Friday, November 10, 2017

BREAKING NEWS!!!! Menus for the 2017 Epcot International Festival of Holidays!!!!


Hey there, Disney Fans!!!

     You may be sad that Food and Wine Festival is winding down, but I have exciting news for you today: It's time to whet your appetite for the holidays with the just announced menus for the Holiday Kitchens! If you're not sure what I am talking about, this year, Disney is officially turning the holidays into one of Epcot's famous and hugely popular festivals, The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. As part of the celebration, Guests will be able to indulge in holiday treats from all around the world, as they stroll World Showcase, checking out the holiday decor and entertainment. The Festival will run from November 19th-December 30th, and it will be packed with scavenger hunts, holiday shows and so much more! I am SO excited to preview this event, so let's get to it!




Alsace Holiday Kitchen

(France)


Food
  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche á l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • Le Réveillon de Noël: Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Chestnuts with Sweet Potato Purée
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Slice of Chocolate Chirstmas Yule Log
Beverages
  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Merlot & Cabernet Blend, Château de Bechuad, Saint Emilion
  • Holiday Kir: Sparkling Wine and Monin® Cranberry Syrup
  • Champagne Brut, Nicolas Feuillatte



American Holiday Table

(American Adventure)


Food
  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Holiday Accompaniments: Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and a Champagne Demi-Glace
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
Beverages
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard® Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines Chardonnay "Goldie,” California
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines Pinot Noir, California
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings® Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Nestlé® Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Firenog: TG Lee® Eggnog with Fireball® Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • TG Lee® Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

(Germany)

Food
  • German Artisan Cheese Plate: German ButterKase with Ham, Mushroom Brie with Pretzel Crostini and Tillamook Cheddar
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a bread bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Stollen: Holiday Fruit Cake
Beverages
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen
  • Cider Flight
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Specialty Riesling

NEW! The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen

(Festival Center)


Food
  • Warm Apple Fritter with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce
  • Snowflake Sugar Cookie
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie: Sugar Cookie rolled in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Gingersnap Cookie with Cream Cheese Icing and Cranberry Jam
  • Sachertorte: Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate Glaze
  • Decorated Gingerbread Cookie
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Beverages
  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkelweiss, Lakeland, Florida
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde, Titusville, Florida
  • Central 28 Beer Company Joy From the World Holiday Dubble, DeBary, Florida
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Specialty Red Wine
  • Specialty White Wine
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Cranberry Wine
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Crème de Menthe
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)

Feast of the Three Kings

(Caribbean)

Food
  • Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice
  • Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas
  • Three Kings Bread
Beverages
  • Presidente Pilsner, Dominican Republic
  • Coquito with a Bacardi® Rum Floater
  • Coquito (non-alcoholic)

NEW! Hokkaido Holiday Kitchen

(Japan)

Food
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodle with Spinach in Hot Soup with Shrimp Tempura or Chicken
  • Cinnamon Mochi Cake: Cinnamon and Coconut Cake
Beverages
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake Cocktail: Semi-sweet Puréed Sake with Puréed Strawberry
  • Iced Strawberry Milk: Strawberry Milk with Japanese Calpico Yogurt (non-alcoholic)


Holiday Sweets and Treats

(World Showcase Promenade)

Food Items
  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy
Beverages
  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Frozen S’Mores with Dutch Caramel Van Gogh Vodka
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen S’Mores (non-alcoholic)


NEW! Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

(Mexico)

Food
  • Tostada de Tinga: Crispy Corn Tortilla smothered with Black Beans, topped with Chipotle Chicken and garnished with Crema Mexicana, Queso Fresco, Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce
  • Tamal de Chilorio: Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder, marinated in Ancho Paste and stuffed in a Corn Masa. Served with Salsa tres Chile and garnished with Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco
  • Buñuelo Navideño: A thin round Fried Pastry, drizzled with Honey and dusted with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
Beverages
  • Pomegranate Margarita on the Rocks
  • Frozen Kahlúa® Coffee Margarita
  • Horchata Margarita on the Rocks
  • Bohemia® Pilsner served with a Kahlúa Floater

NEW! Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

(China)

Food
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chinese Barbeque Pork Rice Bowl and a Fortune Cookie
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls
Beverages
  • Mango Wine
  • Tsingtao Lager

NEW! Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

(Italy)

Food
  • Fusilli di Gragnano alla Carbonara: Fusilli Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce with Pancetta and Onions
  • Cotechino con Lenticchie: Fresh Italian Salami sliced with Lentils
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzled with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Panettone alla Milanese: Warm Italian Fruit Cake with Vanilla Sauce and Cherry Syrup
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature traditional Italian Christmas Fruit Cake
Beverages
  • Pinot Grigio: White Wine
  • Chianti: Red Wine
  • Prosecco: Sparkling Wine
  • Corbinello: Sweet Sparkling Wine
  • Moscato : Sweet Wine
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Lavazza Caffè Americano (Regular or Decaf)


NEW! Tarabaki Holiday Kitchen

(Morocco)

Food
  • Grilled Lamb Kefta and Grapes with Julienne of Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions, Harissa and Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Syrup
  • Triangle Honey Briwat with Almond Paste, Rose Water and Toasted Sesame Seeds
Beverages
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur, topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
  • Casa Beer

NEW! Yukon Holiday Kitchen

(Canada)

Food
  • Seared Salmon with Crown Royal® Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble
Beverages
  • Chateau de Charmes Riesling Icewine
  • Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • Red Stone Cabernet Franc Ice Wine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Fielding Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Fielding Estate Red Conception
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Unibroue Éphémère Elderberry

More Culinary Delights

(Assorted Locations)

  • Pecan Maple Bark
  • Chilled Maple Café: Joffrey’s “Le Cellier Blend” Coffee with Brown Jug Maple Bourbon Cream Liqueur and topped with Whipped Cream and Maple Sugar
  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping
  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkleweiss, Lakeland, FL
  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Future World East
  • Warm Glow: Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur blended with Sweet Cinnamon Syrup and Steamed Light Cream topped with Whipped Cream
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the Canada Pavilion
  • Gingerbread Chai: Hot, Creamy Spiced Chai Tea flavored with Gingerbread Syrup and Baileys Irish Cream and topped with Whipped Cream
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Showcase Plaza
  • Crazy Elf: RumChata® Cream Liqueur and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky topped with Steamed Light Cream and Whipped Cream
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the American Adventure Pavilion
  • Arctic Kiss Hot Chocolate: A Decadent Blend of Chocolate Sauce, Peppermint Syrup and Baileys® Irish Cream blended with Steamed Light Cream and topped with Whipped Cream
  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream
  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Hot Cocoa with Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Croissant Donut
  • Godiva Hot Cocoa: Hot Cocoa with Godiva Liqueur
  • Holiday Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
The Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic)
  • TG Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
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     Holy cow, guys! I don't know about YOU, but I need a little Christmas, (and Festival of the Holidays), NOW!!!! Be sure and stay tuned right here, where I will present reviews when the Festival premiers! In the meantime, if you need help planning your holiday getaway, contact the fabulous agents here at Kingdom Konsultant Travel!!!

     Until next time, have a magical week!!!!

- Jenn (aka Tink)



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