Artist’s Table – Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Artist's Table
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Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Artist's Table

The Artist’s Table, which premiered at the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts in 2017, returns for its third year in the 2019 edition, taking place January 18 – February 25, 2019. The Food Studio offers “roasted dishes inspired by German and Dutch Renaissance masterworks.”

Menu for The Artist’s Table at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) – $6.75
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

Beverages:

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

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) – $8.00
  • 🆕 Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI (6% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium (2.5% ABV) – $4.50
  • Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA ($23/bottle) – $5.00
  • Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA ($28/bottle) – $7.00
  • 🆕 Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates – $12.50
  • 🆕 Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00
Offerings from The Artist’s Table

Photos of Menu Items from The Artist’s Table at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

*NEW* Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00

Festival of the Arts
Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables – $8.00

Inside a crisp pastry, this hearty beef dish is sure to please. The beef is quite dense and filling despite the size of it. The mushroom bordelaise and fennel cream work well when you run the beef and bread through them, completing the dish nicely.

Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) – $6.75

Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) $6.50
Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) – $6.75

If there’s one thing Disney Chefs do really well every festival, it’s scallops. Food & Wine has given us a really amazing scallop, and Flower & Garden also graced us with a great take on the seafood. Festival of the Arts is no exception, expect a scallop that isn’t chewy and done perfectly. Absolutely recommended.

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

REVIEW: "Decadent Delights" Food Studio - Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2017
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

I was thoroughly surprised by how good this cookie was, but also the time that went into making it is impressive. When we got the cookie, the “paint puddles” were not all dripping down the cookie, but carefully placed by a chef at the booth upon ordering. Every item at this festival requires some time to prepare for perfect presentation, and even this jumbo chocolate chip cookie is no exception. If you are in the mood for a chocolate chip cookie, this will hit the spot.

Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) – $8.00

REVIEW: "The Artist's Table" Food Studio - Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2017
Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic) – $8.00

This trio of drinking chocolate is unbelievably rich in flavor and so much so that it felt like we were drinking chocolate syrup out of the bottle. While I have enjoyed versions of these drinks from Amorette’s Patisserie and Ghirardelli, I didn’t think that these were nearly as good. The portion sizes are large enough to share between 2-3 people (simply because I can’t imagine that anyone could possibly have more than a few sips of such a thick and rich chocolate flavor).

Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI (6% ABV) – $4.50

Saugatuck Brewing Co. describes this beer as “a creamy Milk Stout with all the brilliant flavors of Neapolitan Ice Cream in one glass. Taste the rich flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry in this unique beer.”

Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50

Lexington Brewing Company describes: “We took a cold-conditioned cream ale, brewed with a hint of flaked corn and bourbon vanilla beans, and aged it in freshly decanted bourbon barrels for at least six weeks.”

Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium (2.5% ABV) – $4.50

Lindemans describes their beer: “Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean taste, with inviting raspberry supported by lambic complexity. Deep reddish-purple color with pink head.”

Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA ($23/bottle) – $5.00

Wine Enthusiast‘s Matt Kettmann writes: “The pale-pink wine offers light pink lemonade, plum, cherry and bubblegum aromas. The palate combines lime juice, pluot flesh and mandarin zest, set against a chalky backbone and laced with bright acidity.”

Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA ($28/bottle) – $7.00

Wine Enthusiast‘s Matt Kettmann writes that this wine “shows raspberry, thyme, sagebrush, rhubarb and smoke aromas on the inviting nose. The palate offers light berry flavors alongside hickory smoke, proving refreshing if not too complex.”

Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates – $12.50

Festival of the Arts
Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates – $12.50

One of the more interesting new offerings are these hot, alcoholic sipping chocolates. Despite it’s heavy liquor taste, the white chocolate seems to be the one that works the best. The other just felt very heavy and with no reward in flavor. While Festival of the Arts runs in January and February, we get some warm days in Orlando at this time, and the first day of the festival was just that. A hot, heavy chocolate drink like this isn’t what you want when its above 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00

Festival of the Arts
Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight – $12.00

The menus at the Festival of the Arts always seem so much more interesting than the other 3 annual festivals, and items like this are why. Pairing chocolate and beer isn’t something you’ve probably been exposed to a lot, but it’s fun and different for me at least. These were some interesting beers and seeing how they worked after a bite of these enjoyable chocolates was one of the more memorable stops on our review tour. This is worth a try if you’re a beer drinker, and maybe even if you usually prefer wine with your chocolate.

Location of The Artist’s Table at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Artist’s Table is located at The American Adventure pavilion at the back of World Showcase.

Festival of the Arts Artist's Table Map

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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