Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Helps Kick Off Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Carla Hall, Epcot Food & Wine FestivalCelebrity Chef Carla Hall, currently co-hosting ABC’s hit afternoon show, The Chew, was in town for an appearance at this weekend’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

Hall lead a sold-out vegetarian culinary demonstration Saturday afternoon, and a dessert demonstration on Sunday morning. Each was followed by her signing copies of her book, “Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You,” at the Festival Center.

Before she left Orlando, Hall filmed this promo video for the festival with Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann, which showcases some of the fest’s food highlights:


Disney Releases Food Menus for 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

If you’re one of the many who save up their funds to eat and drink around the world during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, then you’ll be happy to know that Walt Disney World has released the menus for each kiosk.

2013 Epcot Food & Wine FestivalHere is the list of food and beverages that will be sold during the 2013 festival:


  • Berbere Style Beef with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, Okra and Pap
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket
  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc
  • The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)
  • Porcupine Ridge Syrah


  • Beef Empanada
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée
  • Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes
  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon


  • Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
  • Pavlova (Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Driscoll’s® Berries and Vanilla Custard)
  • Rosemont Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay
  • Rosemont Estate Merlot
  • Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz
2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Australian Garlic Shrimp



  • Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote featuring Driscoll’s® Berries and Whipped Cream
  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Leffe Brune
  • Beer Flight 1: Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde, Leffe Brune
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Brazil (All-New Menu):

  • Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers, Hearts of Palm and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro
  • Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato White
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça


  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce
  • Moosehead Lager
  • La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • La Face Neige Sparkling
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah

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