REVIEW: “The Artist’s Table” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019

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Welcome to a food studio review for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park from January 18 to February 25, 2019. This review will cover “The Artist’s Table” Food Studio located near the American Adventure Pavilion. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!) For our complete coverage of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, head to our festival landing page at wdwnt.art. Now let’s dig in!

“The Artist’s Table” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Artist’s Table
The Artist’s Table Food Studio
Festival of the Arts
The Artist’s Table Food Studio

“The Artist’s Table” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) – $6.75
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) – $8.00
  • 🆕 Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI (6% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium (2.5% ABV) – $4.50
  • Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA ($23/bottle) – $5.00
  • Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA ($28/bottle) – $7.00
  • 🆕 Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates – $12.50
  • 🆕 Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00

Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00

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Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00

Inside a crisp pastry, this hearty beef dish is sure to please. The beef is quite dense and filling despite the size of it. The mushroom bordelaise and fennel cream work well when you run the beef and bread through them, completing the dish nicely.

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Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00

Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) – $6.75

Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) $6.50
Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) – $6.75

If there’s one thing Disney Chefs do really well every festival, it’s scallops. Food & Wine last year gave us a really amazing scallop, and Flower & Garden also graced us with a great take on the seafood. Festival of the Arts is no exception. Expect a scallop that isn’t chewy and done perfectly. Absolutely recommended.

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

I was thoroughly surprised by how good this cookie was, but also the time that went into making it is impressive. When we got the cookie, the “paint puddles” were not all dripping down the cookie, but carefully placed by a chef at the booth upon ordering. Every item at this festival requires some time to prepare for perfect presentation, and even this jumbo chocolate chip cookie is no exception. If you are in the mood for a chocolate chip cookie, this will hit the spot.

Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) – $8.00

Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) - $8.00
Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) – $8.00

This trio of drinking chocolate is unbelievably rich in flavor and so much so that it felt like we were drinking chocolate syrup out of the bottle. While I have enjoyed versions of these drinks from Amorette’s Patisserie and Ghirardelli, I didn’t think that these were nearly as good. The portion sizes are large enough to share between 2-3 people (simply because I can’t imagine that anyone could possibly have more than a few sips of such a thick and rich chocolate flavor).

Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI (6% ABV) – $4.50

Saugatuck Brewing Co. describes this beer as “a creamy Milk Stout with all the brilliant flavors of Neapolitan Ice Cream in one glass. Taste the rich flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry in this unique beer.”

Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50

Lexington Brewing Company describes: “We took a cold-conditioned cream ale, brewed with a hint of flaked corn and bourbon vanilla beans, and aged it in freshly decanted bourbon barrels for at least six weeks.”

Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium (2.5% ABV) – $4.50

Lindemans describes their beer: “Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean taste, with inviting raspberry supported by lambic complexity. Deep reddish-purple color with pink head.”

Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA ($23/bottle) – $5.00

Wine Enthusiast‘s Matt Kettmann writes: “The pale-pink wine offers light pink lemonade, plum, cherry and bubblegum aromas. The palate combines lime juice, pluot flesh and mandarin zest, set against a chalky backbone and laced with bright acidity.”

Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA ($28/bottle) – $7.00

Wine Enthusiast‘s Matt Kettmann writes that this wine “shows raspberry, thyme, sagebrush, rhubarb and smoke aromas on the inviting nose. The palate offers light berry flavors alongside hickory smoke, proving refreshing if not too complex.”

Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates – $12.50

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Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates – $12.50

One of the more interesting new offerings are these hot, alcoholic sipping chocolates. Despite it’s heavy liquor taste, the white chocolate seems to be the one that works the best. The other just felt very heavy and with no reward in flavor. While Festival of the Arts runs in January and February, we get some warm days in Orlando at this time, and the first day of the festival was just that. A hot, heavy chocolate drink like this isn’t what you want when its above 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00

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Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00

The menus at the Festival of the Arts always seem so much more interesting than the other 3 annual festivals, and items like this are why. Pairing chocolate and beer isn’t something you’ve probably been exposed to a lot, but it’s fun and different for me at least. These were some interesting beers and seeing how they worked after a bite of these enjoyable chocolates was one of the more memorable stops on our review tour. This is worth a try if you’re a beer drinker, and maybe even if you usually prefer wine with your chocolate.

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Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00

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