REVIEW: Bavaria Holiday Kitchen Returns with Staple Dishes for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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REVIEW: Bavaria Holiday Kitchen Returns with Staple Dishes for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Willkommen! Welcome to the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, where cozy, warm German dishes are waiting for you. Interested in beer? There are plenty of those on the menu this year as well for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

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Menu for Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage – $6.50
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes – $8.25
  • Linzer Cookie – $3.00

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany (5.0% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier, Miami, FL (5.9% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • 🆕 Köstritzer Schwarzbier Bitburger, Germany, Bavaria, Germany (4.8% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • Regional Riesling – $6.75
  • GlĂĽhwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.50
  • Beer Flight – $10.25

Photos of Menu Items for Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage – $6.50

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The schnitzel is a big thumbs up from us. Great noodles and awesome gravy on top really add to this dish.

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However, the pork actually tasted like a chicken patty to us. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when you’re expecting pork and taste something similar to chicken, it’s a little unexpected.

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Although the schnitzel may taste a bit like chicken, the gravy alone is enough to give this dish a really good review.

Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes – $8.25

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Served in a bread bowl with steamed baby vegetables and marble potatoes, this is the most amount of bread you’re going to get at the festival and it’s a great dish to share. The cheese was good, but perhaps another half-ladle more would have helped finish off all the bread.

Linzer Cookie – $3.00

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This is super buttery, soft and flaky. It appears to be a raspberry filling on the inside. We like the tartness in the middle of the cookie, which cuts through the sweetness. You don’t get the tartness until you actually move towards the center of the cookie. It’s a good cookie, one we truly enjoyed.

Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany (5.0% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.

Possmann describes their Pure Hard Apple Cider: “Possmann Pure Cider has a perfect balance of rich apple flavor while not too sweet and finishing dry. The flavor comes from our unique source of apples which are harvested exclusively from our 800+ farmers in the Hessen region of Germany. Our typical framer has 3 to 15 naturally occurring apple trees on their land that are not part of a cultivated orchard. These country apples provide a uniquely rich apple flavor.”

The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier, Miami, FL (5.9% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.

Cody R. on Untappd says that this beer is “dry” and “hoppy” with a “musk aftertaste.”

*NEW* Köstritzer Schwarzbier Bitburger, Germany, Bavaria, Germany (4.8% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.

Bitburger International describes this beer as “intensely aromatic, with sage, roasted chestnuts, dark honey, bitter chocolate and fresh farm-baked bread,” and a “toasted bitter flavor with bittersweet herbs. A gentle tingle balances with an elegant and intensely aromatic freshness. Finishes with delicate bitter notes and a malty sweetness on the palate.”

GlĂĽhwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine – $9.50

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This wine is absolutely horrible. We managed to get a few sips down but it was one of the worst drinks we’ve tried. It tastes like really cheap wine that was warmed up, and possibly, even worse than the cheapest liquor you could find at your grocery store.

Location of Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen is conveniently located adjacent to the Germany Pavilion on World Showcase Promenade.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be running from November 24 to December 30, 2023.

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