Cuisine Classique – Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Cuisine Classique
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Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Cuisine Classique

Cuisine Classique debuted at the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts in 2017, and returns for its third year. The Food Studio offers “braised dishes inspired by classic art of the 18th and 19th centuries.” This year, the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts takes place January 18 – February 25, 2019.

Menu for Cuisine Classique at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic – $8.00
  • Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) – $7.50
  • Saint-Honoré Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs – $6.00
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Concrete Beach Brewery Rosé Ale, Miami, FL (6.2% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Frosé – $6.00
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series, Logrono, Spain ($20/bottle) – $5.50
  • Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy ($27/bottle) – $7.00
  • 🆕 A Play on Rosé Flight – $10.00

All food items return to Cuisine Classique from 2018.

Photos of Menu Items from Cuisine Classique at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic – $8.00

Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic $7.75
Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic – $8.00

The meat was extremely tender, we didn’t even need a knife. The parsnip puree added another great layer to this well-plated and hefty dish. Ours came with two pieces of the short rib, simple enough to split with a friend and/or loved one. Recommended.

Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) – $7.50

Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) $7.50
Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc – $7.50

A very light fish, again another tender item that we didn’t need a fork for. We were surprised at the quality of these items, especially with so many misses at Food & Wine because of quality. Another amazingly recommended dish, and one of the few Gluten Free options available.

Saint-Honoré Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs – $6.00

Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs $6.00
Saint-Honoré Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs – $6.00

Your winner for the best dessert of the festival. It’s an impossible combination of caramel, chocolate, and love for the art of dessert. Pick yourself up one, but you may find it difficult to share because of how good this is. Make sure you get the chocolate sauce in every bite, it’s worth the effort.

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie – $5.50

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie - $5.50
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.

Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50

Angry Orchard describes this as “made with rare, red flesh apples from France. Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core, adding an irresistible rosy blush and apple-forward taste with a refreshing dry finish.”

Concrete Beach Brewery Rosé Ale, Miami, FL (6.2% ABV) – $4.50

“Rosé Ale is an innovative beer inspired by the classic Rosé wine. With a touch of tannins, a splash of Zinfandel grape, a hint of blueberry and subtle sweetness, this clear-filtered, deep pink beer is perfect for wine and beer fans alike.” – Concrete Beach Brewery

Frosé – $6.00

Frosé’s are becoming increasingly popular at these festivals, so here’s the obligatory offering this time around.

Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series, Logrono, Spain ($20/bottle) – $5.50

The winery offers these tasting notes:

“Ruby-red colour with a golden rim. Bright and deep.

Complex aromas. There is a great balance between the fruit (cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries) and the clean nuances coming from the wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The nose is further enriched by the aromas that develop during bottle ageing.

Smooth and balanced on the palate with a full, elegant feel and a long, lingering finish.”

Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy ($27/bottle) – $7.00

The Domaine Savary provides these tasting notes:

“Beautiful white gold color with green hues. Bright, luminous and clear. Youthful appearance. The nose is rich, ripe, he favors first flowers, then he reveals fruity aromas with soft and sweet scents. The palate is powerful with a nice mineral footprint that enhances the fruity and vegetal end. The soft fits perfectly with the liveliness in a strong structure that expresses the Chablisienne race.”

A Play on Rosé Flight – $10.00

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A Play on Rosé Flight – $10.00

This is one of the worst, if not the worst flight we’ve had. All of them tasted a little off in flavor. The Angry Orchard one tasted a bit medicinal. I wouldn’t bother with this.

Location of Cuisine Classique at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Cuisine Classique is conveniently located adjacent to the Germany pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade.

Festival of the Arts Cuisine Classique Map

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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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