The Chew Collective Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a new booth, capitalizing on the popularity of last year’s offerings based on the hit ABC television series. This booth is one of a few that will be located in the “Next Eats” area of Future World, rather than World Showcase. This post covers The Chew Collective’s menu, along with some thoughts on it.
For those unfamiliar with it (like I was last year), The Chew is a cooking-centric talk show airing during ABC’s weekday daytime lineup. Think The View, but with food and healthy living topics instead of gossip. (So in other words, exponentially better.) I’ve found the hosts to be generally affable, and even when I don’t care about the topic, it’s tolerable background noise. That might not exactly sound like a ringing endorsement, but I do enjoy the show for what it is.
As for The Chew’s presence at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, the hosts and The Chew branding return, with this booth purportedly featuring the merger of “masterful techniques and modern technology…for a 21st-century flavor revolution.” I’m not really sure how any of these dishes showcase technology (maybe I’m missing something?) but that Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle is pretty delicious regardless of technique.
This Epcot International Food & Wine Festival menu has been updated with current food photos, thoughts on value for money, best use of Disney Dining Plan snack credits, and more!
Here’s what you will find on the The Chew Collective booth’s food menu this year at Food & Wine Festival:
Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce – Pretty good, for what it is. I was pleasantly surprised, but I’ll admit that my expectations were pretty low. I still wouldn’t recommend it, but if this is your cup of tea, by all means…
Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots and Feta Cheese – The meat here was all (over-)cooked well done, which is probably what you can expect in general from this dish, but it still had decent flavor. Served on a bed of fresh greens, which also helped. Not good enough, in my opinion, to recommend–but still decent.
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle – My all time favorite dish at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the pumpkin mousse that disappeared a few years ago. At under $2, it was delicious AND a solid value–a rare double threat. Well, this is that reincarnate, but with peanut butter. It’s fantastic: texture, layers, and a wonderfully decadent taste. It’s also almost double the price of the old pumpkin mousse, but such is the case with this event in recent years. Despite that substantial price increase, this is highly recommended. One of the top items at this year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
Here is the drink menu for The Chew Collective:
Festival Chardonnay, CA
Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA
Check out our Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booth Menus post if you want to see and read more about every menu this year! You’ll also want to read our full Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival Guide before you go to get an idea of what to do, strategy for the festival (yes, you will need a strategy), and much more!