Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Oct 11, 2014
    Nina from NJ Asked

    F&W Festival, Wed Nov 5, 4:30ish to close: Food Kiosks or ADR Teppan Edo at 6:50pm? Our family with boys 11,13,16 are foodies. Wondering if I should cancel Tappan Edo and eat around showcase kiosks instead.

    Hi Nina,

    I love it when teenagers are foodies! My girls, now 16 and 22, both say they got their love of interesting food at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which we've been attending almost since the beginning 19 years ago.

    If your family is like mine, they will have a blast eating their way around the world during the festival and will prefer that to a single sit-down meal. We just got home from a weekend trip to Epcot (yes, just Epcot because it's Food & Wine season) and managed to taste something from almost every marketplace. We usually share each taste so that we all can at least have a bite. It's amazing how fast you fill up taking a bite or two from several cuisines, so pace yourself.

    My one caution: You can end up spending more than you expect because everything looks delicious. I would get each person a wristband gift card -- with a special Food & Wine design -- and load each with a specified amount. Tastes run from about $3.50 to $5.50 generally, if that helps. If you want to map out your must-tastes, I recommend perusing the list of marketplaces in advance.

    A few of my favorites from this weekend: The grilled beef skewer from Patagonia; the venison sausage from New Zealand, the Beijing duck bun from China; the kielbasa and potato pierogi from Poland; the crispy pork belly from Brazil; and both the Nueske's pepper bacon hash and the "yard bird" from Farm Fresh.

    Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. I love talking about Disney dining, especially during Food & Wine. Have a wonderful time with your family!

    Wilma

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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