Welcome back for Part 2 of this fantastic and drool worthy Nerdie Foodie adventure! Epcot has some great rides but what it really has is great food. According to Jams they have some delicious eats as well as some other great Disney World treats! Let’s check these out!
Minnie’s Garden Party
Our first park day was spent at Epcot and while we were there the Flower and Garden Festival was going on. It just happened to be the very last day of Minnie’s Garden Party in which we got to meet Minnie Mouse in a very special party dress, and try the lovely treat you see below. Minnie’s Garden Party Dessert was a cheesecake over a carrot cake base, complete with a dome top filled with whipped cream. This dessert was absolutely delightful and I’m so glad we got to try this exclusive dessert on our first day.
The next treat we tried was the Troll Horn from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway pavilion. I am not a huge fan of sweet stuff but this was just right. The outside was flaky and slightly crunchy from the sugar coating. The inside of the shell is filled with cloudberry jam and whipped cream. Absolutely delicious! It almost tastes like a creamsicle on the inside but more creamy. There were so many other yummy looking treats there too, so I’d make Kringla a must-do when you visit Epcot!
Lotus House was one of the booths in the China Pavilion that was open for the festival. I just had to try the Panda Bubble Tea. It was so yummy!
After watching Reflections of China I was ready for something savory so we headed over to Germany. I had heard of this Nudel Gratin which was highly recommended and it did not disappoint! It’s not just your standard mac and cheese. The cheese is basically like a cheese custard and the layer on top was nice and crunchy with those yummy browned bits around the edges. I really could’ve gone for seconds! Try the Nudel Gratin at Sommerfest in the Germany Pavilion.
Next we needed something to cool us down because we were getting into the hottest part of the day. We got the chocolate gelato from Gelati in the Italy Pavilion. So refreshing! There are many flavors to choose from as well as other yummy looking Italian desserts!
We still needed to feed our sweet tooth, so we took a break in the beautiful fountain area of the Morocco pavilion. I highly recommend having a seat here if you need somewhere quiet to rest and cool down. We had the pistachio baklava and the orange roll from Outdoor Kitchen – Taste of Marrakesh. Their menu is always updating so keep an eye out for new treats. Rich really enjoyed the orange roll but it was a little too rich and sweet for me. The baklava was pretty good, though I wished that the pistachios would have been chopped up a little bit finer (I’m a texture snob!).
Trattoria al Forno
Our one character breakfast was the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno on the Boardwalk. At this breakfast you can meet Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, and Prince Eric. It is pricey as all character meals are, but this one felt worth the price tag due to the high quality of the food.
Aylah got Flounder’s Flapjacks and requested to have no melon in her mixed fruit. The servers were kind enough to serve each fruit separated. She really enjoyed her pancakes and absolutely devoured every bite of her fruit!
I got the swimmer’s delight which is an egg white omelet, smoked salmon, goat cheese, spinach, mushroom, tomato, and a side of breakfast potatoes. I figured out that I am not a fan of goat cheese. This sounded so delicious and I probably would’ve really enjoyed it had it not been for the goat cheese (which I had never tried before). The potatoes were really good though and the salmon was yummy.
Rich got the Royale breakfast which is an oak-grilled steak, asparagus, cheesy egg torte, fonduta, breakfast potatoes, and crispy onions. As you can see he ordered it sans asparagus. He is still talking about how delicious this steak was, and I will admit I was kind of jealous. I tried a bite and it was very tender and flavored perfectly.
We also got a celebration cupcake because it was our first visit. This is a chocolate cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream, sprinkles, and edible glitter.
If you don’t stop anywhere else at Disney Springs, go to Amorette’s Patisserie! That place is amazing! Below you’ll find images of many of the delicious treats they offer. We ended up getting two of the Mickey Mousse, and the Avante-Garde Chiffon Cake. These were TO DIE FOR delicious!
For lunch we ate at Chicken Guy. It was going to be a while to have seating, so we ordered food to go and ate in the covered area near the fountain. Chicken Guy was great! The chicken tasted even better than a certain other chicken establishment that shall remain nameless, and the dipping sauces were the bomb. We got the avocado crema and creamy ranch which were both really good. The seasoned fries were also really good! The only thing we got that I don’t recommend is the mac and cheese. It was really kind of bland.
Every now and then you’ve just gotta chill and eat at your resort. We stayed at Pop Century and the food court is okay. The food court at Art of Animation is way better, but it was fine when we really needed something quick. We got the french toast breakfast platter and it was definitely enough food for two people to share. I have no complaints it was actually pretty satisfying and filling.
This was I believe the turtle brownie. Rich really enjoyed it!
I got the tie-dyed cheesecake which was pretty decent. It’s basically just a plain cheesecake that has different colors swirled in it, but instead of a graham cracker crust it was on a layer of chocolate cake. Yummy!
Here are some gratuitous bakery case shots:
Are you drooling yet? We certainly are! Hands down Jen’s favourites are the avant garde chiffon cake and the Mickey Mousse! Which ones are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below as we await for the third and final part of Jams’ Nerdie Foodie adventure!