31 July, 2012

Food & Wine Festival Booths Announced

For everyone, like me, that's completely looking forward to attacking the Food & Wine Festival booths during either the Tower of Terror 10-Miler weekend or the Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend, try not to drool on the screen and get your wallet ready! :)

Disney just posted the menus for each of the booths and it looks pretty awesome.  Yes, many of the options are similar to last years but there are a few newbies in the mix.  The beer options are also very similar, with a few newcomers.

You can get all of the information at the official Disney site, or at the Disney Food Blog!

Beer reviews by Patrick and I from the two beer booths from last year's festival were posted at Beers and Ears here and here.

But if you want to take a look, the info is below!  I'll put my commets in red if I have anything to say.  :)  I'll give you forewarning though, I don't like seafood at ALL so I won't be adding my two cents about those dishes.

Also, a quick tip that we do every year....  If you go to the Festival headquarters (held at the old Wonders of Life pavilion), pick up a free festival passport.  You can then go to each booth and get it stamped with a country stamp and check off what you had to eat.  We made a game out of it and made sure to hit each booth at least once!  Free and fun! :) (well...minus the cost of the food)

Culinary Offerings: Both items last year were some of my favorite out of all the options!  
  • Beef Empanada
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée
Beverage Selections: 
  • Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay
  • Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec
Culinary Offerings: Can NEVER go wrong with the lamb chop.  And add potato crunchies?? YES!
  • Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
  • Lamington
Beverage Selections: 
  • Rosemount Estate Traminer Riesling
  • Rosemount Estate Chardonnay Semillon
  • Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz
  • Rosemount Estate Shiraz Cabernet
Culinary Offerings: I was disappointed w/the waffle last year & the truffles were a box of chocolates. Eh.
  • Steamed Mussels in Hoegaarden Beer Broth and Baguette
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
  • Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles
Beverage Selections: 
  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Leffe Brune
  • Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Iced Coffee
Beverage Selections: Many of the same but I want to try the Grapefruit.  And the Sion was out of order every time we tried last year. 
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Altenmünster Dunkel
  • Hövels
  • Schöfferhofer Weizen
  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Berliner Kindl Dark
  • Sion Kölsch
Culinary Offerings:  OMG they added the filet.  I'll take 5 of each please! 
  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and "Minus 8" Onion Jam
  • "Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce
Beverage Selections: 
  • Neige Première Apple Ice Wine
  • Neige Bubble
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah
  • Moosehead Beer
Culinary Offerings: Both were good last year too but not in my top 5! 
  • Ropa Vieja with Cilantro Rice
  • Jerk Spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Chutney
Beverage Selections: 
  • Bacardi® Frozen Dragon Berry Colada
  • Bacardi® Torched Cherry Frozen Cherry Limeade
Culinary Offerings:  Can you EVER go wrong with cheese?!!?
  • Cheese Fondue with Sourdough Bread
  • Trio of Artisan Cheeses: Beecher's Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Goat Brie and Rogue River Creamery Echo Mountain Blue Cheese
Beverage Selections: 
  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Riesling
  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Pinot Noir
  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Meritage
Culinary Offerings:  Pot stickers were basic but everything was yummy!  Def want to try the tapioca pudding.
  • Mongolian Beef with Chinese Steamed Bun
  • Pork Pot Stickers
  • Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables
  • Mango Tapioca Pudding
Beverage Selections: 
  • Tsing Tao Beer
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
  • Happy Lychee with Vodka  (so sweet!)
  • Sunny Guava with Coconut Rum
Beverage Selections: Again, nothing too different...and avoid the berry weiss!  
  • Widmer Rotator IPA: Spiced IPA, Portland, OR
  • Red Hook Pilsner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Blue Moon Seasonal, Golden, CO
  • Leinenkugel Berry Weiss, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Florida Beer Company's Devil's Triangle, Florida
  • Abita Purple Haze, Lousianna
  • Full Sail IPA, Oregon
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Nevada
Culinary Offerings:  Lemon was my fave last year
  • Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries and Pomegranate
  • Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel
Beverage Selections: 
  • Nesquick Frozen Chocolate Foam
  • Nesquick Frozen Strawberry Foam
  • Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial
  • Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
  • Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial
Beverage Selections: I'm not a huge Jim Beam fan but I liked what they had last year! 
  • Red Stag Lemonade by Jim Beam®
  • Red Stag Honey Tea Lemonade by Jim Beam®
Culinary Offerings: Can't wait to try the arepa!  
  • White Corn Arepa with Mangalitsa Pork Rilette and Zellwood Sweet Corn Salad
  • Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, Fried Plantains and Cilantro
Beverage Selections: 
  • Florida Beer Company Florida Lager
  • Florida Beer Company Key West Southernmost Wheat
  • Florida Orange Grove Key Limen
  • Florida Orange Grove Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria
Culinary Offerings: Wish the creme brulee was more chocolatey but it's yummy.  As was the coq au vin.
  • Escargots Persillade en Brioche
  • Coq au Vin sur Gratin de Macaroni
  • Créme Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait
Beverage Selections: 
  • Chardonnay, Bouchard Aîné & Fils
  • Merlot, Château de Mercade Bordeaux
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • Eiffel Sour Cosmo Slush
Culinary Offerings: Germany is always a winner fo rme :) As long as they don't run out of pretzel rolls!  
  • Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Karamel-Vanilla Sauce
Beverage Selections: 
  • Selbach-Oster Estate Spätlese
  • JH Selbach Riesling Classic
  • JH Selbach Riesling QbA Red Label
  • Niersteiner Spiegelberg Dornfelder
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Dunke
Culinary Offerings:  I loved EVERYTHING here last year, yay! 
  • Greek Salad with Pita Bread
  • Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
  • Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
  • Spanakopita
  • Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt Cups
Beverage Selections: 
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Skouras St. George
  • Sigalas Assytiko
  • Alpha Axia Syrah
Culinary Offerings: I remember the slider being just ok but it looks like they changed it a tad! 
  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips
Beverage Selections: 
  • Seven Tiki® Mai Tai
  • Heitz Cellar Chardonnay
  • Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter SOOOO good! 
Culinary Offerings: I could have eaten 15 of the pumpkin mousse last year. Mmm! 
  • Linda Bean's® Lobster Claw Cuddler® Chilled with Herb Mayonnaise
  • Linda Bean's® Perfect Maine Lobster Roll®
  • Linda Bean's® Maine Home Style Clam Chowder
  • Pumpkin Mousse with Craisins and Orange Sauce
Beverage Selections: 
  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager®
  • Samuel Adams® Seasonal
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
  • 17th Anniversary Festival Beer– Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock
  • Samuel Adams Light®
  • Samuel Adams® Cream Stout
  • Samuel Adams® Latitude 48 IPA
  • Angry Orchard Cider
Culinary Offerings: Cheese and lava cake, such a great combination :) 
  • Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie
  • Kerrygold® Cheese Selection: Aged-Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Cashel Blue with Apple Chutney and Brown Bread
  • Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey's Ganache
Beverage Selections: 
  • Guinness
  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine
  • Bunratty Potcheene Chilled Irish Coffee
Culinary Offerings: I'm personally not a fan of chocolate cannoli's but the rest sounds awesome
  • Ravioli di Formaggio All'emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Beef Bolognese, Parmesan, Mozzarella)
  • Salsiccia e "Papacelli" Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciaibatta Bread)
  • Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, Candied Fruit)
Beverage Selections: 
  • Moretti Beer
  • Prosecco Zardetto
  • Pinot Grigio Mezzacorona
  • Chianti Castello di Quercetto
  • Italian Margherita
Culinary Offerings: The Karaage sounds yummy! and Sukiyaki sounds good too
  • Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)
  • Karaage Hand Roll (Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise)
  • California Roll (Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Roe Rolled in Sushi Rice and Seaweed)
  • Sukiyaki Beef Pan (Marinated Thinly Sliced Rib Eye with Sauteed Onions and Teriyaki Sauce Served in a Bun)
Beverage Selections: 
  • Kirin Ichiban Draft Beer
  • Sake-Kikusui Super Dry, Junmai
  • Sake-Bishounen Junmai Ginjo
  • Sake Strawberry Mist
Culinary Offerings: Def want to try the Filet taco and the custard! Flan-ish? 
  • Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage Served on a Flour Tortilla
  • Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions Served on a Flour Tortilla
  • Natilla de Cajeta (Caramel Custard Served with Sauce)
Beverage Selections: 
  • Dos Equis Beer
  • L.A. Cetto Chardonnay
  • L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah
  • Lime Strawberry Margarita On the Rocks
  • Tequila Flight: Tequila Blanco, Reposado and Anejo
Culinary Offerings: Wasn't thrilled with this booth last year but I'll give it another go! 
  • Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket)
  • Merguez Sausage (Beef and Lamb Sausage with Grilled Peppers and Onions)
  • Baklava
Beverage Selections: 
  • Casa Beer
  • Amazigh Red
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale
Culinary Offerings: Lamb meatball..mmmmm 
  • Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
Beverage Selections: 
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
Culinary Offerings:  I could live off pierogies... 
  • Kielbasa & Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
  • Zapiekanki-Toasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread with House Made Ketchup
Beverage Selections: 
  • Chandon Carneros Chardonnay
  • Tyskie
  • Belvedere® Frozen Lemon Apple "Tea"
Culinary Offerings:  The meatballs were the only thing I liked.  Rice pudding was ehhh last year
  • Taste of Scandinavia: Cured Salmon, Herring and Shrimp Salad
  • Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries
  • Rice Pudding with Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™
Beverage Selections: 
  • Iron Horse Fairytale Cuvee
  • Xanté
  • Xanté Sunshine
Culinary Offerings: I think they had the rendang last year?  It was spicy! But good! 
  • Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and "Singa" Sauce
Beverage Selections: 
  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Cáceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling
Culinary Offerings: The filet was AWESOME last year!  And I love paneer....
  • Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket
Beverage Selections: 
  • Fairview Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fairview Pinotage
Culinary Offerings:  Not a huge kimchi fan but I remember liking this! 
  • Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
  • Mung Bean Pancake with Shrimp and Kimchi Sauce
Beverage Selections: 
  • Bohae Black Raspberry Wine-Bokbunjajoo
  • Chung Ha Soju Fruit Slushy
  • Chung Ha Soju
Culinary Offerings: Fake meat scares the bejeezus out of me but the cake sounds awesome
  • Trick'n Chick'n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick'n Breast
  • Chili Colorado with House Made Chips & Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips
  • Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and Coconut Foam
Beverage Selections: 
  • Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc
  • Paul Dolan Pinot Nior
  • Silk® Berry Smoothie


  1. Don't knock it till ya try it (fake meat)

  2. Don't worry Daniel, I'll hit up the fake meat stand with you! We can leave Jenn and Patrick to their lamb meatballs and rodent sandwiches (pretty sure I saw a picture of Patrick eating something like that in Peru!).

  3. I think I need to add an extra day to my Wine and Dine trip!

  4. @Daniel... I HAVE tried it! Maybe it just was never prepared correctly. At least I'll have you, Danielle, and Ribbs with me to be good judges!

    @Danielle... hahaha, I'll come watch. And that rodent sandwich was YUMMY in Peru! :)

    @Kellie... Yes, do it! :) I always end up SO full but the food is SO good!

  5. This will be my first Wine and Dine adventure. A bit nervous about running that late but overall super excited after seeing this post.

    Do you know if the booths are cash or ticket based?

  6. @BiblioSiren... Definitely relax as much as possible during the day! Last year we had a late breakfast, around 10:30 and then I honestly started making my way back to the hotel to relax. We tried to nap for a few hours but it didn't work. Just laid in bed and watched tv.

    The booths accept any form of payment pretty much. :) Cash, credit card, Disney hotel room card, Disney gift card, and Dining Plan snack credits. Snack credits can't be used on alcohol but can be used on all food I believe. Enjoy!

  7. Anyone know how you pay for it i.e. we get a $10 card with our half marathon run kit but definitely will use that up pretty quickly.

    1. You can pay for everything else with either a credit card, cash, charge it to your room, or another Disney gift card.