A major childhood dream came true in October…. I traveled to Disney World!! I spent five nights at the Yacht Club Resort and took in as much magic as I could. My trip luckily corresponded with the International Food and Wine Festival so I spent three days eating my way around the world. They give you these cute little passports that get stamped once you eat at a pavilion and you can check off the item you tried. In the end, I still came up short by 3 pavilions, which just means I’ll have to go back and complete all 30 another year!
Brazil: Seared Scallop w/ Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers and Hearts of Palm
Argentina: Beef Empanada
China: Mongolian Beef in a Steamed Bun, Chicken Potstickers and Lychee Aerated Water
Cheese: Almond Crusted Blue Cheese Souffle with Fig Jam
Ireland: Kerrygold Cheese; Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout and Skellig and a Chilled Irish Coffee w/ Bunratty Potcheen
Africa: Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket
Germany: Schinkennudeln (Pasta Gratin w/ Ham and Cheese)
Desserts & Champagne: Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse w/ Moet & Chandon Imperial
Italy: Cannoli al Cioccolato
Morocco: Harissa Chicken Roll
Greece: Chicken Gyro w/ Tzatziki Sauce
Hawaii: Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayo
Scotland: Banoffee Tart w/ Scotch Whisky Toffee
Everything was fabulous but my absolute favorite was the Harissa Chicken Roll in Morocco! I didn’t make it to Japan, New Zealand or France but one day I will! I picked up the Food and Wine Cookbook and a few of these recipes are in there, so you can believe I will be making them at home.