Africa – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Africa

Africa has been a part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival since 1997. This year the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival takes place August 29 – November 23, 2019.

Menu for the Africa Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw – $5.75
  • 🆕 Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Curry Rice Pilaf, and Kachumbari Slaw (V) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous – $6.75

Beverages:

Photos of Menu Items from the Africa Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw – $5.75

Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw, $5.75

The rub they season these steaks with gives it an odd tinge, but many taste testers raved about this. Like the other dishes here, it’s mildly spicy. For $5 and change, you can get yourself some steak tips with interesting sides, and that’s worth exploring, in my book.

*NEW* Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Curry Rice Pilaf, and Kachumbari Slaw – $4.50

Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Curry Rice Pilaf, and Kachumbari Slaw, $4.50

We love that there’s a vegan option on the menu, but at what cost? It’s extremely spicy, so much so that even our most heat-experienced taste testers claimed it was “one of the spiciest dishes sold on Disney property.” The rice alone is not enough to cut the spiciness, so be warned.

*NEW* Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous – $6.75

Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous, $6.75

*NEW* Tusker Lager (4.2% ABV) – $4.50

From Kenya Breweries Limited: “Tusker Lager is brewed from 100% African ingredients that are all locally sourced; the barley is from the Savannah and the Maasai Mara, the spring water is from the Aberdare Mountains and all the yeast is developed locally which means that you feel closely connected to the brand’s origins and roots.”

Cederberg Chenin Blanc, South Africa ($15/bottle) – $6.00

From Cederberg: The Cederberg style Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Four months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate with a lively crisp acidity to finish off.

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, South Africa ($7/bottle) – $5.00

Jam Jar Wines describes their Sweet Shiraz as having a taste of “mixed berries [and] dark chocolate undertones. Fruit-forward and semi-sweet, with a clean finish.”

Groot Constantia Pinotage, South Africa ($22/bottle) – $7.00

Quay Wines describes Groot Constantia Pinotage: “A full bodied style with an intense colour and prominent varietal aromas. Confected red cherries and rich, dark chocolate are layered with hints of coffee and toasty oak. Well balanced on the palate by ripe, yet firm tannins leading to a warm and spicy finish.”

Location of the Africa Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Africa is located near the Outpost, on the side closer to the Germany Pavilion. It is #18 on the map below.

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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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