The imaginers at Walt Disney World are smart.
They know that people go nuts during the annual Food and Wine Festival in Epcot.
When we were there last week it was so hard to move because the booths were jam packed with people waiting in line to savor international food and beverages.
So how can Disney bring more magic to the resort’s holiday season? By adding international themed food booths to Epcot’s Holidays Around the World.
Joining the various seasonal activitites that have been a long standing tradition at Epcot during the holiday season will be these food booths.
The Disney Food Blog has an awesome entry about all the various booths, complete with photos of some of the holiday themed delacasies that have been offered in the past.
Called Proust! The German themed holiday pavilion has been a staple of the holiday festivitites for awhile. But, this year their offerings are expanded to include an artisan cheese plate, Sauerbraten with red cabbage and spätzle, Williams Punch, the Carmel Kiss and Gluwein.
If the spätzle is anything like the kind that is served in the German restaurant, it should be delicious.
Disney decided to stick to the holiday traditions when it came time to create the menu for the American booth.
This year, guests can enjoy roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, pork tenderloin with green bean casserole, roasted sweet potato wedges and a champagne Demi-Glace.
Don’t forget the alcoholic beverages such as Firenog, Shipyard Eggnog White Porter Aged on Bourbon, and more.
While this country doesn’t have a perminant presence in Epcot, they will be represented this holiday season with a booth situated between France and Morocco.
Food selections including duck confit, dumplings and roasted Brussels sprouts with a fig reduction.
My personal favorite offering at this booth would be the cheese fondue in a bread bowl.
Sachertorte will be prepared with chocolate cake, apricot jam and dark chocolate glaze in addition to other tasty temptations.
The holidays are all about comfort food. That is why comfort foods are going to shine at a booth dedicated to this region of the United States.
Hoppin’ John (a traditional treat for New Year’s Eve with black eyed peas, ham hocks and kale over rice with cornbread crumbles), blackened catfish with white cheddar grits and okra, tomato and onion stew and a chocolate pecan tart will be available.
In honor of the Feast of the Three Kings a special booth has been erected that will offer a variety of foods from this region. Offerings include a shredded beef tamale with avocado creama, roasted pork with mashed yucca and pickled green bananas.
Of course traditional Three Kings Bread will be available for purchase.
Beverages will include Coquito (coconut milk) and for the adults, a rum floater.
There will also be plenty of holiday offerings throughout the parks including Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake, gingerbread ice cream, panettone and more.
What holiday treats sound most tempting to you? Leave your comments below.