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Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina makes its EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays debut this year, replacing the previous Moroccan offering, Sapphire Holiday Kitchen. “Travel to the Morocco Pavilion for delicious kebabs and cocktails.” The 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays takes place November 26th – December 30th, 2021.

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Menu for Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food:

  • 🆕 Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli – $5.75
    • Lamb Kefta (Gluten/Wheat-Friendly)
    • Harissa Chicken (Guten/Wheat-Friendly)
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Fig Tapenade, and Zhoug Dip – $5.00
  • 🆕 Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache and Sesame Tuille – $4.75

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Stem Ciders Lavender Apple Hard Cider, Denver, CO (5.8% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.
  • Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (4.7% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.
  • Woodchuck Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT (5.0% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.
  • Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice – $11.00
  • Cider Flight – $9.75

All returning items to this location were previously available at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, while the Moroccan bread welcomes a fig tapenade to the dip assortment in place of the zaalouk.

Photos of Menu Items for Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

*NEW* Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli (Lamb Kefta, Harissa Chicken) – $5.75

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Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli (Lamb Kefta) – $5.75

The lamb has quite a kick to it. It’s a tender and well-cooked, hearty kebab.

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Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli (Harissa Chicken) – $5.75

The chicken is tender and flavorful, covered in spices. The carrot-chickpea salad is fresh. It’s served quite cold, but it didn’t hinder the meat.

Both options are great.

Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Fig Tapenade, and Zhoug Dip – $5.00

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Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Fig Tapenade, and Zhoug Dip – $5.00 (Photo from the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival)

This was the big winner! It’s a tender, doughy bread with three very nice accompaniments. The hummus, while simple, was restaurant-quality at least. The zhoug is a spicy sauce with cilantro, hot peppers and garlic. It wasn’t hot, but it was heavy on garlic and cilantro flavors, though it needed more pepper. Still, we found it to be very enjoyable.

*NEW* Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache and Sesame Tuille – $4.75

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Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache and Sesame Tuille – $4.75

This is a nice, light cake with subtle orange flavor, well complemented by the chocolate piece. The ginger mousse is even more subtle, despite being the largest ingredient.

*NEW* Stem Ciders Lavender Apple Hard Cider, Denver, CO (5.8% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.

Stem Ciders describes their Lavender Apple Hard Cider as being “infused with dried lavender,” while having “floral, cinnamon and cardamom spice notes,” a “bright” color and an “off-dry” finish.

Woodchuck Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT (5.0% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.

From correspondence with Woodchuck Cidery, the Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider, also known as Spiced Apple Hard Cider, is “a balanced cider with notes of apple and bright cinnamon and a nutmeg finish.”

Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA (4.7% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz.

From Bold Rock Hard Cider: “Ginger Turmeric is an herbal tea inspired cider made with locally grown Blue Ridge Mountain apples paired with the distinctive spice of ginger root and aromatic earthiness of turmeric.”

Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice – $11.00

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Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice – $11.00

There’s probably not a lot of alcohol in this one, but it was really well-balanced. It’s not syrupy like other festival drinks, which was nice. It’s quite refreshing, and takes a pretty picture for the budding food photographers out there. We highly recommend this one.

Location of Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina is on the western side of the Morocco Pavilion, opposite the entrance to Spice Road Table. You can find it at number 13 on the map below.

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