Welcome to a food studio review for the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park Friday-Monday from January 13th through February 20th, 2017. This review will cover the “The Masterpiece Kitchen” kiosk, which is located just outside of the Canada pavilion in World Showcase.
The Masterpiece Kitchen
- Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Duck Breast and Cheese – $14.00
- Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments – $12.00
- Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (V) – $9.00
- Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from our Master Pastry Chef – $9.25
- White Chocolate Puzzle on an Artist Palette (GF) (V) – $6.50
- Mickey and Pluto White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) – $7.00
- Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne – $12.00
- Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist – $9.25
- The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot – $9.50
- Dasani Bottled Water – $3.00
The first day of the festival was a little rainy, but there was work to be done. If you are interested in the white chocolate puzzles and white chocolate puzzles, you will find them reviewed here.
Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Duck Breast and Cheese – $14.00
While a nice and delicious spread, I feel skipping the Charcuterie Palette is probably a good idea, as you can get at least two other festival entrees for this price. There’s nothing terribly exotic about this spread, but it was good if you feel the need to order it.
Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments – $12.00
The smoked salmon tartare is a solid dish and will certainly appease anyone who enjoys such things. It really has a really amazing flavor palatte and if you have never had caviar or salmon tartare, this is a rather nice dish to try them on.
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (V) – $9.00
This is my second favorite dish of the entire Epcot International Festival of the Arts, so much so that I wish I could order a full-sized entree featuring it. The cheese and risotto blend together perfectly, and the mushrooms were very flavorful, proving especially tasty when soaked into the risotto.
Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from the Master Pastry Chef – $9.25
One of the better desserts of the event, the triple chocolate mousse features distinct flavors stacked on top of each other for a delicious combination. It is also particularly photogenic, if you are into that sort of thing…
Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist – $9.25
If you enjoy a good Sidecar, this won’t disappoint. For those unaware of the ingredients:
The sidecar is a cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Grand Gala or another triple sec), and lemon juice. In its ingredients, the drink is perhaps most closely related to the older brandy crusta, which differs both in presentation and in proportions of its components.
About half of our group liked this and half did not, so your results with it may vary. The chocolate twist is a nice touch.