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Review: The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts

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Review: The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine at Epcot's Festival of the Arts
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Wondering what’s included in Epcot’s Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine? Check out all the details with photos on each dish.

What is the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine?

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Debuting in 2020, the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine is a fun way to try a variety of dishes. As the title implies, each dish represents a different color. To participate during the Festival of the Arts, simply pick up a festival brochure available throughout World Showcase.

Then, look inside the back of the brochure to see what dishes are needed and the location of each one. As you purchase each item, Cast Members stamp your festival brochure. Finally, after trying all 5 and getting stamps, travel to the final destination to earn your prize. Check out each dish below.

Note: There is no time limit to complete the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine as long as you finish it anytime before February 21, 2022.

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Like other festival items, these are smaller portions and reasonably priced. Each dish costs between $4-$5 and is perfect for sharing. Check out each item on the menu below:

  • Red: Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms, Golden Beets and Crostini
  • Green: Deconstructed Key Lime Pie featuring flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues
  • Yellow: House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli
  • Orange: Pan-seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam
  • Pink: Vanilla Donut with Strawberry Sugar, Strawberry Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Gelée

Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio

The Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio is a multi-layered plant based salad. At the bottom, you’ll find thinly sliced stacked purple beets. On top of the purple beets chefs layer an amazing salad consisting of topped with Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms, Golden Beets, and plant-based bleu cheese tossed in a Mustard Vinaigrette dressing. Finally, the Crostini was nicely toasted with just the right crunch.

The culinary team did a wonderful job pairing everything in this dish. Everything from the sweetness of the beets to the bitter blue cheese and acidity of the pickled mushrooms balanced each other perfectly. The dressing was the perfect finishing touch. This dish was amazingly fresh and bursting with so many flavors. Also, if I hadn’t read the menu, I wouldn’t have known the blue cheese was plant based. Just tasted like blue cheese. 

This dish is located at The Gourmet Landscapes booth near the Canada Pavilion. The price of this plant-based dish is $5.50.

Deconstructed Key Lime Pie

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The Deconstructed Key Lime Pie features Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues. While I (Susan) admit, I don’t really get why dishes are “deconstructed, this dish is a winner! The Key Lime Mouse was fresh and packed with flavor. There’s something about key limes that keeps me loving them.

The adorable Key Lime Curd was covered in a thin layer of green sugar and “key lime” shaped. It tasted like the top layer in Key Lime pies.

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However, I wasn’t a fan of the Graham Cracker Cake, but I usually eat the pie filling and not the crust. It was cooked well, it just didn’t have much flavor on its own. Baked Meringues make me think of Christmas. Here, the Meringues were light and tasty. I ended up eating these on their own rather than combining layers. Also, the drops of raspberry puree were wonderful tasting. Don’t let the small size fool you!

You’ll find this dish near the Port of Entry at The Deconstructed Dish. The price of this item is $4.75.

Chorizo and Potato Empanada

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The House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli was delicious. The Chorizo sausage was slightly spicy, and I didn’t detect hardly any potatoes.

The tomatoes, creamy sauces on top, and the crunchy outside blended very well with the Chorizo.

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Look for this dish at the popular Vibrante and Vívido: Encanto Cocina booth located between France and Morocco. Check out our full review of the new Encanto booth HERE. The empanada is available for $6.50.

Pan-seared Scallops

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The Pan-seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter, Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam were quite good. My expectations were low for theme park kiosk scallops. When not cooked properly, they become rubbery and flavorless.

However, at the Artist Table booth this wasn’t the case. They were nicely seared on-site and had a nice butter added to keep them from drying out. The scallops were fresh and tender. The Cauliflower Purée was creamy and mild. I preferred the Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée. The fresh flavors complimented the scallops well. I didn’t detect any lime in this dish.

Journey to the American Adventure Pavilion and find The Artist’s Table booth for this delicacy. Try these delightful scallops for $7.00.

Vanilla Donut

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On the menu, this vanilla donut looked gorgeous and quite large. In actuality, this dish was disappointing. The donut was miniature in size and the sugar coating made it sickening sweet. Although the menu picture showed lots of strawberries, it was garnished with very few.

The Strawberry Gelée was refreshingly delicious but also sparse. Check out our recent review of The Donut Box booth HERE.

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Check out the difference in the menu picture and actual item in the picture above. The Donut Box is near Mission Space and Test Track. This item sells for $5.50.

Prizes

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After spending a few days sampling a mix of fun festival items, I trekked toward the Deco Delights booth at the entrance of World Showcase. I knew there would be a cookie prize, but I received a nice surprise when I was also given a Berry Smoothie. Yum!

Final Thoughts

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The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine was a fun way to try dishes I might not have otherwise tried. For the most part, the food was delicious. Earning stamps and collecting a prize at the end was a great incentive to finish. The cookie is so beautiful, and I needed it in my life.

The sugar cookie wasn’t dry at all and had a nice flavor. The icing didn’t overpower it, and I enjoyed it. But the shining star was the Berry Smoothie. I didn’t finish it because we visited on a very cold day and the smoothie was frozen. It was so fresh and delicious and packed with berries. Check out the cute glass it came in also! Overall, I was pleased with this adventure, and would try it again next year.

Which of these items would like to try? Will you be participating in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine?  Please share your thoughts in the comments below, or with our KtP crew on Facebook.

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