Canada Marketplace at Epcot Food and Wine

This year’s Canada Marketplace returns to the Taste of Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The marketplace brings back familiar favorites for many with a version of the popular Canadian cheddar soup and Le Cellier filet mignon dish.

In fact, at this time, these are the only two dishes this booth is offering. Usually, we would see a dessert item here. In the meantime, we will look at what’s great and what might not be.

Below is a photo of the Canada Marketplace as the Princess Promenade comes by about midday. This marketplace is in its usual location outside of the Canada Pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade.

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Canada Food and Wine Booth 2020

Here is a look at the menu that sits outside the Canada Marketplace.

Canada Marketplace Menu at 2020 Epcot Taste of Food and Wine

Since this menu was so limited, I decided to order both items. Neither of these are new, but both have been go-to festival items in the past.

This is my second time covering the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. However, I can remember these two dishes dating back more years than I’d care to share with you.

First up is the Canadian Cheddar and Bacon soup. Even though it was “a scorching feels like 104 degrees out”, I was looking forward to this soup. But, unfortunately, it was a letdown.

Canada Bacon and Cheddar Soup at Epcot

The soup tasted like pure salt. I don’t know if bacon is necessarily the right thing to add to a high sodium content soup like cheddar anyway.

The bread to dip in the soup was lacking as well. So I would not reorder this one again. But I do believe it’s fair to say that you might come away with a better version than mine. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend it after my personal experience.

Canada Marketplace Cheddar Soup 2020

There is good news, though, I think. Below we have the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon. This dish was an excellent cut of filet mignon cooked to the perfect medium temperature.

Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet at Canada Marketplace

The filet was truly tender and the truffle sauce divine. The mushrooms added a nice texture and complemented the dish flavor-wise. The only hesitance I have about recommending this dish is that you could very quickly receive an overcooked filet.

While mine wasn’t overcooked, I’ve had this dish in the past where it was too done. So keep this in mind, and preferably order any item like this earlier in the day when preparations seem fresher.

Close up of the beef filet with mushrooms from the 2020 Canada Marketplace

Additionally, for those planning a trip to this year’s festival, you might enjoy staying nearby Epcot. The resorts within walking distance include:

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So do you have plans to try either of these items at the Canada Marketplace? Which one will you choose? Or both? Leave a comment below.

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