Spain – EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Beginning August 15th, Spain returns for its fifth straight year in the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival since it resumed appearances in 2017. The festival takes place July 15 – November 20, 2021.

Menu for the Spain Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $6.50
  • Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $5.50
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $6.25

Beverages:

Photos of Menu Items for the Spain Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette – $6.50

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Spain Charcuterie
Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette – $6.50

They are slicing the meats fresh right here in the booth before assembling this brilliance in a cone. No, you can’t eat the cone, but you can eat all the cheese and olives and meats packed into it. There’s value here for the price, due to the freshness of all the ingredients, plus it’s just tasty. Recommended.

Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp – $5.50

Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp – $5.50

Spanish-style paella is a staple at the Spain Marketplace, but this time around, it wasn’t as good as the charcuterie. The rice seems a little overdone and the shrimp is nothing to write home about. If anything, the chorizo is the winner of the dish, giving it a little kick. Otherwise, the paella is blander than we expected.

Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika – $6.25

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Spain Seafood Salad
Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika – $6.25

This dish is really oily. This is understandable, given the mixture is tossed in olive oil, but when half the glass is filled with oil, that’s just not fun. Still, there’s a healthy mixture of shrimp, scallops, mussels, olives, peppers, and more, making for a unique and flavorful offering. The price might be a bit too much if you don’t get a few good pieces of seafood, but we feel it’s a risk worth taking.

*NEW* Estrella Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager (5.5% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.

Estrella Galicia describes their Cerveza Especial Lager as having “excellent aromatic balance between malts and hops” with “golden color, clean and bright.” Tasting notes include “Lightly floral and herbal flavors, with a moderate warm mouthfeel, and intense hoppy bitter taste that lingers [in] the mouth.”

*NEW* Avaline White Blend ($20/bottle) – $6.00

Total Wine says Avaline White Blend “is a vibrant Spanish white bursting with fruit. Dry in style, flavors of citrus and pear on the palate with a crisp, freshness on the finish. Made with organic grapes and free from unnecessary additives such as sugars, colors and concentrates. 100% VEGAN – GLUTEN FREE!”

*NEW* Faustino VII Rioja Rosado ($10/bottle) – $5.00

Faustino describes this wine as “clean, bright, intense strong red color with lilac rim. On the nose is intense, red fruits aromas standout. Pleasant and balanced in the palate; red fruits notes standout. Medium finish.”

Espelt Garnacha ($14/bottle) – $5.00

From Jeb Dunnuck: ” Loads of kirsch liqueur, black cherries, licorice, and scorched earth notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, nicely balanced red that has a classy style, good acidity, and fine tannins.”

Location of the Spain Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Spain Marketplace is located between the Germany and Italy Pavilions on World Showcase Promenade. You can find it at number 10 on the map below.

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