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Germany Review: 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Food and Wine wouldn’t be the same without Germany, a staple of the Festival. They always offer some great dishes and beer also. So of course I went there to check out what they have this year..
- Roast Bratwurst in a Hard Roll – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible
- Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese – $3.75, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce – $3.75, Vegetarian, DDP Snack Eligible
- Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered) – $4.00
- J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel – $4.50
- Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Mosel – $5.50
- J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling, Mosel – $4.50
Schinkennudeln, Schinkennudeln, Schinkennudeln!! Huh?? No, I’m not mad at you, I’m telling you that you need to try the Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese right now! Basically it’s a real fancy German way to say Mac and Cheese, and oh does this live up to the billing..
Now this is different from the Farm Fresh version, which is super sexy with the added bacon crumbles on top. And while that version is amazing and I do love it, overall this beats it by a narrow margin. The unique flavors of the cheese are very European, different from the traditional cheddar versions we always eat here. It’s also filled with chunks of ham which is like bacon’s brother.
Plus, look at that big portion they give you! It’s really filling, and at $3.75 it’s a steal! I’ll say it right now: the Schinkennudeln is the best value at the 2016 Food and Wine Festival, hands down! And one of My 15 Things you Must Try at Food and Wine this year!
There’s also the Roast Bratwurst in a Hard Roll, which is always solid. Who doesn’t love getting themselves a nice Germany Brat and washing it down with a beer? The Brat itself is very tasty, the only complaint is they got rid of the Pretzel Roll and replaced it with just a normal roll. I think Canada in a fit of rage, stole the Pretzel Rolls from Germany to put with the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. I guess they couldn’t have more than Pretzel Roll at Food and Wine…
There’s also dessert with the Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce being a nice option. Nothing says Germany like Apple Strudel, except Black Forest Cake with cherries….hmmm I may have just thought of next year’s dessert option! The strudel has a very thin crust, which I like and it’s full of apples, which I like as well! 🙂
The unfiltered Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner, is a nice Beer option. Otherwise there are a bunch of wines available too like the J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling, and Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese.
Booth Summary and Grade:
Germany as usual is a great choice as you make your way around. Overall great food and drinks. Hopefully next year they add one more savory item to the menu, and my Black Forest Cake! If you are looking for a Brat or The BEST Mac and Cheese this Food and Wine season, head no further than to Germany!
If you have to get just one thing: Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese
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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