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EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts 2021: Food studios and complete menus revealed

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How else would EPCOT kick off the new year than with another festival? The International Festival of the Arts is back for its fifth year – this time, with the “Taste of” prefix that indicates trimmed-down festival offerings. (The “Taste of” amendment was first introduced for EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival last July, which began as soon as Walt Disney World Resort reopened to guests following its COVID-19 closure.)

The good news? There’s still a ton to enjoy – and devour. The most obvious difference in the events is that they now take place almost exclusively in World Showcase, with little to no event-exclusive excitement happening in Future World. However, once you step into World Showcase, you’ll hardly notice a difference. Tons of spectacular food studios – over 15 this year! – surround the loop, complete with artfully presented food and beverages that taste just as good as they look.

Today, the full list of food studios and their corresponding menus have been released, which means we need to dive into what to expect and highlight the items we’re most excited for from each. Spoiler alert: there’s a bunch of new, exciting options!

The Artist’s Table – The American Adventure

The Artist's Table: Beef Wellington and Pan-Seared Scallop
The Artist’s Table: Beef Wellington and Pan-Seared Scallop

In true American fashion, The Artist’s Table will treat your taste buds to savory plates prepared using stove-top and oven techniques.

Food highlight: pan-seared Scallop with chorizo, roasted red pepper coulis, and parmesan crisp

Beverage highlight: white, milk, and dark chocolate sipping flight

Citrus Blossom – Showcase Plaza

Bright, fruit flavors are the main event at this beverage-only location.

Highlight: orange cream shake in a souvenir Orange Bird sipper cup

Cuisine Classique – Germany

Germany's beautiful bites
Germany’s beautiful bites

This food studio does Germany proud with Old World delights and hearty, braised bites.

Food highlight: red-wine braised beef short rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic

Beverage highlight: frozen rosé

Decadent Delights – Promenade Refreshments

Decadent Delights pays tribute to the underrated combination of sweet, tasty treats and refreshing beer.

Food highlight: raspberry and lemon soft-serve ice cream

Beverage highlight: Saugatuck Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Porter

The Deconstructed Dish – Showcase Plaza

Just as its name indicates, this studio commits to serving delicious dishes in a unique, deconstructed format.

Food highlight: Deconstructed BLT with crispy pork belly, soft-poached egg, brioche, watercress espuma, and tomato jam

Beverage highlight: Deconstructed Breakfast chai tea shake with cream bourbon, garnished with a waffle crisp and candied bacon

El Artista Hambriento – Mexico

Pork Belly Pastor and Taco de Chocolate
Pork Belly Pastor and Taco de Chocolate from El Artista Hambriento

We would expect nothing less than for “The Hungry Artist” to take us on a journey south of the border for marvelous Mexican cuisine.

Food highlight: Taco de Chocolate, a chocolate candy shell filled with Mexican chocolate mousse, topped with a touch of chile and tropical fruit

Beverage highlight: Frida Carrot Margarita with Casa Noble Blanco tequila, carrot juice, ginger cordial, lime juice, and agave nectar

Festival Favorites – World Showplace

Festival Favorite showcases Remy's Ratatouille and a Lemon Blood-Orange Tart
Festival Favorite showcases Remy’s Ratatouille and a Lemon Blood-Orange Tart

You can head straight to World Showplace to enjoy guest-favorite dishes and microbrew beers.

Food highlight: Remy’s Ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and red pepper piperade

Beverage highlight: Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze

Goshiki – Japan

Japan's "Stone Garden" and Vegetable-filled Spinach Gyoza
Japan’s Stone Garden and Vegetable-filled Spinach Gyoza

Japan’s food studio has a menu loaded with items that are almost too beautiful to eat.

Food highlight: Stone Garden with red bean mousse, chocolate rocks, and rice cracker pebbles

Beverage highlight: Pink Snow with sake, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and Calpico dusted with snowflake confetti

L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise – France

The scrumptious eats of L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise
The scrumptious eats of L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise

You can’t combine “France” and “food” without drooling over baked goods – and L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise fits the bill.

Food highlight: Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver, a black winter truffle croissant

Beverage highlight: Frozen French Martini with Grey Goose vodka, Chambord liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juice, topped with lemon-lime foam

L’Arte di Mangiare – Italy

L'Arte di Mangiare's Lobster Ravioli and Italian Doughnuts
L’Arte di Mangiare’s Lobster Ravioli and Italian Doughnuts

Lovers of Italian food, rejoice! The taste of Italy is alive and well with imaginative bites at this food studio.

Food highlight: L’Aragosta, a lobster ravioli with vanilla-saffron cream sauce and shredded chili peppers

Beverage highlight: an Amaretto Bellini with white peach puree and prosecco

Masterpiece Kitchen – Canada

Wild Mushroom Risotto and Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta
Wild Mushroom Risotto and Panna Cotta from Masterpiece Kitchen

With some of the most intricate items in the Festival of the Arts lineup, Canada’s selection will wow you.

Food highlight: Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta

Beverage highlight: classic sidecar with a chocolate twist

Mosaic Canteen – Morocco

Mosaic Canteen's Harissa-roasted Rack of Lamb and  "Mouskoutchou" Orange Cake with Cinnamon-Chocolate Mousse
Mosaic Canteen’s Harissa-roasted Rack of Lamb and Mouskoutchou Orange Cake with Cinnamon-Chocolate Mousse

Delectable dishes and luscious desserts are here to satisfy those visiting with an adventurous palate.

Food highlight: Harissa-roasted rack of lamb with baba ganoush, picholine olives, toybox tomatoes, preserved lemons, and pomegranate

Beverage highlight: Maeloc Blackberry Hard Cider

The Painted Panda – China

Pork and Water Chestnut Meatballs and Sichuan Red Hot Mala Shrimp from The Painted Panda
Pork and Water Chestnut Meatballs and Sichuan Red Hot Mala Shrimp from The Painted Panda

China’s food studio presents a colorful twist to the standard local offerings.

Food highlight: Sichuan red-hot Mala shrimp

Beverage highlight: the Sea Butterfly, a Butterfly pea flower-infused cocktail with lychee syrup, vodka, light rum, and magic boba pearls

Painter’s Palate – World Showplace

Salt-roasted Beet Tartare and Pistachio Cake with Cherry Mousse, both from Painter's Palate
Salt-roasted Beet Tartare and Pistachio Cake with Cherry Mousse, both from Painter’s Palate

Your plate is a blank canvas for chefs to decorate with delicacies at the Painter’s Palate in World Showplace.

Food highlight: salt-roasted beet tartare with pickled vegetables, parsley salad, and Béarnaise aïoli

Beverage highlight: the frozen Rusty Nail cocktail

Pop Eats – Showcase Plaza

Is your stomach grumbling for "Pop Eats" yet?
Is your stomach grumbling for Pop Eats yet?

Bold flavors and tantalizing textures join forces for these modern art-inspired eats.

Food highlight: tomato soup with French onion and bacon grilled cheese

Beverage highlight: Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary

Vibrante & Vívido – between Morocco and France

Chilled Seafood Cocktail, Passionfruit Mousse located at Vibrante & Vívido
Chilled Seafood Cocktail, Passionfruit Mousse located at Vibrante & Vívido

The only all-new food studio of this year’s festival has sweet and savory Latin tastes presented in artfully plated dishes.

Food highlight: passionfruit mousse with dragonfruit jam

Beverage highlight: coconut and passionfruit smoothie

The best of the rest

Plant-based Bratwurst with Spicy Turmeric Aïoli, Coffee Barbecue Jackfruit, and Slaw; Warm Brown Sugar-stuffed Pretzel with Banana Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Plant-based Bratwurst with Spicy Turmeric Aïoli, Coffee Barbecue Jackfruit and Slaw; Warm Brown Sugar-stuffed Pretzel with Banana Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce… all from Refreshment Outpost

In addition to the food studios representing the different locales of World Showcase, there are also select additions to standard locations for the occasion. Refreshment Port boasts a brand-new Lobster Poutine, Refreshment Outpost has a plant-based bratwurst with barbecue jackfruit, and Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company is introducing a new array of candy-centric coffees.


What food studio has piqued the interest of your palate? Be sure to share what your taste buds are most lookin forward to in our Orlando Informer Community on Facebook – and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to feast on the latest deets.

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About Michaela Bartos

Michaela was born and raised in Ohio, the coaster capital of the Midwest. With Kings Island as her local amusement park, she gained an affinity for thrill rides at a young age before later making the leap to Orlando in 2016. Passionate about helping families ball on a budget during their theme park vacations, Michaela loves offering tips and tricks for making the most of an Orlando visit. When she’s not writing about theme parks or dreaming of next year’s Halloween Horror Nights houses, she enjoys lounging with her two adopted dogs.

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