Australia – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Australia has been featured at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival since the the second Festival in 1997. This year’s 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, takes place August 29 – November 23, 2019.
Menu for the Australia Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF) – $6.00
🆕 Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bushberry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata – $7.75
🆕 Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue – $4.00
*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.
Photos of Menu Items from the Australia Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas – $6.00
There’s a few plump, spicy shrimp in this mixture of vegetables and seafood. The shrimp are cooked to have a great plump exterior and a wonderful spice. All of the vegetables have the same flavorful spice to them, making this an interesting enough dish to warrant a purchase. In previous years the shrimp ranged from small to large, your portion may vary.
*NEW* Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bushberry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata – $7.75
The roasted lamb chop was presented on a sweet potato puree and topped with a bushberry pea salad and a pistachio-pomegranate gremolata. The lamb itself was a little unseasoned, slightly fatty, but tender enough to eat. Sweet potato purée was very smooth and a nice compliment to the lamb chop.
*NEW* Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue – $4.00
This dish is very sweet as expected and the berries paired well with the pastry cream. However, the meringue cookies were exceptionally hard and did not compliment the berries and pastry cream. We didn’t seem to taste any of the citrus macerations in the berries, which was a disappointment.
Wine Awesomeness says this wine has an aroma of “honeyed apricots and crushed almonds with white flowers and mineral notes. Silky and lean, the wine is smooth with a waxy-fruit character. A gentle acidity cleans up the richness of agave and floral flavors.”
3 Rings says their Shiraz has an aroma of “expressive and powerful notes of dark and exotic wild berries.” Their notes on the palate: “: A full bodied wine. Layered beautifully with texture and elegance. Strong presence of dark and rich chocolates, traces of tar, leather and spice lead to a core of supple yet immense fruit driven characteristics, with a flavour wrapped finish towards the end of the palate.”
Location of the Australia Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Australia Marketplace is located on the World Showcase Promenade just past the Port of Entry shop as you head toward the Canada Pavilion. It is #9 on the map below.