REVIEW: The Alps 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 Alps kiosk located in the Norway pavilion in the World Showcase. This is a one-stop shop for European inspired food as it makes it debut this year at the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!)
Photos of Menu Items from The Alps at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
*NEW* Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette – $5.00
We loved this! It’s an actual block of cheese that they’re melting and then scraping off onto the plate, and unlike many dishes at the festival, this one has a good bread to cheese ratio.
*NEW* Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes – $6.00
It’s a very good-sized portion that’s very heavy and hearty. It’s a well-seasoned, very tasty “stew,” but it’s more like mashed potatoes with gravy on top. All that being said, it was good.
*NEW* Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche Cream and Blue Diamond® Almonds – $4.50
The cream is real, hand-whipped cream, not from a can. It’s very moist inside, and very delightful. Basically everything from here is great.
*NEW* Domaine CARREL et Fils Eugène Jongieux Blanc – $5.00
According to Domaine CARREL et Fils Eugène, Jongieux Blanc has “a luminous appearance with green highlights,” and that “this wine delivers lovely fruity notes (citrus and ripe pears), associated with floral overtones [and] has a slight minerality to finish.”
*NEW* Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand – $7.00
According to Cave De La Côte, the Rosé Gamay has “an aroma of red fruit notes (red cherry, raspberry),” and that “this lively, fruity wine is rounded and balanced.”
*NEW* René Favre Dôle, Chamoson – $7.00
According to Swiss Cellars, the Dôle is “a generous, robust wine that nicely combines terroir and a rustic character along with the fruitiness of red and black cherries.”
*NEW* Frozen Rosé – $9.00
This is the best “frosé” in Epcot. But remember, it is Walt Disney World, so it’s not going to blow your mind. It’s a very nice, light yet enjoyable frosé. Cheers!
*NEW* Wine Flight – $6.75
Domaine Carrel et Fils Eugene Jongieux Blanc: Let’s start by saying this is the best wine flight of the festival booths. Is there better wine at the festival? Probably. But if you are looking for the best wine flight, you’ve found it in this. The blanc was a nice, light, dry white wine, which was clearly steel fermented. We would recommend drinking this first as it is best cold.
Cave De La Cote Rosé Gamay: We were pleasantly surprised by this wine. It’s a light, dry, easy-drinking rosé. Cheers!
René Favre Dôle: Finally, a wine served at the proper temperature! This was very nice and paired well with the food options at this booth. Kudos to the sommelier.
Location of The Alps at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Alps is located at the Norway Pavilion, it is Number 8 on the map below.
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