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Freshly baked waffles with berry compote and whipped cream paired with Godiva chocolate iced coffee are on the menu in the new Belgium tasting marketplace during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Throughout the 1.3 mile World Showcase promenade more than two dozen international kiosks showcase savory samplings.
The annual festival overflows with global cuisine, celebrated chefs and special entertainment Oct. 1-Nov. 14, 2010.
What is it? – Estate-grown Kona Coffee served in a French Press Pot.
Where can you get it? – Kona Cafe at the Disney’s Polynesian Resort
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The only thing better than strolling down Main Street USA is strolling down Main Street USA with a chocolate snack in your hand. All the chocoholics out there will appreciate this well-known fact. At Disney, everything looks, sounds, smells and tastes better. There are so many wonderful snack options on the Disney Dining Plan that I thought I would try to make the choices a little easier for my fellow chocoholics. Here are the selections for my top 3 chocolate snacks included in the dining plan broken down by park. See if you agree:
As you can see from the picture, a Double Chocolate Mint Cone from the Main Street Ice Cream Shop is my first choice and favorite traditional chocolate treat. I get one every time I am at the Magic Kingdom. Nothing says Disney like sitting down to enjoy a delicious ice cream cone while staring at Cinderella’s Castle, especially during Castle Dreamlights.
My second and third favorites at the Magic Kingdom can both be found at the Main Street Bakery. The Chocolate Brownies are so gooey and delicious they are sure to put a smile on your face and a tickle in your belly. The Ice Cream Sandwich is a great Disney snack as well; creamy and chocolaty, a perfect combination.
There is a treat at the Dino Bite that you will not believe costs only 1 snack credit. It is the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two huge 6” chocolate chip cookies. It is big enough for two or three people to share, but why?
My second favorite chocolate treat at the Animal Kingdom can be found at the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery. The Paw Print Brownie is a moist, rich brownie topped with chocolate ganache and then covered with a sinfully thick layer of vanilla buttercream icing. This delectable treat will wake up your tastebuds before you have even taken a bite.
My third choice is the Chocolate Cake at the Flame Tree. Being a Texan I love barbecue. When on vacation all the rules are out the window and I get to splurge by enjoying dessert first. This is a very moist chocolate cake that can be enjoyed in a great hidden landscape.
Starring Rolls is the home of both my first and second choices for best chocolate treat at the Hollywood Studios. The Butterfinger Cupcake and the White Chocolate Chip Brownie are two treats that are so good you will want to slap your momma! The Butterfinger Cupcake is chocolate cake with fudge and a whipped-cream frosting layer inside, covered with a chocolate shell and then dusted with Butterfinger shavings. Ooh la la! The White Chocolate Chip Brownie is a decadent pure chocolate masterpiece. This moist and fudgy treat topped with oodles of chocolate chips is to die for.
My third choice, which is always my very first choice when enjoying The Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights, is Mickey’s Hot Chocolate from the Writer’s Stop. This is hot, rich and creamy and is the perfect holiday treat. Catching a whiff as you sip makes all your senses stand up and take notice!
My first choice for a chocolate treat at Epcot is the Chocolate Mousse from the Boulangerie Patisserie in France. Some say this is too rich but I don’t understand that slang. This mousse is by far the richest, creamiest I have had anywhere at Disney or at home. My second favorite snack treat is also found at the Boulangerie Patisserie and that is the Chocolate Croissant. A great breakfast food with a latte or espresso, or enjoyed at any time of the day, this croissant is a wonderful representation of Paris life.
My third favorite treat at Epcot is Crepes au Chocolat at Crepes des Chefs de France. These super light crepes filled with chocolate are truly something to enjoy. Just the aroma can make you gain weight but I say starve before the trip and give yourself some growing room.
One more favorite chocolate treat which I felt I had to mention cannot be found at any of the parks. It is available at only one location – The Animal Kingdom Lodge. Zebra Domes, served in the Boma, or sold in packs of 5 at the Mara food court are a family favorite. They are very light chocolate mousse desserts with Kahlua. They are a new comfort food that will make you happy you’re alive.
I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy at least some of these snack treats. As one would imagine, they taste even better when consumed as part of the free dining plan. There are many more chocolate snacks I have yet to try. I will be happy to update this article after my next trip. If you haven’t tried some of these favorites, consider ordering them during your next visit. I promise that no chocoholic will be disappointed. Happy eating!
This article comes to us from our newest Disney Blogger Brenda. Stay tuned to more articles from this Disney Nut. You get it chocolate…nut..oh nevermind…
Mmm this chocolate treat is available around the Walt Disney World Resort. To make it at home check out the recipe below. Let us know if you have every tried this tasty treat in the comment section.
1/2 ounce Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
3/4 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
3/4 ounce Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
4 ounces cappiccino
Fresh whipped cream
White and dark chocolate shavings for garnish
1. Mix the first gour ingredients in a warm 12-ounce coffee glass.
2. Garnsh with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
NOSHING AROUND THE WORLD – Guests can sample food from more than 20 regions of the world in marketplaces around World Showcase at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Guest chefs, wine and beer experts and live entertainment add to the fun.
Like a fine wine that improves with age, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival celebrates 15 years Oct. 1-Nov. 14 with an unrivaled global tasting experience.
Where on the planet can foodies sample the cuisine, culture and entertainment of more than two dozen countries during a 1.3-mile stroll around a picturesque 40-acre lagoon? Only at Walt Disney World Resort, where more than 25 international marketplaces around the World Showcase promenade at Epcot invite guests to taste tapas-sized portions and sip wines, beers and spirits from six continents.
This year, Disney and celebrity chefs are teaming with winemakers and brew masters from around the world to commemorate 15 years of Delicious Discoveries. During the six-week festival, guests will discover:
- Three new tasting marketplaces – Belgium, South Korea and Singapore – plus new menu offerings at popular returning marketplaces including Argentina, Chile, Poland, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia, U.S.A., Spain and others.
- Celebrity chef appearances starring top culinarians like Warren Brown, Cat Cora, Todd English, Gale Gand, Robert Irvine, Art Smith, Andrew Zimmern and more.
- Complimentary Marketplace Discovery Passport to be stamped at each international marketplace visited for the perfect scrapbook souvenir.
- Daily wine seminars, bottle signings, author events and culinary demonstrations at the Festival Welcome Center.Eat to the Beat! concerts three times nightly at America Gardens Theatre.
- Two Epcot restaurants grand opening just in time for the festival: Via Napoli authentic pizzeria at the Italy pavilion and La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico pavilion.
New Sips, Fresh Bites
Whether sampling steamed mussels with roasted garlic cream at the new Belgium marketplace or sipping the trendiest wines from South Africa and Chile, festival guests can make a day of grazing their way around the World Showcase promenade. Tapas-sized portions of regional specialties run $3-to-$8 each, and recommended wines and beers make perfect pairings at each marketplace. To make grazing simpler and more fun, guests can purchase a festival-themed mini-Disney Gift Card that can be loaded and reloaded at several park locations. The card comes attached to a band that can be worn conveniently on the wrist and used for purchases at park marketplaces, restaurants and shops.
Live regional entertainment includes music, acrobatics and improv performances along the promenade. Evening Eat to the Beat! concerts at America Gardens Theatre feature acts from many musical genres. Appearing for the first time on the Eat to the Beat! stage are: Sugar Ray, Air Supply, Howard Jones, 38 Special, Roger Hodgson (formerly of Supertramp,) Hanson and Rick Springfield. Kicking off the festival Oct. 1-3 is fan-favorite Taylor Dayne, and wrapping the event Nov. 12-14 is crowd-pleaser Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Each fall, the festival attracts a diverse audience of more than 1 million guests ranging from wine connoisseurs and epicures to novices wishing to boost their culinary IQs. Special culinary programs showcase a lineup of renowned winemakers, guest chefs and speakers participating in elegant dinners, luncheons, seminars and wine schools.
Festival highlights include:
- The Festival Welcome Center, with a Wine Bar, Authentic Taste Seminars, Authors Without Borders weekend conversations and more.
- More than 270 chefs including Disney chefs and guest chefs from across the country conducting culinary demonstrations and hosting dinners and tasting events. Guest chefs on tap include Debbie Gold, Rock Harper, Jeff Henderson, Robin Miller, Jamie Deen and many other culinary stars.
- New events that include 3-D Disney’s Dessert Discovery and a festival preview night, First Bites Opening Reception, on Sept. 30.
- Popular returning events that include Celebrating Family and Friends in the Kitchen, Epcot Wine Schools, Mexico Tequila Tastings and Food and Wine Pairings.
- The weekly Party for the Senses grand tasting event with tempting bites from eminent chefs, more than 50 wines and beers, and live entertainment presented by Cirque du Soleil.
Festival guests can enjoy fresh Epcot experiences including the latest Future World high-tech fun at Innoventions and the celebrated return of “Captain EO,” the classic musical 3-D production starring Michael Jackson in a rare big-screen performance. They also can go “under the sea” at The Seas with Nemo & Friends, “up in the air” at Soarin’ in The Land pavilion or “out of this world” at Mission: SPACE. In World Showcase, new and updated restaurants welcome guests at the Italy, Japan, Mexico and China pavilions.
Included with Epcot Admission
Authentic Taste seminars and Authors Without Borders programs with special book signings at the Festival Center, Eat to the Beat! concerts, cultural adventures, Marketplace Discovery Passport and all attractions and park entertainment are included with regular Epcot admission.
Special Programming by Reservation
The Party for the Senses grand tasting events and other special wine and culinary programs require reservations and separate event admission. Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) for information and to make reservations for special events and programs. Festival details are available at www.disneyworld.com/foodandwine.
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