REVIEW: Feast of the Three Kings, Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2017

We continue our series of reviews of the booths for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this year by visiting the Feast of the Three Kings today. This marketplace can be found next door to the Refreshment Port, just behind the Imagination pavilion on the way to World Showcase.

Here’s the menu:

  • Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice – $5.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Roasted Pork with Mashed Yucca and Pickled Green Bananas (Gluten-Free) – $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Three Kings Bread – $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Coquito with a Bacardi Rum Floater – $9.00
  • Coquito – $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Presidente Pilsner – $4.00

Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice – $5.75

The shredded beef tamale is good, but the ratio of breading to beef was poor. The Avacado Crema sauce had a really nice flavor paired with both the rice and the tamale. If there was more beef in this, I would highly recommend it, but it’s hard to compete with the pork dish.

Roasted Pork with Mashed Yucca and Pickled Green Bananas (Gluten-Free) – $5.25

This roasted pork dish is one not to be missed. The pork was cooked perfectly and the yucca as well with a nice, buttery flavor. I have eaten a lot of yucca in the last year or so, this was the best portion of the side dish I have ever had. I could do without the pickled green bananas, but they were fine on their own.

Three Kings Bread – $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Traditional dessert with a rich, white, sugary icing on top over a flaky, soft bread. This was really wonderful in its simplicity and was similar to many Italian baked good I have enjoyed over the holiday seasons in New York, so I may be a little biased in my nostalgic feelings for this dish. I still think you will enjoy it though.

Coquito with a Bacardi Rum Floater – $9.00

I enjoy a sweet alcoholic beverage so this was right up my alley. Coconut and cinnamon flavoring mixed with rum is pretty delicious, but the portion size is pretty small as you would expect. It’s really delicious, but just not enough of it is in this serving for $9. A non-alcoholic version is also offered.

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