I think most people would agree that the Food and Wine festival is amazing! It is one of my favorite times to go to Disney. It is sad that it is only for a few months out of the year, so when Epcot started bringing in all these different events that are like food and wine, I couldn’t help my excitement. This year, Disney began a brand new event called “International Festival of the Arts” and i just could not wait to check it out. I was able to go in February and although I loved the event, I still have to admit that Food and Wine continues being the best event they have at Epcot. With that being said, I still want to say that I truly enjoyed the event. They had some very yummy foods and some art activities that my family and I really enjoyed. Here are some foods that I tried at the Festival of the Arts.
The Masterpiece Kitchen-Triple Chocolate Mousse
Besides being beautiful, this dessert was truly amazing. It had 3 layers of different types of chocolates and every single layer was delicious.
Decadent Delights-Deconstructed Purple Sweet Potato Pie
I thought this dessert was great, but you have to like sweet potato to enjoy this. Sweet Potato Pie is one of my favorite types of pie. This dessert does not have much of a special flavor. It tastes like a good quality sweet potato pie. You are not missing much if you do not eat this one since it is not very special, but if you love sweet potato pie like I do, go for it!
Pop Eats-Shrimp Ceviche, Almond Frangipane Cake, and Popping Bubbles Cocktail
My favorite out of the three things I ate at this kiosk was the cake. I am a big fan of almond flavored desserts, so that is one of the reasons I love this cake so much. The shrimp ceviche was good but nothing spectacular. The cocktail was yummy too, but it was very simple, just champagne and boba.
El Artista Hambriente
Both food items in this stop looked delicious so I decided to taste both of them. The Chorriqueso was pretty good but my favorite was the Huarache. Below is the picture of the menu where you can see what each item had inside them.
The Painter’s Palate
Although the eats at this spot looked yummy, unfortunately I did not get to taste any of it. This was one of my last stops and I was already really full. All I tried at this stop the Neopolitan Beer Flight which was amazing. It was three different flavored beers: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. All three of them were delicious.
Here are some of the other menus at this event.
Besides the yummy food and drinks offered at this event, I also enjoyed looking at all the Disney masterpieces they were selling throughout the park. They were truly beautiful, but I have to admit, very pricey.
I was able to watch an artist in the process of creating art on the floor. Unfortunately I could not stay long enough to see the finished product, but it was interesting to watch her create it. She was also very sweet and was answering all the questions the guests would ask her.
My daughters’ favorite part of the event was the “paint by number mural”. Everyone that wanted to participate in this was able to do so. You would approach the booth and pick two colors you would like to paint. Each color had a number assigned to it. On the wall, there was a mural being created with a bunch of squares with numbers on them. Each person was able to color in about 3 squares per color. My girls thought it was fun. Unfortunately I was not able to see the finished result for this either.
Even though i was not extremely impressed with this event (I still love Food and Wine a lot more), I enjoyed myself. I thought it was worth it. I am really hoping that Disney decides to bring it back again next year.
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