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REVIEW: NEW Black Truffle Croissant, Molten Chocolate Cake, and More at L’Art de la Cuisine Française for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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EPCOT describes this food studio by saying, “discover delightful French treats and baked goods, from savory to sweet,” and that sounds right up our alley, so let’s dig in!

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Menu for L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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Food:

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl – $8.00
  • 🆕 Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant – $7.75
  • 🆕 Moelleux à la Framboise et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Raspberry Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates – $7.75
  • Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.50

Beverages:

This year, the molten chocolate cake invites raspberry into the recipe.

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 – $8.00

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Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl – $8.00
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 – $8.00

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* Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant – $7.75

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This was a rich, buttery, crunchy croissant filled with truffles.

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It was creamy and warm inside. It was fine but nothing exceptional.

*NEW* Moelleux à la Framboise et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Raspberry Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates – $7.75

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Honey, I shrunk the chain restaurant dessert! This is your average chocolate lava cake. It won’t disappoint, but it’s nothing you can’t get anywhere else.

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Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.50

Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.50
Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box – $9.50

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 – $9.50

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 – $9.50

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 – $14.50

Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka ($27/bottle), Chambord Liqueur ($28/bottle), Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juice with Lemon-Lime Foam – $14.50

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* Charles Lafitte, Brut Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Sparkling Wine ($16/bottle) – $8.00

Wine.com describes this Brut as having a “straw-yellow color, intense, bright and perfectly transparent, delicately tinted with a hint of bronze. Beautiful and nicely persistent bubbles. Fine, complex and delicate, the nose has generous aromas of fruits, especially the white peach, the quince and currants, also with a very fine nuance of white flowers. The start is full of delicacy and freshness with citrus fruits and pink grapefruit notes. The mouth has a delicious finale, long and peristent, with pastry aromas reminding of such specific taste as creme caramel.”

*NEW* Château La Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, Côtes de Provence Rosé ($16/bottle) – $9.25

Château La Gordonne describes their wine: “The very ample nose expresses intense berry and pink grapefruit aromas. This refreshing promise is affirmed in the mouth by dominant notes of raspberry and redcurrant underscored by the freshness of citrus. This rosé wine’s harmony and perfect balance prolongs the pleasure of tasting in a long, sweet finale.”

*NEW* Bordeaux Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Baron des Chartrons, 2015 ($18/bottle) – $8.75

Bronco Wine Company says this blend has a “nose of fresh red fruits,” and “great structure, soft tannins, and fresh finale of ripe cherry and blueberry. Elegant and very typical of the appellation.”

Location of L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2021 Taste of 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.

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L’Art de la Cuisine Française will be available during the entirety of the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, which will be running from January 8th to February 22nd, 2021.

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Sol
Sol
10 months ago

Looks like the pics of the bread bowl and macarons are from previous years. Heads up, bread bowl looks slightly different and this years macarons are different flavors