By Rachel Bshero, Disney Parks Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator
For me, fall is the most magical time to visit Walt Disney World Resort. The season brings cooler temperatures, autumnal decorations, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and, of course, the event foodies wait for all year—the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Today I’m sharing my top five can’t-miss items with D23 Members—each one new to the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes, Belgium
It may have replaced my beloved Potato Waffle with Braised Beef from last year’s festival, but this new item has earned its place on the menu. The tender, beer-braised beef falls apart beautifully over the creamy mashed potatoes, complimented with smoked Gouda.
Chicken and Dumplings, Farm Fresh
Looking for comfort food? This hearty stew features creamy chicken with fried potato dumplings, mushrooms, and spinach—fresh from the farm to your fork!
Loaded Greek “Nachos,” Greece
My mom is a vegetarian, so I’ve always loved trying new meatless dishes. I’m happy to say the Loaded Greek “Nachos” do not disappoint! Pita chips are topped with meatless sausage crumbles, lettuce, red onion, Kalamata olives, crumbled tofu, and vegan tzaztziki (made using cashews and almond milk). I think you’ll agree, this dish is a fun twist on a classic snack!
Ghiradelli Chocolate Raspberry Torte, Chocolate Studio
The Chocolate Studio marketplace is new for 2016, and so is this richly decadent torte. Made using delicious Ghiradelli chocolate for the chocolate custard and ganache, and topped with fresh raspberries—no chocolate-lover will want to miss this treat!
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle, The CHEW Collective
Inspired by ABC’s Emmy®-award winning show The Chew, each item at The CHEW Collective features masterful techniques and modern technology to create extraordinary flavors. This dish is no exception—layers of rich peanut butter mousse and white chocolate mousse are topped with candied peanuts. YUM.
Happy eating, D23 Members!