REVIEW: “The Painter’s Palate” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2017

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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 Painter’s Palate” kiosk, which is located in The Odyssey Festival Showplace.

REVIEW: “The Painter's Palate” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2017

Food:

  • Margherita Flatbread with Basil Pesto and Balsamic Drizzle (V) – $5.25
  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts – $9.50
    • Whipped Herb Cream Cheese with Sea Salt (V)
    • Chicken Mousse with Fresh Herbs & Everything Bagel Seasoning
    • Spicy Tuna with Sriracha Mayonnaise and Sesame Seeds
  • Mary Blair White Chocolate Art Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) – $7.00
  • Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Chocolate Hazelnut Filling (V) – $4.00
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette – $6.50

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Mule featuring the Ginger People Ginger Beer and Van Gogh Vodka – $9.50
  • Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter – $4.00
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – $4.00
  • 3 Daughters Queens Court Strawberry Blonde Nitro – $4.00
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight – $9.00

Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts – $9.50

  • Whipped Herb Cream Cheese with Sea Salt (V)
  • Chicken Mousse with Fresh Herbs & Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Spicy Tuna with Sriracha Mayonnaise and Sesame Seeds

The trio of savory croissant doughnuts is perhaps the most interesting and unique item at the festival. The everything bagel seasoning seemed to end up on two of the three somehow, and I’m ok with that. The whipped herb cream cheese and spicy tuna were both excellent, but the chicken mousse is a real head-scratcher since it didn’t really taste like chicken. I will warn you that they can be a bit messy, but otherwise worth ordering.

Margherita Flatbread with Basil Pesto and Balsamic Drizzle (V) – $5.25

 Perhaps a little heavy on the balsamic, the flatbread is fine and at least a good value for the size of it. Nothing special, but a decent snack.

Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Chocolate Hazelnut Filling (V) – $4.00

It looks like a Pop Tart, but it’s a sugar cookie… I’m sure kids will like this, but this dessert just confuses me. It wasn’t bad, I’m just not sure why it exists. It even has a filling like a Pop Tart (chocolate hazelnut flavored) but again, it has the flavor of a sugar cookie filled with icing.

White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette – $6.50

Perhaps the most fun item of the festival is this white chocolate Figment puzzle. Not only do you get to put the Puzzle together, but you can than create your own edible art with it. This should be something that any child will just have a blast making (and eating). Plus, how adorable is it?

The chocolate was of a good quality too, so you’ll be happy to know that it tastes as good as it looks.

Mary Blair White Chocolate Art Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) – $7.00

One of the more photogenic items will be the vast array of chocolate art on chocolate easels. At this kiosk, you can obtain the Mary Blair “it’s a small world” version.

Again, I think is quality chocolate, but you may find it hard to eat something so pretty.

Neapolitan Beer Flight – $9.00: Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter – $4.00, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – $4.00, 3 Daughters Queens Court Strawberry Blonde Nitro – $4.00

The Strawberry Blonde Nitro was a favorite of nearly everyone in our group for its natural sweet flavor. I personally loved the Double Chocolate Stout, but these types of drinks are usually my speed. The Nitro Vanilla Porter was also solid, so I’d suggest going for the flight over individual, larger beers here.

Pomegranate Mule featuring the Ginger People Ginger Beer and Van Gogh Vodka – $9.50

The Pomegranite Mule was quite refreshing, with a flavor akin to a sangria. You get a fair sized drink with this one and it was our favorite drink that we’ve had so far, so we recommend that you try it should you stop by this location during the festival.

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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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  • Thanks much for the pics and the reviews. Looking forward to dropping in at Epcot, the 2 locations so far look like some fun options. I was skeptical about this , but seems some creativity at work here. A lot of emphasis on Figment in this, and during Food & Wine in recent years… now if only Figment had an excellent ride again.

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