2021 EPCOT Festival of Arts Food Booth Menus
Walt Disney World has released Food Studio menus for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, our favorite event of the year in the park! This post will offer a preview of new and returning savory snacks and decadent desserts, and more.
This year, the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World runs from January 8 through February 22, 2021. The Food Studios are all located throughout the World Showcase pavilions and the World ShowPlace event center, like the Holiday Kitchens and Global Marketplaces before them. These food booths open each day from park opening until park closing.
For the most part, the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will recycle the booths used by the Christmas-time event, with a smaller slate than the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, the park’s flagship culinary event. These 15 Food Studios showcase the best in culinary art, blending colorful ingredients, unique cooking techniques, and imaginative presentations to create edible masterpieces…
As you’ll see below, Walt Disney World’s culinary and beverage teams created some new foods for 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, and also brought back numerous fan favorites. There’s also one new food booth: Vibrante & VÃvido Food Studio, which is located between Morocco & France. That and the Mosaic Canteen booth having an all-new menu likely stems from Disney taking control of the Morocco pavilion (there’s also a new menu at Spice Road Table).
Returning is the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, a fun food stroll highlighting five sweet and savory offerings at the festival. Upon purchase of each, you’ll receive a stamp for your Festival Passport. Collect all five stamps and take your Festival Passport to the Decadent Delights Food Studio to receive a complimentary Artist Palette Cookie.
Before we start, it’s worth emphasizing that the culinary arts are only one small component of Festival of the Arts. Unlike Food & Wine Festival, buying food is not essential to enjoying Festival of the Arts. Sure, food is great and snacking around World Showcase is fun.
However, there’s so much substance to this event beyond food that, unlike the overpriced food dishes, is totally free! You can watch artists create art right in front of you, peruse booths and galleries, participate in the creation of art, and so much more. Festival of the Arts is great in spite of the food, not because of it. If you’re interested in knowing what not to miss in terms of non-food offerings, read our Epcot International Festival of the Arts Tips & Strategy post.
Anyway, here are the food booth menus for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts…
Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza) Drinks:
- Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
- Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat Ale, Eureka, CA
- Florida Orange Groves Winery Selections
- Key Limen
- Strawberry Blush
- Orange Sunshine
- Sparkling Key Lime
- Sparkling Cranberry
- Sparkling Blueberry
Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza) Foods:
- Lobster Poutine: Lobster, Lobster Bisque Cheese Sauce, Pickled JalapeÃ±os, and Citrus Cream (NEW)
Refreshment Port Drinks:
- Barrel of Monks Brewing Raspberry Beret, Boca Raton, FL (NEW)
- Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA
Deconstructed Dish (Showcase Plaza) Foods:
- Deconstructed Reuben: Rye Popover, Corned Beef, Gryuère Panna Cotta, and Brined Brussels Sprouts with Broken Thousand Island Dressing
- Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Soft-poached Egg, Brioche, Watercress Espuma, and Tomato Jam
- Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies
Deconstructed Dish Drinks:
- Rainboba: Fruit Bursting Boba with Sparkling Water (non-alcoholic)
- Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings of London Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (Non-alcoholic)
- Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings of London Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon
Decadent Delights (Promenade Refreshments) Foods:
- Raspberry Soft-serve Ice Cream (New)
- Lemon Soft-serve Ice Cream (New)
- Artist Palette Cookie
Decadent Delights Drinks:
- North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner, Fort Bragg, CA
- M.I.A. Beer Company Deco IPA, Doral, FL
- Saugatuck Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Porter, Douglas, MI
- Beer Flight also available
Pop Eats (Showcase Plaza) Foods:
- Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese (New)
- Tomato Soup with French Onion and Bacon Grilled Cheese (New)
- Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
- Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate
- Pop’t Art: Modern-designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling
Pop Eats Drinks:
- #RainbowSherbetGlitterDreamAle by Playalinda Brewing Co., Titusville, FL
- Popping Bubbles Cocktail
- Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary
Cuisine Classique Foods:
- Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes, and Aged Balsamic
- Coq au Vin: Chicken Roulade with Violet Mustard, Candied Carrots, Pancetta Crisp, Marble Potatoes, and Beurre Rouge Sauce (New)
- Opera Cake: Almond Joconde, Coffee Buttercream, and Chocolate Ganache (New)
- Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie
Cuisine Classique Drinks:
- 3 Daughters Brewing Rosé Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
- 81Bay Brewing Rosé Blonde Ale, Tampa, FL
- Frozen Rosé
- Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series, Logrono, Spain
- Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy
- A Play on Rosé Flight
Refreshment Outpost Foods:
- Plant-based Bratwurst with Spicy Turmeric AÃ¯oli, Coffee Barbecue Jackfruit, and Slaw
- Warm Brown Sugar-stuffed Pretzel with Banana Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Refreshment Outpost Drinks:
- Frozen Slushy in a Souvenir Spike The Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
- Playalinda Brewing Co. Blue Raspberry Blonde, Titusville, FL (New)
Artist’s Table Foods:
- Beef Wellington: Mushroom Duxelle, Prosciutto, and Puff Pastry with Red Wine Demi-Glace and Fennel Cream
- Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, and Parmesan Crisp (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
- Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie
Artist’s Table Drinks:
- SippingChocolate Flight: White, Milk, and Dark Chocolate (non-alcoholic)
- Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI
- Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY
- Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium
- Ã‚me du Vin CÃ´tes de Provence Rosé
- Writer’s Block Pinot Noir, Lake County, CA
- Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
- Beer Flight also available
Mosaic Canteen (Morocco) Foods:
- Mediterranean Flatbread with Zaatar Pesto, Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, and Fennel Cream (New)
- Harissa-roasted Rack of Lamb with Baba Ganoush, Picholine Olives, Toybox Tomatoes, Preserved Lemons, and Pomegranate (New)
- Mouskoutchou: Orange Cake with Cinnamon-Chocolate Mousse (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Orange) (New)
Mosaic Canteen Drinks:
- 1906 Reserva Especial Dark Amber Lager (New)
- Maeloc Blackberry Hard Cider (New)
Vibrante & VÃvido Foods:
- Chilled Seafood Cocktail with Octopus, Scallops, Shrimp, Black Garlic AÃ¯oli, Tomato-Coconut Sauce, and Serrano-Lime Oil (New)
- Blue Corn Pupusa-stuffed with Cheese and topped with Shredded Pork, Guajillo and Ãrbol Chile Sauce, Cabbage Slaw, and Aji Amarillo Crema (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)(Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Blue) (New)
- Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (New)
Vibrante & VÃvido Drinks:
- Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (non-alcoholic) (New)
- Frozen PiÃ±a Colada (New)
- Passion Fruit Daiquiri (New)
Festival Favorites (World Showplace) Foods:
- Remy’s Ratatouille with Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, and Red Pepper Piperade (Plant-based) (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Red) (New)
- Charcuterie with Meats and Cheeses featuring Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Beef
- Lemon Blood-Orange Tart
- Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie
Festival Favorites Drinks:
- Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze (non-alcoholic)
- 3 Daughters Brewing Strawberry Blonde Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
- Breckenridge Brewery Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
- M.I.A. Beer Company Milk Stout Nitro, Doral, FL
- Cold Fashioned Coffee Cocktail
- Neapolitan Beer Flight
Painter’s Palate (World Showplace) Foods:
- Prime Steak Tartare with Pickled Vegetables, Parsley Salad, Béarnaise Anglaise, and Sous Vide Quail Egg (New)
- Salt-roasted Beet Tartare with Pickled Vegetables, Parsley Salad, and Béarnaise AÃ¯oli (Plant-based) (New)
- Pistachio Cake with Cherry Mousse and Morello Cherries (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Green) (New)
Painter’s Palate Drinks:
- Kalimotxo: Red Wine Cocktail with Pibb Xtra (New)
- Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail (New)
- Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé, Spain
L’Art de la Cuisine FranÃ§aise (France) Foods:
- Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl
- Croissant Á la Truffle Noir d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant (New)
- Moelleux Á la Framboise et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Raspberry Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates (New)
- Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box
L’Art de la Cuisine FranÃ§aise Drinks:
- Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose, Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pineapple, Orange, and Grape Juice with Lemon-Lime Foam
- Charles Lafite, Brut Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Sparkling Wine
- ChÃ¢teau La Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, CÃ´tes de Provence Rosé (New)
- Bordeaux Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Baron des Chartrons, 2015 (New)
Masterpiece Kitchen Foods:
- Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings, and Zinfandel Reduction
- Salmon and Cream GÃ¢teau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar, and Micro-Herbs
- Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Pink)
Masterpiece Kitchen Drinks:
- Weihenstephaner Original Lager, Freising, Germany
- Perrier-JouÃ«t Belle Ã‰poque Brut Champagne
- The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA
- Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut, Spain
- Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist
El Artista Hambriento (Mexico) Foods:
- Chile Relleno: Fried Poblano Pepper filled with Flank Steak, Black Beans, and Tomatoes drizzled with a Poblano Cream Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)(New)
- Pork Belly Pastor: Pastor-marinated Pork Belly atop Boniato Purée with Charred Pineapple and Crispy Cilantro (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)(New)
- Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate Candy Shell filled with Mexican Chocolate Mousse with a touch of Chile topped with Tropical Fruit (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)(New)
El Artista Hambriento Drinks:
- Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager crafted with Citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater
- Diego Pomegranate Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Pomegranate-Prickly Pear Juice, Blackcurrant Liqueur, and Rose Petal Liqueur with a Hibiscus Salt Rim
- Frida Carrot Margarita: Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, Carrot Juice, Ginger Cordial, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar
Painted Panda (China) Foods:
- Old Shanghai Shi Zi Tou: Pork and Water Chestnut Meatballs served with Taro Root (New)
- Sichuan Red Hot Mala Shrimp (New)
Painted Panada Drinks:
- “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
- Jasmine Draft Beer
- Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Spirit, Amaretto, and PiÃ±a Colada Mix
- Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec
- Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower infused Cocktail with Lychee Syrup, Vodka, Light Rum, and Magic Boba Pearls
Goshiki (Japan) Foods:
- Stone Garden: Red Bean Mousse with Chocolate Rocks and Arare Rice Cracker Pebbles (New)
- Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber, and Sesame Seed over a decorated plate of Wasabi AÃ¯oli, Sriracha, and Eel Sauce
- Vegetable Gyoza: Vegetable-filled Spinach Gyoza with Tofu atop Mashed Potatoes with a Kamaboko Fish Cake, Pepper Strings and Tonkatsu Teriyaki Sauce
- Haiku Draft Lager (New)
- Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup
- Pink Snow: Sake, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Calpico dusted with Snowflake Confetti (New)
L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy) Foods:
- Arancini: Sweet Sausage fried Risotto Balls with Pomodoro Sauce (New)
- L’Aragosta: Lobster Ravioli with Vanilla-Saffron Cream Sauce and Shredded Chili Peppers (New)
- Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian Doughnut with Raspberry Sauce and Powdered Sugar (New)
L’Arte di Mangiare Drinks:
- Peroni Pilsner
- Pinot Grigio
- Rosa Regale
- Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
- Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
- Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
- AmarettoBellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée, and Prosecco
- Bergamotto: Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto, Prosecco, and Cerignola Olive
- Red Velvet Funnel Cake topped with Cream Cheese Icing and Pixie Dust (New)
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Do you have any favorite savory snacks or decadent desserts from the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts? Any least favorite items? Do you think the food is worth the high price tags given the attention to detail, or is it all still overpriced? What are you looking forward to trying at the Food Studio booths? Any questions? Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts in the comments!
Wonder why they didn’t? I have eaten at all the festivals, I live locally, but like to make sure there are at least a few things listed as Gluten Friendly (yes Disney is aware of cross contamination which is why they list items as gluten friendly-not gluten free). My family enjoys the different festivals but if there aren’t at least a few things listed that are GF that appeal to me, I make an ADR, or just plan to do a mobile order at Regal Eagle or similar. I like to have a plan!
Taking a longer look at the menu…..
First, I love to try new things, so Morocco definitely caught my eye along with the Vibrante and Vivido booth. Mexico looks good too, but we will see. Yes, pictures and descriptions are often not reality (hello sushi donut). I think there was a fish entree last year that I really loved that seems to be missing. I’m not seeing anything comparable either. Lots of other options though. It’s nice to see them changing it up. It seems like there are a lot more menu changes this year compared to the last couple of years.
Wow, I should not have looked at that while hungry!! Well, we are planning to spend a whole day there, so plenty of time to walk it off between courses.
I’m hungry now and I miss Disney World terribly! Thank you for showing us the menu because I can get a tiny vicarious thrill from it : ).
Could it be that Mexico is about to kick ass this year!? Those descriptions sound great!
Let’s be honest, we know Italy isn’t even with an overhauled menu but for some reason I keep giving Mexico more chances than it deserves.
Mexico and Italy typically have all-new menus (or close to it) for every event of the year. Patterns have developed, with similar dishes rotated to other festivals.
I’ll withhold judgment on Mexico until tasting the items myself, but good descriptions and stock photos are not enough to give me (potentially false) hope quite yet…
Some of these new items look amazing! Maybe the Italy booth will have a real comeback this year (can’t tell if vanilla-saffron cream will be revelatory or revolting).
Some of the new items do look great, but I’m still skeptical Italy will be anything special.
I’m excited for your post with reviews and recommendations, as I’ll be attending this festival in a couple weeks!
Kind of off topic curiosity: did you or Sarah ever end up tasting the pistachio chai float they had in MK for the holidays? I remember you saying you didn’t want to be the guinea pig for that one. I planned on avoiding it, but after one of the other blogs gave it a positive review and being a huge chai fan, I took the risk and…LOVED it. So much that I rated it as one of my favorite treats on my Christmas trip!!! So I’ll probably be a little more daring with some of these interesting combos on the Arts Festival list.
How fun?! I’m always daydreaming about the next trip Tom! Bring on Florida! Bring on sunshine! And bring on any temperature above 50 degrees lol (fellow Michigander here). 🙂
Ha, it has been dipping below 50 degrees here overnight and I am VERY HAPPY about that. Give me that cold weather any day!
Thank you for the information. One little suggestion? Can you add the dietary markers when you post the menus please? As someone with a food allergy it is helpful to see how Disney has designated something.
Walt Disney World has not included those markers with these menus, for some reason.
I think there is such a good possibility for cross contamination in these outdoor kitchens, that they don’t want to include allergy ingredients.
My husband being true celiac has eaten the (gluten/wheat allergy friendly) items at the festival booths, at several festivals, over the last 8-9 years we’ve gone and has never had a reaction, and he is VERY susceptible to cross contamination. The food isn’t totally prepared in the hut and we were told the GF items are made and ready to hand out in the backstage kitchen. We vacation at Disney because of the care they take he can eat and has never been sick there.