Epcot food fest preview: Vegan nachos, Trader Sam’s, Yelloween

as reported from The Orlando Sentinel…

Epcot food fest preview: Vegan nachos, Trader Sam’s, Yelloween

From the crazy but true files: I have a tasted a vegan dish and enjoyed it. I’d eat it again. I’ll have my chances at this year’s Epcot International Food & Garden Festival.

Introducing loaded Greek nachos, which Disney World describes as pita chips, “meatless sausage crumbles” and vegan tzatziki made from cashew cream. But wait, there’s more. The “feta cheese” is really seasoned tofu.

Yep, I was stunned. It was the best thing I sampled at a Tables in Wonderland preview. Among the other new dishes for the festival, which starts Sept. 14, are pork tenderloin with cannellini bean ragout, mojo pork with black beans, duck confit and beef brisket and pimento cheese on garlic toast.

 

•There are two nights of the Yelloween version of Party for the Senses: Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. Also back is the Rockin’ Burger Block Party.

•A new offering is the lunchtime Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. It’s a tour of the Polynesian Village Resort eatery, with a look at its history and specialty drinks.

•There will be an Eat to the Beat Dinner Package (with a couple of breakfast options too). Eight new artists are in the concert series. A complete lineup was not shared, but opening day features Wang Chung.

•Tickets for special events go on sale July 21.

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