As promised in my earlier post about the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon, I am pleased to introduce you to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!
The International Food and Wine Festival runs for about a month and a half, the dates vary slightly every year. This year it runs from September 30th to November 13th.
Around thirty countries are represented. The food and drinks are shipped from their respective countries. The park is alive with demonstrations specific to different cultures. They also have the Eat to the Beat! concert series which features many well known bands.
After the Wine and Dine Half Marathon you are granted admission to your own private Food and Wine Festival Party. Most rides are ready for use and all countries are open for business. Included with your run admission is a $10 gift card which you can spend however you like. Of course my sister and I spent ours on food and drink.
And the mussels? Oh. My. Gosh. Yum. I contemplated getting another plate. I also converted my sister to a mussel lover. Go me! :)
I also forgot to take a picture of the kielbasa and potato croquette we got from Poland. That was amazing as well. Other countries have such great food.
The kimchi was a little too spicy for me, but my gosh were the BBQ ribs amazing.
The night was perfect with most people walking around in just shorts and a tank top. The park was a glow, each country with their own special touches on display. It's a totally awesome festival. Amazing to think you can experience some of what our world has to offer just by walking a one mile path around a lagoon.
Have you every been to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? What was your favorite country? If you could go to any country right now and grab a bite to eat, where would you go?