REVIEW: “L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019
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 “L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio located near the Italy 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, mangiamo!
“L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Menu for “L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Nothing says Italy like glazed pork ribs and sweet potato fries. Honestly, the pasta dishes from this booth are usually so bad that is is an upgrade. The ribs are tasty with a flavorful glaze, both pretty sizable, and the sweet potato fries are pretty good. Would I pay $11.00 for two ribs and some fries? Probably not again, even if they are good.
Spuma al Miele d’Arancio: Orange Honey Mousse with Peaches and Mint Marjoram Cream – $8.00
You know it’s freshly made when you find an imprint from the container it was in on top of your dessert… It’s not bad, but it isn’t memorable either. All of the flavor seemed to come from the accompaniments and not the mousse itself. You can do better, especially for $8.
Villa Sandi describes their wine’s aroma as “…fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and small mountain flowers.” “The dry, fresh and flavorsome sensation on the palate is followed by a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.”
Christofanon Montegrande describes their Merlot as “a wine with ruby red colour, typical pleasant fragrance, delicately herbaceous, with blueberry and raspberry nuances. It has a pleasant soft and quite intense taste.”
Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco – $13.00
I’m not sure there was much alcohol in our pour, so it tasted a little off. You might think it would be sweet given the amaretto and Prosecco, but it wasn’t at all.
Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco – $13.00
The prosecco used could have been a little less bitter to match the fruitfulness of the strawberry puree. Unfortunately, even after being hand-mixed by the Cast Member, the puree all floats to the bottom leaving one last chunky slurp of the drink. You can do better.