The colourful Epcot International Festival of the Arts is quickly becoming one of the most popular seasonal events at Walt Disney World. Highlighting the best from the culinary, art and performing arts world, the event is perfectly placed at Epcot, a park which has always been famed for celebraing Disney’s animation history. Kicking off on the 18th January, guests at the park can enjoy this seasonal event right up until the 25th February, so make sure you check it out if you’re visiting Epcot over the next few weeks.
At the festival you’ll find a celebration of the works of Disney and of the visual arts that made the brand famous. Explore a wide range of artists and learn new skills as you visit pop-up galleries and see the maestros at work - you can even attend a complimentary seminar which delves deeper into the knowledge of the Disney artists and experts.
As well as captivating artistry there is also the opportunity to see some stunning performing arts in the form of Disney on Broadway, featuring awe-inspiring acrobatics, international acts and a stunning soundtrack.
But onto the food! There will be 13 Food Studios showcasing festival-exclusive culinary delights along with a whole host of sumptuous creations that are sure to make your mouth water. A whole host of new items are also joining the foodie line up and hoping to dazzle your taste buds in 2019.
Here are just a few of the menu highlights you can expect to find…
Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries, Sugar Cookies and Micro-basil
Where: The Deconstructed Dish, Showcase Plaza
Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables
Where: The Artist’s Table, The American Adventure
Saint-Honoré Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs
Where: Cuisine Classique, Germany Pavilion
Pop Art Tart: Modern-designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling
Where: Pop Eats!Showcase Plaza
Vanilla, Rose Water and Pistachio Panna Cotta
Where: Masterpiece Kitchen (Located in the Canada Pavilion)
Smoked Salmon and Cream Gâteau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar, and Micro-herbs
Where: Painter’s Palate (Located in the Odyssey Festival Showplace)
Lemon Blood-Orange Tart
Where: Decadent Delights (Located in Showcase Plaza)
Lobster Chips: Lobster-topped house-made Chips with Lobster Bisque Cheese Sauce, pickled Jalapeños and Citrus Cream
Where: Refreshment Port (Located in Showcase Plaza)
Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese served in a Warm Bread Cone
Where: Taste Track (Located in Future World East)
Moelleux Aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates
Where: L’Art de la Cuisine Française (Located in the France Pavilion)
Mediterranean Flatbread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
Where: Mosaic Canteen (Located in the Morocco Pavilion)
To try out all these delicious new and returning dishes and more, make sure you have your Walt Disney World tickets! Click here to book in advance and save money.
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