The Painted Panda should look familiar to anyone that’s visited any of the other 47 Festivals that Epcot hosts every year, but if not, you’ll find it waterside across from the rest of the Pavilion.
On the food front, only the mysterious Crystal Mooncake returns and on the drink front, only the Fortune Cookie survived.
I’m sure we will all miss last year’s $5 scoop of rice.
We continue from Cuisine Classique.
Refreshment Outpost situates itself in between the Germany and China Pavilions.
You’ll find exactly one “Special Festival Offering” despite the use of a plural.
We continue from L’Arte di Mangiare in Italy.
Cuisine Classique takes Germany’s usual spot during the year’s Festival of the Arts.
All three food items return from last year along with the two wines. The Frosé, Hard Cider, and Rosé Ale are new.
We continue from The Artist’s Table.
“Italy” returns to this year’s Festival of the Arts in its usual spot across from the rest of the Pavilion.
For years and years, Italy has attempted to serve Italian food, which makes a lot of sense since it’s located in the Italy Pavilion. Unfortunately, that food has historically verged on inedible and almost always comes in obscenely overpriced. This has led to some entertaining reviews and, on a personal note, three bankruptcies.
This year, Italy has made some bold moves. They no longer appear to be trying to serve Italian food. And because of that, a couple of the items now approach edibility, though I’m doubting two ribs with sweet potato fries for eleven dollars is going to present much value. Let’s see what Marco Polo helped bring over from China.
We continue on from The Artist’s Table.
You’ll see the Funnel Cakes stand just past the American Adventure Pavilion on the Japan side.
During the Festival of the Arts, a $9.50 Salted Caramel Funnel Cake is added to the roster.