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Food & Wine

On Saturday, we went to the food and wine festival at Epcot. It’s going on now until the first weekend of November. We had gone two years ago (there was a scheduling problem with the family last year). Now that I have a season pass (and so does Chris now), there’s no reason for us not to go this year.

The first thing I noticed was that the food was much more e pensive. Things were about $3 before. Everything was about $5 (alcohol cost $7). If you go to the park hungry, you can easily spend the cost of the ticket on food.

E was smart and had eaten before she came. So she only ate the things that she knew were good.

Unfortunately, they had changed some of the menus. China had something called churumqi. I would skip that. It was salty and flavorless. The lava cake (can’t remember what country had it) was the size of that teeny tiny little Reese’s peanut butter cup that you give out during Halloween (but yummy). Pizza from Italy sucked big time.

Tenderloin from Australia was good. The beef skewer and empanadas from Mexico was delicious. And I always love the weiner schnitzel in a pretzel bun from Germany. Ireland had a lovely cheese spread that I would recommend.

For dessert, ginger ice cream from China was good. And of course, the lava cake from countries unknown.

I was disappointed with the options at Greece, India, and Japan. They were things you could get anywhere. And the Marrekesh stand just didn’t look appetizing.

All in all, it was a fun afternoon. We went at about 4pm trying to escape the heat, but it was still pretty hot.

And on our way out, it stormed and we tried to wait it out, but it wasn’t stopping. So we just waited til it was light enough sloshed through the rain.

When we got into the car, I felt like I was wearing a big diaper. Next time, I need to pack some ponchos!

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal

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