REVIEW: Australia at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019
Welcome to a Marketplace Booth review for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place in the park from August 29 to November 23, 2019. This review will cover the Australia kiosk located on the World Showcase Promenade just past the Port of Entry shop as you head toward Canada. This is a one-stop shop for Australian inspired food during the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!)
Photos of Menu Items from the Australia Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas – $6.00
There’s a few plump, spicy shrimp in this mixture of vegetables and seafood. The shrimp are cooked to have a great plump exterior and a wonderful spice. All of the vegetables have the same flavorful spice to them, making this an interesting enough dish to warrant a purchase. In previous years, the shrimp ranged from small to large, your portion may vary.
*NEW* Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bushberry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata – $7.75
The roasted lamb chop was presented on a sweet potato puree and topped with a bushberry pea salad and a pistachio-pomegranate gremolata. The lamb itself was a little unseasoned, slightly fatty, but tender enough to eat. Sweet potato purée was very smooth and a nice compliment to the lamb chop.
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*NEW* Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue – $4.00
This dish is very sweet as expected and the berries paired well with the pastry cream. However, the meringue cookies were exceptionally hard and did not compliment the berries and pastry cream. We didn’t seem to taste any of the citrus macerations in the berries, which was a disappointment.
Wine Awesomeness says this wine has an aroma of “honeyed apricots and crushed almonds with white flowers and mineral notes. Silky and lean, the wine is smooth with a waxy-fruit character. A gentle acidity cleans up the richness of agave and floral flavors.”
From Franklin Tate Estates: “This wine exhibits aromatics of white peach, nectarine, and cashew,” with “flavors of stone fruit, citrus, and spice. The palate has a creamy texture and balanced acidity.”
3 Rings says their Shiraz has an aroma of “expressive and powerful notes of dark and exotic wild berries.” Their notes on the palate: “: A full-bodied wine. Layered beautifully with texture and elegance. Strong presence of dark and rich chocolates, traces of tar, leather, and spice lead to a core of supple yet immense fruit-driven characteristics, with a flavor wrapped finish towards the end of the palate.”
Wine Flight – $6.25
Location of the Australia Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Australia Marketplace is located on the World Showcase Promenade just past the Port of Entry shop as you head toward Canada. Australia is Number 9 on the map below.
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