REVIEW: France Alsace Holiday Kitchen, Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2017

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We continue our series of reviews of the booths for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this year by visiting the Alsace Holiday Kitchen today. This marketplace can be found in the France pavilion in World Showcase.

Here’s the menu:

  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche á l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche – $5.75
  • Le Réveillon de Noël: Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Chestnuts with Sweet Potato Purée – $6.75
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Slice of Chocolate Christmas Yule Log – $4.75
  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon – $10.75
  • Merlot & Cabernet Blend, Château de Bechuad, Saint Emilion – $6.75
  • Holiday Kir: Sparkling Wine and Monin® Cranberry Syrup – $7.00
  • Champagne Brut, Nicolas Feuillatte – $15.00

Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche á l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche – $5.75

This is a nice departure from other festival items since it is served cold, and it delivers in the flavor department. The brioche is really nice and the salmon quite flavorful with the cream having a taste akin to a cream cheese.

Le Réveillon de Noël: Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Chestnuts with Sweet Potato Purée – $6.75

It looks like cat food, which is a little off putting, but it tasted good. In fairness, it’s hard to go wrong with turkey, mushrooms, and sweet potato.

Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Slice of Chocolate Christmas Yule Log – $4.75

This was a huge disappointment. It has a chocolate cake flavor and that’s really all you can say about it. If you want a chocolate dessert, I again refer you to Les Halles (the France bakery) which has a pretty amazing Yule Log for sale right now.

Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon – $10.75

The wine slush that is so popular at other festivals is back here with a twist. Sadly, that twist makes it less memorable than the similar offerings at other Epcot events. If you want “rum juice” then you should get this, but otherwise I would skip it.

On a side note, they gave us a cup that was pretty much not completely assembled and then refused to make us a new drink in a new cup (and yes, we were going to give this one back). I can’t begin to tell you the anxiety had during this photo shoot that the slush was just going to fall off of the base.

Holiday Kir: Sparkling Wine and Monin® Cranberry Syrup – $7.00

You can do much better elsewhere at Epcot if you like sparkling wine, this one just tastes very syrupy.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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