REVIEW: “Cuisine Classique” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2018

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Welcome to a food studio review for the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park all week long from January 12th to February 19th, 2018. This review will cover the “Cuisine Classique” Food Studio.

Cuisine Classique
Cuisine Classique

 

Cuisine Classique
Cuisine Classique

 

Cuisine Classique
Cuisine Classique

 

Cuisine Classique

Food:

  • Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
  • Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs

Beverages:

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Chico, CA
  • Bell’s Two Hearted American-style India Pale Ale Kalamazoo, MI
  • Duck Rabbit Milk Stout Farmville, NC
  • Beer Braising Flight
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series Logrono, Spain
  • Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy

 

Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic $7.75

Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic $7.75
Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic $7.75

The meat was extremely tender, we didn’t even need a knife. The parsnip puree added another great layer to this well-plated and hefty dish. Ours came with two pieces of the short rib, simple enough to split with a friend and/or loved one. Recommended.

 

Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) $7.50

Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) $7.50
Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) $7.50

A very light fish, again another tender item that we didn’t need a fork for. We were surprised at the quality of these items, especially with so many misses at Food & Wine because of quality. Another amazingly recommended dish, and one of the few Gluten Free options available.

 

Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs $6.00

Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs $6.00
Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs $6.00

Your winner for the best dessert of the festival. It’s an impossible combination of caramel, chocolate, and love for the art of dessert. Pick yourself up one, but you may find it difficult to share because of how good this is. Make sure you get the chocolate sauce in every bite, it’s worth the effort.

 

Beer Braising Flight (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bell’s Two Hearted American-Style India Pale Ale, Duck Rabbit Milk Stout) $9.00

Beer Braising Flight (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bell's Two Hearted American-Style India Pale Ale, Duck Rabbit Milk Stout) $9.00
Beer Braising Flight (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bell’s Two Hearted American-Style India Pale Ale, Duck Rabbit Milk Stout) $9.00

If you enjoy pale ales, this is your beer flight. Our group isn’t keen on the pale ale variety, but we were able to enjoy paring the beers with the braised beef. You can do worse for $9.00, and it’s a great way to try a few beers. The Sierra Nevada is readily available across the country, as is the Bell’s, so you may be able to make this flight as home if you can find the Duck Rabbit.

 

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