As summer slowly comes to an end, my favorite events come back to town. One of them is the Epcot Internacional Food & Wine Festival.

Recently I was invited by Disney to attend an exclusive media preview where they gave us a sneak peek of all the new offerings coming to this year’s festival.

Neitherless to say I am a foodie, and to have my first ever Disney media event be Food & Wine Festival it’s a dream come true, and yes I cried when I received the invitation.

So you can imagine how excited I am to share this information with you? This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever.

Essa época do ano trás os meus eventos favoritos de volta para Orlando. Hoje eu vou falar de todas as novidades do Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival 2018.

Recentemente eu recebi um convite da Disney para participar de um evento exclusivo para mídia, e já estou sabendo de todas as novidades que vão rolar no festival desse ano.

Acho que eu não preciso nem falar que eu sou uma “foodie” e ter o Food & Wine como meu primeiro evento de mídia para a Disney é um conto de fadas; e sim, eu chorei quando eu recebi o convite.

Acho que dá para imaginar o quão feliz eu estou em poder passar essas informações para vocês! O festival esse ano vem mais grandioso do que nunca!

WHEN

QUANDO

 75 days of foodie heaven!

August 30th – November 12th

Did you open the count down? I for sure did!

Esse ano serão 75 dias de festival! 

30 de agosto a 12 de Novembro

Já abriram a contagem regressiva? Eu estou na expectativa desde que o Flower & Garden acabou.

If you never visited the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival before, and don’t know what to expect, this event complements the park and won’t affect the park attractions.

This festival is already included with your park ticket, but you will also find experiences that you can book apart like workshops and culinary demonstrations.

Disney also puts together a list of complementary experiences, and if you are a foodie, I recommend you to take advantage of those opportunities.

To check the schedule of events click here.

Se você nunca participou de um Food & Wine, é importante saber que esse festival (como os outros festivais do Epcot) é um complemento ao parque, ele não altera a parte das atrações do parque.

Além disso é importante saber que esse festival já está incluído no preço do ingresso mas existem experiências que você paga a parte.

Eu NUNCA paguei pra participar de nenhuma experiência extra e sempre me divirto muito durante o festival.

 

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

AS NOVIDADES

This event celebrates the culinary and flavors from all over the globe, and it seems that every year the festival gets a little bigger. Four years ago the marketplaces started to branch out of World Showcase into the Future World area of the park.

Here is everything new coming to the 2018 Epcot Internationa Food & Festival. 

Essa é uma celebração da gastronomia mundial e parece que todos os anos o festival fica um pouquinho maior, uns anos atrás ele era concentrado apenas ao World showcase (a parte dos países) e aos poucos começou a invadir o Future World também.

Aqui estão as novidades desse ano.

NEW EATS

NOVAS COMIDINHAS

Hops & Barley Marketplace (The American Adventure)

New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side.

Although I don’t eat meat, this was one of the dishes that I’ve heard everybody raving about, so if you don’t have a dietary restriction, make sure to include this one on your list.

Barraquinha Hops & Barley (próximo ao pavilhão dos Estados Unidos)

New Brunswick Slider (Carne refogada, creme de horseradish cebolas fritas em um pão de batata, servido com saladinha de legumes em conserva.

Apesar de não ter provado, esse prato foi o preferido da maioria das pessoas que participaram do evento, portanto inclua na listinha.

Islands of the Caribbean  (near Disney Traders)

Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt

 

Islands of the Caribbean (próximo ao Disney Traders)

Jerk Spiced Chicken Lollipop: Coxa de frango com tempero Caribenho tipo “jerk”, banana da terra, e chutney de manga e iogurte.

 

Flavors from the Fire (near Character Spot)

Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli

 

Flavors from the Fire (próximo ao Character Spot)

Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak; servido em uma panqueca de milho defumado com salada de legumes em conserva e aioli de coentro 

 

Earth Eats (Future World West)

The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue,  Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun

 

Earth Eats (próximo ao Future World West)

The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Hamburger de carne e cogumelos com fondue de queijo brie, rúcula, truffas e batatinha com tempero de blue cheese, servido em um pão brioche.

 

The Wine & Dine Studio

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds.

This was my favorite!!! Need this exact recipe for Thanksgiving.

 

The Wine & Dine Studio

Butternut Squash Ravioli: Ravióli de abóbora com molho de manteiga e vinagrete, servido com queijo parmesão e sementes de abóbora

Esse foi o meu FAVORITO!!! Ele tem o sabor do outono americano.

Brazil (between Morroco and France)

Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-lime Sauce and Steamed Rice.

From my home country! I guarantee this dish is legit! The sauce is super creamy and a bit on the spicy side. So yummy.

 

Brasil (entre o Marrocos e a França)

Moqueca de peixe e frutos do mar. Eu adorei o molho dessa moqueca, ele é apimentado então se você não curte pimenta, essa moqueca não é para você.

 

Active Eats (Future World West) 

Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: a mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates

 

Active Eats (Future World West)

Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: Chocolate com nozes, frutas secas e tâmaras.  

 

The Cheese Studio (Future World West) 

Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch

 

The Cheese Studio  (Future World West)

Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake:  com calda cremosa de Maple e uísque Bourbon, caramelo e nozes Pecan.

 

Flavors from the fire  (near Epcot Character Spot) 

Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Mango.

This was my favorite dessert! This was so well balanced, it wasn’t too sweet or spicy.

 

Flavors from the Fire  (próximo ao Character Spot)

Chocolate Picante: Musse de chocolate amargo com pimenta caiena, pó de chilli e manga.

Essa foi a minha sobremesa favorita! Não é muito doce e o apimentado é sutil.

TASTE TRACK 

Guess where this new marketplace is located? That’s right! It’s by Test Track! The most important thing is that this new addition will specialize in cronuts! You can even add ice cream to make it even better.

 

TASTE TRACK

Gostou do trocadilho do nome? O Taste Track fica localizado próximo ao (adivinha?) Test Track! e será especialiazado em cronuts (combinação de croissant com doughtnuts) e você ainda pode adicionar sorvete.

 

If you guys, just like me, like to plan your Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival eats ahead of time, click here to see the complete marketplace menu. 
Se você é como eu e gosta de planejar todas a comidinhas que você quer provar no Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, clique aqui para ver o menu completo do festival no site da Disney. 

NEW DRINKS

NOVOS DRINKS

MIMOSA BAR

Guys! We gonna get a mimosa bar!!! It will be  located inside the Festival Center, and it’s already giving me MAJOR brunch vibes 

MIMOSA BAR

Esse ano o festival terá um Mimosa (Champagne + suco) Bar dentro do Festival Center.

 

Ireland (near United Kingdom)

Guiness Bailyes Shake 

 

Irlanda (próximo ao Reino Unido)

Guiness Baileys Shake

 

Light Lab (Future World West near Cool Club)

RGB Beer Flight:

1 – Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart

2 – GrassLands Brewing company Green Kiwi Blonde

3 – M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale

 

 

Light Lab (próximo ao Cool Club)

RGB Flight de cervejas:

1 – Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart (cerveja com cereja)

2 – GrassLands Brewing company Green Kiwi Blonde (cerveja com kiwi)

3 – M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale (cerveja com blueberry)

 

NEW MERCHANDISE

NOVOS PRODUTOS

Every year Disney releases a merchandise collection to celebrate the festival. Here are some of my favorite products you will find at this years festival.
Todos os anos a Disney lança uma coleção de produtos específicos para o festival e aqui estão alguns dos meus favoritos.

NEW FOR KIDS

PARA AS CRIANÇAS

This year the festival has two brand new activities for kiddos.

Disney Du Jour Dance Party will happen on Fridays and Saturdays evenings and kids will be able to dance alongside beloved Disney characters. Families will also have the opportunity to catch a Radio Disney’s guest concert.

Junior Cher Kitchen presented by Krusteaz®is a family-friendly workshop where kids get to experience a culinary class, they will get to cook and eat! This workshop will happen at the Festival Center on Sundays.

This is something I’m really excited about because I have a future chef at home! My little one wants to become a pastry chef and I’m sure he will love this new experience.

Esse ano o festival trás duas novas atividades para a família.

O Disney Du Jour Dance Party, acontence no final do dia às sextas e sàbados e será uma festa onde um convidado especial do Radio Disney fará um show e personagens da Disney aparecerão para interegir com as crianças.

Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz® será uma aula de culinária gratuita para as crianças! Esse workshop acontecerá aos domingos no Festival Center, e as crianças vão ter a oportunidade de cozinhar e provar sua criação.

Essa é uma das coisas que eu estou mais animada! O Alex é doido por culinária, e eu tenho certeza que ele vai amar.

I cannot wait for the festival to start! Some of my favorite dishes will be back this year. 

Do you guys have a favorite Food & Wine food? 

Eu mal posso esperar pelo primeiro dia do festival! Alguns dos meus pratos favoritos estão voltado.

Vocês já vieram para Orlando na época do Food & Wine Festival?

 

 

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