Monday, October 5, 2009

Class Reunion

Our annual trip to Epcot's Food and Wine Festival has turned into a class reunion of sorts. My two best friends from high school bring their husbands along and we all spend a few days eating and drinking our way around the world. I think Epcot should embrace this idea of class reunions. I mean, after all, sometimes class reunions aren't that much fun. But if you get to eat and drink your way through a couple of dozen countries while catching up with people you haven't seen or talked to in 20 plus years (cause maybe there's a reason why you haven't spoken to them), that would be a big seller.

Not that it is that way with my group. These are folks I would spend time with whether or not there was a pinot noir from Australia involved. 

Beloved and I were also celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. Here are my top picks from the Food & Wine Fest menu. NativeMom recommends:
  • Chile's Rock Shrimp Ceviche (I had one each day)
  • Ireland's Cheese Plate (Big H had 3 in one day)
  • The wine in Greece (pick one, they're all good)
  • The sparkling pomegranate Kir in France (even better at night when they serve it in a glass that glows)
  • Sausage on a pretzel roll in Germany (especially when served by a man in lederhosen, right Bob!)
  • Pork pot stickers in China (Mis & I agree on this)
  • Braised pork shank with cabbage in Poland
  • South Africa's seared beef tenderloin with sweet potato and mango barbecue sauce
  • Frozen margaritas, mango, peach, any flavor (Wondertwin calls them adult slurpees)

Best by far . . . the New England Lobster Roll and Boston Crab Cake. No one wanted to share one of these. 

It was a great weekend of weather, relaxation, entertainment, great food and great friends. Same time next year!

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