Walt Disney World offers its annual dining event this fall, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The 45-day event runs between Sept. 30 – Nov. 13, 2011, and access to the festival is free with theme-park admission.
The Epcot Food & Wine Festival, now in its 16th year, is themed “A Passport to a World of Flavors” to reflect its focus on international cuisine and beverages. The event offers tapas-sized portions and tasting samples at more than two dozen Marketplace kiosks, with most prices falling between $3 – $8. All menu items and prices subject to change. (Some items are also on the Disney Dining Plan.)
Epcot Food & Wine Festival: Argentina (introduced in 1996)
- Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée – $5.00* or DDP
- Beef Empanada* – $3.75 or DDP
- Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay* – $3.50
- Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – $3.50
- Terrazas Reserva Torrontes – $3.50
- Terrazas Reserva Malbec – $3.50
*New 2011 menu item, when compared to 2010.
DDP = Guests on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) can use a snack credit for this item.
[V] = Disney identified this as a vegetarian food item, meaning there is no meat, pork, poultry, fish or seafood in the dish.
See a complete list of 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Marketplace Kiosks.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival Recommendations for Argentina
See my review of the 2011 Argentina food booth.
Argentina at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival brings back its Grilled Beef Skewer from 2010, a popular meat dish. The chimichurri sauce is a relatively mild green sauce that’s used for met, and the boniato is a tropical sweet potato, white in color; the boniato’s flavor isn’t quite as sweet as the yellow or orange versions. Think of the sauce and the boniato as a mild mashed potato that lets the substantial beef skewer stand out.
Switching up last year’s menu is the addition of a Beef Empanada, which replaces the Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada. These stuff pastries are common in Latin American countries, as well as in Europe. Last year’s vegetarian version at the festival was mildly spiced, but tasty, and was executed as a handy snack.
Food Recommendations: If you’re only sampling an item or two at Argentina, and you’re a fan of beef, you probably can’t go wrong. I recommend the Beef Skewer for its combination of flavors and to sample boniato if you’ve never tried if. That said, if you’re interested in something slightly more portable – as tables can be an issue at the festival – I have no doubts the Beef Empanada will serve as a tasty sample.
This series of articles offers a brief preview of the menus at the Marketplace kiosks, with eating recommendations to help you plan your time the festival You may also enjoy my coverage of the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Marketplace Kiosks.
For more information on the festival, visit Walt Disney World’s website or read more Epcot Food & Wine Festival articles linked below.
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