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Epcot | Food & Wine Festival


Paul and I have had this little trip planned for months now! Neither one of us had ever been to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival so we were determined to go this year together. A few of our friends joined us at the Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we took advantage of the time together.


I remember when Paul and I JUST started dating; he took me on a super adorable surprise trip to the Marriott Grand Vista where we spent 3 days lounging by the pool, drinking frozen mango daiquiris, and falling in love. This resort is just so special to us, so staying here when we decided to do Epcot was a no brainer

View of the Marriot Grande Vista
Frozen Prickly Pear Lemonade!!

For those of you who are don’t know what the hell Epcot is – Epcot is one of the four Disney theme parks. It has two sections, Future World and World Showcase. World Showcase is my favorite area since that’s where you find the food and wine. I mean seriously… you can drink and eat AROUND THE WORLD!



We had salmon BLT sushi and mango gingeritas in Japan, scotch eggs in England, lobster rolls in the US, schnitzel and beer in Germany, escondidinho de carne (layered meat pie with mashed yucca) in Brazil, shrimp and noodles in China, white sangria from the Caribbean Islands, and THE BEST smoked corned beef I’ve ever had from who the heck knows where!

Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding

Highlights from this trip include lounging by the pool, eating shepherd’s pie in England (YUM), laughing uncontrollably on the Test Track, relaxing in the hot tub with friends and falling in love all over again.

Japan pavilion

Another great trip goes down in the books!

My handsome travel buddy

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