I’m in, folks! I’m in!
The Tables in Wonderland “2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview” special event – “Taste Your Way Around The World” – sold out in, get this, three minutes!! The waiting list sold out after seven minutes! Wow!
But, I’m in!
I had occasion to speak with a very friendly Tables in Wonderland representative late last week. I needed to renew my membership in preparation for yesterday’s frenzied chase.
As I expressed my excitement over the prospect of securing one of the 150 available tickets to this fabulous event, she described the “sneak preview” as not just a sampling of food but an opportunity to hear speakers talk about all of the new and exciting ‘Food & Wine related’ things that Epcot has in store for us this year. I spoke with her again yesterday, after the event had sold out and on another topic, and she raved about how the tickets literally “flew off of the shelves”!
What’s the big draw? What’s on the agenda? Check it out …
In their own words, “The menu for this event is inspired by the International Marketplaces:
Buffet Reception –
Florida Local: Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with White Cheddar and Sweet & Hot Pickles
South Korea: Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Kimchi
Terra: The Vegan Vine Red Blend
Cheese: Once Upon a Vine’s The Fairest Chardonnay
Brazil: Carnaval Moscato White Sparkling
Craft Beers: Sierra Nevada, Torpedo Extra IPA
Poland: Frozen Szarlotka featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka (Polish Frozen Apple Pie Cocktail)
Plated Dinner –
Brazil: Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro
Brazil: Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery, Xingu Black Beer
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Rewind – Florida Fresh: Watermelon Salad with Pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction
Florida Local: Florida Orange Groves Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria
Canada: “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce
Scotland: Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette With Baby Root Vegetables
Africa: The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)
New Zealand: Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
Dessert from Desserts & Champagne
Chocolate Orange Cupcake
Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake
Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse
Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé
Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee, Tea”
What a collection of great dishes! And, we get to hear guest speakers as well?! I can’t wait … and, more importantly, I can’t wait to bring it ALL to you!!
See you tomorrow, my friends!