We continue from L’Arte di Mangiare in Italy.
Cuisine Classique takes Germany’s usual spot during Festival of the Arts.
Every item on the menu returns from last year.
We continue from The Artist’s Table.
“L’Arte di Mangiare” returns to this year’s Festival of the Arts in its usual spot across from the rest of the Pavilion. You never really know what you’re going to get from the Italy kiosk. You know it’s going to be bad. But we’ve seen everything from barbecued ribs served with a side of sweet potato fries to Tyson chicken tenders served with pizza sauce. And that was all on one single Festival menu. I would comment about other sorts of things that we’ve seen here in the past, but it’s taken me eight years of intense electroshock therapy and four to five lobotomies just to put the experience from the Food and Wine Festival of 2012 behind me. Supposedly, my personality is split up into three separate entities. There’s “Josh,” who happily goes to Hollywood Studios every day, apparently not realizing or understanding that there are other things that one can do with the day. Or that other places even exist. Then there’s “Francisco,” who is evidently carries the burden of going to the Italy kiosk for each and every Epcot Festival. That’s his sole purpose in “life.” They won’t tell me what the third personality consists of, but I can’t imagine that it’s anything good. Maybe he goes to Universal or something.
By some divine grace, Italy has reduced the number of food items to just two. They offered six food items during the Festival of the holidays – more than any single Festival booth had ever attempted to serve in the history of Epcot Festivals. Francisco was not pleased.
The Artist’s Table, surrounded by picnic tables, returns for this year’s Festival of the Arts.
If you liked something from last year, then I have good news, because “literally” every single item returns from 2019.
We continue from Goshiki in Japan.
You’ll see the Funnel Cakes stand just past the American Adventure Pavilion on the Japan side.
A couple of years ago, the Funnel Cakes Stand began offering a Festival-exclusive Funnel Cake. That tradition extends to this year’s Festival of the Arts.
We continue from Mosaic Canteen.
What was once Takumi Table returns to this year’s Festival of the Arts as Goshiki, probably in an effort to differentiate it from Takumi-Tei, Japan’s new-ish signature restaurant. Goshiki apparently means “five-colored” in Japanese and it’s also a type of koi fish.
While the Taiyaki and Sushi Donut return in name from last year, both are going to feature slightly different presentations. The Vegetable Gyoza are brand-new, and this is the first time that we’ve seen Nomi Yasui and the Matsuri Cocktail. The Masu Sake is the only item that returns practically the same as last year.