In honor of Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, we were recently invited by Walt Disney World to a special media event at Epcot showcasing some of the flavorful dishes and wonderful entertainment that pay tribute to this incredible celebration.
We attended private dessert party featuring tasty treats, music, and even an appearance by Encanto’s Mirabel!
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is currently taking place and we had a chance to venture around the World Showcase to try some dishes inspired by Latin flavors. We also had a chance to enjoy a performance at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.
One of our favorite things about the Food and Wine Festival is the various food offerings and booths available around the World Showcase. If you’re looking for some Latin inspired dishes, you will want to make a stop at the Shimmering Sips booth.
Here we found the Guava Mousse on a sugar cookie with coconut-lime whipped cream which we absolutely loved and highly recommend. It was so tasty and refreshing.
Another favorite was the Brazil booth, which consisted of the famous Pão de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread (which is Gluten/ Wheat Friendly and part of Emile’s Fromage Montage). Here we also found the Feijoada: Black Beans with crispy pork belly, Brazil nut pesto, and Ben’s Original Long Grain White Rice. Both of these were delicious and!
Other booths offering some latin inspired cuisine include The Fry Basket offering the Adobo Yuca Fries with Garlic-Cilantro Aïoli (plant-based and gluten/wheat-friendly), the Mexico booth offering the Capirotada de Chocolate: Abuelita Chocolate Bread Pudding served with a Chocolate Crème Anglaise, and the Swanky Saucy Swine offering the grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with Charred Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onion and Cilantro-Lime Crema (gluten/wheat-friendly).
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival also features special merchandise such as this Corkcicle Classic Tumbler.
However, those looking to purchase items from films such as Coco and Encanto will want to head to stores such as the Creation Shop, where we found this beautiful Coco journal and Encanto character dolls.
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series offers a chance to enjoy shows by a variety of performers. During our event we were able to enjoy a performance by Los Amigos Invisibles, a Venezuelan band performing a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms. This concert performance marked the first time a Venezuelan band has performed at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
We ended the night with an amazing show of Harmonious, which features a beautiful Coco rendition during the show. Talk about a perfect way to end the evening!
We had such an amazing time sampling some dishes inspired by traditional Latin flavors and enjoyed some wonderful entertainment. A big thank you to Walt Disney World and Disney Parks for inviting us. Muchas gracias!
The celebration continues until October 15! For more information on all the special offerings, entertainment, and merchandise available at Walt Disney World during Hispanic Heritage Month click here.