IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Parties at Epcot

March 14, 2014 Cheryl 0

IlluminationsBeginning, March 15, 2014, you will be able to  experience IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot® in an exciting new way.

The new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party invites Guests to enjoy international desserts and sparkling wines in an intimate, exclusive setting with a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon during the nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.  The party will be set up near the gift shop right as you enter the World Showcase from Future World.  Some of the desserts served during the dessert party will be Tiramisu’ from Italy, Baklava from Morocco, Vanilla Pot de Crème from France, Shortbread Cookies from the United Kingdom, and Ice Cream Novelties from around the Disney Parks.  This is a great way to end your day at EPCOT after enjoying time with your family strolling the World Showcase or after a day at the Flower & Garden Festival.

This new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Parties will be available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and will run from 7:45 p.m-9:20 p.m. The cost is $49 for adults and $29 for children. Parties begin March 15, 2014 and booking is now open. Epcot park admission is required.

 

Epcot’s® Annual International Food & Wine Festival 2013 dates have been announced!

January 16, 2013 Cheryl 0

EpcotEpcot’s® Annual International Food & Wine Festival dates have been announced!   This year’s event will run Sep. 27 – Nov. 10, 2013!   This annual event, known for its amazing food, wine, and entertainment, is entering its 17th year as a Guest favorite. While full details of the festival are not yet available, you can expect international cuisine and beverages from nearly 30 marketplaces, culinary demonstrations and seminars, signature dining experiences hosted by celebrity chefs, and nightly musical performances for the Eat to the Beat Concert series.  It’s not too early to start your planning, so contact me today to book your spot for this awesome event!!

Cheryl Tennant Koren • Magic Maker
Off to Neverland Travel®
An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

email:  cheryl.koren@offtoneverland.com
phone:  856.237.5942

Review: The Moroccan Pavilion At Epcot’s World Showcase

November 28, 2012 Cheryl 0
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The Moroccan Pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  And although I have never been to Morocco, being in this pavilion transports me there.  I love the scent of the air, the feeling of walking down a narrow street in a far away land, and the way the shops are arranged – like in a real Middle Eastern souk.  Read more about the Moroccan Pavilion in my article on Mousekejournals.com!

Review: Ellen’s Universe of Energy

November 7, 2012 Cheryl 0

Ellen’s Energy Adventure is the title of the show inside Epcot’s Universe of Energy.  It deals with energy, how energy is produced, the history of energy production, and the search for new energy resources, which in and of itself doesn’t sound very exciting – but add in Ellen and a game of Jeopardy! and it really gets interesting!  Check out my article on Mousekejournals.com to get the full scoop!

Overview Series: Epcot

September 30, 2012 Cheryl 0

This is Part 2 of the Walt Disney World Overview Series.

Epcot is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort located near Orlando, FL. It was the second park built at the resort, and opened on Oct. 1, 1982. It was initially named EPCOT Center. In 1994, the “Center” was dropped from the park’s name, and by 1996, the park was simply named Epcot. EPCOT is an acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.  In 2011, Epcot hosted approximately 10.83 million guests, ranking it the third most visited theme park in the United States, and sixth most visited theme park in the world. The park consists of two sections—Future World and World Showcase—laid out in an hourglass shape. Here is a quick overview of the Park, including the rides, shows, dining and attractions.

Future World

Future World consists of a variety of pavilions that explore innovative aspects and applications of technology.  Interestingly, most of the pavilions are sponsored by outside corporations.

Attractions:  Spaceship Earth, Ellen’s Universe of Energy, Epcot Character Spot, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, Soarin’, Living with the Land, The Circle of Life, Journey into Imagination with Figment, Captain EO, Mission:  SPACE, Advanced Training Lab, Test Track, Innoventions East and West (including The Sum of All Thrills)

Dining:  Fountain View Ice Cream, Coral Reef Restaurant, Sunshine Seasons, The Garden Grill, Electric Umbrella

Shops: Club Cool, Gateway Gifts, Gift Stop, Epcot Camera Center, Imageworks, Inside Track, Mission Space Cargo Bay, Mouse Gear, Pin Central, Port of Entry, The Seas—Sea Base Alpha Gift Shop, Soarin’ Gift Shop

Other:  Epcot Baby Care Center, Epcot Stroller/Wheelchair Rental, JAMMitors

World Showcase

The World Showcase contains pavilions representing eleven countries, which surround the World Showcase Lagoon – a man-made lake located in the center of World Showcase. “FriendShip” boats cross the waters of the lagoon, transporting guests from Future World to the opposite end of World Showcase.  Each night at 9:00 pm Illuminations takes place.  The show fireworks, lasers, fire, and water fountains timed to a musical score over the World Showcase Lagoon.  Great viewing spots can be found all around the World Showcase.  There are also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet Disney Characters.

Countries/Attractions:  Showcase Plaza, Mexico (Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros), Norway (Maelstrom), China (Reflections of China), Germany, Italy, The United States of America (The American Adventure, American Heritage Gallery), Japan, Morocco, France (Impressions de France), United Kingdom, Canada (O Canada!), Disney Phineas & Ferb:  Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

Dining:  Refreshment Port, Promenade Refreshments, San Angel Inn Restaurante, La Hacienda de San Angel, La Cantina Restaurant, La Cava del Tequila, Princess Storybook Dining at Askerhus Royal Banquet Hall, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Lotus Blossom Café, Biergarten Restaurant, Sommerfest, Tutto Italia Ristorante, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Liberty Inn, Fife & Drum Tavern, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Katsura Grill, Kabuki Café, Restaurant Marrakesh, Tangierine Café, Chefs de France, Bistro de Paris, Boulangerie Patisseie, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, Yorkshire Fish Shop, Le Cellier Steakhouse

Shops: The Art of Henna, The Brass Bazaar, Casablanca Carpets, The Crown & Crest, Das Kaufhaus, Der Teddybar-Toyshop, Die Weihnachts Ecke, Disney Traders, El Ranchito del Norte, Enoteca Castello, Givenchy, Glaskunst, Good Fortune Gifts, Heritage Manor Gifts, House of Good Fortune, Il Bel Cristallo, Karamell Küche, Kunstarbeit in Kristall, La Bottega Italiana, La Gemma Elegante, La Princesa de Cristal, La Signature, La Tienda Encantada, L’Esprit De Provence, Les Vins De France, Lords and Ladies, Mitsukoshi Merchandise Store, Northwest Mercantile-Trading Post, Pin Station at The American Adventure, Pin Station at United Kingdom Pavilion, Plaza de Los Amigos, Plume Et Palette, Port of Entry, Puffin’s Roost, The Queen’s Table, Ring Carvers, Souk Al Magreb, Souvenirs De France, Sportsman’s Shoppe, Stein Haus, Tangier Traders, The Toy Soldier, Village Traders, Volkskunst Clocks & Crafts, Weinkeller, World Traveler

Entertainment:  Off Kilter, British Revolution, World Showcase Players, The Hat Lady, Serveur Amusant, Mo’Rockin, Traditional Belly Dancer, Matsuriza, Miuki, Spirit of America, Voices of Liberty, Sergio, The Ziti Sisters, Oktoberfest Musikanten, The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats, Mariachi Cobre

Parking and Transportation

There is no shortage of ways to get to Epcot:

Monorails:  to the Ticket and Transportation Center

Boat Launches: to Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk

Buses:  to all other Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Parking:  available at the front entrance

The Epcot Hat Tour

September 22, 2012 Cheryl 3
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Let’s face it; the Epcot World Showcase is not exactly the first item on your child’s Disney To Do List.  Sure, there are Characters to see, Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure is great for older kids, and Mexico’s Gran Fiesta Tour and Norway’s Maelstrom are hits, but other than that there is just a lot of eating, drinking, and shopping to be had.  Which is why my family has created it’s own challenge – The Epcot Hat Tour of the World.  Each time that we go to Walt Disney World, we make it a point to get a picture with a “crazy hat” in each of the World Showcase Countries.  Not only is it fun to find a new hat each time, but also when we get home we can compare each set of pictures to see how much T has grown.  Does your family have any “challenges” or traditions that are must do’s at Disney World?

Dining Review: Le Cellier Steakhouse

August 27, 2012 Cheryl 1
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Le Cellier Steakhouse, located in the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot is consistently ranked among the top restaurants at Walt Disney World.  And although it requires two Disney Dining Plan table service credits for dinner (in 2013 it will also be two table service credits for lunch, although it is one this year), and requires getting reservations as early in the planning process as possible (think 180 days out from your vacation!), the food here is really good and very much worth it.

Depending on the time of day, and the weather, the host stand is either out in front of the Canadian pavilion or in the restaurant itself.  To get to the restaurant you follow the path on the right hand side past a nice garden.  There is stroller parking near the entrance.   Once you enter, you definitely don’t feel like you are in a theme park anymore! It’s like you have been transported to an upscale wine cellar in the Canadian Rockies with arches, candlelight sconces, and dark wood trim.

The meal starts out with a basket of breads representing the various areas of Canada.  My favorite is the pretzel bread, but the others (sourdough and multigrain bread) are good as well. There are several appetizer options on the menu from Soft-Shell Crab ($16.00) to “Le Cellier” Lobster Chopped Salad ($16.00) to my favorite…Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup ($9.00).  This soup is made with cheddar cheese, Moosehead Beer and bacon – yum!!

The restaurant’s signature dish is the “Le Cellier” Mushroom Filet Mignon, which is an 8-oz AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto, White Truffle-Butter Sauce, and Micro Chervil ($43.00), and what I had for dinner.  It is delicious – the beef was very tender, and combined perfectly with the mushroom risotto, and I highly recommend ordering it!  J opted for the Grilled Bone-In Rib-Eye, which is a 16-oz Bone-In Rib-Eye with Herb-Parmesan Potato Wedges and Maple-Pink Peppercorn Butter ($43.00).  He said that was excellent as well, and cooked to a perfect medium rare!  Other (non-beef) items on the menu include Pacific King Salmon ($35.00), Pan-seared Pacific Halibut ($38.00), Roasted Free-Range Chicken ($34.00), and Quinoa Potato Cake ($25.00).  Although we didn’t order any, they also offer several delicious sounding side items such as Lobster Macaroni & Cheese with Mascarpone ($10.00), Sautéed Mushrooms with Herb Butter ($8.00), and “Poutine” Fries with Canadian Cheddar, Truffle Salt, and Red Wine Reduction ($8.00)

For dessert, J ordered the Trio of Chocolate – a Chocolate “Nanaimo” Bar, Chocolate Sorbet, and Chocolate Lava Cake, and I had the Maple Crème Brûlée.  Both perfect choices.

The children’s menu options include a beefy pasta, a sirloin, or a fish, and come with an appetizer and dessert as well.  T had the pasta, and he ordered the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup (very yummy, especially if you dip the pretzel bread into it!), and then for dessert he got the Chocolate Moose – a moose shaped chocolate mousse – cute and delicious!

As this is a very popular restaurant, many people choose to celebrate special occasions there.  There were several birthdays at the restaurant the night we were there, but the biggest celebration occurred at the table next to us.  A couple asked their server to take their picture…as the woman smiled for the camera, her boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed!  The whole restaurant erupted into applause when she said “yes”…it was a great moment!

Next time you are planning on going to Walt Disney World and thinking about a special meal, definitely consider Le Cellier.

Where’s Perry?

August 16, 2012 Cheryl 0
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My feet hurt!  Just thought I would throw that out there.  But I guess after 3 full days walking in the Parks that is to be expected.  No blisters, so that is good, but I could use a good foot massage!!

Anyway, back to the blog! Today we spent the day at EPCOT.  We started out by going on Spaceship Earth, which is inside the “golf ball” as T likes to call it.  This is a slow-moving ride that takes you through time – from the ice age to today, and into the future – showing how what we learned in the past has, and continues to, build our future.  We also rode on Ellen’s Universe of Energy.  This is a slow-moving ride as well, which takes you into Ellen’s energy nightmare and teaches about the different forms of energy.  It is in need of some updating, but the concept is good, there are hardly any lines, plus there are dinosaurs – which keeps T happy!  Another ride we did was Soarin’.  Lines are NEVER short for this one, but with Fastpass it is worth it!  In this ride you take a “flight” over the great state of California.  You travel from San Francisco all the way down to San Diego and somehow end up in the Magic Kingdom at Disneyland at Christmastime!  The sights are beautiful, and the smells just put it over the top – my favorite is the orange blossoms!  Definitely check out this ride if you haven’t already!!

Something new we tried out this time was in the Innoventions – East called the Sum of all Thrills.   This is a crazy-toss-you-all-around ride that you actually get to design yourself!  Using engineering skills and cool interactive tools, you get to pick which kind of ride you want (bobsled, roller coaster, or jet) as well as the height and speed of the dips and corkscrew turns you build into your ride.  You then get to test it out to make sure it is going to work before you actually climb into a 4-D robotic simulator and go for the ride!  Guests must meet a minimum height requirement of 48 inches to ride and 54 inches to invert on the ride.  T missed it by about a ¼ of an inch, so no upside down stuff for us, but it was pretty cool!!   We did the jet, but we ran into friends of ours in line and they did the roller coaster and said that was great too!  Definitely check it out!

We stopped in for lunch at the Electric Umbrella, a quick-service restaurant near Innoventions.  The food was pretty good – J had a Swiss mushroom burger and I had a bacon cheeseburger.  Both came with fries and we got the strawberry cheesecake for dessert.  Burgers were good, cheesecake not so much.  But the best thing about the restaurant was the free refillable drinks.  This is a rarity at Disney, so we took advantage of it!

Dinner was at Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canadian Pavilion.  Consistently ranked among the top restaurants at Disney World, reservations are a must here.  It requires 2 table service credits for dinner (in 2013 it will also be 2 table service credits for lunch, although it is 1 this year), but the food here is really good and worth it.  The meal starts out with a basket of breads representing the various areas of Canada.  My favorite is the pretzel bread, but the others are good as well. The restaurant’s signature dish is the “Le Cellier” Mushroom Filet Mignon, which is an 8-oz AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto, White Truffle-Butter Sauce, and Micro Chervil, and what I had for dinner.  It is delicious – the beef combines perfectly with the mushroom risotto, and I highly recommend ordering it!  J opted for the Grilled Bone-In Rib-Eye, which is a 16-oz Bone-In Rib-Eye with Herb-Parmesan Potato Wedges and Maple-Pink Peppercorn Butter.  He said that was excellent as well, and cooked to a perfect medium rare!  For dessert, J ordered the Trio of Chocolate – a Chocolate “Nanaimo” Bar, Chocolate Sorbet, and Chocolate Lava Cake and I had the Maple Crème Brulee.  Both perfect choices.  T had the pasta, and the kid’s meal (on the dining plan) comes with an appetizer and dessert as well.  He ordered the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup (very yummy, especially if you dip the pretzel bread into it!), and then for dessert he got the Chocolate Moose – a moose shaped chocolate mousse – cute and delicious!  There were several people celebrating birthdays at the restaurant tonight, but the biggest celebration occurred at the table next to us.  A couple asked their server to take their picture…as the woman smiled for the camera, her boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed!  The whole restaurant erupted into applause when she said yes…it was a great moment!

After dinner we decided to check out the new Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure.  This is a relatively new attraction at EPCOT – it replaced the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure this summer.  In order to play you have to pick up a F.O.N.E. (Field Operative Notification Equipment) at the Perry kiosk located at the International Gateway. These interactive devices use state-of-the-art technology to help guests keep in touch with the Phineas and Ferb characters by finding clues, which you use to find Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil “Inators” and stop his quest for world domination!  There are top-secret devices hidden in several of the World Showcase pavilions (at each country, there will be a different mission that needs to be solved), but you have to pick just one to start so we chose the United Kingdom.  This was a really fun – it was like a scavenger hunt around the U.K. pavilion where you had to find stuff and deliver it to other locations, talk to cast members, and answer questions to solve the puzzle and stop Dr. D.  T had a great time and wanted to do more of the quests, but we ran out of time.  Maybe next time – since it really was fun!

Each night EPCOT hosts IllumiNations:  Reflections of Earth – a show centered around the World Showcase Lagoon where fireworks, lasers, and fountains are choreographed to music.  I love fireworks, so that part of the show I really enjoy, but in my opinion too much time is spent on the revolving globe, and the images projected on the continents are too difficult to see.  But the music is good and it is a nice ending to the day, so we always try to see it when we are here.   Of course it is a very crowded mad dash back to the buses and monorail, but if you take your time going back, you are less likely to have to wait in a long line at transportation.  Or, if you are staying at The Beach or Yacht Club, Boardwalk, or Swan or Dolphin you can just exit out the back entrance and be back to your room in a jiffy!  One definite benefit of staying in one of those hotels!!

Tomorrow we are having breakfast at The Kona Café (yea – Tonga Toast!!!!) and then we are off to Animal Kingdom for some safari rides and Broadway-style shows!  Hopefully my feet will feel better in the morning!

2012 Epcot® Food and Wine Festival Menus Revealed

July 31, 2012 Cheryl 0

Eating and drinking your way around the World Showcase just took on new meaning!  The 2012 Epcot® Food and Wine Festival will take place September 28-November 12, 2012!    With a Taste Your Way Around the World theme and almost 30 kiosks serving guests tasty appetizer-size specialties and regional drinks, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

This annual Epcot® event showcases great food and wine from around the globe, offers special events featuring celebrity chefs and even includes free DIY seminars with your favorite HGTV stars.  This year there are some new booths as well.  The Florida Marketplace will feature some regional favorites with a fresh Florida twist, and The Terra Marketplace will be the first location in Food & Wine history to offer all-vegan options.

Check out these yummy options!!  Which is your favorite?

International Marketplaces:

ARGENTINA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Beef Empanada
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée

Beverage Pairings:

  • Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay
  • Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec

AUSTRALIA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
  • Lamington

Beverage Pairings:

  • Rosemount Estate Traminer Riesling
  • Rosemount Estate Chardonnay Semillon
  • Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz
  • Rosemount Estate Shiraz Cabernet

BELGIUM

Regional Cuisine:

  • Steamed Mussels in Hoegaarden Beer Broth and Baguette
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
  • Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles

Beverage Pairings:

  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Leffe Brune
  • Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Iced Coffee

CANADA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and “Minus 8″ Onion Jam
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Beverage Pairings:

  • Neige Première Apple Ice Wine
  • Neige Bubble
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah
  • Moosehead Beer

CARIBBEAN

Regional Cuisine:

  • Ropa Vieja with Cilantro Rice
  • Jerk Spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Chutney

Beverage Pairings:

  • Bacardi® Frozen Dragon Berry Colada
  • Bacardi® Torched Cherry Frozen Cherry Limeade

CHINA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Mongolian Beef with Chinese Steamed Bun
  • Pork Pot Stickers
  • Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables
  • Mango Tapioca Pudding

Beverage Pairings:

  • Tsing Tao Beer
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
  • Happy Lychee with Vodka
  • Sunny Guava with Coconut Rum

FLORIDA LOCAL – NEW!

Regional Cuisine:

  • White Corn Arepa with Mangalitsa Pork Rilette and Zellwood Sweet Corn Salad
  • Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, Fried Plantains and Cilantro

Beverage Pairings:

  • Florida Beer Company Florida Lager
  • Florida Beer Company Key West Southernmost Wheat
  • Florida Orange Grove Key Limen
  • Florida Orange Grove Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria

FRANCE

Regional Cuisine:

  • Escargots Persillade en Brioche
  • Coq au Vin sur Gratin de Macaroni
  • Créme Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait

Beverage Pairings:

  • Chardonnay, Bouchard Aîné & Fils
  • Merlot, Château de Mercade Bordeaux
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • Eiffel Sour Cosmo Slush

GERMANY

Regional Cuisine:

  • Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Karamel-Vanilla Sauce

Beverage Pairings:

  • Selbach-Oster Estate Spätlese
  • JH Selbach Riesling Classic
  • JH Selbach Riesling QbA Red Label
  • Niersteiner Spiegelberg Dornfelder
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Dunke

GREECE

Regional Cuisine:

  • Greek Salad with Pita Bread
  • Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
  • Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
  • Spanakopita
  • Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt Cups

Beverage Pairings:

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Skouras St. George
  • Sigalas Assytiko
  • Alpha Axia Syrah

HAWAI’I

Regional Cuisine:

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips

Beverage Pairings:

  • Seven Tiki® Mai Tai
  • Heitz Cellar Chardonnay
  • Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter

IRELAND

Regional Cuisine:

  • Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie
  • Kerrygold® Cheese Selection: Aged-Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Cashel Blue with Apple Chutney and Brown Bread
  • Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache

Beverage Pairings:

  • Guinness
  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine
  • Bunratty Potcheene Chilled Irish Coffee

ITALY

Regional Cuisine:

  • Ravioli di Formaggio All’emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Beef Bolognese, Parmesan, Mozzarella)
  • Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciaibatta Bread)
  • Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, Candied Fruit)

Beverage Pairings:

  • Moretti Beer
  • Prosecco Zardetto
  • Pinot Grigio Mezzacorona
  • Chianti Castello di Quercetto
  • Italian Margherita

JAPAN

Regional Cuisine:

  • Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)
  • Karaage Hand Roll (Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise)
  • California Roll (Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Roe Rolled in Sushi Rice and Seaweed)
  • Sukiyaki Beef Pan (Marinated Thinly Sliced Rib Eye with Sauteed Onions and Teriyaki Sauce Served in a Bun)

Beverage Pairings:

  • Kirin Ichiban Draft Beer
  • Sake-Kikusui Super Dry, Junmai
  • Sake-Bishounen Junmai Ginjo
  • Sake Strawberry Mist

MEXICO

Regional Cuisine:

  • Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage Served on a Flour Tortilla
  • Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions Served on a Flour Tortilla
  • Natilla de Cajeta (Caramel Custard Served with Sauce)

Beverage Pairings:

  • Dos Equis Beer
  • L.A. Cetto Chardonnay
  • L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah
  • Lime Strawberry Margarita On the Rocks
  • Tequila Flight: Tequila Blanco, Reposado and Anejo

MOROCCO

Regional Cuisine:

  • Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket)
  • Merguez Sausage (Beef and Lamb Sausage with Grilled Peppers and Onions)
  • Baklava

Beverage Pairings:

  • Casa Beer
  • Amazigh Red
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale

NEW ZEALAND

Regional Cuisine:

  • Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney

Beverage Pairings:

  • Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

POLAND

Regional Cuisine:

  • Kielbasa & Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
  • Zapiekanki-Toasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread with House Made Ketchup

Beverage Pairings:

  • Chandon Carneros Chardonnay
  • Tyskie
  • Belvedere® Frozen Lemon Apple “Tea”

SCANDINAVIA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Taste of Scandinavia: Cured Salmon, Herring and Shrimp Salad
  • Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries
  • Rice Pudding with Driscoll’s® Only The Finest Berries™

Beverage Pairings:

  • Iron Horse Fairytale Cuvee
  • Xanté
  • Xanté Sunshine

SINGAPORE

Regional Cuisine:

  • Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce

Beverage Pairings:

  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Cáceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling

SOUTH AFRICA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket

Beverage Pairings:

  • Fairview Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fairview Pinotage

SOUTH KOREA

Regional Cuisine:

  • Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
  • Mung Bean Pancake with Shrimp and Kimchi Sauce

Beverage Pairings:

  • Bohae Black Raspberry Wine-Bokbunjajoo
  • Chung Ha Soju Fruit Slushy
  • Chung Ha Soju

Specialty Marketplaces:

BREWER’S COLLECTION

Beverage Selection:

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Altenmünster Dunkel
  • Hövels
  • Schöfferhofer Weizen
  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Berliner Kindl Dark
  • Sion Kölsch

CHEESE

Cuisine:

  • Cheese Fondue with Sourdough Bread
  • Trio of Artisan Cheeses: Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Goat Brie and Rogue River Creamery Echo Mountain Blue Cheese

Beverage Pairings:

  • Sterling Vintner’s Collection Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sterling Vintner’s Collection Riesling
  • Sterling Vintner’s Collection Pinot Noir
  • Sterling Vintner’s Collection Meritage

CRAFT BEER

Beverage Selection:

  • Widmer Rotator IPA: Spiced IPA, Portland, OR
  • Red Hook Pilsner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Blue Moon Seasonal, Golden, CO
  • Leinenkugel Berry Weiss, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Florida Beer Company’s Devil’s Triangle, Florida
  • Abita Purple Haze, Lousianna
  • Full Sail IPA, Oregon
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Nevada

DESSERTS & CHAMPAGNE

Cuisine:

  • Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries and Pomegranate
  • Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel

Beverage Pairings:

  • Nesquick Frozen Chocolate Foam
  • Nesquick Frozen Strawberry Foam
  • Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial
  • Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
  • Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial

FIFE & DRUM

Beverage Selection:

  • Red Stag Lemonade by Jim Beam®
  • Red Stag Honey Tea Lemonade by Jim Beam®

HOPS & BARLEY

Cuisine:

  • Linda Bean’s® Lobster Claw Cuddler® Chilled with Herb Mayonnaise
  • Linda Bean’s® Perfect Maine Lobster Roll®
  • Linda Bean’s® Maine Home Style Clam Chowder
  • Pumpkin Mousse with Craisins and Orange Sauce

Beverage Pairings:

  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager®
  • Samuel Adams® Seasonal
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
  • 17th Anniversary Festival Beer– Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock
  • Samuel Adams Light®
  • Samuel Adams® Cream Stout
  • Samuel Adams® Latitude 48 IPA
  • Angry Orchard Cider

TERRA (All Vegan) – NEW!

Cuisine:

  • Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick’n Breast
  • Chili Colorado with House Made Chips & Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips
  • Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and Coconut Foam

Beverage Pairings:

  • Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc
  • Paul Dolan Pinot Nior
  • Silk® Berry Smoothie