The EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival 2023 continues to Nov. 18, 2023, and we've experienced many of the foods this year's version of the annual dining event has to offer. Just about everything we've eaten has landed high on our festival foods list, but there are a handful of highlights that deserve special mention this year.
Beer-Braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
This isn't just one of our favorite items at this year's festival, but rather one of our favorite items at any Disney festival ever. Rich with spices and a decent portion make this a must for those hungry for something more substantial.
Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pepper, Onion, Snap Peas and Coconut-Chili Sauce
If there's a trend at this year's festival, it's that the more complex, heavier flavors tend to be the festival's standout dishes. The shrimp were cooked to a perfect tenderness here, with the sides adding a layered flair that brought something new to each bite.
Smoked Corned Beef with House-made Potato Chips, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue
This returning Food & Wine staple is as good as its ever been, and remains one of the most shareable dishes outside of the now-iconic french fry flight. Classic house-made chips serve as the bed for a generous serving of decadent cheese and smoky beef, with the acidic pickled onions providing flawless balance.