Who said you have to spend thousands of dollars traveling the world to try international cuisine? At Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival you can try a myriad of worldwide delicacies all in one spot. This is one of the most popular food festivals in the world, and with musical concerts, cheese seminars, culinary demonstrations, and workshops with celebrity chefs, it’s no wonder why. But don’t let all the fun distract you from the main event – the food!
To help you navigate your way through the flurry of flavors, we’ve rounded together some of our favorite dishes that you have to try during this year’s festivities.
If you thought cronuts were the last twist on croissants craze, then you have yet to try a Croissant aux Escargots. Only France could bring such a flaky, buttery garlic stuffed snail delicacy to life in such a scrumptious way. Too adventurous for you? Try a twist on something a bit more traditional, with Morocco’s hummus fries, which replace fried potato with chickpea and ketchup for tzatziki dipping sauce. Then head over to Earth Eats to wash it down with a kombucha flight.
After your fill of savory, it’s only right to top your palette off with something on the sweet side. Luckily, there are plenty of dessert-centric options to choose from. You may have seen liquid nitrogen in the kitchen on cooking shows, but if you’ve never tried one of these cutting-edge concoctions, Epcot’s Liquid Nitro Chocolate Truffle is the perfect starter bite. This crispy and creamy mousse covered in warm caramel whiskey sauce is a crowd favorite. And if the hint of whiskey has you wanting for more, hop over to Ireland for a tall Guinness Baileys Shake to lift your spirits even higher.
Experience All of Epcot
Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 30 – November 12, 2018, so you have plenty of time to plan an upcoming trip this year. When thinking of a place to stay for the festival, convenience and comfort are key. At the Villas of Grand Cypress, you’ll be minutes from the resort, and they provide complimentary transportation. That means when you’re finished tasting your favorite flavors from around the world, you’re only a short ride away from enjoying the sunset overlooking the rolling green landscape from your luxury villa or suite.