Full Menus Released for Global Marketplaces at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023

Jonathan D

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Full Menus Released for Global Marketplaces at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023

Menus have been released for the Global Marketplaces at the upcoming EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023. Here are the offerings listed below:

Shimmering Sips Hosted by CORKCICLE

Shimmering Sips has quickly developed a reputation as one of our favorite global marketplaces, and the new menu has a few favorites from 2022, like the Blood Orange Mimosa

Blood Orange Mimosa

Food

  • Guava Cake with Whipped Cream and Coconut (plant-based item)
  • Prize: Strawberry Cheesecake Soft Serve topped with a Mini Cheesecake and Graham Cracker Crumbs in a Specialty Vessel

Beverages

  • Berry Mimosa with Berry Fizz Sparkling Wine and White Cranberry Juice (NEW)
  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Minute Maid® Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava Juices
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Beer Mimosa: Boulevard Brewing Co. Berry Noir Sour Ale and Sparkling Wine
  • Mimosa Flight
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute

Ireland

On the surface, it seems the Ireland menu is unchanged from last year’s festival, offering some crowd pleasing favorites that will be familiar to many festivalgoers.

Food

  • Fisherman’s Seafood Pie
  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard
Fisherman's Seafood Pie

Beverages

  • Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Coffee Shake
Guinness Bailey's Coffee Shake

Canada

The fan favorite Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup is back in Canada, and there are also a few new and interesting additions.

Food

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Canadian Filet Mignon with Truffle Boursin Mashed Potatoes, Mushrooms and Boursin Truffle Butter*

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup from the Canada Global Marketplace

Beverages

  • Collective Arts Brewing Audio/Visual Lager, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Château des Charmes Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario

France

France has had a Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival since its inception in 1996, and returns with some newcomers, and a number of popular dishes, like the Beignet aux Trois Fromages and the Strawberry Rose Mimosa.

Strawberry Rose Mimosa from the France Global Marketplace

Food

  • Beignet aux Trois Fromages: Warm Beignet filled with Three Cheese Blend
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Boeuf Bourguignon, Pomme Dauphine: Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Puffed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée Vanille à la Confiture de Fraises: Vanilla Crème Brûlée with House-Made Strawberry Jam

Beverages

  • Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Bordeaux, Château de Le Clos de Confreries (NEW)
  • Chardonnay, Maison Nicolas (NEW)
  • Parisian Cosmo Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Ctiron Vodka, Grand Marnier and Cranberry Juice (NEW)
  • Strawberry Rose Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine, Orange Juice and Monin Strawberry Rose
  • Evian Water (Disney Dining Plan item)

Greece

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Greece returns with a new Plant-Based Impossible™ Moussaka, and number of items from last year. Overall we were underwhelmed in 2022, but this Global Marketplace has potential to be a great option.

Food

  • Plant-Based Impossible™ Moussaka (NEW) (plant-based item)
  • Spanakopita
  • Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Lamb Gyro with Shaved Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onion and Tzatziki on Warm Flatbread

Beverages

  • Mylonas Winery Assyrtiko White Wine
  • Skouras ‘Zoe’ Rosé
  • Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry Red
  • Wine Flight

Belgium

The food offerings in Belgium are the same as they were last year, and that’s not a bad thing.

Food

  • Beer-Braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Belgian waffle with warm chocolate ganache at the Belgium Global Marketplace

Beverages

  • Brasserie D’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe IPA, Achouffe, Belgium (NEW)
  • Chimay Grande Réserve, Chimay, Belgium (NEW)
  • Chilled Mocha Coffee (nonalcoholic)
  • Delirium Red Fruit Belgian Ale, Melle, Belgium
  • Chilled Coffee featuring ChocoLat Deluxe Salted Caramel Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight

Brazil

The offerings at the Brazil Global Marketplace don’t appear to have any changes from 2022.

Food

  • Feijoada: Black Beans with Pork Belly, Brazil Nut Pesto and BEN’S ORIGINAL™ Long Grain White Rice
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread

Beverages

  • Xingu Brazilian Black Lager
  • Frozen Caipirinha with Cachaça

Japan

One of the festival favorite dishes makes a return, with the Teriyaki Chicken Bun staying on the menu this year. Several new beverages will be joining as well.

Teriyaki chicken bun

Food

  • Fire Taiko Roll*: Sushi Roll with Spicy Tuna, Cucumber and Pickled Daikon Radish served with Spicy Sauce (NEW)
  • Beef Wa-Gyu Don*: Traditional Japanese Rice Bowl with American Wagyu Beef over Steamed White Rice (NEW)
  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and Teriyaki Sauce

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Beverages

  • Sake Passion Cocktail (NEW)
  • Moon on the Water Sake (NEW)
  • Brew Hub Momo Amber Ale, Lakeland, FL (NEW)

Flavors of America

Get ready for a slew of new items at Flavors of America, with dishes representing several genres of America’s unique culture.

Food

  • Italian Hot Beef Sandwich with Shaved Beef, Spicy Giardiniera and Au Jus on a French Roll (NEW)
  • Cioppino: Seafood Stew with Saffron-infused Tomato-Fennel Broth and Sourdough Crostini (NEW)
  • Chilaquiles: Corn Tortilla Chips tossed in Salsa Verde with Ranchero Chicken, Queso Fresco, Cilantro-Lime Crema and a Soft-Poached Egg* (NEW)
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Beverages

  • Rogue Dreamland American Lager, Ashland, OR
  • Goose Island Beer Co. Neon Beer Hug, Chicago, IL
  • Left Hand Brewing Sawtooth Amber Ale, Longmont, CO

Italy

Back for another year at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is the Italy marketplace. For any avid reader of WDWNT, you may remember that we’ve never had good luck with any food to come out of the Italy booth. However, we did find one item we thought was pretty good last year, in the Panna Cotta. Unfortunately, it will not be returning this year, as the entire food menu has been overhauled. The popular Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello will be returning.

Food

  • Focaccia Ripiena: Freshly Baked Focaccia, Beef Meatballs, Tomato Sauce and Burrata Cheese (NEW)
  • Cavatelli with Sweet Sausage Ragout and Crispy Applewood-Smoked Bacon (NEW)
  • Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Vanilla Cream and Strawberry Compote (NEW)

Beverages

  • Prosecco
  • Moscato
  • Chianti
  • Italian Sangria Red or White
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Peroni Pilsner
Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello

Spain

We thought the offerings at the Spain Global Marketplace last year were sophisticated and thoughtful. All of the food offerings return, while the entire drink menu will be turned over.

Spain Global Marketplace offerings

Food

  • Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, Olives and an Herbed Serrano Vinaigrette (gluten/wheat friendly) (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Paella with Saffron Rice, Chorizo and Shrimp
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika

Beverages

  • Viña Borgia Macabeo White Sangria (NEW)
  • Viña Borgia Rosé Sangria (NEW)
  • Viña Borgia Garnacha Red Sangria (NEW)
  • Sangria Flight (NEW)

Germany

A standard of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is the Germany booth. With hearty, traditional dishes and plenty of beer to go around, this booth is always a must do. There’s no need to mess with a good thing, so the menu remains largely unchanged.

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Food

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with Mustard
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Beverages

  • Dr. Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling, Mosel (NEW)
  • Gaffel Kölsch, Cologne
  • Weihenstephaner Festbier, Freising
  • Schöfferhofer Prickly Pear Hefeweizen, Mainz
  • Selbach-Oster Riesling, Mosel
  • Beer Flight

The Alps

The popular Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette returns, and a new sweet addition awaits, in the form of Dark Chocolate Fondue with Berries, Pound Cake and Meringues, giving those on a plant-based diet something to crave.

Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette

Food

  • Dark Chocolate Fondue with Berries, Pound Cake and Meringues (NEW) (plant-based item)
  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)

Beverages

  • Stiegl Brewery Key Lime Radler, Salzburg, Austria
  • Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria
  • Frozen Rosé

Kenya

Back for its third year at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is the Kenya booth. We particularly enjoyed this booth the last 2 years, as all of the dishes were seasoned well, had a bit of spice, and the portion sizes were fantastic.

Peri-Peri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Flavored Couscous

Food

  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato-Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw
  • Peri-Peri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Flavored Couscous

Beverages

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner, Tampa, FL

India – Near China Pavilion

India is still a relatively new addition to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, with 2023 being its sixth appearance. They have had a lot of success pleasing guests in that time, and are not afraid to change up the menu here and there. However, we are glad to see the Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-Spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread will be returning.

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Food

  • Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream (plant-based item)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-Spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread

Beverages

  • Mango Lassi (nonalcoholic)
  • Taj Mahal Premium Lager, India
  • SULA Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine, Nashik
  • SULA Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur
  • CORKCICLE Stemless Flute

China

China returns, and one of the highlights last year was the Passion Fruit Bubble Tea, which is a nonalcoholic offering. Crispy Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce looks to be a promising new addition to the lineup, which was overall kind of disappointing last year.

Food

  • Crispy Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce (NEW)
  • Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings with House-made Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce
  • Dandan Noodles: Spicy Pork with Sichuan Sauce, Peanut Butter and Sesame
Passion Fruit Bubble tea

Beverages

  • Passion Fruit Bubble Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Fiery Dream: Citrus Vodka, Triple Sec, Guava Nectar and Spicy Hot Honey Syrup
  • ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu Spirit, Piña Colada Mix, Lychee Syrup and Sparkling Water
  • Fireworks: Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Citrus Vodka, Orange Juice and Mango Syrup
  • Brew Hub Lychee Foo Draft Beer, Lakeland, FL

Mexico

Mexico booth 2022

Mexico has turned over virtually the entire menu, though we did enjoy the offerings last year.

Food

  • Tostada de Carnitas: Braised Pork on a Fried Corn Tortilla with Black Beans, Avocado Mousse, Queso Fresco and Chives (NEW)
  • Taco de Costilla: Slow-braised Beef Short Rib on a Corn Tortilla with Salsa de Chile Morita, Avocado Mousse and Spring Onions (NEW)
  • Pastel Impossible: Layers of Traditional Mexican Flan and Tres Leches with Guava and Cajeta (NEW)

Beverages

  • Trouble in Paradise Margarita: Ilegal Mezcal, Watermelon Liqueur, Rosé Wine, Lime Juice and Agave with a Chili-Lime Powder Rim (NEW)
  • Fly Away Margarita: Nocheluna Sotol, Pineapple-Ginger Juice, Chile Ancho Verde Liqueur and Tequila with a Sweet Dried Chili Salt Rim (NEW)
  • Mexican Craft Beer

Australia

Australia is back again, and we are excited to see that the Lamington: Yellow Cake with Raspberry Filling with Chocolate and Coconut is also returning. It was a standout last year, and we can’t wait to try it again. In fact, every item on this menu was present on last year’s menu.

Food

  • Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pepper, Onion, Snap Peas and Coconut-Chili Sauce
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies*
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake with Raspberry Filling with Chocolate and Coconut

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Beverages

  • Yalumba ‘The Y Series’ Viognier, South Australia
  • Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

Hawaii – Available August 15, 2023

Just like last year, the Hawaii location will open a few weeks behind most of the rest of the Global Marketplaces. And like last year, it will feature the SPAM® Sushi with Sushi Rice, Teriyaki-Glazed SPAM, Spicy Mayonnaise, Eel Sauce and Nori, a big favorite for us last year.

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Food

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • SPAM® Sushi with Sushi Rice, Teriyaki-Glazed SPAM, Spicy Mayonnaise, Eel Sauce and Nori
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)

Beverages

  • Kona Brewing Co. Hanalei Island IPA, Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE Pineapple Juice and Grenadine

The Noodle Exchange – Available August 15, 2023

The Noodle Exchange will also be joining the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023 a few weeks late. We were impressed with the offerings last year.

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Food

  • Ramen with Shaved Beef, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pickled Carrots and Dakion Radish, Shaved Peppers and a Soy Egg in Citrus-Sesame Broth
  • Impossible Pork Udon with Shiitake Mushrooms, Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish, Baby Bok Choy and a Soy Egg in Savory Chicken Broth
  • Thai Shrimp with Rice Noodles, Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil in Coconut-Curry Broth
  • Ramen with Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radish, Shaved Peppers and Baby Bok Choy in Citrus-Sesame Broth (plant-based item)

Beverages

  • Parish Brewing Strawberry Mochi Berliner Weisse, Broussard, LA (NEW)
  • Pacific Rim Old Vines Riesling, Washington

Brew-Wing at the Odyssey

Brew-Wing flies into the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival for the third time to offer a variety of wings, sides, and specialty beers and ciders. There are several new wing flavors this year, including Scorching Hot Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings with Creamy Cucumber Raita, which sounds like a flavor for the bold.

Food

  • Orange-Cardamom Wings (NEW)
  • Traditional Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch
  • Impossible™ Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Plant-Based Blue Cheese, Plant-Based Ranch and Celery (NEW) (plant-based item)
  • Scorching Hot Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings with Creamy Cucumber Raita (NEW)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Wings
  • Garlic-Parmesan Wings
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Buffalo Sauce, Plant-Based Blue Cheese and Plant-based Ranch (plant-based item)
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Beverages

  • Sun King Brewing Caipirinha Lager, Sarasota, FL (NEW)
  • Brew Hub French Connection IPA, Lakeland, FL (NEW)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Old Fashion Porter, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW)
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Tropicolada Hard Cider, Armada, MI (NEW)
  • Bold Rock Peach Berry Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (NEW)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Raspberry Lemonade Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (NEW)
  • Frozen Pomegranate Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Pickle Milkshake (nonalcoholic)
  • Beer Flight
  • Cider Flight

Flavors from Fire

Flavors from Fire is returning once again to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and we’re delighted to see this booth again. Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon has established itself as a festival favorite, and will return again.

Food

  • Chimichurri Marinated Skirt Steak Taco with Crushed Avocado, Grilled Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco and Cilantro-Lime Cream* (NEW)
  • Spiced Chocolate Tart with BBQ Potato Chip Crust, Salted Whisky-Caramel and Smoked Sea Salt (NEW)
  • The Impossible™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (plant-based item)
  • Smoked Corned Beef with House-made Potato Chips, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Beverages

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  • Saugatuck Brewing Company Bonfire Beer, Douglas, MI
  • Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel, California
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

The Fry Basket

The Fry Flight was a big hit for us at last year’s festival, featuring several of the favorites from the menu,and we are happy to see it return.

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Food

  • Pickle Fries with Dill Ranch (NEW)
  • Adobo Yuca Fries with Garlic-Cilantro Aïoli (plant-based item)
  • Fry Flight
  • Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries (plant-based item)
  • Barbecued Bacon Fries with Smoked Aïoli
  • Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with Candied Pecans, Toasted Marshmallow Cream and Caramel Whisky

Beverages

  • Stone Brewing Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager, San Diego, CA (NEW)
  • Salty Dog Cocktail: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Grapefruit Juice, Ginger, Simple Syrup and Lime with a Salted Rim

Which Global Marketplaces are you most interested to try? Let us know in the comments.

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Author

  • Jonathan D

    Originally from Los Angeles and Honolulu, Jonathan is a fan of cinema and theme parks who grew up on the original California Disneyland, and nurtures a particular admiration in Orlando for EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom. His favorite resort on Earth would be Disneyland Paris, which doesn't seem to get the full admiration it deserves. You can find him in the Hufflepuff Common Room by the kitchens at jonathan.doughty@wdwnt.com.