REVIEW: Refreshment Port Brings Back Gnocchi Poutine, Blood Orange Cosmo and More to Menu for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Like in previous years, the Refreshment Port has created a specialty menu available during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. The menu this year is nearly identical to last year’s, with the Gnocchi Poutine, Artist Palette cookie, and Blood Orange Cosmo. The only difference is the addition of a Blueberry Lemon and Lavender Hard Sour from Boulevard Brewing Company.

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Menu for Refreshment Port at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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Food:

  • Gnocchi Poutine with Red Wine-Braised Beef, Cheese Curds, Basil and Burrata – $10.00
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

Beverage:

Photos of Menu Items from Refreshment Port at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Gnocchi Poutine with Red Wine-Braised Beef, Cheese Curds, Basil and Burrata – $10.00

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We had high hopes for this, but these ingredients didn’t blend. The fried gnocchi was salty and very doughy, while the beef was standard Disney counter service fare. The burrata and cheese curds were of good quality, but neither strong enough to save the dish.

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

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The cookie features high quality icing, and is soft. While it’s not worth a trip to EPCOT on its own, it’s still a decent supermarket-tier cookie, and tons of fun to “paint” with the icing before chowing down.

Blood Orange Cosmo: Boyd & Blair Vodka with Blood Orange, Cranberry, and Lime ($30/bottle) – $11.50

2022 Festival of the Arts Refreshment Port

From Boyd & Blair: “Our Blood Orange Cosmo is delightful twist on a classic cosmopolitan. We started with none other than our 5-star Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, then added blood orange for notes of citrus & raspberry. We finished our masterpiece with the crisp flavor of cranberry and a touch of lime.”

Drinks that look like this at Disney World are usually not the best, but this colorful premixed drink is better than most. It’s strong enough, has enough of the increased flavors, and is a nicely-sized pour for the price, at least for an EPCOT festival.

*NEW* Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Blueberry Lemon and Lavender Hard Seltzer, Kansas City, MO (4.2% ABV) – $11.25

From Boulevard Brewing Co.: “Quirk Blueberry Lemon & Lavender blooms with a delicate arrangement of sweet blueberry juice, zippy lemon and a whisper of luxurious lavender.”

Location of Refreshment Port at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

2023 FotH Booth Map

Refreshment Port is located at number 21 on the map above.

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

Do you wish that more new items were added to the Refreshment Port this year, or are you satisfied with these special offerings for the Festival of the Arts?

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