All You Need to Know About the 2020 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

The 2020 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Walt Disney World. The Food & Wine Festival usually doesn’t start until the fall but this year’s festival opened July 15 and is setting a record as the longest Disney festival. This year the festival is called “A Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.”

Since the Flower and Garden Festival was cut short due to the coronavirus closure, the Food & Wine is sort of a hybrid festival this year. Guests attending the Festival can find special Flower and Garden Festival merchandise as well as Food and Wine merchandise.

This year the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will not take place, however, local acts Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors provide entertainment at the America Gardens Theatre with multiple performances throughout the day.

This year’s Festival Marketplaces include:

Islands of the Caribbean
Food:

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (GF)
  • Flancocho: Passion Fruit Cake with Coconut Flan

Beverages:

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Opici Family White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Earth Eats Inspired by Impossible
Food:

  • Impossible Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables and Creamy Herb Dressing (Plant-based)
  • The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (Plant-based)
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble and Baby Herbs (Plant-based) (GF)

Beveages:

  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London (nonalcoholic)
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar

Mexico
Food:

  • Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives and a Lime Wedge
  • Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions and Cilantro

Beverages:

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager crafted with citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater
  • Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée and Lime
  • Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim
  • Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim

China
Food:

  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun

Beverages:

  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice

Africa
Food:

  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley and Kachumbari Slaw (Plant-based)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous

Beverages:

  • Tusker Lager
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape

Germany
Food:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop and Peller Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Beverages:

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising
  • M.I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, FL
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtüb
  • Riesling

Italy
Food:

  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese
  • La Classica: Cheese Tortellini with Ricotta, Provolone, Fontina, Parmesan, Vodka Sauce and Crispy Bacon
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Orange

Beverages:

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Terre Di Bacco
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Terre Di Bacco
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Batasiolo
  • Rosa Regale, Banfi
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon

Hops & Barley
Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

Beverages:

  • North Coast Bewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Japan
Food:

  • Tempura Donburi: Two pieces of Tempura Shrimp and Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) with Tentsuyu Dipping Sauce served over Sushi Rice
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles and Dashi Broth topped with Egg White Froth
  • Chirashi Sushi Flowerpot: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe and Spinach served over Sushi Rice with Furikake and topped with Poke Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake
  • Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice

Morocco
Food:

  • Beef Kefta Pocket with Caramelized Onions, Garlic and Spicy Tomato Concassée
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki and Chipotle Sauce
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverages:

  • Mediterranean Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red
  • Red Organic Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur

Brazil
Food:

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF)

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

France
Food:

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises et Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust
  • Canard Confit à l’Orange: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Tarte Tropezienne, Coulis Framboise: Brioche Cake filled with Light Pastry Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Beverages:

  • Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager Draft
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor
  • Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice

Canada
Food:

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverages:

  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Inniskillin Icewine
  • Château des Charmes Merlot

Hawai’i
Food:

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE Pineapple Chutney and spicy Mayonnaise
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and spicy Mayonnaise

Beverages:

  • Maui Brewing Company Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE Pineapple Juice and Grenadine

The Citrus Blossom (usually found during EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival)
Food:

  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (GF)
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (GF)

Beverages:

  • Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Nonalcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy

Shimmering Sips
Food:

  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone
  • Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (Plant-based)

Beverages:

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont

The festival may seem like it’s an adults-only event, but there are things for the littles to do too! Guests can embark on a Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt around the park with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt, which has returned in 2020. Be on the lookout for statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase. You can purchase the map and stickers from select merchandise locations.

You won’t want to leave the Festival without some kind of souvenir. Guests can find festival merchandise throughout the smaller kiosk locations in Future World and World Showcase. Flower & Garden Festival 2020 merchandise has the spotlight right now but Food & Wine merchandise should be out around late August.

Will you be visiting the Food & Wine Festival this year? If you’d like to start planning your Disney Foodie vacation, contact me today! I am a travel agent with Amazing Magical Adventures, a Disney Earmarked agency. I can help you plan a memorable vacation at no extra cost to you!



Sara

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