Welcome to a marketplace review for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2017, taking place in the park from August 31st through November 13th, 2017. This review will cover “Earth Eats”, which is located in Future World West behind Club Cool, in the cluster labeled as “Next Eats”.
- Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce – $4.75
- Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese – $5.25
- Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle – $3.50
- Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay “Goldie”, California – $10.00
- Kurt Russell’s Gigi Wines Pinot Noir, California – $15.00
- Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead, Colorado – $7.00
Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce – $4.75
Vegetarian dishes usually aren’t my thing, but this particular ravioli is a real winner, The ricotta cheese and zucchini are blended together nicely for a flavor combination you won’t soon forget.
Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese – $5.25
This is fine, but there are a dozen better beef dishes you can find at other marketplaces around World Showcase. Also, where did the accompaniments go? Below is a picture from last year, with more of the advertised cheese…
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle – $3.50
I think I ordered the Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a caramel drizzle at least 5-7 times last year when it debuted. I love any dessert with peanut butter, but the light mousse mixed with the caramel flavoring is just about perfect.
Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay “Goldie”, California – $10.00, Kurt Russell’s Gigi Wines Pinot Noir, California – $15.00
Kurt Russell’s Goldie is honestly one of the best Chardonnay varieties you’re going to find at Epcot, let alone Food and Wine. It’s $50 a bottle for the 2013 vintage, making $10 a glass not the worst deal at the event. Considering the light crispness of the wine, it’s well validated at the price point, and somehow all comes back around to Guardians of the Galaxy being in Epcot…
The Pinot Noir comes in at $75 a bottle for the 2013 vintage, justifying $15 a glass. This wine brings forward notes of plenty of fruit, making for a very flavorful wine that most will enjoy. It’s a perfect use of those Tasting Sampler tabs we told you not to buy (but you probably did anyway).
Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead, Colorado – $7.00
This thing is pretty weird. It’s basically an alcoholic carbonated drink with a black raspberry flavor. I thought it was quite refreshing for a hot day and probably a good choice for those who don’t like a strong alcohol taste with their drinks.
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