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Assorted Holiday Cookies, The Cookie Nook, Festive Center. Photo Credit: Disney.

Exploring the Holiday Kitchen Menus of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

After many years of Epcot’s Holidays Around the World, which featured small displays in most World Showcase pavillions highlighting the holiday traditions of the host country, the event has been expanded to be its own full-blown festival. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs now through December 30, 2017. Guests will once again be surrounded by the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season. Speaking of flavors, the full menus of the fifteen holiday kitchens that are sure to please every tastebud are now available! Read all the details below.





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:

Epcot has kicked off its new International Festival of the Holidays, celebrating holiday traditions from cultures all over the world. This year boasts a joyous array of Holiday Kitchens located throughout the World Showcase. Discover the flavors of the season with new recipes from around the globe and indulge in appetizing dishes, desserts and drinks at this Yuletide extravaganza.

Delight in a mouthwatering warm apple fritter with cinnamon ice cream and warm caramel sauce at The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen at the Festive Center, or savor the Réveillon de Nöel in France, a delicious turkey breast stuffed with mushrooms and chestnuts with sweet potato purée. You’ll be sure to find your holiday spirit at one of the 15 unique Holiday Kitchens that decorate the World Showcase this year along with even more seasonal offerings at various quick service locations throughout the park. Here’s your guide to everything available at the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays from Nov. 19-Dec. 30.

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)

Food Items:

  • German Artisan Cheese Plate – German ButterKäse with ham, mushroom brie with pretzel crostini, and Tillamook cheddar
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue – served in a bread bowl with fresh steamed baby vegetables and marble potatoes
  • Stollen Holiday Fruit Cake

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen
  • Cider Flight
  • Specialty Riesling
  • Glühwein – House-made hot spiced wine

Stollen Holiday Fruit Cake, Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, Germany. Photo Credit: Disney.

American Holiday Table (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Slow-roasted Turkey – with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin – with green bean casserole, roasted sweet potato wedges and a Champagne demi-glace
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart – with whipped cream and caramel sauce

Beverages:

  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay “Goldie”, California
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, California
  • Chocolate Apple Shake – featuring Twinings® Winter Spice Tea and butterscotch schnapps
  • Cocoa Candy Cane Hot Cocoa – with peppermint schnapps
  • Firenog – Eggnog with cinnamon whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake – featuring Twinings® Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Eggnog (non-alcoholic)




 

Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Seared Salmon – with maple-whisky glaze, parsnip silk, apple chutney and hazelnut croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere Meat Pie – with Canadian ketchup
  • Maple Bûche de Noël – maple mousse rolled in gingerbread chiffon cake with cranberry sauce and pecan crumble

Beverages:

  • Château des Charmes Riesling Icewine
  • Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • Red Stone Cabernet Franc Icewine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Fielding Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Fielding Estate Red Conception
  • Frozen Coffee – with whisky
  • Unibroue Éphémère Elderberry

Maple Buche de Noel

The Cookie Nook (The Festive Center)

Food Items:

  • Warm Apple Fritter – with cinnamon ice cream and warm caramel sauce
  • Snowflake Sugar Cookie
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Gingersnap Cookie – with cream cheese icing and cranberry jam
  • Sachertorte – chocolate cake with apricot jam and dark chocolate glaze
  • Decorated Gingerbread Cookie
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Beverages:

  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkelweiss, Lakeland, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde, Titusville, FL
  • Central 28 Beer Company Joy From the World Holiday Dubble, DeBary, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Cranberry Wine
  • Cranberry Sprite Punch – with pear vodka
  • Hot Cocoa – with crème de menthe
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)

Warm Apple Fritter, The Cookie Nook, The Festive Center. Photo Credit: Disney.

Feast of the Three Kings (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Shredded Beef Tamale – with avocado crema and cilantro Rice
  • Roasted Pork – with smashed yuca and pickled green bananas
  • Three Kings Bread

Beverages:

  • Presidente Pilsner, Dominican Republic
  • Coquito – with a rum floater
  • Coquito (non-alcoholic)

Holiday Sweets & Treats (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae – chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and peppermint candy

Beverages:

  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Frozen S’Mores – with caramel vodka
  • Hot Cocoa – with assorted cordials
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen S’Mores (non-alcoholic)

Refreshment Cool Post (Outpost)

Food Items:

  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel – with soft-serve ice cream and chocolate sauce

Beverage Items:

  • Hot Cocoa – with cream liqueur
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter

Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Croissant Donut

Beverage Items:

  • Hot Cocoa – with chocolate liqueur
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)

Fife & Drum Tavern (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae – with soft-serve ice cream, caramel sauce and crunchy streusel topping

Beverage Items:

  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkleweiss, Lakeland, FL

Alsace Holiday Kitchen (France)

Food Items:

  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche à l’aneth – smoked salmon Napoleon in a dill brioche
  • Réveillon de Nöel – turkey breast stuffed with mushrooms and chestnuts with sweet potato purée
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat – slice of chocolate Christmas Yule Log

Beverage Items:

  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush – spiced rum, orange and pineapple juice with cinnamon
  • Merlot & Cabernet Blend, Bordeaux Château de Bechuad, Saint Emilion
  • Holiday Kir – sparkling wine and cranberry syrup
  • Champagne Brut, Nicolas Feuillatte



 

Tarabaki Holiday Kitchen (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta and Grapes – with cucumber, red pepper, pickled pearl onions, harissa and cilantro dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum – with cinnamon Granny Smith apple, toasted almonds, brussels sprouts and pinot noir syrup
  • Triangle Honey Briwat – with almond paste, rose water and toasted sesame seeds

Beverage Items:

  • The Andalusian Poinsettia Cocktail – sparkling wine, orange liqueur and cranberry juice topped with orange blossom water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee – with walnut liqueur topped with cinnamon and whipped cream
  • Casa Beer

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Fusilli di Gragnano alla Carbonara – fusilli pasta in a creamy parmesan sauce with pancetta and onions
  • Cotechino con Lenticchie – fresh Italian salami sliced with lentils
  • Crespelle di Mele – cinnamon apple fritters and a vanilla sauce drizzled with chocolate caramel sauce
  • Panettone alla Milanese – warm Italian fruit cake with vanilla sauce and cherry syrup
  • Panettone Mignon – miniature traditional Italian Christmas fruit cake

Beverage Items:

  • Pinot Grigio – white wine
  • Chianti – red wine
  • Prosecco – sparkling wine
  • Corbinello – sweet sparkling wine
  • Moscato – sweet wine
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)

Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbeque Pork Rice Bowl and a Fortune Cookie

Beverage Items:

  • Mango Wine
  • Tsing Tao Lager

Hokkaido Holiday Kitchen (Japan)

Food Items:

  • New Year Celebration Soba: buckwheat soba noodle with spinach in hot soup with shrimp tempura or chicken
  • Cinnamon Mochi Cake – cinnamon and coconut cake

Beverages:

  • Strawberry Nigori Sake Cocktail – semi-sweet unfiltered sake with puréed strawberry
  • Sapporo Lager
  • Iced Strawberry Milk (non-alcoholic) – strawberry milk with Japanese calpico yogurt (non-alcoholic)

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Tostada de Tinga – crispy corn tortilla smothered with black beans, topped with chipotle chicken and garnished with crema Mexicana, queso fresco, avocado and tomatillo sauce
  • Tamal de Chilorio – slow-roasted pork shoulder, marinated in ancho paste and stuffed in a corn masa, served with salsa tres chile and garnished with crema Mexicana and queso fresco
  • Buñuelo Navideño – a thin round fried pastry, drizzled with honey and dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Margarita on the Rocks
  • Frozen Kahlúa Coffee Margarita
  • Horchata Margarita on the Rocks
  • Dos Equis Lager – served with a Kahlúa floater

Additional Festival Locations:

UK Beer Cart

  • Eggnog – with Irish whisky
  • Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • The Tea Caddy (United Kingdom)
  • Twinings® Iced Christmas Toddy – Twinings® Iced Christmas Tea with honey & drambuie
  • Twinings® Iced Christmas Toddy – Twinings® Iced Christmas Tea with honey (non-alcoholic)
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Norway)
  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

Fountain View

  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark
  • Chilled Maple Café – Joffrey’s “Le Cellier Blend” Coffee with maple bourbon cream liqueur and topped with whipped cream and maple sugar

L’Artisan des Glaces (France)

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices – gingerbread ice cream with gingerbread pieces

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (France)

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat – chocolate Christmas log with chocolate orange mousse, chocolate biscuit and praline crunch

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® Future World East:

  • Warm Glow – Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur blended with sweet cinnamon syrup and steamed light cream topped with whipped cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® Canada:

  • Gingerbread Chai – hot, creamy spiced chai tea flavored with gingerbread syrup and Irish cream and topped with whipped cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® Showcase Plaza:

  • Crazy Elf – RumChata Cream Liqueur and cinnamon whiskey topped with steamed light cream and whipped cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® The American Adventure:

  • Holiday Mint – a decadent blend of chocolate sauce, peppermint syrup and Irish cream blended with steamed light cream and topped with whipped cream

Check back soon for a full review of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!

 

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