Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Deconstructed Dish

Deconstructed Dish – Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Deconstructed Dish

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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 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts takes place January 8 – February 22, 2021.

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

Food:

  • Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Soft-poached Egg, Brioche, Watercress Espuma, and Tomato Jam – $7.00
  • Deconstructed Reuben: Rye Popover, Corned Beef, Gryuère Panna Cotta, and Brined Brussels Sprouts with Broken Thousand Island Dressing – $6.75
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies  – $6.25

Beverages:

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

  • Rainboba: Fruit Bursting Boba with Sparkling Water (Non-Alcoholic) – $8.00
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® 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

Both the Deconstructed BLT and Reuben have had recipe overhauls since last year. The Deconstructed BLT adds brioche and watercress espuma to the lineup, while the Deconstructed Reuben adds a rye popover, Gryuère panna cotta and brine brussels sprouts.

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

Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Soft-poached Egg, Brioche, Watercress Espuma, and Tomato Jam – $7.00

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Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Soft-poached Egg, Brioche, Watercress Espuma, and Tomato Jam – $7.00

The pork belly was overdone and dry. The egg yolk did help to improve the disappointing texture of the pork, but it could only do so much. The tomato jam added a little bit of spice, but it wasn’t enough to save the BLT as the brioche and watercress espuma added nothing to the generally weak and overdone dish.

Deconstructed Reuben: Rye Popover, Corned Beef, Gryuère Panna Cotta, and Brined Brussels Sprouts with Broken Thousand Island Dressing – $6.75

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Deconstructed Reuben: Rye Popover, Corned Beef, Gryuère Panna Cotta, and Brined Brussels Sprouts with Broken Thousand Island Dressing – $6.75

This dish is declining as it sees new iterations, both in flavor and presentation. The corned beef itself had a mild flavor and tender texture, while the rye and panna cotta failed to offer much in the way of taste. The thousand island dressing added a familiar tanginess to help keep the dish from being a total disappointment. While the taste overall is decent, as a whole, the Reuben fails to impress.

Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies – $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 and Sugar Cookies – $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.

Rainboba: Fruit Bursting Boba with Sparkling Water – $8.00

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Rainboba: Fruit Bursting Boba with Sparkling Water – $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.

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 Deconstructed Dish at the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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

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