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Mac & Eats – EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Mac & Eats makes its debut at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival on August 15th st. The new Marketplace is a renamed version of Mac & Cheese, which debuted last year. The 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival runs July 15 – November 20, 2021.

Menu for Mac & Eats at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Traditional Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko – $4.75
  • 🆕 Truffle Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko – $5.75
  • 🆕 Cowboy Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pickled Peppers, and Onion Straws – $6.25
  • Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-Based) – $5.75

Beverages:

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

Photos of Menu Items from Mac & Eats at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Traditional Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko – $4.75

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Traditional Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko – $4.75

This is an outstanding basic macaroni and cheese. The cheddar is smooth and creamy, and the panko adds the perfect amount of crunch. What takes it to the next level is a small amount of spice that we believe may have been paprika. Even though this is the simplest dish on the menu, it was our favorite.

*NEW* Truffle Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko – $5.75

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Truffle Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Panko – $5.75

The truffle macaroni & cheese was surprisingly well-executed. It’s a white cheddar cheese with the same macaroni as the other dishes. Neither the shaved truffle on top nor the truffle oil have the artificial taste you sometimes get from a truffle dish. It includes the same herbed panko as the traditional mac, but overall doesn’t have quite as much flavor as the other dishes. It’s a good option if you want truffle, but it’s at the bottom end of this booth’s options.

*NEW* Cowboy Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pickled Peppers, and Onion Straws – $6.25

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Cowboy Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pickled Peppers, and Onion Straws – $6.25

A good upgrade to the traditional mac & cheese. The smoked pork belly and burnt ends were great complements, although the burnt ends were small and few and far between. But we’re not complaining! This is still a phenomenal dish. The peppers add a kick, and the crispy onion pieces add a nice crunch to it. We would definitely get this again.

*NEW* Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers – $5.75

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Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers – $5.75

This dish had the most interesting flavor. It tasted like a “cheeseburger helper” with a kick. We were surprised to find out that this dish was vegan, as there is no indication other than a small icon on the menu board. A Cast Member told us the sausage is Impossible brand, but the menu says “House-made.” All the flavor comes from the spicy topping; the noodles and cheese have no flavor. If you get it all together in one bite, it’s good! Separately, the sausage is the winner here.

*NEW* 81Bay Brewing Co. Lemon Hazy IPA, Tampa, FL (4.0% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.

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81Bay Brewing Co. Lemon Hazy IPA, Tampa, FL (4.0% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.

From correspondence with 81Bay Brewing Co.: “Our new Lemon Hazy Session IPA is light, delicious and packed with citrus flavor!”

No one in our party is a regular beer-drinker, but we really enjoyed this IPA. It matched the weight of the dishes. It was a consumer-friendly IPA; it wasn’t overly hoppy for someone who isn’t a huge fan. It also wasn’t too bitter. We would order the IPA again.

L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA ($15/bottle) – $6.00

From L’Ecole: “This fresh and vibrant Chenin Blanc shows highly expressive aromatics of citrus blossom, passion fruit, slate and stone fruit with flavors of yellow apple on a crisp mineral finish.”

Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR ($20/bottle) – $5.00

From Sokol Blosser: “This wine is packed with bright red fruit flavors, heaps of jammyness, a dash of cherry pie, and a hint of toasty oak on the finish.”

Location of Mac & Eats at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Mac & Eats is located in World Discovery, near Mission: SPACE. You can find it at number 32 on the map below.

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