Grab a Taste of Epcot’s Holiday Celebration, Folks!

My friends, I’m very sad.  When it comes to Epcot’s 2017 Holiday Kitchens, I must, unfortunately, pass the food festival baton over to my podcast partner – John Peters.

All of my dreams of Mongolian beef, sauerbraten, and other savory delights have been dashed.  Regrettably, another “real life” obligation has trumped our December trip to Orlando.

Never fear, however.  John has us covered!  Mrs. All in WDW and I might not be there to try the delicacies in person, but we’ll be there in spirit!

In the meantime, if I had been able to grab a taste of Epcot’s holiday celebration, here was how I ranked my target list:

  1. Mongolian Beef Bao Bun – Shanghai Holiday Kitchen – China Pavilion
  2. Sauerbraten – Bavaria Holiday Kitchen – Germany Pavilion
  3. Seared Salmon with Crown Royal Whisky Glaze – Yukon Holiday Kitchen – Canada Pavilion
  4. Seared Pork Tenderloin – American Holiday Table – American Adventure Pavilion
  5. Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere – Yukon Holiday Kitchen – Canada Pavilion
  6. Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing – American Holiday Table – American Adventure Pavilion
  7. Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder in a Corn Masa – Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen – Mexico Pavilion
  8. Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca – Feast of the Three Kings
  9. Chinese Barbeque Pork Rice Bowl – Shanghai Holiday Kitchen – China Pavilion
  10. Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce with Pancetta – Tuscany Holiday Kitchen – Italy Pavilion

Alas, John will have to devour that menu for me, but guess what?  He’s already given it a start!  Can he make it through all ten dishes?  We’ll have to see.  Take it away, my friend!

By John Peters

Hello, food fans!  My wife and I stopped by Epcot after my Sunday shift at Animal Kingdom a week or so ago, and sampled some of their holiday best!  Great food, everyone!

First, we tried American Holiday Table’s Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing.  It was very tasty!

Then, we dropped by Bavaria Holiday Kitchen for a serving of their Sauerbraten.  Also, outstanding!

Bob published my holiday report last year, and if you read it, you know that I said, “Big difference between this [festival] and Food & Wine.  The prices and serving sizes are both bigger.”  Take a look back at 2016’s pictures!

Well, the biggest difference from last year, folks, is the portion.  Where, last year, they were huge, this year, they are much more Food & Wine-like.

Better yet, the prices are size-appropriate!  For example, in 2016, the slow-roasted turkey cost $11.25!  The sauerbraten was $12!  The prices, now, are $5.25 and $6.00, respectively.

Great improvement, Epcot.  Much more enticing and much more affordable.  Good work!  If you’re in the neighborhood, everyone, stop by World Showcase.  Food & Wine is gone, but delicious cuisine is still flowing!

Choose All in WDW’s Holiday Dessert Experience! [Poll]

Good morning, Disney-verse!  Welcome to Thursday!  Hey, the week is almost over!  Have you checked out our Holiday Kitchen dessert results?  No?  Well, your Top 5 choices were …

  • Warm Apple Fritter with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Yule Log
  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
  • Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae

Now.  The next question is – after all of the cakes, cookies, and ice cream you “devoured” while voting in that poll, do you have enough “sweet tooth” left to make one final choice?

You all know how Mrs. All in WDW and I “roll”.  We’re all about Epcot’s savory sensations.  Desserts?  They just don’t hit our priority list.  With that in mind, we have a challenge for you!

Even though it’s not our thing, we’d like to bring you at least one picture of one of these holiday Disney delights.  Which will it be?  That’s up to you!

VOTE for your favorite in the poll below.  Turn your Top 5 into our one indulgence!  Yes, folks, the “winner” will find its way onto our holiday menu!

Epcot’s Holiday Kitchens Take Over The Pub!

Hello, my friends!  Have you chosen your holiday desserts yet?  No?  Then, please go back to – Holiday Desserts? Epcot is Out of Control! It’s Time to VOTE, Folks! – and make your five (5) selections!

Hey!  This isn’t only “make believe”.  Ultimately, you are going to decide which one of these sugary sensations that Mrs. All in WDW and I will sample a few weeks from now!

In the meantime, Epcot’s Holiday Kitchens have taken over the Main Street Pub!  Oh, yes, they have!

2016’s Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing!

But, first, Doug, John, and I discuss all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World.  From Disney’s Q4 earnings report to Stitch’s return, Doug’s got a rant going on … again!  Plus, shockingly, John’s beer glass is empty.  What?!

Then, finally, we get to the food.  That’s right!  We cover Epcot’s Holiday Kitchen menus in full detail!  What dishes are we looking forward to the most? What items are we going to pass by?  Catch it all at …

Episode 408 – Our Weekly News … Featuring Epcot’s Holiday Kitchens!

Holiday Desserts? Epcot is Out of Control! It’s Time to VOTE, Folks!

I’ll tell you one thing about 2017’s expanded Holiday Kitchen offerings … if you’re into sweets, you’re going to love, love, love what Epcot is bringing to the table!  Here’s a glimpse …

  • Chocolate Yule Log
  • Warm Apple Fritter with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce
  • Snowflake Sugar Cookie
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie: Sugar Cookie rolled in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Gingersnap Cookie with Cream Cheese Icing and Cranberry Jam
  • Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate Glaze
  • Decorated Gingerbread Cookie
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  • Pecan Maple Bark
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
  • Holiday Fruit Cake
  • Cinnamon and Coconut Cake
  • Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce, and Crunchy Streusel Topping
  • Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae
  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake
  • Cinnamon Apple Fritters
  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Croissant Donut

Wow!  Talk about the most sensational sugar shock … ever!  Where would you even start?  Of course, I’ve already seen the comments.  Things like, “I think I would stay in The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen all day.  Yum!”

You know me, though.  I’m all about Epcot’s savory culinary masterpieces.  Forget the cakes and pies.  Give me a Mongolian Beef Bao Bun or a serving of Sauerbraten any day!

But, let’s get back to the “desserts”, shall we?  Take a look at the “menu” above, my friends.

If I gave you a fistful of mythical “All in WDW bucks”, which five of these delights would you buy?  “Place your order” in the poll below!