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 “Pop Eats!” Food Studio located at World Showcase Plaza past the Disney Traders shop as you head towards Mexico. (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.
“Pop Eats!” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Menu for the “Pop Eats!” Food Studio at Epcot International Festival of the Arts
- Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips (GF) – $6.75
- Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (GF) – $6.00
- Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Callebaut Belgian Chocolate (V) – $4.50
- Pop’t Art: Modern-designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V) – $4.50
*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.
- Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.25
- #RainbowSherbertGlitterDreamAle by Playalinda Brewing Co., Titusville, FL – $4.50
- Popping Bubbles Cocktail – $10.00
Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips – $6.75
We felt the portion for the price didn’t quite match here, with the piece of chicken being very small. The brie cheese doesn’t match the other flavors present in the dish either, but the blueberry jelly is pretty good. Mix it up with your few bites of chicken if you chose to get this dish, we’re on the fence about the $6.50.
Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam – $6.00
While a little on the strange side, the shrimp ceviche with lime mint foam was pretty good. The foam flavor doesn’t overpower anything in the dish and the shrimp tasted fresh. Not the best shrimp dish I’ve ever had, but not the worst either.
Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate (V) – $4.50
This dessert is brilliant in its simplicity. The chocolate icing, exquisitely moist cake, and raspberry jam mix for one of the best festival treats I have ever had. I know it probably sounds dumb to enjoy a fairly regular cake item at an event with rarer dining delicacies, but it was just made so perfectly. Plus it’ll look great on your Instagram hashtag ArtfulEpcot
Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V) – $4.50
It’s a pop-tart and cookie hybrid, this year with a strawberry filling. You may remember last year’s had a hazelnut filling and we felt it was a sugar rush, well this year isn’t much a change. Again, you can get some really cool pictures and every piece is unique, but it’s not unique enough to warrant a purchase especially at the price tag.
Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.25
This tastes like frozen Florida tap water. It is horrendous. Avoid at all costs.
#RainbowSherbertGlitterDreamAle by Playalinda Brewing Co., Titusville, FL – $4.50
I’ve never had a sparkling beer before, so I applaud its presence. I will wish it tasted good though. It was pretty think, almost gelatinous. It’s pretty offputting.
Popping Bubbles Cocktail – $10.00
Whoever thought boba should be included in champagne should be shunned, because it just doesn’t work. It’s a fun drink, but you quickly learn that it’s difficult to A) sip and enjoy before being left with random boba, or if you B) get a straw and learn the hard way that champagne can’t be sipped through a straw without it bubbling everywhere. It’s a fun cocktail and the passion-fruit boba work well with the champagne. They’re using a FairyTale Celebration Cuvée, which is also enticing in itself.