PHOTOS: Booths appear ahead of the launch of the 2022 EPCOT International Arts Festival

The first “cooking studio” booths at the 2022 EPCOT International Arts Festival were converted and had “coming soon” signs around World Showcase as the festival’s launch date of January 14th approached. Most exciting are the two new “food studios” for the year, which are almost ready to go!


Decadent Delights was renamed this year with a new name to lean on a pun on ‘art deco’., Decodent Delights is located on the World Showcase Promenade across from the Port of Entry Shop as you make your way to the Canada Pavilion, and guests will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with elegant Art Deco-inspired desserts, from the golden glamor of the Roaring Twenties to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.


New entry this year is The Craftsman’s Courtyard, adjacent to Disney Traders on the Mexican side of World Discovery’s World Showcase entrance. At this new stand, guests will be able to enjoy tasty seafood and refreshing salads, inspired by one of the many poles of the Arts and Crafts movement: the California coast.


El Artista Hambriento returns to the Mexico Pavilion this year, where guests will feast on classic Mexican dishes that are sure to satisfy artists of all ages. Highlights include the carne asada and chocolate tacos.


The gastronomic landscapes of the Canada Pavilion are also back this year. Here, customers can savor superb dishes expertly composed with the best ingredients that have been cultivated and picked from the ground. Enjoy a wild mushroom risotto, beet carpaccio and other farm delicacies.


Believe it or not, French Cuisine is almost ready in France. Here, guests will discover delicious French treats and baked goods, from savory to sweet, including a winter black truffle croissant and warm brie in a bread bowl, and they can accompany their dish with wine. French or an iced martini.


Vibrant & Vívido: Encanto Cocina is located between Morocco and France, and will offer authentic Colombian cuisine inspired by the Disney animated film “Encanto”, such as a spicy ajiaco soup or a homemade chorizo ​​empanada.


In Japan, the very distinctive Goshiki is ready to celebrate Japanese culinary art with delicious dishes featuring “the 5 colors” of Japanese cuisine. Highlights include the sushi fritters and sake.


The best cuisine in the United States can be found at The Artist’s Table in The American Adventure, where patrons can feast their taste buds with delicious dishes like Beef Wellington or Seared Scallops.


At L’Arte di Mangiare in the Italy Pavilion, guests can savor Baroque cuisine, prepared with rich colors and dramatic flavor. This dining studio will serve arancini, ravioli and more.


The pastoral palace in Germany is of course focused on hearty dishes inspired by the rustic settings where Bavarian folk art has been painted, and guests can feast on a wild boar cassoulet, a prime rib braised in red wine and more. .


And finally, The Painted Panda is about to be ready in China, where diners will enjoy decorative cuisine inspired by beautiful Chinese art, like General Tso’s chicken shumai or char siu pork buns. In addition, there will be refreshing drinks like bubble tea and Chinese-inspired cocktails.

You can check out our full list of upcoming “food studios” at the 2022 EPCOT International Arts Festival, which runs January 14 through February 21, 2022. And stay tuned to WDWNT for full reviews of each “food studio” at the festival!

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Darcy J. Skinner