Not water into wine, mind you. The perfect weather we thought we were going to have for Day Two of the Food and Wine Festival didn’t exactly happen. On the other hand, we have been wetter for longer and for less worthy causes. The rain was mostly light yesterday and we hoisted the umbrellas and made our way from the Boardwalk to Epcot. We opted for the Living Seas with Nemo and friends, strolling among the displays of marine creatures that we dearly love. By the time we finished a leisurely lunch at the Coral Reef Restaurant, the sun had emerged as predicted. We also went over to the section Land wor the new attraction, Soaring. That was a terrific virtual hang gliding soar over parts of California.
California wine was not on our list for the Festival though as we backtracked just a bit to enjoy an Argentinian malbec and a torrentes (a nice white). Then it was South African chardonnay and sauvignon blanc before I did a German reiseling and my husband opted for an Octoberfest beer, but I could hardly fault him for that. Chianti and pinot grigio from Italy of course and French beaujelais and vouvray to round out the afternoon.
We latter enjoyed dinner at Cat Cora’s Greek restaurant, Kouzzina, and then went upstairs to a pleasant lounge that could have been the setting for a 1950s Sam Spade movie.
Did we have a good time? Yes, indeed. Does the Epcot Food and Wine Festival need to be on your Life List? I am not certain I would say that, but what I do say is that if you are planning a trip to Orlando or Disney at some point seriously consider making it during the month-long Festival.