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If you go to enough festivals at Epcot, then one thing will quickly become apparent. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is not the only festival where you can find delicious foods and drinks.
Yes, each festival has a great food and drink menu that fits the theming of the festival. For example, during the Festival of the Holidays, you can find foods and drinks that are typically eaten during the holiday season, such as a Gingerbread Christmas log or latkes for Hanukkah. Food and drinks available during the Flower & Garden Festival also fit in with the theming, like the Caesar con Gamberett that looks like a plant in a flower pot.
And then during the Festival of the Arts, they have colorful art that celebrates the culinary arts! You can see for yourself in our Festival of the Arts Food and Drinks Guide.
Though today I want to take the time to talk about one specific food and drink booth, and that is Gourmet Landscapes. You can find Gourmet Landscapes in the Canada Pavilion of the World Showcase. My family typically loves the food and drink kitchens in Canada during food and wine festivals. They just have some of the best foods and drinks you can find.
And Gourmet Landscapes was no exception. Let me first tell you about the menu.
Festival of the Arts Gourmet Landscapes Menu
The food was a really nice mix, and also a great nod to the culinary arts.
There’s the Roasted Bone Marrow, which comes pickled mushroom, onion marmalade, and petite lettuce.
The Wild Mushroom Risotto comes with Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction.
There are also Verjus-Roasted Beets available. This is served with petite lettuce, blackberry gastrique, spiced pecans, and goat cheese.
For drinks, there’s a Frozen Scotch Cocktail, which consists of Scotch and Herbal Tea. It’s then garnished with a Chocolate Nail.
The other drinks are disappointingly not from Canada and from other areas. Not that of course that makes the drink worse, just that it can be fun when the drinks reflect the World Showcase Pavilion you can find them in.
But there’s Whole Hog Brewery Raspberry Cheret Double Radler from Steven Points, Wisconsin; Schlumberger Cuvee Kilmt Brut from Austria; and The Meeker Vineyard Winemaker’s Handprint Merlot from Sonoma County, California.
Festival of the Arts Gourmet Landscapes Review
So what did we think of what we had? Well, good news: we loved everything we had!
The Wild Mushroom Risotto was, thankfully, just as delicious as we thought it would be, if not more so.
It was nice and creamy. The mushrooms were great. It was the kind of dish where you eat every bite!
I really liked the Verjus-Roasted Beets. The mixture of the pecans, the goat cheese, and the beets was particularly delicious. I had never had yellow beets before so that was a neat experience (turns out by the way it tastes the same as regular beets). And of course, since it is the festival of the arts, it made for a nice visual.
And finally, there’s the Roasted Bone Marrow. We had never had bone marrow before so we had no idea how we’d like it. But as it turns out, we loved it! First of all, the presentation was great.
But more importantly, the bone marrow has a savory, delicious taste. If you have never had bone marrow and are unsure if you’d like it, we recommend to just go for it. It is so worth it.
Epcot Festival of the Arts Additional Info
While the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has great food and drinks, there is a lot more to the festival than just this. You can learn more in our Epcot International Festival of the Arts Guide.
Now, to attend the Festival of the Arts, you will need a theme park ticket. You can find out how to get discounted Disney World tickets here.