Epcot's Food & Wine Preview 2019!
Welcome to one of my favorite events of the year! Where we get to preview a little bit of what is new at the upcoming Epcot Food & Wine Festival! And this year looks like it will be an absolutely AMAZING year! I'm going to just jump right in with something important...
This is Raclette! It is beautiful, delicious, and should be your ABSOULTELY MUST HAVE of the event! Do not stop anywhere else, head straight to "The Alps" and have this. THAT. IS. AN. ORDER!!!
So what is Raclette? In basic terms it is a "swiss" cheese that is melted under a high-heat broiler and then immediately scraped onto a dish and then into your stomach. That's how it works. It's been around for CENTURIES and it is something we often get when in Europe.
Here is the Raclette booth at Europa Park, for reference, and also to show that I'm not lying!
And as I said, the Raclette is baked to an amazing gooey and delicious state and then scraped off the half-wheel onto the plate.
Here is the final product.
What I found so "entertaining" at the media event was how many people had NO CLUE what Raclette was! I even overheard someone say they thought it was invented by Disney just for Food & Wine!
I couldn't decide if I was just happy that Epcot is introducing this to people who were unaware of its existence or if I was disappointed in how uncultured and untraveled most Americans were! Either way, I'm just REALLY HAPPY this dish is coming to Epcot Food & Wine!
Here is a video of Raclette in action! I highly suggest watching it:
Oh, yes, there were other items at the event!
This was FANTASTIC! Will probably be my second new stop... Actually more like my seventh new stop because I'll first have six stops at Raclette.
A few more new items...
Some of these I tried, some I didn't... but I look forward to trying them ALL when the event opens!
And I know everyone LOVES the Disney merchandise and Food & Wine always has some super cute and fun items! Here's a preview of what to expect...
I'm sure these Minnie ears will be VERY popular!
This Remi chef's hat is fantastic!
Always happy to see new Figment merchandise.
And yes, pin trading is still very much a "thing" at Walt Disney World!
A few more shirts and other items to round out the merch preview.
Hey! Look who I ran into! It's Joey Fatone from N*SYNC! Elissa was NOT JEALOUS AT ALL about him showing up to the event!
He was there to announce that "Joey Fatone & Friends" will be playing as part of the Eat To The Beat Concert Series on Nov 12, 13, and 14th. He even gave a shout out to TPR! Watch:
And finally... THIS! OMG!!! THIS!!! Every single person needs to start the festival with Raclette... have MORE Raclette... and then end your night with the amazing Coffee & Donut Alcoholic drink! That is the recipe for a perfect visit to Epcot Food & Wine Festival!
Huge THANK YOU to Disney for inviting us out to the media preview!