REVIEW: Germany Brings Hearty Bratwurst and Schinkennudeln to the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020

Hallo und guten tag! Welcome to the Germany booth at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, which has been a staple of the festivals since 1996. Although there are no new dishes this year, there’s definitely some fan favorites at this booth, so let’s check them out!

Menu for the Germany Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese – $4.25
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll – $5.75
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce – $4.00

Beverages:

The M.I.A. Brewing Hugo previously appeared at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, while the Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtüb was at Brewer’s Collection at the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Photos of Menu Items from the Germany Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese – $4.25

Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese – $4.25

Literally one of the heaviest dishes at the festival (making it one of the best values considering taste and size for price), this baked mac and cheese is creamy and all the right kinds of delicious. The price is up slightly from 2017, but don’t let that deter you from the cheesy goodness.

Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll – $5.75

Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll – $5.75

It’s a safe bet, it’s good for everyone. The actual brat is nothing crazy, but it’s well done. Standard pretzel bun with a standard mustard dipping sauce.

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce – $4.00

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce – $4.00

While not particularly exciting, this dessert has become a staple at the Food & Wine Festival. The crispy and flaky exterior holds in large chunks of well-cooked apple and cinnamon with a plentiful side of vanilla sauce. Recommended, especially at the price.

Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising (5.8% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising (5.8% ABV) – 4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

From Weihenstephan: “A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!”

A light, easy-drinking German lager. It’s a good everyday drinking beer, it’s about as standard of a lager that you’ll find.

*NEW* M.I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, FL (4.5% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

From correspondence with M.I.A. Beer Company’s Production Manager Rory Malloy: “Our Hugo beer is modeled after the Aperitif drink of the same name, [which is] normally [made of] prosecco, elderflower syrup, [a] sprig of mint and sometimes some lime. We took a base of American Light lager… [and] switched up the hops to give a slight lime tartness, then added elderflower and mint during its lagering stage. This is a very refreshing beer. [It] pours very clear with pillowy white head, [and] drinks very easy with a super clean finish. Moderate alcohol content and low IBU allow you to enjoy a few.”

*NEW* Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb (5.5% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

From Hacker-Pschorr: “Our unfiltered Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier is naturally cloudy, full-flavoured and uniquely refreshing. Georg Pschorr – in his day owner of the Pschorr brewery and a man of true foresight – spread word of this exquisite and enjoyable Hefe-Weissbier and made it popular beyond the borders of Bavaria.”

Location of the Germany Marketplace Booth at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Germany Marketplace Booth is conveniently located adjacent to the Germany pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade.

Will you be trying out any of these classic dishes as you taste your way around the world? I know I’ll be stopping by to pick up a slice of the apple strudel!

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