Epcot Festival of the Holidays delights with global flavors


Walt Disney World is all a glow with holiday cheer. At Epcot Festival of the Holidays, the global flavors of the season are quite delightful.

During the holidays everyone has a favorite way to celebrate. At Epcot Festival of the Holidays, all the holiday traditions are on display. As guests stroll from one celebration to another, the global flavors of the holidays showcase how food is a part of everyone’s traditions.

One of the favorite parts of an Epcot visit is strolling around the World Showcase. While it would be impossible to walk from America to Germany in real life, Epcot gives everyone the opportunity to stroll through the sights, sounds and scenes from around the world.

Since many people visit Epcot Festival of the Holidays for the food and drink celebrations, there are several dishes and drinks that are too tempting to resist. From the return of the cookie stroll to the traditional dishes, the feast is definitely plentiful.

Here are some of FoodSided recommended dishes at Epcot Festival of the Holidays.

Giant Tostada de Puerco at Epcot Festival of the Holidays, photo provided by Disney Parks

Giant Tostada de Puerco

Mexican holiday dishes are a celebration of flavors and textures. This Giant Tostada de Puerco is a perfect example. From the braised pork to the Guajillo sauce to the pickled onion, this dish hits all the flavor notes. Plus, the touch of chicharron dust is a special touch.

Chirashi Sushi Tree

Sometimes the must try dishes at Epcot are for the picture. Remember the noodle dish from Food and wine this year.

This sushi tree will definitely become the Instagram dish of the food festival. With vegetables, yellowtail, salmon, Ikura and sashimi-grade tuna, this dish is as beautiful in flavor as it is visually.

Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds

Even in the Florida weather, a comforting bowl of soup can be the warm hug during the holiday season. This soup offers layers of flavors. Also, the touch of finishing sherry and almonds make this dish quite special.

Plus, the dish is served with a pretzel roll. Can you ever resist a pretzel roll?

Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spätzle

The German traditional recipe is definitely a hearty dish. The star of this dish is the mushroom sauce. It is so good that it might make you want to lick the plate.

Don’t forget to grab a glass of mulled wine to sip in between bites. And, maybe grab a Linzer cookie for dessert, too.

Smoked Salmon Potato Latke

From the L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen, the smoked salmon potato latke is delicious. The salmon is highlighted with briny capers and balanced with a crème fresh. It is a definitely a perfect bite.

Also, don’t miss the special holiday beer at L’Chaim. You definitely need to pass this beer.

Horchata Cheesecake

If you love a horchata drink, this cheesecake will be a must try. The rice cheesecake is served with a cajeta sauce, (a Mexican caramel sauce). It is quite tasty paired with a holiday cider.

Of course, these food items are just a small sampling of all the delicious offerings at the many Epcot Festival of the Holidays. All around the Epcot, the holiday marketplaces are bustling.

Also don’t forget to book a Candlelight Processional dinner package. The holiday tradition, Epcot’s Candlelight Processional, is always a must see during the holiday.

Lastly, don’t forget to take the cookie stroll. If you finish that tasty journey, a special Mickey cookie will be waiting for you.

Epcot Festival of the Holidays runs now through December 30, 2019.

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