Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Deconstructed Dish

The Deconstructed Dish – EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Deconstructed Dish

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The Deconstructed Dish debuted at the 2018 Festival, replacing the “E=AT^2” Food Studio. This Food Studio offers “familiar foods with a creative twist.” The 2020 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts takes place January 17 – February 24, 2020.

Menu for The Deconstructed Dish at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft-Poached Egg – $7.00
  • Deconstructed Reuben: Sliced Corned Beef, Rye-crusted Sauerkraut and Jarlsberg Cake with Broken Thousand Island Dressing – $6.75
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries, Sugar Cookies and Micro-Basil – $6.25

Beverages:

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

  • 🆕 Rainboba: Sparkling Water layered with Fruit Boba and topped with a Foam Cloud (non-alcoholic) – $8.00
  • Imagery Sauvignon Blanc, Glen Ellen, CA ($16/bottle) – $7.00
  • Mad Genius Red Blend, California ($15/bottle) – $6.00
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon, garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (Also available without alcohol, where maple syrup replaces the cream bourbon) – $11.00 with alcohol, $4.50 without alcohol

The Deconstructed Reuben returns with a different recipe: this year, the corned beef is sliced instead of shredded, and topped with rye-crusted sauerkraut and a Jarlsberg cake with broken thousand island dressing.

Photos of Menu Items for The Deconstructed Dish at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft-Poached Egg – $7.00

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Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft-Poached Egg – $7.00

This was my absolute favorite dish at entire EPCOT International Festival of the Arts! Crack open the poached egg, dip the tender and juicy pork belly in it, and then nearly fall over from how good this is. There is very little bacon and lettuce here, and neither of them really add to the dish. I suggest you just push them aside and enjoy the pork and the egg together without any of the fluff of the dish.

Deconstructed Reuben: Sliced Corned Beef, Rye-crusted Sauerkraut and Jarlsberg Cake with Broken Thousand Island Dressing – $6.75

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Deconstructed Reuben: Sliced Corned Beef, Rye-crusted Sauerkraut and Jarlsberg Cake with Broken Thousand Island Dressing – $6.75

Let’s start with the rye bread-encrusted Jarlsberg cake/patty, which is the base of the dish. Unfortunately, it was flavorless. The texture was like a deep-fried crabcake with a slight sauerkraut taste that was very subdued. So even if you don’t like sauerkraut, this dish won’t offend your tastebuds. On top of the patty, there is a generous portion of corned beef that’s rather unremarkable and somewhat bland. The thousand island sauce was also disappointing; it didn’t add much flavor. Overall, this one is a thumbs down.

Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries, Sugar Cookies and Micro-Basil – $6.25

Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil $6.00
Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries, Sugar Cookies and Micro-Basil – $6.25

The best part about this booth is assembling the dish together with each forkful, and we think the strawberry shortcake best represents how great this idea can be. The strawberries are ripe with a simple glaze that’s spread across the dish making the flavor present among all the pieces. Slather your fork with the whipped cheese cake, grab a strawberry and munch on the sugar cookies all in one bite. It’s a fun dish and one we very much recommend.

*NEW* Rainboba: Sparkling Water layered with Fruit Boba and topped with a Foam Cloud – $8.00

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Rainboba: Sparkling Water layered with Fruit Boba and topped with a Foam Cloud – $8.00

This layered beverage is pretty simple: boba pearls mixed with sparkling Dasani raspberry lemonade seltzer and raspberry FOMZ. But the real reason to buy this drink is for the souvenir Figment cup — which is very nice. Figment is actually printed on the cup, as opposed to being a sticker. We’re very happy with the cup.

Imagery Sauvignon Blanc, Glen Ellen, California ($16/bottle) – $7.00

Imagery Estate Winery describes this as follows: “Subtle honeysuckle aromas gently perfume the nose. Vibrant notes of citrus, lemon-lime, and grapefruit play on the tongue as a hint of dry Muscat lends refinement and softness to the finish.”

Mad Genius Red Blend, California ($15/bottle) – $6.00

Mad Genius Wines describes this blend as “a proprietary blend of four red grape varietals of Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Merlot are exquisitely blended to appeal to every wine lover’s palate. Grapes harvested for Mad Genius are handpicked from premiere vineyards that surround regions of California’s Northern San Joaquin Valley along with specially selected North Coast Vineyards.”

Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon, garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (Also available without alcohol, where maple syrup replaces the cream bourbon) – $11.00 with alcohol, $4.50 without alcohol

REVIEW: "E=AT^2" Food Studio - Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2017
Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon, garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (Also available without alcohol, where maple syrup replaces the cream bourbon) – $11.00 with alcohol, $4.50 without alcohol (Photo from 2019, recipe remains the same.)

As much as we loved the food, we wanted so much more out of this drink. It sounded amazing. It wasn’t bad, the flavoring was just far more subdued that we had hoped for (and they went a little light on the bourbon).

Location of The Deconstructed Dish at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The Deconstructed Dish is located in World Showcase Plaza, past the Port of Entry shop as you head towards Canada. You can find it at number 21 on the map below.

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