Sunday, October 30, 2011

Food and Wine Festival Review - Argentina

I'm going to give you reviews of as many of the food options available as I can fit into the next few days.  So far there has only been one thing the I truly didn't like and thankfully it will be covered in this post.  I don't have pictures of everything I tried, or they may actually be pictures from last year's festival if it is the same item, but I'll let you know if that is the case.
Starting off...
Here's the menu:

Beef Empanada
We'll get the stinker out of the way.  Here I tried the Beef Empanada.  I really didn't like that one at all. Scratch that.  I actually threw this one out.  It had potential and I've developed a taste for empanadas, but I guess I am used to the flavor of the ones that they serve at Whole Foods here in Orlando.  Something about the flavor just seemed off.  A little bit too bitter or something.

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimicurri Sauce and Boniata Puree
Argentina made up for it by providing one of my festival favorites though.  I absolutely loved the Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimicurri Sauce and Boniata Puree.  The beef was flavorful and was only enhanced by the freshness of the chimicurri sauce.  The boniata puree was delicious.  I was listening to one of the chefs describe it and he said that the boniata was mixed with Yukon Gold potatoes.  Very good!

I will actually be sad when the festival is over since I'll need to pick up ingredients for chimicurri and boniata so I can make this dish for myself.  

Have you had the opportunity to try these for yourself?  Tell me what you thought!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quote of the Week

"Why be a governor or a senator when you can be the king of Disneyland."

-Walt Disney

Monday, October 3, 2011

Food and Wine Festival Booths

This might have to be my favorite time of year at Epcot.  One of my favorite things about Epcot is the World Showcase and your ability to taste (pun intended) different cultures.  During the soft openings of the booths on Thursday I went around and got pictures of the different booths and the menus.

I just wanted to share with you the pictures of the booths today.  As I sample the different menu items, I'll share the individual countries menu.  I do hope to try everything this year, but if I fail at trying everything, I still hope to try at least one thing from each country.

I Love when Cast Members make a photo special!

The theming of this makes me feel like I'm at Old Key West Resort.

China is one of the countries with two serving windows.

The country of Che-ese

The kiosk is also serving as the counter service for the Japan pavilion right now.

I love the thatched roof on the Ireland booth!