Sneak peek of the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival menu!

This past weekend we attended the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival preview for Tables in Wonderland members. Marianne Hunnel and Chef Jens Dahlmann were there to talk about the new menu items and Marketplace booths. Take a look!

Reception

Puerto Rico Sweet Corn Sorullitos - Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2014

Puerto Rico Sweet Corn Sorullitos

Puerto Rico will be returning! We were able to sample the Sweet Corn Sorullitos with Mayo Ketchup.

South Africa Bobotie - Epcot Food and Wine 2014

South Africa Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms

As usual, South Africa is part of the festival. We were able to sample the Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms. Guests have been able to enjoy this menu item at Boma – Flavors of Africa for breakfast.

Chef Jens Dahlmann - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Chef Jens Dahlmann preparing Nueske’s Pepper Bacon Hash

Farm Fresh's Nueske's Pepper Bacon Hash - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Nueske’s Pepper Bacon Hash from Farm Fresh

Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann was hard at work preparing the Nueske’s Pepper Bacon Hash with Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Hollandaise and Pickled Jalapeños that will be served at Farm Fresh. It was wonderful watching him work! He puts so much care into his presentation.

Scotland Sea Scallop - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine

Sea Scallop with Spinach Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon from Scotland

We are thrilled to see Scotland included in this year’s line up! This time guests will be able to enjoy a Sea Scallop with Spinach, Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon. This was amazing!

CraB'less CraB Cake - Terra - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

CraB’less CraB Cake from Terra

Vegans will be excited to see Terra back at the festival. This year, on the menu will be “CraB’less CraB Cake” with Pepper Slaw and Cajun Remoulade featuring Gardein. Also returning will be Brazil! The Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onion, Avocado and Cilanto will be on the menu again, but new will be Pao de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Bread.

Aulani Sunset featuring Sammy's Beach Bar Rum - Hawaii - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Aulani Sunset featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Fan favorite, Hawai’i, will be coming back. We were able to sample Aulani Sunset featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. It’s not just pretty, but refreshing as well.

Paperboy Red - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Paperboy Red

Papperboy wine - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The construction of the Paperboy bottle

A variety of wines were available for sampling. The most interesting was Papperboy Red. The wine was described as “cheap and cheerful” by Marianne Hunnel. We found it to be sweet. As you can see, the bottle is made of paper, hence the name. We were curious as to the construction of it, so we tore through the paper to see a very thin plastic used to contain the wine. Definitely a twist on “boxed wines”. Other wines available to try included The Great American Wine Company – Chardonnay and Domaine Chandon – Brut Sparkling Blanc de Noir.

Ducke's Cold Nose Brown Ale - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale from Jacksonville, FL

Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale by Bold City Brewery, Jacksonville, FL was one of the craft beers available for sampling.  When I posted this on Instagram, michaela57 commented that Duke is a sweet dog that walks around a “lil bar in Jacksonville, FL”.

Mmmhops by Hanson Brothers - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Mmmhops by Hanson Brothers (Are you singing Mmm Bop now?)

MMMHops Pale Ale by The Hanson Brothers, Tulsa, Oklahoma was a last minute addition to the preview party. The brewery was founded by The Hanson Brothers, as in the band Hanson. Yep, that’s right! The kids that brought you MMMBop are grown up and are bringing MMMHops Pale Ale to you know. One cool thing about their brew, 10% of proceeds go to the non-profit charity Take The Walk.

Dinner

The event was held in the World ShowPlace Pavilion between Canada Pavilion and United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot. After the reception, guests were able to take a seat at their designated table. We were table eight. Joining Dining at Disney was Tony Caselnova from Disney By the Numbers, Rick Howard from Travel with Rick, John Donahue, Krista Joy from Disney Ways, Norma Alfonso and Raphael De Varona from Da Mouse.

Table setting - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The table setting at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival preview party

Chef Jens Dahlmann and Marianne Hunnel at 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview

Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann and Marianne Hunnel

Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann and Culinary Program Manager Marianne Hunnel walked us though the menu and beverage selections that we were enjoying throughout the night. These two are the masterminds behind this amazing festival!

Vegetarian Moussaka - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

New to Greece will be Vegetarian Moussaka

Vegetarian Moussaka - Greece - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine

A closer look at the Vegetarian Moussaka from Greece

MAN Chenin Blanc  - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Paired with the Vegetarian Moussaka was MAN Chenin Blanc

Of course, Greece is back! We were treated to the Vegetarian Moussaka paired with MAN Chenin Blanc. This dish was surprisingly good. It had mushrooms, potatoes and soy product (we’re guessing tofu) and topped with cheese.

Roasted Verlasso Salmon - Patagonia - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimi Churri from Patagonia

Goats do Roam White - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Goats do Roam White was served with the Patagonia course

New this year is Patagonia, a blend of Argentina and Chile. For this course, we were served Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimi Churri paired with Goats do Roam White 2013.

Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco from Puerto Rico

Medalla Light Beer - Puerto Rico - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Medalla Light Beer served with Puerto Rico course

This year, Puerto Rico is part of the line up! On the menu will be “Carna Guisada con Arroz Blanco” – Slow Braised Beef with Puerto Rican Grown Rice. The dish was paired with Medalla Light Beer and Sangriiia Cocktail. If you enjoy very light beers like Bud Light and Miller Light, then this beer is for you.

Dessert Trio - 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Dessert Trio of Freshly Baked Carrot Cake, Croissant Doughnut and Drinking Chocolate

For dessert, we received a dessert trio. From Hops and Barley, Fresh Baked Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cream Cheese Icing; from Refreshment Port, Croissant Doughnut Holes and from Bean to the Bar Warm Drinking Chocolate, and paired with Rosa Regale. It was the perfect way to end a delightful evening.

Looking for more information on the festival? Check out our 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page! Below are the details of what we know so far.

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Booth and Menus – COMING SOON!
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars – COMING SOON!
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival No-Cost Events
Eat to the Beat Concert Series
What’s New and Returning to the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Facebook Page
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
2014 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews

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