Poland’s Global Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival serves potatoes and potato vodka. Nothing fancy–this isn’t Russia. (That’s partly in jest: they also have cabbage.) This post takes a look at the booth’s menu and what you can expect from the Poland booth.
Here’s what StayPoland.com has to say about traditional Polish cuisine: “If you want to try traditional Polish cuisine, stop counting your calories. Typical meals are very hearty and often contain a lot of meat…The most recommendable dishes are: bigos, kotlet schabowy, pierogi and gołąbki…Poles boast that their two basic products are bread and sausages.
The most typical ingredients used in Polish cuisine are sauerkraut, beetroot, cucumbers (gherkins), sour cream, kohlrabi, mushrooms, sausages and smoked sausage…The most popular desserts are cakes and pastries. A shot of vodka is an appropriate addition to festive meals and help you to digest the food.” In other words, vegetarians and teetotalers need not apply.
Now that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has officially kicked off, we’ve updated this menu (and every menu) with 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 Poland marketplace booth’s food menu this year at Food & Wine Festival:
Golabki: Pork-stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce – A sizable portion of a dish that struck me as a bit “out there” when I saw it on the menu. Probably not something I would’ve ordered independent of Food & Wine Festival, but I’m glad I did. Overall, unique and fairly tasty, and something with mild flavors that will be approachable to pretty much everything.
Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream – After poor experiences with this dish in the past, the consensus among our group was that it was not worth even bothering with this. Maybe you’ll get lucky and this won’t be minuscule and frozen-food quality, though?
We don’t intend upon sampling all of the beverages at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival (particularly because most are not unique to Epcot, so you can find a ton of info and reviews of them via Google), but here is the beer menu for Poland:
Okocim O.K. Beer Euro Pale Lager
Donausonne Blaufränkisch Hungarian Wine
Frozen Szarlotka Apple Pie featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
If you’ve tried any of the Poland booth snacks, what did you think? Favorites? Least favorites? What was and wasn’t worth it? Do you prefer your potato in solid or liquid form? 😉 Anything on the menu you’re excited to try this year? Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts in the comments below!