REVIEW: Celebrate German Traditions at the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen from the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Hallo und Willkommen
to the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, a German-inspired kitchen for the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. This booth brings both hearty dishes and beer to the festival, so let’s dig in!

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Menu for Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes – $8.25
  • Linzer Cookie – $2.50

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany (5.0% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)
  • 🆕 Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock, Bavaria, Germany – $4.50 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Regional Riesling – $6.00
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.00

Photos of Menu Items for Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25

*NEW* Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25

The schnitzel is a big thumbs up from us. Great noodles and awesome gravy on top really add to this dish.

*NEW* Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25

However, the pork actually tasted like a chicken patty to us. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when you’re expecting pork and taste something similar to chicken, it’s a little unexpected.

*NEW* Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle – $6.25

Although the schnitzel may taste a bit like chicken, the gravy alone is enough to give this dish a really good review.

Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes – $8.25

Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes – $8.25

Served in a bread bowl with steamed baby vegetables and marble potatoes, this is the most amount of bread you’re going to get at the Festival and it’s a great dish to share. The cheese was good, but perhaps another half-ladle more would have helped finish off all the bread.

Linzer Cookie – $2.50

*NEW* Linzer Cookie – $2.50
Linzer Cookie – $2.50

The Linzer cookie is very soft and very sweet! The jam inside is a bit tart, but it works well to offset the sugary top

*NEW* Linzer Cookie – $2.50
Linzer Cookie – $2.50

The powder on the top does make it a little bit messy, so maybe grabbing a fork and a knife might be the best, and cleanest way, to go about enjoying this treat.

Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany (5.0% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)

Possmann describes their Pure Hard Apple Cider: “Possmann Pure Cider has a perfect balance of rich apple flavor while not too sweet and finishing dry. The flavor comes from our unique source of apples which are harvested exclusively from our 800+ farmers in the Hessen region of Germany. Our typical framer has 3 to 15 naturally occurring apple trees on their land that are not part of a cultivated orchard. These country apples provide a uniquely rich apple flavor.”

*NEW* Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock, Bavaria, Germany – $4.50 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)

Possmann describes their Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider: “…Possmann Pure Cider has a perfect balance of rich apple flavor mixed with black currant for a taste that’s not too sweet and finishes dry.”

Regional Riesling – $6.00

Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.00

Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.00
Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.00

This wine is absolutely horrible. We managed to get a few sips down but it was one of the worst drinks we’ve tried today.

Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.00
Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.00

It tastes like really cheap wine that was warmed up, and possibly, even worse than the cheapest liquor you could find at your grocery store.

Location of Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen is conveniently located adjacent to the Germany pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade. Bavaria Holiday Kitchen is number 8 on the map below.

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Which item from the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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