Canada’s Marketplace Endures at Epcot’s 2022 Food and Wine Festival

It’s no secret that the Canada Marketplace at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival is a fan favorite. A mere meander past the booth will make you think guests are waiting for a popular attraction.

It’s safe to say that the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” applies here. As far back as I can remember, Canada has had a miniature version of Le Cellier’s filet mignon alongside a cheddar soup on its menu.

2022 is no different. Let’s look at the options.

Canada Marketplace Menu Items

Below is a list of each item available at Canada’s Marketplace with prices.

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup ($5.75)
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon ($9.25)

Beverages:

  • Collective Arts Audio/Visual Lager ($5.00 or $9.00)
  • Chateau de Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Estate ($7.00)

Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup ($5.75)

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.

Up front, I’ve had good versions of the cheddar soup, and I’ve had worse. It’s a simple soup with small bites of bacon in the mix.

Since this dish is served piping hot, it’s not the best thing to enjoy outdoors in mid-July. Wouldn’t it be nice if the festival ran between September and November? September is hot too, but October tends to lend a break in the extreme heat patterns.

Although, my main issue with this dish in the past was the saltiness. However, that can vary between batches of soup, I guess.

In addition, the pretzel bread is a nice touch. Pretzel bread used to be a hot commodity at the theme parks.

Kind of like the stretched-out dates for the Food and Wine Festival, pretzel bread has lost its rarity. Nowadays, you can pick up an order at your local grocery store.

Well, if it’s in stock. You know how that goes.

“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon ($9.25)

The good news is that the $9.25 price tag for the filet mignon is reasonable. My portion was an excellent cut of filet mignon cooked to the perfect medium temperature.

The filet comes with a truffle butter sauce and mushrooms. It’s garnished with a sprig of Parsley.

My filet was truly tender, and the truffle sauce was divine. The mushrooms added a nice texture and complemented the dish flavor-wise.

So if you want a bite of Canada without all of the formality of a reservation at Le Cellier, join the line and be prepared to wait. Trust me, it will probably be long.

There’s a reason the Canada Marketplace endures year after year with the same two items. Next up, we’re headed to:

And we’ve recently visited:

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

Return to Epcot Festivals.

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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