Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BREAKING NEWS!!!! 2018 Epcot Festival of the Holidays MENUS!!!!


Hey there, Disney Foodies!!!

     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! Epcot's hugely popular holiday festival, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays,  is coming back for its second official year. 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. This year's festival will run from November 18th-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! Here are the full menus for this year's Holiday Kitchens!: 







NEW NAME! Le Marche de Noel

(France)


Food
  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche á l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • NEW! Bouchee a la Reine Traditionelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce, served in a light Puff Pastry
  • NEW! Bûche de Noël au Chocolat "Christmas Log": Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache (Kid-Approved)
Beverages
  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • NEW! Merlot & Cabernet Savignon Blend, Château la Grand Moulin, Blaye, Cotes de Bordeaux
  • Holiday Kir: Sparkling Wine and Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • NEW! Willm, Brut Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine



American Holiday Table

(American Adventure)


Food
  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (Kid-Approved)
    Roasted Turkey
  • NEW! Hand-Carved Smoked Ham with Green Beas and Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten-Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
    Smoked Ham (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce (Vegetarian)
    Chocolate Pecan Tart
  • NEW! Red and Green Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)
Beverages
  • NEW! American Heritage Milk Chocolate Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Wondermade Marshmallows (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • 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
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: American Heritage Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps




Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

(Germany)


Food
  • NEW! Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (Kid- Approved)
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a bread bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce (Kid-Approved) (Vegetarian)
  • Cheese Fondue
  • NEW! Black Forrest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
    Black Forrest Roulade (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • NEW! Peppermint Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)
Beverages
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • NEW! Schöfferhofer Pink Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cider Flight
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Regional Riesling





Feast of the Three Kings

(Caribbean)

Food
  • NEW! Pastelon: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (Gluten-Friendly)
  • NEW! Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa, topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji, and Tomato Sauce (Gluten-Friendly)
  • NEW! Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (Vegetarian) (Gluten-Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • NEW! Tres Leches Rice Pudding topped with Pumpkin Seeds (Gluten-Friendly)
    Tres Leches Pudding (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • NEW! Green and White Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)
Beverages
  • NEW! M.I.A. Beer Company Trey Reyes Mago Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)



NEW NAME! Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen

(Japan)

Food
  • NEW RECIPE! New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodle in Hot Dashi Soup with Chicken and Spinach
    New Year Celebration Soba (NOTE: This year there is no shrimp!)
  • NEW! Holiday Green Tea "Yule Log": Delicate Sponge Cake Rolled with Whipped Cream Filling
Beverages
  • NEW! Ichigo Milk Boba: Popping Strawberry Boba Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Sapporo Draft Beer
  • NEW! Cinnamon Apple Cider: Plum Wine and Orange Juice with Lemonade and Apples



Holiday Sweets and Treats

(World Showcase Promenade)

Food Items
  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (Gluten-Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
    Peppermint Sundae
  • NEW! Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)
  • NEW! Holiday Cookie Stroll Completer Cookie- Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie *

   * This year there is a "Cookie Stroll". Purchase 5 cookies and collect 
their stamps, and receive this 'Completer Cookie' FREE!*


Beverages
  • NEW! Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials: Bailey's, Frangelico or Fireball
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • NEW LOCATION! T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW LOCATION! Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • NEW LOCATION! Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinnings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
    Chocolate Apple Shake
  • NEW LOCATION! Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinnings Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps 



Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

(Mexico)

Food
  • NEW! Enchilada de Pollo con Mole: Chipotle Chicken on a Corn Tortilla topped with Mole Negro and garnished with Shredded Oaxaca Cheese and Sesame Seeds
  • NEW! Tamal de Camaron: Corn Tamal stuffed with Guajillo-marinated Shrimp topped with mole Rojo and Shredded Cotija Cheese
  • NEW! Arroz con Leche: Rice Pudding with Cranberries
Beverages
  • NEW! Cerveza Mexicana Artesenal: Allende Mexican Craft Ale served with a floater of Kahlua
  • NEW! Noche Buena Margarita: Libelula Joven Tequila, Cranberry and Lime Juices and Agave Nectar, topped with Lime Foam and Sprinkles
  • NEW! La Posada Margarita: Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Horchata Cinnamon Liquor, and Agua de Horchata, topped with Cinnamon



Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

(China)

Food
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
    Beef Bao Bun
  • Celebration Barbeque Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (Kid-Approved)
  • NEW! Spicy Mala Chicken with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
Beverages
  • NEW! Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Plum Wine
  • NEW! Jasmine Beer



Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

(Italy)

Food
  • NEW! Cavatappi ai Quattro Formaggi: Baked Four Cheese Pasta, Parmesan Crumble, and Truffle Essence (Kid-Approved)
  • NEW! Mozzarella in Carozza: Golden Crust Fried Mozzarella Sandwich and Tomato Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzled with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
    Cinnamon Apple Fritters
  • NEW! Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature traditional Italian Christmas Fruit Cake
Beverages
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer



NEW NAME! Sapphire Holiday Kitchen

(Morocco)

Food
  • NEW! Grilled Lamb Kefta Kabab with Whole Wheat Pita, Cucumbers, Olives, Tomatoes, Mint Yogurt Sauce and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Syrup
    Chermoula Chicken Drum
  • NEW! "Sfenj": Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon and Sugar, Toasted Almonds and Chocolate Sauce
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! Kasbah Prestige Red Wine



NEW! L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

(Between Morocco and France)

Food
  • NEW! Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
    Pastrami Sandwich (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • NEW! Potato Knish with Herbed Sour Cream (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
    Potato Knish (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • NEW! Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
  • NEW! Black and White Cookie (Vegetarian)
Beverages
  • NEW! Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager
  • NEW!Blue Cosmo Cocktail



Yukon Holiday Kitchen

(Canada)

Food
  • Seared Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup (Kid-Approved)
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
    Maple Buche de Noel
  • NEW! Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)
Beverages
  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Ice Wine
  • NEW! Inniskillin Riesling Apple Ice Wine
  • NEW! Inniskillin Gold Oak Ice Wine
  • Ice Wine Flight
    Ice Wine Flight (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • NEW! Unibroue Éphémère Strawberry and Rhubarb



More Culinary Delights

(Assorted Locations)

Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles (France)

  • NEW RECIPE! Buche de Noel au Chocolate: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Mint Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (Kid-Approved)
    Last Year's Buche de Noel


Canada Popcorn Cart
  • NEW RECIPE! Pecan Maple Bark featuring Crown Maple Sugar
Fife & Drum Tavern (American Adventure) 
  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (Kid-Approved) 
  • NEW! Budweiser Reserve Collection Copper Lager
Fountain View Café (Future World)
  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake
Funnel Cake (American Adventure)
  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Future World East
  • Mistletoe Mile: Brown Jug Bourbon Cream with Eggnog, topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the Canada Pavilion
  • Naughty and Nice: Grey Goose and Kahlua with Eggnog, topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Showcase Plaza
  • Rum Rudolph: RumChata with Eggnog, topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the American Adventure Pavilion
  • Cheerful Elf: Bailey's Salted Caramel with Eggnog, topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Norway)
  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream
L'Artisan Des Glaces (France)
  • Glace au Pain d'Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (Kid-Approved)
Refreshment Outpost (near Africa Outpost)
  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
Refreshment Port (near Canada)
  • NEW! Turkey Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions
    Tukey Poutine (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • NEW! Eggnog Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Eggnog Shake with Bailey's Irish Cream
Taste Track (Near Test Track)


  • NEW LOCATION! Croissant Donut in Cinnamon Sugar
  • NEW! Croissant Donut with Chocolate and Holiday Sprinkles (Kid-Approved)
    Croissant Donut with Chocolate and Holiday Sprinkle (Photo Courtesy of DisneyWorld.com)
  • NEW! Croissant Donut with Eggnog Pastry Cream and Gingersnap Crumbs 
  • NEW! Gelato
  • NEW! Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Banfi Rosa Regal Sparkling Red
UK 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) (Kid-Approved)
UK Beer Cart
  • 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


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