Thailand like Spain and India, is making a comeback to the Epcot Food and Wine…
Morocco is an often overlooked and underestimated marketplace at Food and Wine, and is generally one of the more solid ones year-in and year-out! You’ll find the Kefta Pocket, Spicy Hummus Fries and Chocolate Baklava. Let’s see if it still holds to its high standard this year in my Morocco Review: 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival….
You’ll find Morocco in between the Belgium and Japan marketplaces:
This year Morocco hasn’t changed much, they have the same 3 items from last year: Kefta Pocket, Spicy Hummus Fries and Chocolate Baklava. Kind of disappointed it didn’t get at least something new, but we liked the menu last year so here’s hoping it’s just as good. Also the only price increase was the Chocolate Baklava, it went up 0.05 cents! If only all the booths weren’t like that…..
Here is this year’s menu 2017:
- Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce – $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible *Ziggy Recommended
- Moroccan Sangria – $6.00
- Casa Pale Lager – $4.00
- Les Trois Domaines Guerrouane White Wine, Meknes – $5.00
- Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur – $8.00
We got this party off right with a little Mimosa on World Showcase. Such an amazing view and it’s worth just grabbing a drink and slowing down to enjoy the scenery sometimes. I like mimosas and this was a pretty decent one, and it’s called: Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur. The sparkling wine was good, maybe could have used a touch more, but I liked the orange liqueur which they added, gave it an extra boost you don’t always have with a mimosa. Simple and refreshing!
To eat let’s start with the Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket. We really enjoyed this last year, and we enjoyed it again this year. One difference I noticed is that the slaw is a bit lighter than last year, which I like. The slaw though is still not the best part, it’s the meat:
Here you can get a better shot at it. The piece of seasoned beef is quite tasty, although I think it could be just a tad bigger as there are a lot of veggies and cabbage inside filling it up. But the meat is tender and we were happy with the whole thing again. It’s a decent value too at $5.00
Next was the Spicy Hummus Fries. Don’t worry they aren’t really that spicy, nothing like the beef in Thailand!!?. If you like hummus you will love these as they’re like crispy hummus fries, and they have a great orange tzatziki sauce on top and lots of fresh cucumbers. Another healthy feeling snack, and although we like this less than the Kefta Pocket, it’s still worth a shot.
Lastly is the Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce. This is a classic Mediterranean dessert which is also very popular in places like Greece. Essentially it’s a very paper thin dough, wrapped multiple times and stuffed with a paste of chocolate and nuts and honey. We happen to like Baklava, so we really enjoyed this. The dough was very flaky which is key, we hate a soggy baklava. It was full of nuts and honey, but not overly sweet, and drizzled with dark chocolate and honey. The dark chocolate balanced the dish. Only complaint is the honey drizzle was a bit watery, and we thought that part could have been a bit sweeter. Still a really good dessert and we recommend it!
Booth Summary and Grade:
Morocco again is a great booth to visit and shouldn’t be skipped. We still really liked the Kefta Pocket, it was the best thing here, followed closely by the Chocolate Baklava. The Hummus Fries are interesting too if you like hummus, but are not a must-get for me. I did drop Morocco .5 points from last year, not for quality but lack of imagination as the menu is the same. I hope next year they at least add one more item to the list, and if good could shoot Morocco up to the top.
If you have to get just one thing: Kefta Pocket
Take a look at all of my 2017 Epcot Food and Wine articles. I have a 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Info Guide with a complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus, The Top NEW Items for 2017, Top Food and Wine Booths and more…I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you have a great time and don’t waste your time!
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