REVIEW: Morocco at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2018

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Epcot Food & Wine 2018 – Morocco

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 – Morocco Booth

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 – Morocco Menu

Morocco, as one of the 11 World Showcase countries, has been a fixture at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival since its inception in 1996. This year’s 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 30 – November 12, 2018.

Menu for the Morocco Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket – $6.00
  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V) – $5.00
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce – $4.00

Beverages:

  • Casa Pale Lager (5% ABV) – $4.00
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine (13% ABV) – $5.00
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur – $8.00
  • Red Organic Sangria – $6.00
Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Morocco Offerings
Offerings from Morocco at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Photos of Menu Items from the Morocco Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Morocco Kefta Pocket
Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket, $6.00

The kefta pocket looks and tastes lightyears better than in previous years, I’m still not sure it’s worth ordering though. Morocco is cooking the beef right at their stand this year and the quality difference really shows. The pita pocket is filled with vegetables and ground beef, so it at least looks interesting. If you were thinking about getting the kefta pocket this year, you may be pleasantly surprised. It’s not a must however.

Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V) – $5.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Morocco Hummus Fries
Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V), $5.00

The word “spicy” was dropped from the name of the Hummus Fries this year, but the overall dish hasn’t really changed. There’s still a slight spiciness to the sauce that tops the three hummus fries, but nothing that would really warrant the description of “spicy.” The vegetable mix on top helps cool things down and balance out the shaped blocks of hummus, making this dish not only unique, but really tasty. When it first premiered in 2016, with more fries and a smaller price tag, we felt this was a no-brainer of a recommendation. However, it’s getting hard to justify the ever-increasing price tag.

Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce – $4.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Morocco Baklava
Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce, $4.00

Baklava is difficult to make. The pastry takes hours of painstaking prep work requiring skills learned over many years. We would never be able to make the pastry properly. Morocco is not only able to make the pastry, but they make it well. It’s almost too good to be true. Believe the hype, because for $4 you get an expertly crafted chocolate baklava that looks and tastes the part. Absolutely recommended.

Location of the Morocco Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Morocco Marketplace Booth is logically oriented right next to the Morocco pavilion in World Showcase.

More Information

  • All of our 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival coverage is available from our landing page at https://wdwnt.wine!
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