Sequins and Sea Breezes: Epcot International Food & Wine Part 1

Epcot International Food & Wine Part 1

10/06/2015


Epcot Food & Wine 2015
Happy Tuesday! Today's post is all about the mouse. Ok, maybe not so much the mouse but the food at the mouse house! This was my first time ever to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and I call it part 1 because I didn't get to try nearly everything that I wanted to and I didn't bring my "big girl" camera so I will definitely be back very shortly to do a further recap. Honestly, there is so much to do and eat that I don't know how people manage to try something from every country in one day! Thank goodness for season passes so I have an excuse to go back!
Epcot
We started out the day heading to a third party building to pick up our season passes since I ordered mine through my work. After standing in a line that was forever long we headed over to Disney property. When we finally got into the park we headed straight for the Craft Beer "booth" to grab our first drink of the day. At each "booth" you have some food options and beverage options to choose from and some booths include flights. The craft beer booth offered some snacks (which we opted to skip) and two craft beer flights or individual 5 oz pours of a beer of your choice. We all opted for an individual pour, I went with the Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin.
Craft Beer Epcot Food and Wine
After finishing up at the Craft Beer booth we headed over to Mexico where we were greeted by a wall of people. Kerri said she had never seen Epcot so busy before, not even on New Years Eve. Leave it to me to go on the busiest day possible, right? We hopped right in line to pick up some Mexican food because that is the one thing I cannot miss. I opted for the Chilaquiles de pollo which was corn chips layered with seasoned chicken, queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro and was delicious! I skipped the drink in Mexico but in my picture you can see the hubby's Dos Equis with a floater. I'm assuming it had to be some sort of raspberry or berry flavored floater considering the color.
Epcot Food and Wine Mexico Pavillion
Epcot Mexico Pavilion
After Mexico we continued walking just to continue to find longer and longer lines. We finally decided to stop again in Italy (another food I can't say no to). This time I went with the ravioli alla caprese which was cheese ravioli in tomato sauce with mozzarella, parmesan and basil. This MIGHT have been my favorite dish of the day and I also grabbed a frozen Italian margarita made with limoncello and tequila. It was delicious but melted way too quickly! 
Epcot Food and Wine ravioli alla caprese 
Epcot Italy Pavilion
From Italy we moved on to France and at this point I was stuffed but I powered through it and ordered the beoeuf bourguignon which was braised short ribs in cabernet sauce with mashed potatoes and I got the sparkling pomegranate kir to drink. I completely failed to take a picture of my food in France mainly because I was more interested in a place to sit down and let my food digest before I exploded. But the views from the pavilion were gorgeous  


We decided to take a little break from eating and drinking for awhile and headed over to The Seas with Nemo and Friends which was an adorable ride and if you follow me on Snapchat you saw we got stuck on it for a few minutes. Soarin' and Test Track both had 50+ minute waits so we chose to skip those this time and instead headed over to the giant ball (which I named Lance) and ride Spaceship Earth which was located in Lance. That ride opened in 1982 and hasn't been updated since so it was kind of funny but still nice to get out of the sun and just sit for a bit.

Epcot at Sunset

After a few rides and some walking around we decided to head over to the Farm Fresh booth which I REALLY wanted to try their loaded mac n’ cheese with Nueske’s® pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, peppers and green onions but was still too full so I opted to skip it until next time. I did give in and get a glass of wine at the Wine Studio which was the most adorable little outdoor patio area with wine and cheese. I went with the Avviato Pinot Grigio but apparently the Acacia Pinot Noir was a huge hit since it was sold out by the time we got there.

Wine Studio Epcot Food and Wine


We decided to make our way back around the world and see if any of the lines for places we missed had gotten any shorter. The beer line in Germany had gotten considerably shorter than it was previously so we decided to grab a drink there even though I really really wanted to try the bratwurst. I went with the Norbertus Special Hefeweizen which was ok. Not my favorite but not horrible.


We ended the day by hopping on Mission: Space and let me tell you, they do a great job of freaking you out about riding that ride. All of these warnings and do not ride if signs every where. Not to mention the barf bags when you sit down. Kerri and I were a little freaked out but I didn't think it was that bad. It spins you around really fast (which you can't really feel) but you feel the g-forces on your body. You get exposed to forces up to 2.5Gs which is more than twice the force of gravity at the Earth's surface. It's scary how many people have been taken to the hospital and even died from that ride but I'm glad we did it! Thanks for sticking with me through this post! I know it was pretty lengthy compared to my usual posts!

Epcot at night

Until we meet again Epcot....

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46 comments

  1. It sounds like so much fun! I haven't been to epcot in years but it was always one of my favorites! So it sounds like they changed the ride that is in the giant ball - it used to be something called body wars and you would make your way through the human body - it was really cool! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  2. It looks like such a fun experience! All of that food and delicious drinks...Im not sure how a day gets better. And then you added in the Mouse ears and everything was complete :)

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  3. I haven’t been back to Disney since I was around 8, so I clearly need to go back soon and enjoy the adult beverages at Epcot!

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  4. Oh looks and sound amazing! Wish I went to this when I was in town! Trish - tales from trish

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  5. So much fun! Those ears are just too cute and that lasagna thing looks divine! Yum!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  6. The limoncello margaritas are one of my fav drinks at Epcot, my other favs are the slushies (and champs of course) in France and the blood orange margarita in Mexio.

    And definitely secure fast passes (through the Disney app) for rides next time you go for no lines on the best rides - Soarin' and Test Track are must-dos! :-D

    Green Fashionista

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  7. ah so much fun! you did a way better recap than moi. haha. cannot wait for part 2 for my birthday! and more slushies in italy and food in germany :) :) love u!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. Ummm people have died on Mission Space?! This looks like so much fun, even though the lines sound so annoying (especially at this time of year!)

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  9. It sounds like you and Kerri had a blast!! Mexican or Italian food you literally can never go wrong with. I was salivating reading your post and wanted to try that sparkling pomegranate kir, yum! I loved Soarin', but hate the ridiculous line it always had when I was there!

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  10. What a cool (and yummy!) event! And how cute are you in the Minnie ears? :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Omg I rode that mission space ride a long time ago and my little sister was bawling crying the whole time begging them to stop it hahaha. The weirdest feeling! Yalls food looks amazingggg omg

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  12. thanks for taking us along with you through this post!! i have been so curious!! i loved the recap!!!

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  13. Whoa the corn chips sound amazing and ravioli is one of my favorites. I'm jealous lol! We totally have the same taste in food. The wine studio is so cute, I need to visit one day! Iv'e been to Epcot when I was younger, but you know I didn't have much appreciation for it then lol.

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  14. Looks like a FABULOUS time, lady! I'm so jealous, I wish I was there. The beoeuf bourguignon sounds amazing.

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  15. Would you like a visitor this weekend? I need to come and eat all of the things!!! Haha everything looks so amazing!

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  16. This look likes so much fun! Although, I don't know how well I would handle those rides after some wine and beer!

    xx, Carly | carly blogs

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  17. I did that mission ride once and never again, I have never felt so sick in my life! However, the test track is my absolute favorite ride. Looks like a great time! Is any of the food included or you have to pay for each individual sample? Definitely looks like there were some great drinks along the way!

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  18. I cannot tell you how jealous I am! We go to Disney every other year or so but never seem to hit it right to be there during the festival

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  19. ah I am obsessed with epcot! loved this fun post!

    kelseybang.com

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  20. So much fun! Epcot is HUGE so you did a lot in one day! I can't wait to go, and you know I'm hitting that wine patio!

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  21. Love the minnie mouse ears! Your food and drink in Italy looks delicious - that would have definitely been my favorite too! Although, your hubby's in Mexico looks pretty great too.

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  22. That's crazy that it was so busy! I was there two years ago for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon and that weekend wasn't that busy at all. I got the ravioli in Italy, too, and I remember it being amazing. The Mexican dish looks fantastic, too.

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  23. I'd love to go to Dysneyworld, it should be fun!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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  24. I have seen so many of my friends on Facebook posting pictures of this event. I didn't even realize the had went! It looks like so much fun, minus the whole crowd thing. I just love food and drink festivals!!!

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  25. Well Italy definitely sounds the best food and drink wise but everything looks amazing and yummy!! Pretty jealous you're so close to Epcot & Disney, two of my favorite places! This event looks so fun!

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  26. Ps. I totally love that ride in the ball Spaceship Earth! I can't believe it's that old and hasn't been updated!

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  27. Sounds like a pretty fun time!! That limoncello margarita sounds amazing too!! Glad that you had a fun time, I would have had a serious case of food coma!! :-)

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  28. Love, love LOVE Epcot :) Jared and I have always wanted to get down for this festival but, football season.... so I can't really vacation! Boo! I was super freaked out to ride Mission:Space but I'm glad we did too. I felt a little dizzy for a bit after we rode it, but nothing crazy like they try to make it seem ahah!

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  29. ahhhh fun! the food & wine festival has (coincidentally, not planned) been on both times i've been, and i thought for sure it wouldn't be on when we are coming next month but of course it's the last weekend! gah, hope it's not crazy busy lol. i just love it because of the little australia cart / tent thing.

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  30. how fun! love it. what a great time!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  31. I love wine and I am wine-certified for level on. Plus I love good food, so this event is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing Pam.


    Have a great week, pretty lady! <3 Ada.

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  32. Love Epcot so much! great post, have an awesome week!
    xo

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  33. Sounds like you guys fit a ton in on Saturday and I missed the Craft Beer booth...damn! lol The food in France sounds amazing!

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  34. Mexican and Italian food are where it's at!!! I would've had to spend a day one EACH! lol

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  35. Mexico is my favorite country there! There were definitely no craft beer flights when I went over the summer...I really need to get to this festival one year!

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  36. Ok that Italian margarita sounds AMAZING! I was too scared to ride Mission Space but I remember my ex boyfriend rode it and literally had to lay on the grass after he was so dizzy!

    Loved this post! I miss Disney so much!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  37. You are the cutest! And all the food and drinks - they look soooo good!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  38. How cool!! Who would have thought that this would have happened near/at disney!? Thanks for sharing!

    xo,Sara Kate Styling

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  39. Looks like so much fun! I went to Epcot a while ago and I loved it! It was my favorite Disney World park in Florida.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  40. What fun! Thanks for the great recap. I went years ago and thought it was way too crowded for my taste. I mean you could hardly walk around it was so packed with people. I'm pretty sure at one point, the park was at capacity. I totally would love to go again though. I love Disney and jealous that you ladies live so close.

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  41. This looks so fun!! I haven't been to Disney since I was 7 (and probably won't go back until I have kids) but Epcot looks so fun... I love the country theme! I also want to get to Harry Potter world, but Ryan doesn't share my enthusiasm on that one lol :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  42. We were in Disney at the beginning of Sept and I wished we could stay for the festival, looks like so much fun!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  43. What a fun time, all the food and drinks look delicious!

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  44. Thanks for sharing your fun day of sipping and snacking around the world! So excited to enjoy some of this deliciousness myself in a little over a week ...and of course the amazing views, and magical atmosphere too!! Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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