REVIEW: We Tried Everything from the NEW Flavors of America Booth at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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REVIEW: We Tried Everything from the NEW Flavors of America Booth at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Hops & Barley has been the standard food booth available in the American Adventure during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, however, for the 2023 festival the booth has been renamed Flavors of America. With a new name, comes almost an entirely new food menu, save for the classic carrot cake.

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Menu for Flavors of America at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • πŸ†•Italian Hot Beef Sandwich with Shaved Beef, Spicy Giardiniera and Au Jus on a French Roll – $6.25
  • πŸ†•Cioppino: Seafood Stew with Saffron-infused Tomato-Fennel Broth and Sourdough Crostini – $7.50
  • πŸ†•Chilaquiles: Corn Tortilla Chips tossed in Salsa Verde with Ranchero Chicken, Queso Fresco, Cilantro-Lime Crema and a Soft-Poached Egg – $6.75
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.50

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • πŸ†•Rogue Dreamland American Lager, Ashland, OR (4.8% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.
  • πŸ†•Goose Island Beer Co. Neon Beer Hug, Chicago, IL (7.0% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.
  • πŸ†•Left Hand Brewing Sawtooth Amber Ale, Longmont, CO (5.3% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.
  • Beer Flight- $10.00

Photos of Menu Items from Flavors of America at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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*NEW* Italian Hot Beef Sandwich with Shaved Beef, Spicy Giardiniera and Au Jus on a French Roll – $6.25

italian hot beef sandwich 1

The au jus is vinegary with a little bit of spice. We think it has quite a strong kick, especially towards the end.

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Half of us think that it’s the perfect amount of flavor, while the other half thinks that it’s too aggressive.

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The beef in the sandwich is tender and juicy and really well seasoned, while the vegetables are good because they provide a crunch to the dish. We would have this one again.

*NEW* Cioppino: Seafood Stew with Saffron-infused Tomato-Fennel Broth and Sourdough Crostini – $7.50

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The dish is made up of shrimp, scallops, mussels, and clams. We felt like the sauce was a little bit runny, more like a fast food marinara sauce. The mussels are fantastic. despite the best effort of the sauce to ruin it. After eating this, we got a bad marinara aftertaste stuck in our mouths. If you have any sort of an Italian background, this probably isn’t the dish you want.

*NEW* Chilaquiles: Corn Tortilla Chips tossed in Salsa Verde with Ranchero Chicken, Queso Fresco, Cilantro-Lime Crema and a Soft-Poached Egg – $6.75

chilaquiles 1

There are a lot of toppings that come on the tortilla chips. They don’t really hold everything, as they get slightly soggy due to the amount of toppings. We enjoyed the dish, but the soggy chips do harm the experience a little bit.

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Otherwise, the egg was cooked right, and the yolk fell apart. Meanwhile, the chicken was nicely seasoned and had a bit of a kick to it. If you can stand soggy chips, this might be worth considering.

Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.50

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Hops and Barley
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This carrot cake is served warm and with delectable cream cheese icing on top. The flavors match a proper carrot cake, and we feel this dessert is safe for even the pickiest of eaters. At the price, you can’t go wrong.

*NEW* Rogue Dreamland American Lager, Ashland, OR (4.8% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.

Total Wine describes this as “a light, refreshing American lager. Clean and crisp with a subtle sweetness, married with a touch of spice and earthiness from the Sterling hops in the finish.”

*NEW* Goose Island Beer Co. Neon Beer Hug, Chicago, IL (7.0% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.

From Goose Island Beer Co.: “A shockingly easy-drinking 7.0% ABV IPA with an electric bouquet of tropical & citrus flavors. Nugget, Sultana, Citra, Mosaic, and Eureka hops provide the spark that makes Neon Beer Hug shine.”

*NEW* Left Hand Brewing Sawtooth Amber Ale, Longmont, CO (5.3% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.

From Left Hand Brewing: “Well-rounded maltiness up front is followed by herbal, slightly citrusy hop flavors and a crisp, dry finish.”

Location of Flavors of America at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Flavors of America is located at The American Adventure, to the right of the rotunda entrance. You can find it at number 21 on the map above.

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is running from July 27 through November 18.

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