Africa – Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Africa

A staple since 1997, Africa joins the lineup for the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, which begins July 15th, 2020.

Menu for the Africa Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley and Kachumbari Slaw (Plant-Based) – $4.50
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous – $6.75

Beverages:

Photos of Menu Items from the Africa Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley and Kachumbari Slaw – $4.50

Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley and Kachumbari Slaw – $4.50

The flavor palate in this dish is similar to chili. It’s a nice sized dish for the price, making it one of the better vegan options at the festival. The chili flavor does permeate all the vegetables and it would be nice if they had a flavor of their own. The vegetables are limp instead of crunchy, and the dish is a bit spicy. It’s particularly cumin-heavy. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this dish, we’d simply rather head to Sanaa for African-inspired food, and enjoy other options for the festival.

Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous – $6.75

Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous – $6.75

Another spicy dish, but at least this one was more mild in the spice department. It was a good portion size, too. We were all surprised by how many (large) shrimp was on the skewer. For the money, you have a small meal.

Tusker Lager (4.2% ABV) – $4.50 for 6 o.z., $8.50 for 12 o.z.

From Kenya Breweries Limited: “Tusker Lager is brewed from 100% African ingredients that are all locally sourced; the barley is from the Savannah and the Maasai Mara, the spring water is from the Aberdare Mountains and all the yeast is developed locally which means that you feel closely connected to the brand’s origins and roots.”

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape, South Africa ($7/bottle) – $5.00

Jam Jar Wines describes their Sweet Shiraz as having a taste of “mixed berries [and] dark chocolate undertones. Fruit-forward and semi-sweet, with a clean finish.”

Location of the Africa Marketplace Booth at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Africa Marketplace is located between Refreshment Outpost and the Germany Pavilion in World Showcase.

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