Taste Your Way Through the Food and Wine Festival

If you know me, you know that fall is my favorite time of year in Orlando.

(It used to be Christmas time, but then Disney took away the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights and, well, my soul died a little. But, I digress).

We have Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort (keep an eye out for a post on this after opening night this WEEK!), and my FAVORITE festival at Epcot—the International Food and Wine Festival!

Can I get a holla?!

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Food and Wine, now in its 23rd year, began on August 30 and will run through November 12. The festival is chock full of insanely cute merchandise, fun, separately priced seminars and classes, a rockin’ Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup, and, of course, the main attraction–global marketplaces full of delicious food and tasty drinks.

Ready to drool? Excellent. Scroll on.

I’ve already been twice (just trying to get that SUPER CUTE Annual Passholder Chef Mickey cutting board, ya know) and I’m starting to make a dent in my very lengthy food and wine wish list.

Lucky for you, I have photos of everything I’ve tried so far! I’ll even include my list at the bottom of this post if you want to sneak a peek as you plan your own trip.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, I present my food and wine haul!

 

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*Pao de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Bread

Brazil

 

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*Frozen Mimosa – featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

 

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*Tropical Mimosa – with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

 

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Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Nueske’s Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, & Green Onions

Active Eats

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Apple Strudel – with Vanilla Sauce

Germany

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Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer

Brewer’s Collection

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*Kalua Pork Slider – with Sweet and Sour DOLE Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayo

Hawai’i

 

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Byejoe Punch – Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut, and Pineapple Juice

China

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*Frozen Mojito

Islands of the Caribbean

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*Quesito – Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce

Islands of the Caribbean

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Mezzi Rigatoni – Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta, and Parmesan Cheese

Italy

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*Frozen Margarita – with Limoncello and Tequila

Italy

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Madras Mimosa – with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

 

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Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

 

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Phosphorescent Phlight – *Phosphorescent Phreeze (Non-alcoholic), InfraRED (Non-alcoholic), and UltraVIOLET (Non-alcoholic)

Light Lab

 

For all of you Annual Passholder’s out there, here are the two gifts you will receive for attending Food and Wine this year (and, honestly, they’re precious):

 

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Chef Mickey Annual Passholder Magnet (1 visit required)

Festival Center

 

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Chef Mickey Cutting Board (4 visits required)

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*Everything with an asterisk is a personal favorite of mine and I would highly recommend trying during your visit to the festival!

 

And, as promised, my personal wish list (which I am making serious progress on!):

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What are you excited to try this year?  Let me know in the comments!

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