One of my favorite festivals has hit Epcot and it’s the International Festival of the Arts. I love walking around and checking out all the artwork, exhibits, performances, and most of all the food. Now I will confess, my New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier so I was worried about how I was going to taste all these yummy foods and share it with you. Well luckily, I have a family of five ready to help out, so grab your passport and let’s get started.
First stop was the Painter’s Palate inside the Odyssey Festival Showplace. They had lot’s of yummy choices to choose from. We chose the Smoked Salmon and Cream Gâteau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar and Micro-hebs. The one thing about this festival is that the food is presented so beautifully and the taste did not disappoint. My husband and I both agreed, this was really good!
Next stop was Taste Track. My oldest spotted the Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese in the passport and immediately headed that way. The Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese is served in a warm bread cone and it certainly did not disappoint. It had a really good lobster to macaroni and cheese ratio. It was absolutely delicious all the way down to the bread bowl.
My little ones opted for the Paintbrush Churros. These were your basic cinnamon churros dipped in colored white chocolate. Although visually appealing, they were unimpressed. The churros were not warm and the texture was a little off. It could’ve just been a bad batch. It happens.
Our next stop was Decadent Delights. My oldest had her eyes locked on the Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Pretzel Crunch. Oh my was this heavenly. I only had one bite, but she wiped the plate clean.
My little ones shared the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie. Yes there was plenty to share. It was huge. It even comes with a paint brush so the kiddos had fun “painting” their cookie. They gave it two thumbs up.
Next up was the Lobster Chips at the Refreshment Port. This was on top of my list to try. Tons of lobster loaded on top of house-made chips with a lobster bisque cheese sauce, pickled jalapeños and citrus cream. This was really good and I’m not gonna lie we ordered two and devoured them both. They were very generous on the lobster. Nice big pieces. My only critique was the house-made chips were a little too salty. Not sure if that is how they always are or if we just got a salty batch. I would definitely get this again though.
Next on our mission of foodie tasting was the Sushi Donut in Japan at the Takumi Table. This was as good as it looked. It’s donut-shaped sushi with salmon, tuna, shrimp, avocado, and masago accented with citrus-soy gelée and wasabi on the side. If you look closely in my picture you will see a little hidden Mickey.
Last but not least we stopped at The Artist’s Table in the American Adventure. We tried the beef wellington with mushrooms bordelaise, fennel cream, and roasted baby vegetables. This was a great way to end the night. The meat was so incredibly juicy, the pastry so flaky, and the vegetables flavored perfectly. I definitely give this two thumbs up.
So there you have it. There is still so much we want to try and we hope to get back to the festival soon. So stay tuned for more updates from Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts.
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