Ireland usually draws incredibly long lines during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and with good reason. They have a solid menu and, from what I’ve found, relatively consistent execution from year to year.
On the way out of the park one evening, the line was low so Matt decided to order the Warm Chocolate Pudding with Bailey’s Custard. The dessert is all of two bites, which I happily obliged Matt to enjoy. I wonder if he even tasted it, but it had just started to rain a few minutes prior so we were on the move. It seemed to be that sweet bite he was looking for, so I’ll just assume it was good! 😉
I’ll be honest in saying we haven’t ordered the Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie since 2011, when it was still the Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie. The prior dish was always a good “sharing” one for us, as Matt would let me pick out all the lobster and he would enjoy most of the scallops. Plus we loved the sauce and potatoes! Maybe we will try it with the “seafood” one of these days, but it hasn’t struck us yet. I’ve made the Lobster and Scallop version at home before, so perhaps I’ll do that again and reminisce!
Another dish we haven’t ordered in a while is the Kerrygold Cheese Selection. While we always enjoy the cheese, the brown bread tends to go to waste. This year, however, is served with a different bread, so it’s definitely a possibility for later in the festival, and we’ll be sure to update this page with anything else we might try!
Have a favorite item from Ireland? Let us know in the comments!
We stopped into Ireland for the Kerrygold Cheese Selection. The cheesed served are Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout, Skellig. The bread was indeed different from years past, and I liked it, but there was a LOT of excess flour sticking to the bread. The cheeses themselves were good, but there wasn’t much to distinguish them from one another. One was a bit on the crumbly side, one was salty. Don’t get me wrong – we still liked them, but we prefer the Artisan Cheese Trio from Cheese. I can’t say either of us really cared for the chutney. The bite I took had a sour note that I didn’t care for.