Prepare your appetites! The dates for the 2022 International Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT are July 14, 2022 through November 19, 2022! It’s four months of your chance to eat and drink around the world. But there’s not much time and money, so we’ve compiled this list of our favorites. 15 Foods and Drinks at the 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival which are perfect for couples and romantic sharing.
Written by Beth Bell and Dani Meyering
Images of Beth Bell and Dani Meyering
The best restaurants and drinks for couples
- Theft of fries 3 Shareable Servings of Gourmet Fries: Salt & Vinegar, BBQ Bacon and Sweet Potato Snack – (The Basket of Fries, near the test track $7.50)
- Key Lime Lager lager with a subtle lime flavor from 81Bay Brewing pairs perfectly with the Fry Flight – (The Fry Basket, near Test Track $6 for a 6oz pour and $9 for a 12oz pour)
- Hot Swiss Raclette Cheese with Riesling-Poached Pears, Red Wine-Braised Figs, Candied Pecans, Honey, and Cranberry Toast – (The Alps Booth, near Germany $5.50)
- Filet Mignon of Beef with Wild Mushrooms “Le Cellier” with truffle butter sauce (Canada Booth $9.25)
- Chicken Tikka Masala with Spiced Fennel Yogurt and Naan Bread (India Booth – near China $6)
- Grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with Charred Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onion, and Cilantro-Lime Cream (The Swanky Saucy Swine near Disney Traders $5.25)
- Braised beef with beer served with smoked gouda mashed potatoes (Belgium Booth near Morocco $5.75)
- Stone-baked Moroccan bread with Hummus, Chermoula and Zhoug Dips – (Tangerine Café: Flavors of the Medina $5.00)
- pistachio cake with cinnamon pastry cream and candied nuts – (Tangerine Café: Saveurs de la Médina $4.75)
- Theft of Greek wine Mylonas Assyrtiko White Wine, Zoe Rosé, Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry (Greece Stand near Japan $6.50)
- Delicatessen a selection of imported Spanish meats, cheeses, olives and dressing served in a mug to walk and share (Spain Booth near Germany $6.50)
- Pastor tacos with Seared Pork Belly Pastor, Chipotle Black Beans, Pineapple, Pickled Onions and Chives on a Corn Tortilla (Mexico Booth $7.50)
- Potato Gnocchiwhich are potato dumplings with a four cheese sauce and roasted cremini mushrooms (Italian stand $9)
- italian sangria: two options, White Sangria with Prosecco or Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon. Perfect for sharing on the go (Italy Booth $11)
- Goodbye Joe Punch: Chinese baijiu spirits, piña colada and lychee mix (China Booth $12.50): This classic drink was once served year-round at Joy of Tea, but is now only available at select Epcot festivals. Get it while you can, but be warned: it’s deceptively strong!
Highlights of our top food and drink at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival include the Hot Swiss Raclette Cheese because it’s reminiscent of fondue and it’s fun to share. The Braised beef with beer in Belgium is not photogenic but the flavors are phenomenal and comforting.
The Stone-baked Moroccan bread is a great snack at only $5.00. It’s easy to share, and you can watch them take it out of the oven to know it’s fresh. The pistachio cake is a fantastic dessert because it is not too sweet.
The Potato Gnocchi is one of the priciest dishes on our list at $9.00, but the romance of Italy’s sumptuous pasta is hard to resist. Panna Cotta is also an expensive dish, although it is light and refreshing.
Beer thefts, wine thefts and more
One of the most fun things to do at the festival is to order a flight or two and share it. There’s something so great about sharing a flight and trying out some samples together. There are several food and drinks at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 that can be enjoyed as flights.
Here are all the festival flights and the stands where to find them:
- Mimosa flight at Shimmering Sips (near Port of Entry)
- Australian Wine Flight at the Australia Stand (near Port of Entry)
- Beer and Cider Flights at Appleseed Orchard (inside the Canada Pavilion)
- Belgium Beer Flight at the Belgium Booth (between France and Morocco)
- Theft of Cider at the Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
- Theft of Greek wine at the stand of Greece (between Morocco and Japan)
- Craft beer theft at the Hops and Barley stand (at The American Adventure)
- Theft of Spanish wine at the Spain stand (between Italy and Germany)
- German beer flight at the Germany stand (at the Germany pavilion)
- Wine Flight at The Alps stand (near Germany)
- Beer and cider flights at Brew-Wing in The Odyssey building
- Theft of fries at the fries basket (near the test track)
The Theft of Greek wine is one of our top food and drink items at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival because it covers the entire spectrum. You get a white, a pink and a red. It’s a visually pleasing flight and tastes fantastic.
Each wine is robust and showcases the wines of Greece beautifully with a sample of Mylonas Assyrtiko, Zoe Rosé, Kir-Yianni Naoussa Xinomavro Dry Red white wine. And at $6.50, it’s a pretty affordable option.
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The Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina is a great place for couples as it is one of the only places to eat and drink at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival that is entirely indoors. Relax at a table inside and let the exotic music and decor wash over you. The Theft of cider is a treat because it has three distinct flavors. Enjoy a tasting of 3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider, Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider and Stem Ciders Hibiscus Session Hard Apple Cider.
The theft of french fries
This year’s festival hit is something simple. The Theft of fries from the basket of fries seems a bit casual to be one of this year’s top food and drink at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. And yet, it easily satisfies and is perfectly shareable.
The flavor of salt and vinegar is not strong at all – just enough. The BBQ Bacon flavor tasted like BBQ chips magically turned into french fries. And the sweet potato casserole makes a perfect little dessert at the end.
At this same stand, The Fry Basket, you can order a Key Lime Lager from 81Bay Brewing. This light blond beer with a sweet lime flavor goes perfectly with these fries. And it’s always fun to support Florida’s craft breweries at the 2022 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival.
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Another fun way to play with your food is to go on an official food tour.
Buy five delicious dishes, indicated on the kiosk menus and the festival passport with a cheese icon. Whenever you order one of these official cheese-centric food items, be sure to get your festival passport stamped and keep your receipt.
Once you’ve purchased and munch on these five cheesy treats, head to the Shimmering Sips stand near the center of the park, Port of Entry. At the Shimmering Sips booth, show off your filled Emile’s Fromage Montage stamps for your FREE treat.
This free treat is a soft strawberry cheesecake treat served in a keepsake cup.
There are 10 eligible items and you only need to buy 5 of them to win the free treat.
- The Alps: Hot Swiss Raclette Cheese (three varieties, $5 to $5.50): opt for the raclette with classic new potatoes, pickles and baguette with or without alpine ham, or try it served with Riesling-poached pears, figs braised in red wine, candied pecans, honey and toasted cranberries. Pair it with a flight of wine ($6.75) or chilled rosé ($9).
- Canada: Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a pretzel roll ($5.75)
- Greece: Grilled Cheese with pistachios and honey ($4.75)
- The Swanky Saucy Swine (near Disney Traders): Pork rinds seasoned with chilli cheese ($4.75)
- Flavors from Fire (near the test track): Smoked Corned Beef with Fries and Beer Cheese ($5.50)
- India: Crispy paneer with mango curry ketchup ($5.00)
- Germany: Schinkennudeln (Gratin of pasta with ham, onions and cheese – $5.00)
- Brazil: Pao de Queijo (cheese bread – $4.75)
- Opening August 15: Hawai’i: Passion fruit cheesecake with roasted macadamia nuts
- Opening August 15: Mac & Eats: Cowboy Mac and Cheese
There are so many booths with many food and drinks at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival this year. And the festival runs until November 19, 2022. There’s plenty of time to explore, and we’ll be back with more tips and recommendations.