Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is our favorite event at the park. Every year from September to November each country at Epcot’s World Showcase puts up a booth and offers you different food selections from countries around the world. One dish we have every year, multiple times, is the Boeuf Bourguignon from France. It is our favorite beef dish hands down because it is so juicy and the meat is so tender. And when I say we, I really mean Chris. He chows down on the beef dish like he won’t be seeing it for another year. Oh wait….Me, on the other hand, I am all about that delicious creme brûlée. We end up circling around and eating at France a lot…
Before I can go on I feel like I should admit something. Can I take a second to let y’all know that I am not a fan of beef? First of all, I hate touching raw meet. It grosses me out and the gooey feeling you get when touching the beef gives me a serious case of the willies. I also think that when it’s done cooking and the meat is so tender it just falls apart it looks like a thousand worms squirming around on my plate. I’m serious. Have you ever seen the episodes of Survivor where Jeff makes them eat slimy and disgusting things to win a challenge? Beef is my version of that hell.
Let’s be honest here though, if I don’t have to prepare beef dishes I’m completely okay with eating it. It’s weird, I know.
But, because it was Chris’s birthday on Friday and he loves this dish so much he asked if I would make it for him. How could I say no? Luckily the recipe was very easy to find, thank you Disney Parks Food Blog! I thought it was going to be a complex recipe but it was fairly simple. You only need to let it marinade overnight and then cook for a few hours the next day. So easy! And, it made Chris happy so it was worth it.
The dish came out delicious. We had a little bit for leftovers the next day and it was still amazing. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to thicken up the sauce before I served it, because it was a bit runny. Other than that though, this dish tasted exactly like it does at Epcot, so I’m calling it a win!