By Beth Skarp
Growing up, I learned that EPCOT was Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
Since then, many new meanings from the acronym EPCOT have come about.
The most notable ones are Every Person Comes Out Tired or Every Paycheck Comes on Thursday.
In our house, we have our own meaning for EPCOT—Every Person Concentrated on Tasting.
World Showcase is a literal culinary walk around the world, and not just during the Food & Wine Festival either.
are so many new taste treats for the our family to sample. Just when we
“think” we have tasted or experienced everything there is, we find new
things to tantalize our taste buds.
Have you tried the
Nudel Gratin at Somerfest in Germany? My husband, who comes from a
family of Germanic heritage, claims this is very close to what he
experienced at his grandparent's home. The nutty cheese flavors are oh
Morrocco has a wonderful new table service
restaurant called Spice Road Table, truly a must do if you like
Their Tingis Sampler with Lamb Sliver, Harissa
Chicken Roll and Merguez Sausage are not only filling for a quick lunch,
but an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
Add some of their mint tea,
different from what most Americans are used to, and you have a wonderful
lunch. Other favorites are Mussels Tagine with Cilantro, garlic, lemon
confit in tomato sauce or their Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves with fried
capers, raisins and fresh nutmeg.
Not sure you want to try “weird” food,
how about some ice cream.
The Spice Road Juice Bar offers up some
wonderful chef made handcrafted ice cream choices that are not your
Speaking of ice cream, have you tried the Brioche ice
cream sandwich or the L-Artisian des Glaces Sorbet from France. One
word....YUMMY!! There are always new experiences for our taste buds each
time we go to EPCOT—and we go often.
Want to learn more about what new
adventures are out there for you explore? A.J. Wolfe does a wonderful
job of keeping our family informed with The Disney Food Blog. Check her
out at http://www.disneyfoodblog.com or follow her on Facebook.
Remember—EPCOT means something to everyone. For us, Every Person
Concentrated on Tasting. Bon Appetite.