You can find all of the F&W menu boards as well as links to the ones I’ve reviewed so far right HERE.
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Central Florida temps make the France booth at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival one that I don’t always run to immediately – the last thing I crave in August and September heat down here is French food – but once I start visiting it I always enjoy it.
Found across from the France pavilion, you’ll find 4 food items here this year – three savory and one sweet – along with a number of different drinks.
- Fondue Savoyarde: Fondue of Imported Cheeses and Chardonnay served with Croutons (vegetarian and DDP snack credit eligible) ($5.25)
I mean – it’s melted cheese with giant croutons, so it’ll work even if it’s not a major standout item. I did wish the croutons were a little more absorbent since I had a ton of cheese left in the end, but it was still tasty.
- Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley (DDP snack credit eligible) ($5.75)
It’s back and ugly as it always was – but I could care less about its looks. The croissant and escargot are just a vehicle to get the garlic and butter into my mouth. (Pro tip: Don’t eat this on a first date. And bring mints regardless.) The croissant is warm and flaky and the escargots add the slightest bit of texture and all in all it’s just as delicious and ugly as it always was. If the snails don’t bother you and you’re not on a low carb diet, get one of these.
- Boeuf Braisé à la Bordelaise, Pomme Dauphine: Beef Braised in Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Onions and Puffed Potatoes (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.50)
Speaking of ugly dishes. Oy. France. You’re killing me.
This is…fine. I’m glad they went back to the Cabernet Sauvignon-braised version and appreciate that my puffed potatoes (which more or less taste like potato dumplings) made a hidden Mickey. Not a major standout, but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers.
- Crème Brûlèe: Crème Brûlèe with House-made Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (vegetarian, gluten/wheat-friendly, kid-approved) ($4.75)
I mean. It’s crème brûlée, so it’s going to taste good. I wasn’t getting much chocolate hazelnut from my particular serving and the crème was a bit wetter than would be ideal, but if you’re hitting up the France booth and want something sweet, it’ll fit the bill.
- Kir à la Grenade: Sparkling Wine with Monin Pomegranate Syrup ($8.50)
This was really lovely!! I mean…we all know it’s all about the next drink. But still – this was a very nice second drink option.
- La Passion Martini Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Juice ($11.00)
And now that I’m done yammering on about stuff that doesn’t matter – here we are. At the drink we’ve all been waiting for. The Passion Martini Slushy.
It’s so, so good.
Go get one now. I’m not going to pretend to review it. I’m just going to pay it homage.
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I’ll be back for the slushies…but in the meantime?