Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Eating Around the World

While my mama was in town last week we got the opportunity to do something we have both ALWAYS wanted to do... eat, drink, laugh and take pictures all the way around the world!  My mom just so happened to be in town during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival so we spent the day together traveling the world and noming on some seriously grub food. 

I have been very lucky to go to Epcot previously but never during the F&W Fest and my mom has wanted to visit since Epcot opened.  We had such a blast eating, drinking, going on rides, checking out a Gin Blossoms concert (!) and being goofballs. 

If you ever have the chance to go to the F&W Fest I highly recommend it.  We weren't really sure how it worked but you basically sample small "bites and sips" from 30 - 40 food stands of different countries and cultures.  The bites are smallish portions so you can walk and eat at stand after stand and you never really feel stuffed.  We MIGHT have had a few drinks too...  During F&W there are also all kinds of cooking demonstrations and wine tastings but we just went straight for the food and drinks, no lessons necessary.  All in all it was a pretty perfect day.  For some reason blogger hates me so these photos are backwards but its sometimes fun to start with the end in mind.  My instagram photos of our Epcot adventure are also on their way soon...  ENJOY!

Tacos Camarones de Mexico

Epcot Beergartens

Gorgeous Florida Sunset over Lake Epcot... or whatever its called :)
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Pickled Veggies from China
12 Days of Xmas Ornaments from Germany... I wanted these so mucho.  I think they were $300!

Das Village du Germany!

The best thing I had all day... Italian Margarita (Frozen Limoncello and Tequilla... yes.)

Italian Ravioli Bolognese


Cutest Mom Around

GIN BLOSSOMS!  Hey Jealousy!

Eatin to the Beatin

F&W Fest Concert Series Eat to the Beat :)

At the "American Experience" The woman in the elevator with us said "This will make you want to stand up and salute"  We didn't, but it was still awesome.

Really good Patriotic American Singers - They sang Rocky Top and the inscription on the Statue of Liberty

Pretty Mama

Sorry Babe!  I know you were jealous of my lobster roll :)  (the hubs' fav)

Hops & Barley - the American food stand... pretty sure presented by Sam Adams

Key Limen from the Local Florida stand.  Apparently, Floridians know about this.  Just goes to show I'm not a Floridian, but it was seriously tasty.

The Florida Local stand!
Green Tea Ice Cream from Nippon



Had to have some Cali Roll in Jtown - it was super fresh and tasty

Kingdom of Morocco!

We did some work in Belgium

French Gardens

We didn't eat here but the France stand was the cutest


"Griddled" Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey... whoa

Greek Wine of some sort.  White, I think ;)

Poke and seaweed salad from Hawaii - SO good
Of course we started with dessert :)  this was pomegranate and tangerine panna cotta, chocolate chili mouse with salted caramel syrup and in the back is lemon curd with blueberries.  YES PLEASE!
I think she likes it!

First stop, the dessert and champagne stand!

Happy Gals :)

We did it... EPCOT 2012!!!!!!


Rebeka said...

Oh wow all of that food (and those drinks) looks fabulous! MM!

Rachel said...

JUST STOP. omg. im 100% seriously crying.

MrsFord said...

I THOUGHT you might be jelly of this one sissy

Victoria said...

Too bad we didn't get a photo of the exotic chocolate chinese cocktail- I think that kind young man put 4 oz of alcohol in that drink! What a FUN day.