REVIEW: Feast of the Three Kings at the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Feast of the Three Kings is asking us to “travel to the Caribbean for a fa-la-la-la-fabulous fusion of food, drink, and culture celebrating the story of the Magi.” I’m all for a Caribbean getaway, so let’s dig into this 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays booth and see if they live up to their promise.
Menu for Feast of the Three Kings at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (GF) – $5.00
Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (GF) – $6.00
Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (GF) – $4.50
Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (GF) – $4.25
Photos of Menu Items for Feast of the Three Kings at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives – $5.00
Consisting of sofrito-marinated beef with sweet plantains and olives, this dish was certainly meaty and a good portion for the cost. Think of it as a high-end and better-tasting Hamburger Helper.
Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce – $6.00
Topped with shrimp, crushed avocado aji and tomato sauce, this is the better of the two arepa offerings, but it’s still bland overall as the arepa itself is not good.
Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco – $4.50
Topped with melted queso fresco, this arepa is very poor and doesn’t even have the elements that the queso fresco-stuffed version has to help it out. Arepas can be amazing – these are, sadly, the opposite of that.
Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds – $4.25
Garnished with pumpkin seeds, this offering was deceptively small compared to how it’s advertised. It’s a shame because it was better than last year’s rice pudding from Mexico. But, at this tiny size, forget about it.
*NEW* Chocolate Crinkle Cookie – $2.50
Despite the appetizing appearance, this cookie leaves a lot to be desired. We thought it was too crispy on the outside and not chewy enough in the middle, so the texture took away from the flavor.
It has a good heavy chocolate flavor, which was unfortunately ruined by the subpar texture of the cookie. We would not order this cookie again, so we recommend that you save your money as well.
Coquito: Tropical Eggnog – $4.25
Also known as Puerto Rican eggnog, this tropical take on traditional eggnog has flavors of coconut added to the beverage.
Tropical eggnog with a Bacardi Gold dark rum floater, this was more along the lines of RumChata than traditional eggnog. If you love that liqueur, then you’ll like this.
Location of Feast of the Three Kings at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Feast of the Three Kings can be found on Showcase Plaza, near the World Showcase entrance to Walt Disney Imagineering Presents the EPCOT Experience. Feast of the Three Kings is number 2 on the map below.
Did you find yourself transported to somewhere in the Caribbean or did you realize you were still stuck in Florida? Let us know in the comments below!