Holiday Kitchens at Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays

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New menus have been posted for the kitchen kiosks that will soon be popping up around Epcot’s World Showcase once the International Festival of the Holidays is underway! Epcot is the perfect place to savor seasonal food and beverage specialties thanks to the expanded Holiday Kitchens.

This year, menus include “kid-approved” items which means these dishes were curated with kids in mind so they can join in on the festival foods too! Additionally, you’ll find gluten/wheat-friendly items for those with this particular dietary restriction. For other food allergies, it is recommended to consult with a chef or special-diets-trained Cast Member before placing your order. Disney uses reasonable efforts in sourcing, preparation and handling procedures to avoid introduction of certain allergens into menu choices. However, it is possible for the allergen to be introduced before the food is provided to Disney or inadvertently during the preparation or handling. Disney does not have separate kitchens to prepare allergy-friendly items or separate dining areas for Guests with allergies or intolerances.

The holiday kitchens will be open every day starting November 29 through December 30, 2019 from 11 AM to 9 PM. Your park ticket grants you access to the festival. Prices for holiday dishes will vary. If you are looking to budget, fill a gift card with a set amount of money for food and use this for spending on festival goodies. If you don’t plan to do many table-service meals and are using the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan, you may even be able to save money as you can use snack credits for different booths while also trading in each quick service meal for three snack credits at a Holiday Kitchen during the festival. Not every item will qualify as a snack, so be sure to look for the purple and white checkered squares that indicate the qualifying snack credit items.

Check out some of the festival menus below adapted from the DisneyWorld.com website and previewed at the Festival of the Holidays Media Event! What are you most looking forward to trying this year?

 

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

Willkommen—help yourself to heartwarming holiday dishes and refreshing beverages at the Germany Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes (kid-approved)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Linzer Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spatzle

American Holiday Table

Enjoy a seasonal salute—dig into traditional dishes reminiscent of grandma’s cooking at the American Adventure Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Whisky-caramel Sauce
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Yukon Holiday Kitchen

Jingle your bells with delightful dishes and libations from the Great White North—at the Canada Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (kid-approved)
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Feast of the Three Kings

Travel to the Caribbean for a fa-la-la-la-fabulous fusion of food, drink and culture celebrating the story of the Magi.

Food Items:

  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (gluten-friendly)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (gluten-friendly)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (gluten-friendly)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Holiday Sweets & Treats

Rock around the Christmas tree with goodies sure to top the “nice” list—at Promenade Refreshments.

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

Propose a toast to life—sink your teeth into classic Jewish noshes with a side of New York flair.

Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes
  • Potato Latkes with Sour Cream (kid-approved)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
  • Black and White Cookie

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen

Feast on très magnifique fare, wine and specialty cocktails from the France Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • Rillette de Saumon: Salmon Spread with House-made Bread
  • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Christmas Log—Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache (kid-approved)

Sapphire Holiday Kitchen

Spice up your life with the exotic flavors of North Africa—visit the Morocco Pavilion for intriguing cuisine!

Food Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • Sfenj: Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon-Sugar and Chocolate Sauce

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Mangiare—savor a seasonal take on some of the world’s best-loved food and beverages at the Italy Pavilion!

Food Items:

  • Bianca Neve: Italian Flatbread, Mozzarella and Parmesan (kid-approved)
  • La Genovese: Rustic Flatbread, Vidalia Onions, White Wine Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips and Mozzarella
  • Collezione Barilla: Pennette Pasta, Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions and Creamy Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Confectioners Sugar
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Berry Sauce
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

Have yourself a merry little meal—tempt taste buds with popular plates and potables from the China Pavilion!

Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (kid-approved)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chengdu Street Fries

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen

Please your palate with a smorgasbord of festive dishes and drinks served at the Japan Pavilion.

Food Items:

  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) and Chopped Green Onion
  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura and Yellowtail with Vegetables decorated on a bed of Rice
  • Matcha Crème Brûlée: Creamy Green Tea Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Crust topped with Mochi, Red Bean Jam and Strawberry

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

Feliz Navidad—celebrate with mariachi dancing and south-of-the-border fare at the Mexican Pavilion!

Food Items:

  • Giant Tostada de Puerco: Braised Pork served on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Spread, Guajillo Sauce, Queso Fresco, Crema Mexicana, Pickled Onion and topped with Chicharron Dust (gluten-friendly)
  • Tamal de Pollo: Braised Chipotle Chicken served in a Corn Masa with Yellow Mole and topped with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Queso Cotija and Crema Mexicana (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Horchata Cheesecake: Creamy Rice Cheesecake served with Cajeta Sauce

 

More Culinary Delights

Want even more holiday cheer? In addition to 13 kitchens, you can stop by these other locations for an array of seasonal treats.

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Orange Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (kid-approved)

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark with Maple Sugar

Fife & Drum Tavern

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (kid-approved)

Funnel Cake

  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Future World East: Choco-Latte: Latte with Chocolate Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Canada: Ginger Chai Madness: Chai Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Gingerbread Syrup
  • Showcase Plaza: Coconut Snowstorm: Latte with RumChata and Coconut Syrup
  • The American Adventure: Toffee Coffee: Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Sea Salt Caramel Toffee Sauce

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

L’Artisan des Glaces

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (kid-approved)

Refreshment Outpost

  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (kid-approved)

Refreshment Port

  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions

The Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie

UK Beer Cart

  • Mulled Cider: Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Herbal Tea, Pimms No. 1 and Apple Juice with Star Anise (served warm)

 


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