The Best of Disney’s Festival of the Arts

Disney Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney invited me and my family to the #DisneyCreators conference last week, which included visits to the Walt Disney World parks during Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts. You can find special art-themed activities, photo-ops and food during its run at Epcot. Here are some of my favorite food and drinks we enjoyed at the festival [in no particular order].

  1. Popping Bubbles Cocktail from Pop Eats! (Showplace Plaza)
Disney Pop Eats Popping Bubbles Cocktail

This was such a refreshing and delicious cocktail for a warmFebruary day. The fruity boba added a fun burst of sweetness to the sparkling wine. I enjoyed it very much.

2. Shrimp Ceviche Lime Mint Foam from Pop Eats! (Showplace Plaza)

Pop Eats Shrimp Ceviche

I am a huge fan of ceviche so I absolutely loved this little dish. It was super fresh and chilled perfectly with a perfect amount of citrus. This was also refreshing and tasty for a warm day. I honestly wished I could have has this one more time before we left.

3. Deconstructed Reuben from The Deconstructed Dish (Showcase Plaza)

Disney Deconstructed Dish Reuben

I’m a fan of reuben sandwiches and this is a creative and delicious twist on the classic sandwich. This version features sliced corned beef rye-crusted sauerkraut and jarlsberg cake and “broken” thousand island dressing. All of these flavors and textures came together very well and skipping the bread was also a major plus on a day of complete indulgence! 😉

4. Diego Blackberry Margarita from El Artista Hambriento (Mexico Pavillion)

Disney Diego Blackberry Margarita

I’ve always been a tequila girl and I rarely turn down a Margarita. This Diego Blackberry Margarita was no exception. This version features 100% agave tequila, blackberry purée, fresh jalapeño-lime juice and served with black ant salt rim.

5. Sopes de Barbacoa from El Artista Hambriento (Mexico Pavillion)

El Artista Hambriento Sope de Barbacoa

This classic Mexican dish contains braised barbacoa beef served on a fried guajillo corn shell with black beans, cotija cheese, Mexican cream and chives. It’s filling and wan’t spicy, so our kids were able to enjoy this one with us. It was so good, we bought two.

6. Spicy Beef Shumai at The Painted Panda (China Pavillion)

Disney Epcot The Painted Panda Spicy Beef Shumai

These little dumplings were very flavorful and also quite spicy as the name suggests! Serving it these dumplings over thick slices of cucumber was a nice touch that added a refreshing crunch to your bites. Since they were sprinkled with red pepper flakes, it also added another punch of spice.

7. Paintbrush Churros at Refreshment Outpost (African Outpost)

Disney Epcot Paintbrush Churros

These are cinnamon-sugar coated churros (fried dough) dipped in colorful white chocolate. These are excellent a great sweet treat to share. They’re perfectly crispy on the outside while remaining soft and moist on the inside. The white chocolate also adds a nice flavor without it becoming overly sweet.

FTC Disclaimer: Our trip to Disney World was #hosted by Disney. We paid a discounted fee to attend the Disney Creators conference, which included park tickets, meals and travel on the Disney Dream. 
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