Week 3 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 275

Week 3 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 275

We continue around Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival as Rick is joined by Amanda Tinney and Sarah McGovern Luka and then experience the Germany, Brewer’s Collection, and Poland Marketplaces.

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The Singapore Marketplace – Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

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Singapore, what can we say? Oh yeah, chicken isn’t supposed to be gray! Each year we seem to give Singapore a hard time, they are our whipping boy. We love everything about the Food & Wine Festival, well everything but Singapore. Yes, we joke that “Singapore should go home” and on this years video, one of our friends who was watching the filming of the Singapore segment declared, “looks like puke”, but let’s face it for the last few years the offerings from singapore just haven’t been that good.

In 2011 it was the Shrimp on a Sugar Cane Skewer, the last two years it was the Spicy Beef Rendang, and always they come with the Singapore Sling. Now I do enjoy Hendricks Gin, but it just seems a waste in the Singapore Sling, besides that thing just tastes nasty, and it’s $8, there I said it, I feel better now.

So let’s talk about this year. Singapore is offering the same dishes as last year, Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice. This dish eats more like a stew and is not that flavorful, I’ll stop there, but add that chicken isn’t supposed to be gray and it should have a more flavor.

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The other dish offered by Singapore is Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and Singa Sauce. Now last year when I tried this dish it was tasty, but the fish was dry. This year I will say the Mahi Mahi was moist and cooked well. I actually kind of liked the jasmine rice and singa sauce. But it’s still not a dish that I would go out of my way to get. Or even stop in to get if I was just walking by. There’s just too much other food to try at the festival. Then there’s the Singapore Sling, we didn’t try it this year, but I hear it’s still nasty, don’t waste the $8.

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So there you have it, we’re still slamming Singapore, maybe we always will, maybe if they come back next year they’ll bring something new to try, we can always hope!

Week 2 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 274

You can find out more about the things we tasted in Singapore on our weekly video which we posted Friday, October 10. On this show my friend John Donahue and I take you through the Farm Fresh booth, China, South Korea, Africa and Singapore, so check out the video and find out about all these marketplaces and next week we’ll have even more for you!

Cheers!

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The Africa Marketplace – Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

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This year Africa has two food offerings and three wines. The first food, Beef Tenderloin Tips Berbere-style with Okra, Jalapenos, Tomato and Pap is quite good. It has a little  spice to it, that might have something to do with the jalapenos, I’m just sayin….but it’s quite flavorful. It is also the suggested Sommelier pairing along with the Wolftrap Red Blend (Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier) which goes very well with the beef.

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The second dish, South African Bobotie with Turkey and Mushroom, we had last year also, and I must say we weren’t very excited about it last year and we’re not very please with it this year either. Last year my wife Leslie tried this booth on the TwR video and John spliced in the footage on this years video so we could see the face she made, she hated it! I guess I’m just going to have to keep working on developing a taste for Bobotie, I’m not there yet!

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We also tried another wine from Africa, the Fairview Pinotage. This was a very nice wine that John and I both really liked. Both John and I are big fans of Pinotage and this one was very good.

There is also a VAN Vintners Chenin Blanc offered in the Africa marketplace. We didn’t try this one, maybe you could check it out and let me know what you think.

Week 2 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 274

You can find out more about the dishes and beverages we tried in Africa on our weekly video which we will post this Friday, October 10. On this Friday’s show my friend John Donahue and I will take you through the Farm Fresh booth, China, South Korea, Africa and Singapore, so check out the video and find out about all these marketplaces and next week we’ll have even more for you!

Cheers!

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