REVIEW: L’Art de la Cuisine Française Brings New Plant-Based Dish and Cocktails to the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Located in the France pavilion of the World Showcase is L’Art de la Cuisine Française, available only during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. French food is already known for having beautiful presentations and being full of lovely flavors, so we hope this booth will be a hit this year.

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Menu for L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2023 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 – $9.75
  • Croissant à la Truffe Noire d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant – $9.50
  • 🆕 Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux: Plant-Based Napoleon with Beets, Cashew-Herb Filling, Pepper-Pine Nut Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar Caviar (Plant-Based) – $12.75
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates and Passion Fruit-Mango Sauce – $9.00

Beverages:

This year, the Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona adds passion-fruit mango sauce as an accompaniment.

Photos of Menu Items from L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-Made Bread Bowl – $9.75

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We 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 set up.

Croissant à la Truffe Noire d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant – $9.50

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This was a rich, buttery, crunchy croissant filled with truffles. It was creamy and warm inside. It was fine but nothing exceptional.

*NEW* Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux: Plant-Based Napoleon with Beets, Cashew-Herb Filling, Pepper-Pine Nut Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar Caviar – $12.75

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For the price, this feels like a total ripoff. The beets are NOT good.

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The balsamic vinegar caviar is pretty good, but the dish is still lacking. The accompaniments are better than the beets, but that doesn’t redeem anything.

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We can’t figure out why they would charge that much for this, especially when it’s this bad.

Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates and Passion Fruit-Mango Sauce – $9.00

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In a slight change from years past, there’s now hazelnut inside, but you only taste it on the back end. This is a consistently good dessert, but pretty basic as it’s just a chocolate lava cake. It’s still worth ordering if you’re really into that, though.

Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka ($27/bottle), Vodka, Chambord Liqueur ($28/bottle), Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juices with Lemon-Lime Foam – $15.00

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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 that 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.

Charles Lafitte, Brut Rosé Prestige, Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Rosé Sparkling Wine ($15/bottle) – $9.00

According to Drizly, this sparkling wine has a “beautiful pale pink color, with slightly salmon reflections,” “floral aromas of a spring bouquet of flowers with subtle notes of little red berries,” with a taste of “delicacy and freshness, soft and elegant notes of strawberry combined with wildflowers.”

*NEW* Domaine Raphael Sallet, Macon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2020, Chardonnay from Maconnais, Burgundy ($18/bottle) – $12.75

From Wine.com: “Typical of the single-village Macon style, this wine is unoaked and emphasizes the fresh fruit and floral character of the Chardonnay grape. It is fresh and clean with notes of white flowers, Asian pear, lime, and elegant minerality. Full of energy but not sharp, this is a dry white wine for light meals or just sipping with friends.”

*NEW* Cîroc Sunset Citrus Vodka Spritz (7.0% ABV) – $15.50

From Cîroc: “Sunset Citrus offers bright orange notes with a touch of stone fruit and a zesty finish.”

Location of L’Art de la Cuisine Française at the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

2023 FotH Booth Map

L’Art de la Cuisine Française is located at number 17 on the map above.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is running from January 13 to February 20, 2023.

While the food may not have been among our favorite dishes from the festival, we recommend hitting this booth to try any of the drinks available.

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