REVIEW: “L’Art du Cuisine Francaise” 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 “L’Art du Cuisine Francaise” Food Studio

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise
Food:

  • Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread
  • Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce
  • Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake

Beverages:

  • Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée
  • L’Or par Edmond Thery: French Sparkling Chardonnay
  • Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Reserve 2015, Gustave Lorentz
  • Bordeaux, Château Tour de Granins, Grand Poujeaux, Moulis en Medoc 2015

Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread $8.75

Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce $10.00

Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread $8.75

Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread $8.75

We anticipate this dish to be a huge miss for most people. This was served in a plastic “can”, that was opened much like cat food and smelled the part. Unfortunately, it also tasted the part. The gelatinous brown gravy on top was the real issue here, the rillettes underneath were nice and salty making for one Fancy Feast. We don’t recommend this, honestly the mixture of textures just doesn’t work at all.

Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce $10.00

Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread $8.75

It’s shaped like a fish! Fun, right? This time you’re completely accurate. Unlike the fish-shaped food in Japan, this one is extremely tasty with a well cooked piece of salmon hidden below the crunchy puff pastry exterior.

Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake $6.75

Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake $6.75

It tastes as good as it looks, and that’s a very positive thing. This dish is exactly what the Festival of the Arts is about and France knocks it out of the park with a decadent cake that has a very berry flavor. The only issue we had with this is that the cake had a weird sponge-like quality to it, like a mousse almost. Not what we expected from a cake, but it’s forgiven.

Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée $11.00

Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée $11.00

Another absolutely stellar addition to the festival line-up. A staple of France’s festival booths across the board is their frozen drinks, and this is no exception. Expect an upfront peach flavor that isn’t overpowering but adds to the light and airy nature of the frozen beverage. Pick up one for each hand.

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