The Swanky Saucy Swine – EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
The Swanky Saucy Swine joins the lineup of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival this year, offering “tantalizing pork dishes.” The 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival runs July 15 – November 20, 2021.
Menu for The Swanky Saucy Swine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Photos of Menu Items for The Swanky Saucy Swine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
*NEW* Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese – $4.75
Our group was split on this; some liked it, and some thought it was terrible. Some of the pork rinds were a little over-fried and too hard to chew. The pimento was rich and cheesy with a peppery heat that was very present. However, there was also a sweetness that some of us thought ruined the dish. If you don’t mind the blending of sweet barbecue and savory pimento cheese, this might appeal to you.
*NEW* Roasted Porchetta with Pork-fat Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde – $6.25
Again, we were split on this. Some of us thought the pork was good, but others thought it was overly fatty. The potatoes were good but bland. The lemon parsley sauce had no real flavor and didn’t add anything to the dish besides color. If this had been a more flavorful sauce, it could have pulled the dish together much better.
*NEW* Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with Green Onions and Peanuts – $7.00
These had a very good barbecue flavor with tender meat. The ones we got were a bit gristly, but your mileage may vary. You only get two ribs, so the serving size wasn’t exceptional, but this was the best dish of the bunch at this Marketplace.
*NEW* Crispy Pig Ear Salad with Fire Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn Salsa, and Avocado Cream – $5.25
Skip this! (The dish, not the review.) It tasted like salsa verde and chemicals. The salsa overpowered everything in the dish, and the pig ear was in tiny pieces and had barely any flavor. If you want the novelty of saying you’ve had pig ear, go for it. If you want a good festival dish, go elsewhere.
Parish Brewing Co. describes their beer: “Rich, dark wine grapes with bright fruit tones overlap with complex black currant, and a sweet sour base that brightens both. Intense and flavorful, this juicy sour has depth unlike any similar beer.”
*NEW* Rombauer Zinfandel, California ($37/bottle) – $9.50
From Rombauer Vineyards: “Our classic California Zinfandel is a purple ruby, with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry meld with black tea, vanilla and spice. Lush flavors of fig, blackberry jam, licorice and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of dark chocolate and white pepper in the background. Subtle and round tannins and great length make for a fresh and enticing finish.”
This is the only thing really worth getting here. This was an exceptional Bloody Mary with bourbon instead of vodka. It was perfectly spiced, and not too sweet. The bacon strip that it’s garnished with adds a good extra kick of salt and meatiness. We’d come back again for this.
Location of The Swanky Saucy Swine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
The Swanky Saucy Swine is located near Disney Traders on Showcase Plaza. You can find it at number 35 on the map below.