Walt Disney World has announced details of the 19th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to include new food, drinks, and musical acts.
The biggest change will be the addition of the new Patagonia Marketplace, combining cuisines of Argentina and Chile, including sustainable roasted Verlasso salmon, quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri.
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2014 begins Sept. 19, continuing 53 days – seven more than last year – through Nov. 10.
There will also be new Farm Fresh Marketplace offerings and new menu items at multiple marketplaces around the World Showcase. The new Farm Fresh Marketplace replaces Florida Local Marketplace, with local flavors including a new “Bacon and Eggs” dish with applewood-smoked, pepper-coated bacon, sweet corn, potatoes, Hollandaise and pickled jalapeños. The Brazil Marketplace adds Mocequa de Pescado, a fresh tilapia dish featuring coconut lime sauce and steamed rice.
Also new for 2014 will be a dinner showcasing Walt Disney’s own culinary preferences, a “Boot Camp Series,” and a Friday morning celebrity chef cookbook event called “Food for Thought.”
More than 25 marketplaces will be included in the event along with the return of the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog for a fourth year.
New Eat to the Beat musical acts include Jo Dee Messina, Rick Springfield, Jim Brickman, Los Lonely Boys, and David Cook
Celebrity chefs to be in attendance include Warren Brown, Rock Harper, Jennifer Hill Booker, Erika Davis, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Dana Herbert, Jamie Deen, Jerome Brown, Dean Max, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Allen Susser, Duskie Estes and John Stewart.
More information can be found at epcotfoodfestival.com.