The Craftsman’s Courtyard at Festival of the Arts 2024. We have written about Figment, chalk, and the visual arts. Now we can start writing about the other aspect of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts, and that is the art of food. We started our food arts exploration at The Craftsman’s Corner.
Located across from the Joffrey’s coffee stand, and next to the Asha from Disney’s Wish meet and greet in the World Showcase. It has a very limited menu, with only 2 food items. But, a strong 2 food items.
Let’s be honest here, being from Philly, I know a cheesesteak and an Italian Pork sandwich when I see them. You can dress them up with fancy words and ingredients, but they are still staples of the Philly diet.
The Craftsman’s Courtyard
- Grilled Pork Belly with salsa verde, broccoli rabe, pickled peppers, and raclette cheese on grilled sourdough (New)
- Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with caramelized onions and mushrooms, blue cheese fondue, and arugula on a grilled French roll (New)
- BrewDog Jet Black Heart Nitro Oatmeal Stout
- Coffee Old Fashioned Cocktail
Grilled Pork Belly with salsa verde, broccoli rabe, pickled peppers, and raclette cheese on grilled sourdough – The pork belly has a nice crust on the outside, and the salsa verde was a nice touch. The broccoli rabe had too many stems and had a weird mouthfeel when you would get a stem, but this didn’t detract from the overall experience. It is served ON sourdough bread, it is an open-face sandwich, so eating with a fork and knife is imperative.
There are two reasons to try this one, first, you can witness them actually grilling the meat. The grills are located just around the corner from the exit of the booth. The second is the cheese. They melt the cheese under a heat lamp, let it bubble, then scrap it onto the sandwich. This means you can end up with huge globs of cheese that is quite delicious.
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with caramelized onions and mushrooms, blue cheese fondue, and arugula on a grilled French roll – Dang Disney, it is a Cheesesteak, just fancy! Of course, it’s good! The blue cheese can be a bit strong. I don’t know for sure, I think there may be balsamic vinegar on the sandwich, whatever it is, it works with the blue cheese.
If you are a fan of strong blue cheese this sandwich is perfect for you, but on the reverse side, if you love authentic Philly cheesesteaks, this will not be for you.
Overall, great food booth addition this year, with a very very limited menu. The smell of the open grill drew us into the booth, to begin with, and it will draw you in also, and since it drew you in also, try it.
Treat your senses to delectable bites and sips—made with a creative twist!
Explore 16 unique food kiosks featuring art-inspired cuisine. Plus, discover limited-time menu items at select dining locations around EPCOT.
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