REVIEW: Delectable Delights (and One Rotten Tomato) at L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2020 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

EPCOT describes this Food Studio at the 2020 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts as, “decorative dishes inspired by the fine art of French cooking.” With some new dishes and an entirely new beverage menu, we’re excited to try this booth!

Menu for L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl – $7.75
  • 🆕 Tomate Farcie Faҫon Paul Bocuse: Tomato Stuffed with Braised Ribs Paul Bocuse-style – $7.50
  • Moelleux Aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates – $7.00
  • 🆕 Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.00

Beverages:

Offerings from L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2020 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Photos of Menu Items from L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl – $7.75

L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise Festival of the Arts
Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl – $7.75
L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise Festival of the Arts
Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl – $7.75

I usually don’t order Brie, but this was rather enjoyable. The cheese wasn’t too sharp or pungent, which makes it more acceptable. The bread was nice and soft, a perfect pairing for the creme. It also takes a cute picture thanks to the artwork on the bread and the napkin setup.

*NEW* Tomate Farcie Faҫon Paul Bocuse: Tomato Stuffed with Braised Ribs Paul Bocuse-style – $7.50

Tomate Farcie Faҫon Paul Bocuse: Tomato Stuffed with Braised Ribs Paul Bocuse-style – $7.50

This tomato was just bad. First of all, we think stewed tomato isn’t good in any case. And then they put what looked and tasted like cat food in it. Whatever beef Paul Bocuse style is, it’s not good.

Tomate Farcie Faҫon Paul Bocuse: Tomato Stuffed with Braised Ribs Paul Bocuse-style – $7.50

This was a complete disappointment from a Food Studio that usually performs well.

Moelleux Aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates – $7.00

Moelleux Aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates – $7.00

We were excited for this before we even got to the event, and it lived up to the hype. A decadent, chocolatey masterpiece. The chocolate cake is filled with a hot center of Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolate, which may not sound unlike a lava cake you’ve had somewhere else, but I bet this is better than most, if not all competitors. It’s beautifully plated, well sized, and an absolute must if you are going to the festival.

*NEW* Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.00

Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.00
Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.00

C’est tres magnifique! The brown macaron is chocolate, the pink with white dots is strawberry, and the yellow macaron is lemon.

Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.00

These have delectable, light, and almost moist shells with soft creme in the middle.

Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.00

They’re exactly what you would expect from authentic French pastries. (And if you’re feeling full from all this festival food, the gift box makes them easy to take home or to your hotel room. It’s a tasty souvenir.)

*NEW* Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka ($27/bottle), Chambord Liqueur ($28/bottle), Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juice with Lemon-Lime Foam – $14.00

Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka ($27/bottle), Chambord Liqueur ($28/bottle), Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juice with Lemon-Lime Foam – $14.00

We expected this to be extremely sweet based on the description, however, this was a crowd pleaser. It’s well-balanced and sweet, but not too sweet where you lose the essence of this delicious cocktail. You can really taste the grape juice in this one. The lemon lime foam on top was somewhat flat, which was disappointing, but the Chambord is the highlight of the drink, pairing very well with the grape juice. This one gets a big thumbs up from us.

*NEW* Veuve du Vernay, Brut N°1, Limited Edition: French Sparkling Wine ($17/bottle) – $7.50

Stijn Baert on Vivino says this wine is “surprisingly fresh on the nose,” with “vibrant aromas expressing a delicate blend of floral and fruit-driven notes.” It’s “rich and full on the palate,” with an “extended finish of fruity notes, [and a] light and refreshing finish showing minerality and citrus.”

*NEW* Vouvray, Marcel Dubois, 2018 ($13/bottle) – $8.25

Cost Plus World Market describes this wine: “Medium bodied with plenty of zip, this crisp white from the Loire Valley evokes the feeling of warm sunshine on a spring day. Juicy red apple and green pear tasting notes are met with good acidity for a balanced wine…”

*NEW* Bordeaux, Château Malbec, 2015 ($16/bottle) – $9.50

Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Canton, Connecticut says that this Bordeaux has “a beautiful deep purple color” with “intense notes of red fruit on the nose with a touch of spice.” The taste is “smooth and silky on the palate with flavors of red and black fruits. Appealingly fresh.”

Location of L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

L’Art de la Cuisine Française is located on the World Showcase Promenade across from the France pavilion. You can find it at number 17 on the map below.

What did you think of the new items at L’Art de la Cuisine Française? Leave us a comment below!

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