REVIEW: Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Let’s take a trip up to the Great White North this holiday season, or rather the Canada Pavilion at EPCOT, to try the Yukon Holiday Kitchen. Back for its third year at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, let’s see if this booth is as good as it was last year!

Menu for Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food:

  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant – $6.00
  • 🆕 Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll – $5.00
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble – $4.50
  • 🆕 Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie – $2.50

Beverages:

Photos of Menu Items for Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant – $6.00

Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant – $6.00

The salmon is served with Crown Maple whisky glaze, parsnip silk, apple chutney and hazelnut croquant. The flavors mixed well and the apple chutney was a standout. Sadly, there just wasn’t enough of the chutney to combine with all bites.

*NEW* Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll – $5.00

*NEW* Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll – $5.00
  

The wild rice soup had questionable color, but there was an obvious attempt to brighten it up with the added green scallions on top. It was surprisingly good and satisfyingly hearty. The pretzel roll served alongside it is fresh and tasted more like a roll than a pretzel. Dipping the pretzel into the soup is by far the best way to enjoy this combo.

Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble – $4.50

Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble – $4.50

With maple mousse rolled in gingerbread chiffon cake with cranberry sauce and pecan crumble, this isn’t only the best yule log we tried, but one of the best things we had at the whole Festival. Get it!

*NEW* Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie – $2.50

*NEW* Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie – $2.50

The new cookie offering here has a beautiful color and presentation with bright red & white spirals and green sprinkle cheer. While the cookie has a good peppermint taste, overall its just an okay cookie. Nothing stellar in texture or taste, but visually it covers the total Christmas cookie look.

Frozen Coffee – $4.50

Frozen Coffee – $4.50

The frozen coffee offering here was good. It has a smooth and creamy consistency, but nothing about it really stands out or makes it a must-try item.

*NEW* Unibroue Éphémère Cassis (5.5% ABV) – $4.50

Unibroue decribes their Éphémère Cassis as “pale red with pinkish highlights,” with “pleasant aromas of blackcurrant enhanced by notes of citrus and spice with a light, flowery bouquet,” and “refreshing acidity, [with a] slightly sweet, [and] mild astringency from the richness of the blackcurrant flavor combined with a hint of fresh grapes, lemon zest and tea.”

Inniskillin Riesling Icewine ($68/bottle) – $14.00

From Wine.com: “This Riesling Icewine shows the elegance of tropical aromas and flavors of lemon and lime. The good acidity of Riesling allows for a refreshing mouth feel amid the many layers of flavors that unfold. Abundant aromatics of lemon, lime, peach and hint of spice integrate well with the rich concentrated flavors of apricot and fresh oranges.”

Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine ($50/bottle) – $11.00

From Global Wine & Spirits: “There’s incredible depth of both flavor and texture in this golden icewine from Inniskillin. Initially, it’s rich and creamy on the tongue with notes of honey, waxy florals and apple. Then, bright flashes of acidity bring forth tones of tangerine and Meyer lemon. Long and languorous on the finish, it’s a gorgeous wine all around.”

Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine ($69/bottle)- $14.00

From Inniskillin: “Aromas of peach, apricot, spice and a touch of toasty vanilla are evident on the nose, while intense fruit flavors of mango, apricot and orange balance the crisp acidity of this complex oak aged Icewine.”

Regional Red Wine – $8.00

Icewine Flight – $13.00

Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky ($31/bottle) – $11.00

Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky ($31/bottle) – $11.00

The whiskey coffee found here in Canada has a strong taste, but it’s super smooth. For someone who usually doesn’t like whiskey, it surprisingly tasted great with the coffee. A definite winner at this booth.

Location of Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the 2019 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is located on the World Showcase Promenade adjacent to the Canada pavilion. Yukon Holiday Kitchen is number 27 on the map below.

Of course, if you’re just looking for a simple snack, you can also try the Canada Popcorn Cart for another festival exclusive item, Pecan Maple Bark with Maple Sugar.

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Kirsten
Kirsten
10 months ago

The salmon was amazing as was the Yule log and great size.