Time for food porn! Put down that tattered copy of 50 Shades of Gray and get on over here for the good stuff. Today we’re taking a look at some of the sultry and seductive offerings coming to us at Epcot’s 2012 International Food and Wine Festival this fall.
Why not start with something big and beefy? Le Cellie’s popular wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce is paired with the perfect syrah from the Canada marketplace. For those who might have to work their way up to the real thing, this year’s new Terra booth will be offering meatless options like the Gardein Beefless Tips.
The Gardein Beefless Tips offer a savory kick and were created for vegans but will be appreciated by meat lovers too. The savory tips offered in a new Chili Colorado dish with house-made chips and cashew cheese dreamed up by the discerning palates of Disney chefs.
Hard at work in the kitchen with their big utensils, Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann (left) and Chef de Cuisine Gregg Hannon have worked with dozens of Disney chefs to create new dishes for international marketplaces that surround the World Showcase Lagoon during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Now if you can’t stand heat in the kitchen, perhaps you need to cool down with an icy cold drink. We recommend the sultry delight of an Italian margarita served by a fresh-faced young international program member fresh off the old continent. He’ll be trying to learn about the American way of life and you’ll be trying to learn just what’s in the water over there.
What’s in an Italian margarita? Who cares! You can have it here, there, anywhere! Look, there’s even another photo to pretend you’re playfully chasing the college program boy down the arcade to get your fill!
When you’re done running laps around the Italy pavilion, perhaps it’s time to kick back and relax at the more relaxed Florida kiosk and give shrimping a try. Never heard of shrimping? Google it, can’t hurt, right? Or you could just look at our lovely photo of this mouth-watering Shrimp Ceviche which debuts with fresh flavor and flair this year with the Florida Local marketplace.
Now how about dessert: Three new standout sweet tastes are on the menu at the Desserts & Champagne marketplace. From left to right: Dark chocolate mousse with chili and salted caramel; yogurt panna cotta with orange cake, raspberries and pomegranate; and lemon custard verrine with blueberry compote. Our mouths are watering at the prospect.
Simply delicious. And who is the mastermind behind all this? The mistress lining up the vixen to taunt and tease us each year? None other than Marianne Hunnel. Formerly a Walt Disney World Resort chef, she oversees content development for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Hunnel’s responsibilities include booking guest chefs, Master Sommeliers, authors, wineries, marketplace kiosk sponsors, and Disney chefs participating in the festival – along with making sure we spend every moment leading up to it wishing it were sooner by providing plenty of food porn. Savvy mistress she be.