Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts: What should you bother eating?

I'm here to help you. Help you save money by knowing what to try on the EPCOT festival of the arts 2021 menu.

I've had the opportunity to visit the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts several times this year, and I will help you to determine which menu items you should try out. Frankly, sometimes the concept of the menu is a lot more exciting than the execution. You don't want to spend money on a blue corn pupusa that nearly cracks your tooth because it was so hard. Thank you, Vibrante & Vívido.

Below is a list of Own Your Magic approved savory items for you to try as you make your way around the World Showcase

The Artist's Table (The American Adventure)

✨✨Beef Wellington: Mushroom Duxelle, Prosciutto, and Puff Pastry with Red Wine Demi-Glace and Fennel Cream

Deconstructed BLT at Deconstructed Dish

Cuisine Classique (Germany)- Beware of long lines

✨Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic

✨Coq au Vin: Chicken Roulade with Violet Mustard, Candied Carrots, Pancetta Crisp, Marble Potatoes and Beurre Rouge Sauce

The Deconstructed Dish (Showcase Plaza)- Items are a bit messy and hard to eat

✨Deconstructed Reuben: Rye Popover, Corned Beef, Gryuère Panna Cotta and Brined Brussels Sprouts with Broken Thousand Island Dressing

✨✨Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Soft-poached Egg, Brioche, Watercress Espuma and Tomato Jam

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)-Sometimes the queue is long, but it is worth it!

✨✨✨Chile Relleno: Fried Poblano Pepper filled with Flank Steak, Black Beans and Tomatoes drizzled with a Poblano Cream Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

✨Pork Belly Pastor: Pastor-marinated Pork Belly atop Boniato Purée with Charred Pineapple and Crispy Cilantro (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Salmon and Cream Gâteau at Masterpiece Kitchen

Festival Favorites (World Showplace)- Wear your face shield if you have concerns with the indoor facility. Then take your food outside and enjoy!

✨✨Charcuterie with Meats and Cheeses featuring Nueske's® Applewood Smoked Beef

Goshiki (Japan)

✨Vegetable Gyoza: Vegetable-filled Spinach Gyoza with Tofu atop Mashed Potatoes with a Kamaboko Fish Cake, Pepper Strings and Tonkatsu Teriyaki Sauce

L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise (France)- I skip this if the lines are long.

Harissa-roasted Rack of Lamb at Mosaic Canteen

✨✨Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl

✨✨Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant

L'Arte di Mangiare (Italy) - The price can make you walk by.

✨L'Aragosta: Lobster Ravioli with Vanilla-Saffron Cream Sauce and Shredded Chili Peppers 

Masterpiece Kitchen (Canada) - There is always something extra special in Canada.

✨✨Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction

✨✨Salmon and Cream Gâteau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar, and Micro-Herbs. I had this one a couple of times, and the serving size varies each visit.

Mosaic Canteen (Morocco)

✨Mediterranean Flatbread with Za'atar Pesto, Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, and Fennel Cream

✨Harissa-roasted Rack of Lamb with Baba Ganoush, Picholine Olives, Toybox Tomatoes, Preserved Lemons, and Pomegranate

The Painted Panda (China)

✨Sichuan Red Hot Mala Shrimp

Painter's Palate (World Showplace) - Your breath will be questionable once you are done here. It matters; you will be subjecting yourself to this torture behind your face mask. Also, this is a li

✨✨Prime Steak Tartare with Pickled Vegetables, Parsley Salad, Béarnaise Anglaise and Sous Vide Quail Egg

Pop Eats (Showcase Plaza)

✨Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

✨✨✨Tomato Soup with French Onion and Bacon Grilled Cheese

✨Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Blue Corn Pupusa at Vibrante & Vívido

Vibrante & Vívido – NEW! (Between Morocco & France) - No


✨Try it; you may like it.

✨✨ This is good, and you should give it a try.

✨✨✨ You shouldn't pass this up.