Tie your napkin ‘round your neck cherie, and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival provides the rest! Soup du jour, hot hors d’ouevres, why, we only live to eat our way through the World Showcase at Epcot. Don’t believe me? Be a guest at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival now through Nov. 14. Peruse these tips for successful travel and delicious eating.

1)  Passport required.

Just as you enter Epcot, grab an official Food & Wine Festival passport before making your way to World Showcase. Mark your tasty travels with stickers for each of the country kiosks you try. The passport serves as your menu to World Showcase; I put a star next to every treat I want to try.


2)  Travel accessories are a must.

If you ask anyone who has been to the festival, the gift-card wristlets make for easy traveling. Not only is it convenient to have your mula on hand (literally), but for anyone who is watching his or her wallet or waistline, the gift-card wristlet is a great way to give yourself an allowance as you wine and dine throughout Epcot.


3)  Try something new.

Be brave, and try something you’ve never tried before. You never know, that gray stuff might just be delicious! My most recent trip, I took a step outside of my comfort zone and tried escargot.


4)  Eat to the Beat.

As you chow down, you might as well get down to some funky music with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series with performances from Sugar Ray, David Cook, Los Lobos, Plain White T’s, Chaka Khan, Hanson Boyz ll Men, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more.


5)  Make your foodie friends jealous.

Not only does the food taste delicious, but it looks amazing. My Instagram friends from the country of Germany were envious of the apple strudel I tried at the Germany pavilion.


6)  Try your hand at crafting your dish.

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival expanded my taste buds and fed my curiosity for cooking up new dishes. If you are like me and will miss the festival after Nov. 14, grab a copy of the Epcot Food & Wine cookbook.


Now that you are full of tips and tricks, my only other word of advice is to arrive on an empty stomach and bon appétit!

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