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Australia Review – 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
A Food and Wine Staple since 1997, Australia always has something delicious and interesting to offer. Is this year the same? Let’s go ‘down-under’ to find out!
Your standard Food and Wine Kiosk. Love the red color, makes me think of the Australian Outback!
- Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies – $7.25, Gluten-Free, DDP Snack Eligible
- Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut – $3.00, Vegetarian, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas – $5.00, Gluten-Free, DDP Snack Eligible
- Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz – $5.50
- Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay – $4.50
- Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale – $4.00
- Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling – $4.50
Australia brings some good stuff to the table. The Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp are a nice option if you are looking for something healthy. They give you three pieces of shrimp and some chopped up peppers, onions, snap peas, and the pineapple contrasts nice adding a little sweetness to the dish. Solid option.
The Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies is also a decent choice. Of course I’m not a huge fan of Lamb and I really don’t like mint so I’m not the most partial voice on this item, but if you like those things you’ll love it I’m sure.
The star of the booth for me is the Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut. The cake isn’t too dry, nice and moist, and is completely covered in shredded coconut that’s been dipped in chocolate. It’s unbelievable! It’s not a huge portion but it’s very rich and flavorful.
Australia always offers good wines and the Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay being my favorite here.
Booth Summary and Grade:
Australia is a good choice and one of the less crowed booths usually. It offers some good options, the shrimp are nice, and the Lamington Cake is a must try! They always have the Grilled Lamb Chop every year and it’s usually with the mint pesto. I wish they would change it up every now and then seeing as I’m not a big fan of either ingredient, I’d like to see some new different options next year that I haven’t tried yet.
If you have to get just one thing: Lamington: Yellow Cake
Take a look at all of my 2016 Epcot Food and Wine articles. I have the Top 15 Things You Must Try this year at Food and Wine, and also a complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus and other Helpful Info. I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you don’t waste your time and you have the best time possible!
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