FULL Menus Are Here Already! Welcome to the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, Folks!

In Disney’s own words … “Let Them Eat Art”!  That’s right, my friends.  On the heels of announcing tons of Holiday Kitchen goodies, Epcot has just released full menus for January’s Festival of the Arts!  Take a look!

The Deconstructed Dish

  • Atypical BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft Poached Egg
  • Irregular Reuben with Shredded Corned Beef, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickled Red Cabbage and a Rye Curl
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil

2017’s Crispy Pork Belly and Soft Poached Egg!

Cuisine Classique

  • Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
  • Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs

The Artist’s Table

  • Roasted Pork Roulade with Butternut Squash Purée, Marble Potatoes and Baby Carrots with a Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

2017’s Scallop and Parmesan Crisp!

The Painter’s Palate

  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts:  Whipped Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (V), Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs, Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad
  • Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres – Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostini, Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied Bacon, Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Stone-ground Mustard
  • Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V)
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette

Pop Eats!

  • Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips
  • Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate (V)
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V)

Decadent Delights

  • White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Salted Caramel and Maple Meringue with Coconut
  • Crisp Caramel Chocolate Mousse Bar, Flavored Merengue Kisses and Passion Fruit Sauce
  • S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Dust and Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Masterpiece Kitchen

  • Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Smoked Beef and Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (V)
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from our Master Pastry Chef

Takumi Table – Japan Pavilion

  • Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: Salmon, Tuna and Yuzu Miso with Coconut Tapioca Pudding
  • Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce

El Arista Hambriento (The Hungry Artist)

  • Mixiote de Cordero: Wrapped Slow Braised Lamb marinated in Tres Chiles Paste and Spices
  • Tacos de Puerco: Two Corn Tortillas with Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder marinated in Ancho Paste, served with Sweet Plantain Purée and garnished with Pea Tendrils
  • Atole de Fresa and Mexican Concha Bread: Warm Strawberry Drink served with Mexican Concha Bread

Refreshment Outpost

  • Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis

2017’s Chilled Shrimp and Quinoa!

Refreshment Port

  • Croissant Doughnut filled with Pastry Cream and topped with Colored Pearls

The Painted Panda – China

  • Coconut Panda Rice Cake
  • Crispy Fried Shrimp in a Wonton Chip Lotus Flower
  • Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling, garnished with Toasted Coconut

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise – France

  • Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread
  • Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce
  • Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake

Mosaic Canteen – Morocco

  • Hummus Trifle: Layered Hummus topped with Spiced Beef, Pine Nuts and Dry Cherries, served with Pita Chips
  • Mediterranean Flat Bread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
  • Chebbakia: Hand-twisted Strips of Fried Dough coated with Honey, Rosewater and Sesame Seeds

L’Arte di Mangiare – Italy

  • Involtini di Salmone al Basilico, Piso Venere, Salsa Romesco: Basil-scented Salmon Roulade, Purple Rice and Romesco Sauce
  • Sformato di Melanzane e Pomodori, Mozzarella Fior di Latte: Tomato and Eggplant Terrine, Fior di Latte Mozzarella
  • Crema Fitta, Pesche e Rucola Pesto, Ciliege di Amarasca: Cream Fritters, Peach and Arugula Pesto and Amarena Cherries

Will the food festivals ever end?  I hope not!  These art festival-exclusive “food studios” will be open daily from January 12th to February 19th (2018, of course).  We can’t wait!  Can you?

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!

What? Food & Wine Continues? Holiday Kitchen Menus are HERE!

They are here, folks!  Food & Wine might be ending in a few days, but the Epcot dining extravaganza continues with … Holiday Kitchens!

To be open daily from November 19th to December 30th, more than twelve spots will be doling out delights!  We can’t wait to enjoy the cuisine!

Having said that, let’s look at the featured kitchens.  What food will Disney will be offering us to eat this holiday season?  Here it is!

Alsace Holiday Kitchen – France Pavilion

  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche á l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • Le Réveillon de Noël: Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Chestnuts with Sweet Potato Purée
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Slice of Chocolate Christmas Yule Log

American Holiday Table – American Adventure Pavilion

  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Holiday Accompaniments: Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and a Champagne Demi-Glace
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen – Germany Pavilion

  • German Artisan Cheese Plate: German ButterKase with Ham, Mushroom Brie with Pretzel Crostini and Tillamook Cheddar
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a bread bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Stollen: Holiday Fruit Cake

2016’s Sauerbraten!

The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen – Festive (festival) Center

  • 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
  • Sachertorte: Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate Glaze
  • Decorated Gingerbread Cookie
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Feast of the Three Kings

  • Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice
  • Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas
  • Three Kings Bread

Hokkaido Holiday Kitchen – Japan Pavilion

  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodle with Spinach in Hot Soup with Shrimp Tempura or Chicken
  • Cinnamon Mochi Cake: Cinnamon and Coconut Cake

Holiday Sweets and Treats – Promenade Refreshments

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen – Mexico Pavilion

  • Tostada de Tinga: Crispy Corn Tortilla smothered with Black Beans, topped with Chipotle Chicken and garnished with Crema Mexicana, Queso Fresco, Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce
  • Tamal de Chilorio: Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder, marinated in Ancho Paste and stuffed in a Corn Masa. Served with Salsa tres Chile and garnished with Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco
  • Buñuelo Navideño: A thin round Fried Pastry, drizzled with Honey and dusted with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen – China Pavilion

  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chinese Barbeque Pork Rice Bowl and a Fortune Cookie
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen – Italy Pavilion

  • Fusilli di Gragnano alla Carbonara: Fusilli Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce with Pancetta and Onions
  • Cotechino con Lenticchie: Fresh Italian Salami sliced with Lentils
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzled with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Panettone alla Milanese: Warm Italian Fruit Cake with Vanilla Sauce and Cherry Syrup
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature traditional Italian Christmas Fruit Cake

Tarabaki Holiday Kitchen – Morocco Pavilion

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta and Grapes with Julienne of Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions, Harissa and Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Syrup
  • Triangle Honey Briwat with Almond Paste, Rose Water and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Yukon Holiday Kitchen – Canada Pavilion

  • Seared Salmon with Crown Royal® Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble

What looks good to you, folks?  I can tell you one thing … I’ll be visiting China.  Mongolian Beef Bao Bun?  Uh, that particular dish is a former Food & Wine festival “champion”!

Catch Disney’s full Holiday Kitchen menus on their website at this link!