France – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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 Epcot Food & Wine 2018 France

France has had a booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival since its inception in 1996. This year, the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 29 – November 23, 2019.

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

Food:

  • 🆕 Fondue Savoyarde: Fondue of Imported Cheeses and Chardonnay served with Croutons (V) – $5.25
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley – $5.75
  • 🆕 Boeuf BraisĂ© Ă  la Bordelaise, Pomme Dauphine: Beef Braised in Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Onions and Puffed Potatoes – $6.50
  • Crème BrĂ»lèe: Crème BrĂ»lèe with House-made Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (V) (GF) (modified from last year) – $4.75

Beverages:

 

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

*NEW* Fondue Savoyarde: Fondue of Imported Cheeses and Chardonnay served with Croutons – $5.25

Fondue Savoyarde: Fondue of Imported Cheeses and Chardonnay served with Croutons, $5.25

The fondue was the best item out of the entire booth. It’s rich and creamy, just as a good fondue should be, but there just wasn’t enough bread to dip in it. Those two slices of sourdough aren’t going to go far with the generous portion of cheese. Admittedly, we ended up eating the rest with a spoon. No shame here.

Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley – $5.75

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 France Escargot
Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley, $5.75

A fan favorite returns this year and *didn’t* increase in price, yay! The escargots are prepared by the expert chefs in France to basically become nothing but garlic and butter. They’re placed inside of the croissant that’s topped with a garlic/parsley butter. This may not be the healthiest option at the festival, but it is unique and delicious. We’re still crazy about it after all these years.

*NEW* Boeuf BraisĂ© Ă  la Bordelaise, Pomme Dauphine: Beef Braised in Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Onions and Puffed Potatoes – $6.50

Boeuf Braisé à la Bordelaise, Pomme Dauphine: Beef Braised in Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Onions and Puffed Potatoes, $6.50

The beef was tender and the cabernet sauce was good, but frankly, this just reminded us of a Stouffer’s microwave meal. The puffed potato balls were the best part, but that alone is not a reason to order this.

Crème BrĂ»lèe: Crème BrĂ»lèe with House-made Chocolate Hazelnut Cream – $4.75

Crème Brûlèe: Crème Brûlèe with House-made Chocolate Hazelnut Cream, $4.75

This creme brûlée is a little watery. Just something about the viscosity is off. The hazelnut flavor comes through strong in the chocolate cream nestled within, so if you’re into Nutella and don’t mind a loose creme brulee, this might not be a bad option for you… but there are better options out there.

La Passion Martini Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice – $11.00

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 France Martini Slush
La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice, $11.00

We love this frozen beverage. It’s a little expensive but the taste and booziness of the drink are well-warranted. It’s cool, refreshing, and tastes fruity enough to be enjoyable without being too sweet.

*NEW* Chardonnay, Maison de France ($8/bottle)- $4.50

Chardonnay, Maison de France ($8/bottle), $4.50

This chardonnay is steel fermented, so if you are looking for a big, buttery oakey Chardonnay, this isn’t it. Think strong tannins. Think $8/bottle wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux ($12/bottle) – $6.50

From The Wine to Buy: “100% Cabernet Sauvignon in the Bordeaux that will impress you with its refined style and balance. Elegant and restrained with notes of cherry and black currant. The tannins are mellow, which leads to a smooth and supple finish.”

*NEW* Kir Ă  la Grenade: Sparkling Wine with Monin Pomegranate Syrup – $8.50

Kir Ă  la Grenade: Sparkling Wine with Monin Pomegranate Syrup, $8.50

Here you have an option that’s sweeter than the Chardonnay, but it’s overall very drinkable as it’s served chilled.

Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager Draft (5.0% ABV) – $4.75

From Untappd: “1664 Blanc is an original wheat beer. It is a different, fresh and fruity white beer, slightly bitter with hints of citrus and coriander spices. ”

Location of the France Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The France Marketplace Booth for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is located on the World Showcase Promenade across from the France pavilion. It is #31 on the map below.

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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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