spicy Chicken Bao Bun
Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles
The Chocolate Studio
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF)
Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust
Coastal Eats – NEW!
Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream
Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce
Chilled Scotch Egg wrapped in Sausage with Mustard Sauce
Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich
L’Orange Cotton Candy: A mixture of Lime and Orange Cotton Candy
Earth Eats, Inspired by The Chew
Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle
Grilled Beef Skewer
Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread and Red Eye Gravy
Roasted Beet Salad with Green Beans, Feta Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette, and Toasted Walnuts (GF)
Flavors from Fire – NEW!
Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds
Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and America Grana Cheeses
Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam, and Maple Butter Syrup
Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder, and Raspberry Dust
Moelleux au Fromage de Chèvre et Épinards: Warm Goat Cheese Pudding with Spinach (GF)
Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
Boeuf Bourguignon, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef with Mashed Potatoes
Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with Housemade Rasberry Jam (GF)
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!