REVIEW: Germany Brings Traditional Dishes to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2021

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The German marketplace available during the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival might not have added any new dishes this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy classics like Schinkennudeln and bratwurst.

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

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Food:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese – $4.50
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll – $5.75
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce – $4.25

Beverages:

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

Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese – $4.50

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

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 – $4.25

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.

*NEW* Gaffel Kölsch, Cologne (4.8% ABV) – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)

Drizly‘s review of this beer reads: “Gaffel Kölsch has a slight hoppy bitterness, which distinguishes this beer from all other Kölsch varieties. Gaffel still produces it based on a traditional family recipe, and the company continues to follow the German Purity Law of 1516, using only simple ingredients like hops, malt and hops extract. The distinctive flavor derives from a particular type of ale yeast, which ages in cold cellars. This Gaffel beer has pleasant fruit notes, a crisp finish, and a pale color.”

Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising (5.8% ABV) – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (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* Schöfferhofer Wild Cherry Hefeweizen, Frankfurt (2.5% ABV) – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)

From correspondence with Schöfferhofer: “Schöfferhofer Wild Cherry is a delicious blend of 50% authentic German unfiltered Hefeweizen and 50% wild cherry juice. The combination of smooth Hefeweizen beer and wild cherry results in a crisp and refreshing beverage that is perfectly balanced.” In continuing the brewery’s tradition of premiering new beers at the festival, the Germany Marketplace will be the only location in the world to offer this beer on draft.

Selbach-Oster Riesling, Mosel ($30/bottle) – $6.00

From Selbach-Oster: “Peach, apricot, apple, as well as citrus fruit and herbs are typical features of the aroma of our young and dry wines. Our delicately and subtly sweet wines show nuances of quince and tropical fruit, and the ripest of them will display honeyed and raisined flavors, often backed by a touch of salty minerality, and always balanced by crunchy acidity.”

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

The Germany Marketplace Booth is conveniently located adjacent to the Germany pavilion at number 9 on the map below.

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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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Bill
Bill
3 months ago

Is that the same Apple Strudel they serve in the Beir Garten?