The 2024 EPCOT Festival of the Arts is set to kick off on January 12th, and we’re already daydreaming about all of the awesome eats we’ll get to try!
Each EPCOT festival comes with its own unique entertainment, atmosphere, and, of course, FOOD! And if you love trying out all the new offerings as much as we do, we’ve got great news — this year’s EPCOT Festival of the Arts Food Studios will feature a total of 26 NEW menu items for you to explore!
Feeling hungry yet?? Then let’s dig in!
We’ll start at The Craftsman’s Courtyard, located near the Creations Shop in World Celebration.
This Food Studio will feature TWO new menu items this year — the Grilled Pork Belly with salsa verde, broccoli rabe, pickled peppers, and raclette cheese on grilled sourdough, and the Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with caramelized onions and mushrooms, blue cheese fondue, and arugula on a grilled French roll.
In the Morocco pavilion, the Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina booth is adding a new dessert option this year with a Chocolate Cake with pomegranate mousse and pomegranate whipped cream. Plus, for any mimosa fans looking for a fresh take on the classic, the new Chai Tea Mint Mimosa is made with Twinings Chai Tea, Key lime sparkling wine, and mint.
Another sweet treat is making its debut at the Vibrante & Vívido Encanto Cocina booth. Check out the gorgeous new Passion Fruit-filled Mango Cheesecake with coconut-pineapple cake, dragon fruit gelée, and dragon fruit-strawberry sauce!
In Canada, the Gourmet Landscapes booth will feature the new Verjus-roasted Beets with goat cheese, petite lettuce, blackberry gastrique, and spiced pecans. This is also one of the items included in this year’s Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, so take note if you plan on participating!
The Deco Delights also has a new menu item that’s part of the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. The Neapolitan Dessert Trio including a Chocolate tart, vanilla bean cheesecake, and strawberry mousse looks almost too pretty to eat! Emphasis on the “almost.”
Calling all Minnie Mouse fans! Or, should we say, Minnie Mousse. This year, Pop Eats is adding the ADORABLE Rock the Dots White Chocolate and Orange Mousse with vanilla bean chiffon cake.
When it comes to dining, the France Pavilion rarely disappoints. That’s why we’re thrilled to see FOUR new food items, plus a new cocktail coming to L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise!
First, there’s the Saumon Fumé Mousse et Aspic, Blini et Fromage de Chevre, made with salmon mousse, smoked salmon, dill, and flaxseed biscuit, served cold. Plus, there’s the Vol-au-Vent de Saumon et Epinards, Sauce Chardonnay, a puff pastry with salmon and spinach, and a chardonnay-shallot sauce, served warm. Or if you’d rather try both of the salmon offerings, you can order the Duo de Saumon Hot and Cold.
You can round out your meal at L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise with a new dessert — the Moelleux aux Noisettes, Croustillant Noisettes, Coulis Framboise et Mangue, a molten Valrhona chocolate cake, with hazelnut crunch, and mango-raspberry coulis. And you can wash it all down with the new Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail, made with St. Germain Liqueur, sparkling wine, and mint.
Speaking of dessert, Swirled Showcase is adding two new sweet treats this year as well, starting with Cupcake Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone. Or for even more flavors in the mix, try the Strawberry Fanta Float with cupcake soft-serve!
And, last but not least, the Funnel Cake Cart rounds out our list of new food items with the Crazy Chocolate Funnel Cake Sandwich, a mini funnel cake sandwich with vanilla ice cream, rainbow whipped cream, strawberry sauce, powdered sugar, and sprinkles.
On top of all the new food options, there are also TEN new beer and wine options being added across several Food Studios at this year’s festival!
Okay, now who’s ready for this year’s Festival of the Arts?! We’ll be there on the first day to try ALL the snacks from the Food Studios, so stay tuned to DFB to find out our favorites from this year!
What new menu item are you the most excited to try at this year’s Festival of the Arts? Share with us in the comments!