REVIEW: Spice Up Your Life with the Sapphire Holiday Kitchen at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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While Morocco has seen its fair share of issues this year, that hasn’t stopped Disney from opening the Sapphire Holiday Kitchen for the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

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

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Food:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing – $9.00
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze – $9.00
  • Sfenj: Warm Beignets, Cream with Cinnamon Sugar, and Chocolate Sauce – $6.00

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Mediterranean Beer – $4.50 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)
  • 🆕 Kasbah Prestige Red Wine – $7.00
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water – $9.00

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

Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing – $9.00

Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing – $9.00

The Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab is delicious. The red sauce on top is very spicy, which we didn’t expect. If you don’t like spice, we recommend that you skip this dish. The Cucumber and Harissa-Cilantro dressing under the kebab tastes nice and cool, which we thought helped balance the spice from the sauce on top.

Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing – $9.00

We enjoyed that the pita was very fresh, which really added to the overall quality of the dish. For $9.00 it’s a little pricey, but we do think it’s a quality dish that is worth the buy if you like the combination of ingredients.

Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze – $9.00

Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze – $9.00

Served with cinnamon Granny Smith apples, toasted almonds, Brussels sprouts and a pinot noir glaze, this confit chicken isn’t overly interesting by itself, but the apple and glaze makeup quite a nice flavor combination and, with how it’s plated, this is a great dish for two.

Sfenj: Warm Beignets, Cream with Cinnamon Sugar, and Chocolate Sauce – $6.00

Sfenj: Warm Beignets, Cream with Cinnamon Sugar, and Chocolate Sauce – $6.00

With warm beignets with cream, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate sauce, this dessert meets buttery expectations, but the portions are a bit small when you take a look at the other baked offerings available in the France pavilion.

The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water – $9.00

The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water – $9.00 (Photo from 2018)

This drink has returned for three years in a row. Made with sparkling wine, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice topped with orange blossom water, this cocktail lived up to its name. The flowery taste comes through nicely, but it got to be overly sweet after just a few sips.

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

Sapphire Holiday Kitchen is located right next to the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase. Sapphire Holiday Kitchen is number 15 on the map below.

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If you don’t have the oppertunity to make it out to EPCOT today, don’t worry because the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is running from November 27th all the way to December 30th.

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Disney Desi
9 months ago

Harissa is a spicy red sauce. Pretty sure it’s the sauce on top, definitely not the “cool” sauce on the bottom.

Tom Corless
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9 months ago
Reply to  Disney Desi

It actually is in this case.