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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019 – Low Carb Eats

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019 – Low Carb Eats is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions 100% my own. 

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an event that I always love attending. It is the only place on earth that I know of that you can try foods from around the world. One second, you are eating Korma Chicken from Indian and the next you are eating Charcuterie in a Cone from Spain. 

Epcot food & Wine festival

My family grew up going to the Walt Disney World Resort and Epcot every year. Epcot was one of favorites because it felt like you were traveling to all the different counties. I would get trinkets from each country. Now, that I am an adult, I love doing the same with my daughter. She has an umbrella from China that she uses all the time and we have so many memories of eating the amazing foods from around the world. 

24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Special décor adorns the topiaries near Spaceship Earth during the 24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Held Aug. 29-Nov. 23, 2019, the event features more than 30 global marketplaces showcasing edible and drinkable delights. (Steven Diaz, photographer)

Epcot Food and Wine Festival 

The Epcot celebration of cuisine, music and more takes place Aug. 29-Nov. 23 – a record 87 days. During this foodie festival, the park will brim with marketplaces, culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, specialty merchandise and much more.

Families will find a play area for kids and an international flair – including kid-approved menu items – at many of the 30-plus Global Marketplaces.

 

24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Special décor adorns the topiaries in front of Spaceship Earth during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Held Aug. 29-Nov. 23, 2019, this year’s event features more than 30 global marketplaces showcasing edible and drinkable delights. (Steven Diaz, photographer)

Low Carb at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Over the past few months, I am been doing my best to keep my diet low carb. I did my best to do the same during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Not everything is perfectly within the Keto diet, but you can keep on track with these choices.

You can also take into account that you walk a lot when you are Disney and will be able to take in more carbs that a normal day. Or, you can skip you diet for the day! No judgment either way! 

Norway Epcot

Appleseed Orchid 

At the Appleseed Orchid, you can get the charcuterie and cheese plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm applejack brandy barrel aged maple syrup.

Brazil at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare. The Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice. You can eat around the rice and be in great shape. Also, the crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato and onions is gluten free and lower in carbs than most. 

Canada at Epcot Food & Wine 

Try the Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF). This dish is a rockstar dish choice for those of us on the Keto diet. Steak, mushrooms, and butter are all Keto friendly ingredients. 

The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin® Cheese

Nibble delish cheesy dishes paired with the perfect vintage for an unforgettable nosh stop! The braised beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushrooms and Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA) is a good choice. You could ask them to skip the noodles at the pick up window or just push them aside. Don’t be fooled by the name egg noodle, they still have 27 g in 1 cup of noodles. 

China at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

At the Global Marketplace, you can stop by the China to try the low carb and Keto friendly Wuxi Spareribs. They are delicious and a party for the senses. 

Epcot Food and Wine

Hawai’i at 2019 Epcot International Food

Traverse the Pacific for tropical flavors and island faves—sweet or savory, these mouthwatering morsels scream aloha! Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Cream inspired by AULANI Disney Vacation Club® Villas, Ko Olina Hawai’i

Hops & Barley at Epcot Food Wine Festival 

Stay stateside for all-American craft beer, wines and the hottest tastes from coast-to-coast! Try the New Brunswick Slider. It is a Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side. 

India at Epcot Food Wine Festival 

Introduce yourself to new flavors with ancient origins—the smorgasbord of Indian spices will whisk you off to faraway worlds! The Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews and Warm Naan Bread is delicious. I ate it while just this week. I shared my Naan bread with my friends so that I was not temped to eat them. 

Epcot India

Islands of the Caribbean

Journey to the islands of the Caribbean, where the fusion of food and cultures create a melody in your mouth! The Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (GF) is gluten free and lower carb. There is some sugar in the plantains and mango, but it is not as bad as eating a straight up dessert. 

Italy at Epcot Food Wine Festival 

Mangiare… savor the simple elegance of cucina italiana, with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine. Try this low carb option when you are in Italy: the Costine di Maiale: Balsamic-glazed and Oven-roasted Pork Ribs. 

Japan at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Delight your appetite with sushi and other delish dishes as well as libations from the Land of the Rising Sun! In Japan at the World Showcase, I ate a yummy spicy tuna roll where I just avoided the rice in the roll. It comes in a to go package so it is the perfect choice to take with you to one of the concerts so you can eat it while you listen. It is really eating to the beat. 

Even though I on a low carb diet, I did indulge in a shaved ice sake drink from Japan. It was worth the sugar because it tasted amazing and kept me cool. I would highly recommend the Coconut Pineapple Sake Shaved Ice as your carb during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. 

Japan Epcot World Showcase

Sake Shaved Ice

Mexico at Epcot Food Wine Festival 

Spice up your fiesta-lovin’ palate with some south-of-the-border history, culture and cuisine—olé! In Mexico at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival try the Taco de Puerco: Shredded Pork Belly on a Corn Tortilla with Salsa Verde. The Tostada de Carne: Braised Beef on a Corn Tostada with Mole Oaxaqueño and Chicharrón Dust is also on the lower side for carbs. 

Spain at Epcot & Food Wine Festival 

Travel to España for pleasing cuisine that’s unrivaled—from paella to seafood that’s straight from Basque Country. The Charcuterie in a Cone with imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette is perfect for those of following a Keto Diet. You cannot beat this amazing cone of meats, cheeses, and olives. 

Charcuterie from Spain

The Wine & Dine Studio

Sample signature dishes along with an elegant medley of wines hailing from the Golden State’s renowned vineyards. The Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms was amazing and definitely Keto friendly. 

The Wine & Dine Studio

The best part of eating Keto is getting to eat cheese. The Wine & Dine Studio has a Trio of Artisan Cheese (V): Gorgonzola with Cow and Sheep’s Milk, Artigiano Aged Balsamic & Cipolline Onion, and Italico.

You can also try the Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Trio of Artisan Cheeses paired with Reata Chardonnay, Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé and Spellbound Petite Sirah. Wine is not that high in carbs if you want to partake in this combination. 

Food & Beverage Details

Epcot and Disney are really good about providing option for people with different diets. They have gluten free options, kid friendly options and Vegetarian options.Here is the key and guide for menu items acceptable for specific dietary needs:

  • (GF) indicates Gluten/wheat-friendly
  • (KA) indicates Kid-approved (Dishes designed with kids in mind.)
  • (V) indicates Vegetarian

Epcot International Food & Wine Gear 

The Taste Your Way Around the World merchandise collection at the 24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival features items with a cork and wine color scheme. The collection returns to Epcot this year during the 87-day festival held Aug. 29-Nov. 23, 2019. The platter allows you to sample the foods and hold your wine at the same time. It’s a must so you can take pics as you have both a drink and food in your hands! 

Taste Your Way Around the World

The pink Epcot Food and Wine gear is to die for! It is inspired by Chef Minnie with a pink them and Minnie rocking a chef’s hat!  These new festival favorites include mugs, apparel and more featuring rose gold accents and pretty pink and purple colors. 

Chef Minnie

Chef Minnie Dolls

Epcot International food and wine Festival Minnie ears

You do not need a special ticket for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but you will need Epcot admission ticket.  
24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Special décor adorns topiaries as part of the 24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Held Aug. 29-Nov. 23, 2019, the event features more than 30 global marketplaces showcasing edible and drinkable delights. (Steven Diaz, photographer)

Beats Concert Series 

The Beats Concert Series is a companion to the Epcot food and wine festival. You eat to the beat and get to see bands like The Plain White Ts. We got to hear songs that are extremely nostalgic like Hey There Delilah.

It nice to take a break while you are eating in the World Showcase at Epcot. Eat to the Beat concerts will bring a lineup of pop, rock, R&B, country, Christian, swing and Latin artists, with three shows every night of the festival through Nov. 19. DID YOU KNOW … This year’s festival will offer 249 Eat to the Beat concerts.

Food & Wine Special Events 

Sunday Brunch with the Chef

IllumiNations Reflections of Earth 

For nearly 20 years, the nighttime spectacular IllumiNations Reflections of Earth has brought each day at Epcot to a thrilling close. It is an amazing show and you have to see it before it ends on September 30, 2019. 

IllumiNations will be replaced all-new, limited-time spectacular, Epcot Forever, debuting Oct. 1. This new show will be a celebration of the past, present and future of Epcot, built around the magical soundtrack guests have come to know and love at the park. The new show will feature fireworks, lasers and choreographed special-effect kites accompanied by a stirring collection of songs celebrating Epcot.

Mid-Day Magic Ticket

With the Aug. 29 debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the 24thEpcot International Food & Wine Festival leading the way, the fall season will bring plenty of excitement to Walt Disney World Resort. The new Mid-Day Magic Ticket is a great value for families to take in the unsurpassed fun of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

Mid-Day Magic Tickets are valid for admission after 12 p.m. and were designed with guests’ flexibility in mind, with timing that helps meet their needs. Mid-Day Magic Tickets may be used at any of the four theme parks, allowing guests to catch a parade, enjoy a meal, experience favorite attractions, and then get ready for wondrous nighttime shows.

The 2-, 3- and 4-Day Mid-Day Magic Tickets* are available for use on or before Dec. 15, 2019. 

  • Two-day ticket from $88 a day, plus tax (from $176 total, plus tax)
  • Three-day ticket from $84 a day, plus tax (from $252 total, plus tax)
  • Four-day ticket from $79 a day, plus tax (from $316 total, plus tax)

Tickets are valid for one theme park per day. Prices are for ages 10 and older. The price varies based on selected start date. Lower prices may apply on certain dates. The two-day ticket expires four days after the selected start date. The three-day ticket expires five days after the selected start date. The four-day ticket expires seven days after the selected start date.

For more information or to purchase the Disney’s Mid-Day Magic Ticket, guests can visit Disneyworld.com/MidDayMagic.

Take Disney Fun Home 

You can take the fun of being at Walt Disney World home with you by checking out some of these coloring sheets. They are fun for kids and adults alike. They are available for free on our website. 

Learn more about Epcot Food and Wine Festival here

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