hello, 2017! i’ve been pretty busy so far this year, and january’s not even over yet! one thing i did get to do in a bit of my spare time was to visit epcot’s newest festival, the international festival of the arts. if you’re a fan of the food & wine festival and the flower & garden festival, you’ll definitely enjoy the festival of the arts. if you’re an annual passholder or you’re in the area between now and february 20th, the festival runs every weekend – i’ll be trying to go back at least one more time for sure! here are just a few of our favorite bites from our visit:
trio of savory croissant donuts (whipped herb cream cheese with sea salt, chicken mousse with fresh herbs & everything bagel seasoning, & spicy tuna with sriracha mayonnaise and sesame seeds), the painter’s palette – the spicy tuna was definitely the crowd favorite!
seared red snapper with braised ratatouille and lemon-thyme beurre blanc, cuisine classique – this was my favorite savory dish that we had hands down. you have to try this if you go visit the festival.
crisp caramel chocolate mousse bar, flavored meringue kisses and passion fruit sauce, decadent delights – if you like chocolate & passion fruit, this is a must try.
deconstructed purple sweet potato pie, salted caramel, bourbon-soaked cake and marshmallow whipped cream, decadent delights – this was my second favorite dessert (the poached pears won), but it was very dense and rich, so if you prefer lighter desserts it probably isn’t for you.
hopefully you all enjoyed this peek at the newest event in epcot’s festival lineup! if you want to see all of the food and beverage offerings, you can find a list right here.
orlando florida travel & food photographer – e. gilbert photography