Your Favourite Memory From Past F&W Festivals..

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Your Favourite Memory From Past F&W Festivals..

Ok..I'am asking you lucky people to tell me your favourite memories from the F & W festival at Epcot..I've never experienced this event as this will be our first October vacation..So what was your favourite bite and from what country stall brings your biggest memory.?..

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Moracco has always been a winner for me. One year was the Kefta pocket and another year was a chicken roll.

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What? Just ONE memory?

The chipotle chicken sausage with sweet corn polenta that they had at the Canada booth for a couple of years was awesome.

Love the Hawaiian tuna poke.

I had an awesome shrimp taco at the Mexico booth.

And a shrimp dish at the China booth in 2011, I think it was salt and pepper shrimp, excellent.

Always love the baklava!

Sparkling pomegranate kir from France and sangria from Morocco.

p.s. you seem vaguely familiar... biggrin

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We really enjoyed the different waffles in Belgium. Only thing we felt like trying again from the booths. The Parisian breakfast was loads of fun and a great way to get your champagn celebration on.

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The watermelon/arugula/feta cheese salad. Until then, I was not a fan of arugula. After trying it, I downloaded the recipe for the dressing, and it's become a summertime favourite.

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Ohhhhhh so many to choose from!! But the apple strudel from Germany was heavenly....

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crazycatperson wrote:
What? Just ONE memory?

The chipotle chicken sausage with sweet corn polenta that they had at the Canada booth for a couple of years was awesome.

Love the Hawaiian tuna poke.

I had an awesome shrimp taco at the Mexico booth.

And a shrimp dish at the China booth in 2011, I think it was salt and pepper shrimp, excellent.

Always love the baklava!

Sparkling pomegranate kir from France and sangria from Morocco.

p.s. you seem vaguely familiar... biggrin

Wow.. eek I have noted your choices..They sound delish...As far as vaguely familiar..I get that all the time..De Ja Vu... wink

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I see there is a new F & W recipe book coming out in September to coincide with the festival..You can check it out on EATINGWDW .com

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crazycatperson wrote:
What? Just ONE memory?

Love the Hawaiian tuna poke.

p.s. you seem vaguely familiar... biggrin

You had me at poke!!!!!!!!! muchlove

AYE, familiar to me too.... laugh

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Tuna Sensation from Japan, Lava Cake from Ireland, and Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed Potatoes from France.

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It's almost impossible to pick just one, but I think my favorite thing we tried in 2012 was the
Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad (pictured on the right) from New Zealand

I often think about the Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage and the Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions from Mexico

Or the Sparkling Pomegrante Kir from France.....yum!

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Thanks for the pics..Gives me an idea what the portions are like..Looks awesome..And that bubbly...Mmmmmm.. awesome

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Food and Wine is my absolute favorite thing in the world. I actually went for the first time in 2010 when my aunt invited me to the World to visit my cousin and I didn't even know it existed. Let me tell you how it rocked my world!! (I've been every year since). It really is so much fun for foodies like me and there is something for everyone to enjoy. We make sure to end pretty much every night of our trip in Epcot even if its just to grab a drink and a dessert. Some of my favorite things have been:

Tuna Poke from Hawaii
Mahi Mahi from Singapore - the first time my very picky boyfriend had seafood and now we make it all the time at home.
The (heavenly) cheddar cheese soup from Canada
Escargot (OMG this changed my life) from France -- I heard they were changing this recipe this year, hope its still just as good, if not better.
Scottish Salmon with that amazing cauliflower puree from Scotland

..and so many more that I don't want to take over the thread listing them all.

You're going to have a great time Watchmaker!! And definitely get the cookbook, we have the past two years and there are so many good recipes in them, I can't wait for what they release this year.

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Cheers EmFord...Will get the cook book, but miss out on the snails..Yuch.. gaah

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I'd have to say my fondest memory of the Food & Wine Festival has to be spending quality adult time with my wife, and also enjoying the festival with our close friends Matt and Bridgette. This'll make our fourth year in a row going as a group, and no kids yay

Our most memorable event is definitely the Tequila luncheon in Mexico. It's a great event and reasonably priced. The food has been great each time we've gone and obviously the drinks are good or you wouldn't be attending this tequila luncheon.. Hilda and Humberto have been great hosts and we even learned a little about tequila and how it's produced.. laugh awesome We'll be back for round 4 in October.

Lastly, my most memorable food item from the food booths....... Two Words..............PORK BELLY!!! OMG!!! This was definitely the best of the fest for me last fall and I managed to sample 29 booths.

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT pass this item up at the festival this fall.. You will find it in Brazil.

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Allie wrote:
It's almost impossible to pick just one, but I think my favorite thing we tried in 2012 was the
Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad (pictured on the right) from New Zealand

I often think about the Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage and the Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions from Mexico

Or the Sparkling Pomegrante Kir from France.....yum!

ALLIE,

I definitely concur with those choices. I'm really getting antsy to get back... C'mon October!! waiting yay

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What? Just ONE memory?

The chipotle chicken sausage with sweet corn polenta that they had at the Canada booth for a couple of years was awesome.

Love the Hawaiian tuna poke.

I had an awesome shrimp taco at the Mexico booth.

And a shrimp dish at the China booth in 2011, I think it was salt and pepper shrimp, excellent.

Always love the baklava!

Sparkling pomegranate kir from France and sangria from Morocco.

p.s. you seem vaguely familiar... biggrin


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I'm with everybody else F&W changed my whole look on holidays!!!!!

I was a very picky eater in 2012 when my mam got very excited about going to this event I really didnt' want to go but when I got there OH MY GOD (in the voice of Janice from friends!!!)

I have loads of things to suggest - Filet Mignon from Canada, pretty much everything from china booth (drinks included), pork belly from Brazil, the capirinha from Brazil (don't think that's the way you spell it!!!), lamb chop from Australia and probably loads more that I have forgot. oh honourable mention from my mam for the lobster fisherman's pie in Ireland!

on a side note watchmaker I was the same about the snails but all I will say (unless you have tried them before) if you like garlic mushrooms give them a go because I didn't think they tasted any different

hurry up September 24th!!!!!

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Allie posted a photo of the shrimp taco I loved. Yum! And the sparkling pomegranate kir as well. And other folks have mentioned so many other things I'd forgotten to mention or haven't tried.

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amy1989 wrote:

on a side note watchmaker I was the same about the snails but all I will say (unless you have tried them before) if you like garlic mushrooms give them a go because I didn't think they tasted any different

Yeah! I always thought the idea of escargot sounded weird (even though I'm a pretty adventurous eater) but after smelling the "snails" while at the France booth last year I had to try them and I'm officially a fan. Buttery, garlicky, salty yumminess.

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EmFord wrote:
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on a side note watchmaker I was the same about the snails but all I will say (unless you have tried them before) if you like garlic mushrooms give them a go because I didn't think they tasted any different

Yeah! I always thought the idea of escargot sounded weird (even though I'm a pretty adventurous eater) but after smelling the "snails" while at the France booth last year I had to try them and I'm officially a fan. Buttery, garlicky, salty yumminess.

My theory was "if I can try snails I can try anything!" I think my mam was shocked when I turned to her and said "yeah they just like garlic mushrooms I like it!"

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Garlic mushrooms indeed..LOL...I once tried sea urchin eggs on a Greek island...That night around midnight, i was doing the Sigourney Weaver scene from Aliens where I thought my stomach was gonna explode....Now Mike..This Pork Belly from Brazil is right up my street... awesome

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Oh my gosh, yes to the escargot! That is also in my picture with the pomegranate kir, it's the dish in the little bread bowls. It was my first time trying snails and dang were they good!

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I bet Mr Ferret loves Escargot..His neighbours love the wee darlings... waiting

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I loved escargot the first time I tried it... Now to tell the truth I may have been a wee bit tipsy and also tried Ostrich that night too. They were both good but have not had either since

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Hey..Escargot in a Margarita glass...That would work..A bit like a worm in a shot of tequila...I'am game for that.. awesome

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I liked Hawaii pork slider, Canada cheese soup, hops and barley lobster roll and most of the wine we tried!

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Hey..Escargot in a Margarita glass...That would work..A bit like a worm in a shot of tequila...I'am game for that.. awesome

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South Korea was a good booth. Lettuce wraps and Kimchi Dogs. Feel the heat!

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I bet Mr Ferret loves Escargot..His neighbours love the wee darlings... waiting

That's like saying you must love fish and chips cause of your neighbours gaah

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The Watchmaker wrote:
Hey..Escargot in a Margarita glass...That would work..A bit like a worm in a shot of tequila...I'am game for that.. awesome

rolling I'm in.. lets call up Disney chefs and pitch the idea.

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