New to the Festival of the Arts in 2022 is the Vibrante & Vivido: Encanto Cocina booth. Here is what we thought of all three dishes!
Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France)
Festival of the Arts celebrates everything art! It’s an explosion of color, sound, taste, and movement everywhere you turn! One of my (Monica) parts of any Epcot festival is the food! It’s already so hard to pick where to eat in Epcot, and the festivals make it even harder.
The Encanto booth is new to the festival this year. I absolutely adore the movie, and some of our KtP Writing Team really enjoyed sampling all the dishes on the menu.
- House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Yellow) (New)
- Spicy Ajiaco Soup with guajillo and árbol chili-spiced chicken, potato, avocado, corn, and crème fraîche (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New)
- Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
Like other festival items, these are smaller portions and reasonably priced. Each dish costs between $4-$5 and is perfect for sharing. Also, since this is a new booth based on a popular Disney movie, you can expect long lines! This was the longest line we waited in, but it moved quickly and was well worth it!
You can find this booth in between France and Morocco in the World Showcase.
House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada
The empanada is made with chorizo, and many Spanish dishes with chorizo are made with sausage, smoked paprika, and garlic. Our whole team really loved the empanada. The potatoes were there but not very flavorful. Are potatoes ever really flavorful though?! We could not taste them.
But, that didn’t really matter because this dish is very flavorful. The sauces on top had a spicy kick which we all loved. The empanada was a hit!
Additionally, the empanada is part of the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. If you are participating, you won’t be disappointed in this dish!
Spicy Ajiaco Soup
When Disney puts the word “spicy” in the name of a dish, you can expect it to be spicy. Wow! Unfortunately, this was our least favorite dish. We enjoyed the avocado in the soup, but the corn on the cob was soggy. Perhaps it had been sitting out for a while.
The soup definitely had a kick to it, but it was also mostly broth and somewhat greasy. Next time I will pass on this dish.
Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam
The passion fruit mousse was so colorful and definitely our favorite of the three. I think this would have been a better choice for the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine due to the vibrant pink color of the mousse.
It had a very light texture, and the jam tasted wonderful. Surprisingly, it was not overly sweet like you may expect with such a vibrant dish. There is sugar lining the bottom of the mousse as well as a chocolate garnish if you need some extra sugar!
Nods to Colombia and Encanto
One thing I really enjoyed about the booth that is not even related to the food is the nod to both the country of Colombia and the Encanto film. Disney installed signs up around the seating area (yes, this booth had its own seating area!) that educate Guests on the country and its culture.
Even if you don’t eat anything at the booth, it is definitely worth a quick stop to read the information on the signs!
What did you think of the dishes at the Encanto booth? Join the conversation in the comments below and on Facebook.
We were there on the night of the 27th and everything was delicious. Sadly I did develop food poisoning from the Empanada when I returned home. It was the only food item out of our 3 day trip that I was the only person in my 4 party group ate the entire 3 days. I did reach out to Disney but noone has contacted me yet. However it won’t stop me from trying other foods Epcots amazing festivals have to offer.