Fall at Disney World is such a magical time. There are pumpkins everywhere, the summer crowds have died down and best of all the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is in full swing! This was my first time going to Food & Wine as an adult, so I was finally able to try all the food and drinks.
There are so many amazing items at this year’s festival, but after going twice in the past month I think I’ve narrowed down my list of favorites. Here are my top picks for the best items at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival!
Red Wine, Blackcurrant Liqueur, Citrus Juices, Strawberry Puree and a hint of rum ($9.50)
I’m normally not a red wine person but this sangria was the perfect amount of tart and sweet. It was super refreshing and the perfect thing to drink on a hot day!
Parmesan and Pecorino Ravioli, Egg Yolk, Cream and Bacon ($7.25)
This is one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had (and I’m Italian so that’s saying something!) I’ve never had carbonara with ravioli before and it is seriously so good. This dish is pretty rich and heavy, so I recommend sharing with someone. That’s what I did and it was the perfect amount of food.
Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila ($10)
My favorite drink in all of Epcot. It’s so light and refreshing, and it doesn’t taste too strong. It pairs perfectly with the Ravioli Carbonara
Loaded Macaroni & Cheese
Mac & Cheese with Pepper Bacon, Cheddar and Leeks ($5.25)
My sister and friend got the loaded macaroni and cheese and it smelled so good I couldn’t help but take a few bites. I didn’t know how I would feel about the leeks but they added a nice texture to the cheese and the pepper bacon added just the right amount of heat.
Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette ($6)
I’m pretty sure this was the savory dish I had at the festival! It was a really generous portion size for the price. The dish came with a whole scallop and four or five shrimp. The dip was super garlicy and had a lot of flavor. It’s definitely a must-have dish.
Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Raspberry, Chocolate and New York-Style Cheesecake Bites ($5)
Mimosa Flight with Tropical, Key Lime and Blood Orange Mimosas ($13)
The Cheesecake Trio and the Mimosa Flight from Shimmering Sips was the best combination ever! It was perfect for sharing with three people. Plus the mimosa portions were pretty big, so everyone could have a whole one and feel satisfied.
Here are a couple of dishes I didn’t eat myself, but my friend and sister ate and loved:
Mala Chicken and Shrimp Bao Bun ($6.75)
Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Puree, Bush Berry Pea Salad and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata ($7.75)