2013 International Marketplaces

News from Disney Parks Blog:

Opening Less Than a Month Away for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
– posted on September 2nd, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

A little fun news on the beverage front: the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be among the first venues in Florida to serve wine on tap in 5-gallon kegs under the new Florida law that allows wine to be dispensed from sustainable stainless-steel containers.

2013 fw griddled lobster tail

Two locations – the Festival Center and Refreshment Cool Post – will be serving from kegs, with a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir at Cool Post and a Cabernet and Chardonnay in the Festival Center.

“The wines on tap offer guests a fresh glass of wine with every pour,” says Marianne Hunnel, in charge of Content Development for the festival. “They’re good quality, mid-range wines, and when we tasted side by side with the bottle and keg, we couldn’t tell the difference.” From an environmental perspective there is less waste. No need for bottles, cardboard, corks or labels.

On the culinary front, sometimes it’s the little things – we got a taste of the “vegetarian haggis with neeps and tatties” from the new Scotland Marketplace, and it may be our new favorite. In case you’re wondering, in English we translate that as a “griddled vegetable cake with rutabaga (neeps) and mashed potatoes (tatties).” The name of the dish may sound odd to many of us, but the crispy, peppery haggis and mellow veggies are a real treat.

2013 fw berbere-style beef with onions

2013 fw scottish banoffee tart

Other delightful new-for-2013 bites we tried and recommend: the sweet, griddled lobster tail with garlic herb butter from the Hops & Barley Marketplace; Berbere-style beef with onions, jalapeños, tomato, okra and pap (grits) from Africa Marketplace; and the gooey Scottish banoffee tart (banana-toffee is such a delish combo). On the beverage side, kids are going to love the drinkable Frozen S’Mores from Desserts & Champagne, grown-ups will be lining up for the Orange Dole Whip with Crème de Cacao White.

With more than 40 new dishes and 80 new beverages, it will take a while to work our way around World Showcase Lagoon Septemember 27-November 11. Keep an eye on http://www.epcotfoodfestival.com for updates.

Ready, Set, Dial! Reservations for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Premium Events Begin Aug. 13
– posted on July 30th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

Fans of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival know that it’s best to set their alarms and dial promptly at 7 a.m. August 13 if there is a premium event they want to attend. And this year there are even more new experiences, including a Parisian breakfast, a Scottish party and a Hibachi dinner in Japan.

2013-fw-brazil-Seared-Scallop-with-Ragout-of-Tomatoes-Peppers-Hearts-of-Palm-and-Steamed-RiceBrazil’s Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes,
Peppers, Hearts of Palm and Steamed Rice

The number to call? 1-800-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Dates for this year’s fest are September 27- November 11, and you can see the full list of options at http://www.epcotfoodfestival.com.

We had a sneak peek at a few more of the dishes for this year’s Marketplace kiosks at this past weekend’s Tables in Wonderland dinner, including our favorite from Brazil: crispy pork belly with a dollop of pureed black beans and a fresh topping of sweet onions, avocado and cilantro micro-greens. The crowd went crazy for the South Korea marketplace’s kimchi hot dog with spicy mustard sauce and Florida Local’s grass-fed beef slider with Monterey Jack and sweet and hot pickles. Scotland’s seared Scottish salmon with cauliflower puree, watercress and malt vinaigrette, is served alongside a returning favorite, Canada’s Le Cellier wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce. Oh my!

We tried a fantastic Brazilian black beer, sangria made with Florida citrus, and a bubbly Moscato from Brazil, all fun, unusual pairings – just a handful of the amazing finds that will be poured at the fest.

But the news that got the biggest applause is the return of the Dole Whip, a winner at this past spring’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. They’ll give it a different twist for all – it will be orange (not pineapple), and you can indulge with a splash of crème de cacao white.

Maybe you just enjoy strolling and noshing around World Showcase. Here’s a list of delicious creations you’ll find at the Marketplaces, all wonderfully paired with wine, beer and cocktails – subject to slight changes as chefs and sommeliers perfect the festival:



Brazil (All-New Menu):

  • Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers, Hearts of Palm and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro
  • Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato White
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça




  • Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
  • Pavlova (Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Driscoll’s® Berries and Vanilla Custard)
  • Rosemont Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay
  • Rosemont Estate Merlot
  • Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz




  • Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce
  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Caceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring (garnished with Cherry Man Farm-to-Market All-Natural maraschino cherry)



South Korea:




  • Berbere Style Beef with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, Okra and Pap
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket
  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc
  • The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)
  • Porcupine Ridge Syrah



  • Almond Crusted Blue Cheese Soufflé with Fig Jam
  • Artisan Cheese Selection: Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Triple Crème Brie, Wijngaard
  • Goats Gouda
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Fairest Chardonnay
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Big Bad Red Blend
  • Once Upon a Vine’s A Charming Pinot

Brewer’s Collection:

  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Warsteiner Premium Verum
  • Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • Beer Flight 1: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, Altenmünster Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Premium Verum, Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
  • Beer Flight 2: Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Palor, BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer, BraufactuM Darkon




American Adventure Coffee Cart:

  • Shakin’ Jamaican Coffee – Made with Kāhlua, Vanilla and Caramel. Served Hot or Frozen

Hops & Barley:


  • Lobster Roll with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise
  • New England Clam Chowder with a side of Tabasco®
  • Craisin® Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise
  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager®
  • Samuel Adams® Octoberfest
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée
  • Beer Flight 1: Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®, Rogue Chocolate Stout

Florida Local:

  • Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with Monterey Jack and Sweet & Hot Pickles
  • Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables and Micro Cilantro
  • Cigar City Brewing Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale
  • Orlando Brewing, Sun Shade Organic Pale Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves, Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
  • Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen-Key Lime Wine



  • California Roll
  • Spicy Hand Roll
  • Teriyaki Chicken Hand Roll
  • Youki Tofu topped with Miso Sauce, Edamame and Served with Grilled Vegetables
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Sake: Junmai Ginjo
  • Green Tea Colada



New Zealand:


  • Gratinated Green Lip Mussels with Garlic and Herbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, Baby Arugula and Black Currant Reduction
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio
  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir


2010 Freshly Baked Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream









  • Taste of Greece: Grilled & Marinated Calamari, Hitipiti, Eggplant Dip, Olives and Pita Bread
  • Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
  • Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Spanakopita
  • Dannon Oikos® Light & Fit Blueberry Greek Yogurt
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • Alpha Estate Axia Syrah
  • Ouzo by Metaxa

Refreshment Port:


Desserts & Champagne:

2012-fw-desserts-and-champagne-desserts-trio2012 Dessert Trio

  • Chocolate Orange Cupcake
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse
  • Dessert Trio
  • Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles
  • Frozen S’mores
  • Pyramid™Weiss Cream Beer
  • Möet & Chandon Ice Impérial
  • Möet & Chandon Impérial
  • Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé



Scotland (New):


  • Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties-Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes
  • Scottish Banoffee Tart with Bananas, Scottish Whisky Toffee, Walkers Shortbread Crumbles and Sweet Cream
  • Innis & Gunn® Original
  • Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
  • Glenfiddich® Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year)

Craft Beers:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery, Namaste
  • Abita Brewing Company, Fall Fest
  • Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy, (Summer Shandy/Orange Shandy)
  • Florida Beer Company, Devil’s Triangle
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fat Tire
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing®, Alchemy Ale
  • Red Hook, Audible Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Torpedo® Extra IPA
  • Beer Flight 1: Dogfish Head Brewery Namaste, Abita Brewing Company Fall Fest, Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy, Florida Beer Company Devil’s Triangle
  • Beer Flight 2: New Belgium Brewing Company Fat Tire, Widmer Brother s Brewing Alchemy Ale, Red Hook Audible Ale, Sierra Nevada Torpedo®

Plenty of New Tastes at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces
– posted on July 11th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

We’ve just put the finishing touches on recipes for the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival cookbook and got a taste of some of the delicious new Marketplace dishes we shot for this year’s book. From seared rainbow trout in Canada to venison sausage in New Zealand and lemongrass chicken curry in Singapore, the new cookbook features recipes that you can carry home to recreate a special taste of the festival.

From September 27-November 11, you’ll have 46 days to sip and nosh your way around more than 25 World Showcase Marketplaces. What’s new this year? You’ll find Florida grass-fed beef sliders with Monterey Jack and sweet and hot pickles at the Florida Marketplace. New England clam chowder with a side of Tabasco at Hops & Barley. Braised short ribs in Cabernet with mashed potatoes in France. A kimchi hot dog with spicy mustard sauce in South Korea. Vegetarian haggis at the new Scotland Marketplace. There are 40 adventurous new dishes and more than 80 new beverages all around World Showcase. And that’s just on the promenade!

Here’s an easy recipe from the new cookbook from the Australia Marketplace to get you started thinking about all the wonderful flavors at this year’s festival. Stay tuned for more details.

2013 food wine Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes, Lemon and Broccoli Rabe

Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes, Lemon and Broccoli Rabe
Serves 8

24 medium shrimp (16/20), peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
3/4 pound broccoli rabe, cut into thirds
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

  1. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  2. Heat olive oil and sun-dried tomato oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes, tossing once or twice. Add garlic, tomatoes, and broccoli rabe; cook another 2 to 3 minutes, tossing once or twice.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cook’s notes: The “16/20” refers to the size of the shrimp, meaning 16 to 20 per pound.

Scotland, the Newest Marketplace for
2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

– posted on May 20th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

Our team of chefs and beverage experts are cranking up fast for the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, with food, wine, beers and cocktails taking center stage around the World Showcase Promenade and all across Walt Disney World Resort.

Look for classic Scottish dishes that are still in the development phase, but the cocktail of choice will be a Rusty Nail, a popular Scotch whisky martini that is simply Scotch and Drambuie. Scotland is just one of more than 25 ethnic and specialized marketplaces – and we’re happy that Brazil returns this year, a crowd favorite that was missing in 2012.


Hawaii is back with the fab pork slider, as well as the vegan Terra Marketplace that debuted last year.

Favorite celeb chefs are back. Look for Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Gale Gand, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Bryan Voltaggio, Warren Brown and others to make appearances at special events and on stage in the Festival Center. Wine tastings, mixology seminars, cheese seminars, live entertainment and the engaging Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog give guests of all ages plenty to see and do. More than 270 chefs and culinary stars from the U.S. will be there.

The 46-day festival runs September 27-November 11. You can start making reservations in August at 407-WDW-FEST (date to be announced soon)! Keep an eye on http://www.epcotfoodfestival.com for updates.


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