Kill, Refurb, Marry: Epcot Food & Wine Booths
|October 8, 2014||Posted by Running at Disney under Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Kill, Refurb, Marry|
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is by far the BEST event at Walt Disney World. This was my 5th year attending the event and I must say that it just keeps getting better every year. The chefs are always looking for new ways to bring innovative dishes to the kiosks and explore more of the world through food.
So when I saw that this month’s topic for Kill, Refurb, Marry was Epcot Food & Wine Booths I got very excited, but then immediately was filled with dread. How could I pick a favorite?! That’s like a parent picking a favorite child! After much agonizing and review of my DFB Guide to the Festival, I have narrowed down my choices….with a few honorable mentions for good measure 🙂
Kill – Singapore
I have to be honest, this is a booth I always avoid. While the Seared Mahi Mahi looks good, everything else at the booth looks completely unappetizing. My first reaction when I saw the Lemongrass Chicken Curry this year was that it looks like vomit, seriously. This photo actually makes it look ok, but in person…nope.
Then there is the Singapore Sling. This just sounds like a tropical version of a Long Island Iced Tea where you mix together a bunch of things and call it a cocktail. Plus anything with gin immediately heightens my gag reflex.
It is rare that you will find someone that actually enjoys the food at this booth and most people have strong opinions against it. Take it from my friend Rick who had an interesting review from last year’s festival. So let’s move on from Singapore and add something a bit more appealing like Thailand!
Refurb – Terra
This was a tough one sine I find something redeeming at most booths. I decided to go with Terra because I feel like there are so many interesting Vegan dishes out there that don’t have to include “fake meat.” I was a vegetarian for over 8 years and I never enjoyed any of those products. The texture was always very strange to me and I always wondered what kind of additives were being used to mimic those flavors. Doesn’t the texture of this year’s CraB’less CraB Cake look odd??
While I haven’t tried anything from Terra yet this year, I did try the Chick’n dish last year and my predictions were correct. However I really enjoyed the sauces and sides that were served with the Chick’n. My hope is that the chefs get a little more creative with natural vegan ingredients in the future.
Marry – Scotland
Scotland made it’s Food & Wine Festival debut last year and I loved everything they had to offer. You can actually see me gushing over everything in this video…even the Vegetarian Haggis which I thought I was going to hate. Well this year Scotland has outdone themselves. It’s hard to believe, but they have actually gotten BETTER!
Along with the Vegetarian Haggis, they have added a Seared Sea Scallop with Spinach-Cheddar Gratin with Crispy Bacon AND a Fresh Potato Pancake with Smoked Scottish Salmon and Herb Sour Cream. OH. MY. Both of these dishes are absolutely amazing. When I visited they actually ran out of bacon for the scallop (a punishable offense!) and the dish was still outstanding. I can’t wait to try it again with the bacon…I might actually pass out. On top of that, all the drinks at the booth are wonderful.
Scotland, you are everything a Food & Wine Booth should be. I Love You!
So those are my choices…what about you?? What Epcot Food & Wine Booths would you Kill, Refurb & Marry?? Make sure to visit This Happy Place Blog, Mouse on the Mind and all of the other great blogs participating in Kill, Refurb, Marry today!
Also, make sure to check out the DFB Guide to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to help plan your visit. It’s a lifesaver in helping you get the most out of your time at the festival!