Okay, we didn’t have those together, but as we made our first round of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we decided to focus on beer and wine will be today. We will also spend time actually going through Epcot since our previous trip was concentrated on the Living Seas when we did the dive with them.
As novices to the Festival we hadn’t understood the set-up, but it really is fairly simple. There are events such as presentations by chefs, food and wine experts, seminars, etc.,. and a daily outdoor concert. We arrived mid-afternoon and so wanted to just do the walk-around samplings. For those who may not have been to Epcot yet, there is a small lake where almost a dozen countries are represented. They have shops, restaurants/snackbars, and some attractions. For the Festival, they set up special kiosks with 2-3 menu selections and 3-4 beverage selections. You pay a cashier and then move to the food and beverage spot to collect your choices. The food items are tapas-size and they have the beer in 6, 12 and 22 ounces. Since we decided to sample many beers, we did go with the smaller size.
The lollipop lamb chop and shrimp skewer with a wonder dipping sauce from Australia were great. The black pepper shrimp on noodles was from the China kiosk. The beef skewer and empanada from Argentinia were equally tasty and by that time we thought that we might save food from the other countries for wine day. After all, we were planning to hit Great River Brewing and Grille for dinner. We had actually had a pint of their micro-brewed brown ale and red ale before we set out for Epcot and thought dinner there would be a good idea.
Okay, that’s the run down from yesterday. The drizzle seems to have stopped and more adventure awaits us. And yes, I know that not everyone is getting to spend their Monday this way.