If all you know about Scotland is that it’s the home of haggis and bagpipes, you might be amazed at the rich diversity of the country’s cuisine and its offerings for tourists. Mike Cantlay, chairman of Visit Scotland, highlighted Scotland’s diversity and its welcoming atmosphere toward Americans during the ScotLAND of Food and Drink dinner at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival recently.
Check out the list accompanying this article for scenes from the special dinner. Those in attendance quickly learned that Scottish cuisine is hearty and delicious and that whiskey is a great accompaniment. They were also treated to entertainment like bagpipes, singing, and dancing to add an additional ethic flair.
If you’d like to hear Cantlay chat about the highlights of visiting Scotland and the country’s new kiosk at the Epcot International Food and Wine festival, jump to this article.
To learn more about the special events that run throughout the festival, from wine tastings to cooking demonstrations to full meals, jump to this article.
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Mike Cantlay spoke to attendees at the ScotLAND of Food and Drink dinner event about the wonders of his homeland that await visitors who venture across the pond to visit.
The whiskey flowed freely at the ScotLAND of Food and Drink event at Epcot, highlighting this wonderful alcoholic beverage for which Scotland is well known.
Adventurous diners at the ScotLAND of Food and Drink event had the chance to taste real haggis (personally, I loved it). If you’re not quite that adventurous, the kiosk in World Showcase features a tasty vegetarian version.
Salmon and More
If you’re not a haggis kind of person, Scottish cuisine features plenty of familiar foods, like salmon, chicken, lamb, and beef. There were plenty of hearty dishes to try at the dinner, with something to appeal to literally every taste.
What would a Scottish dinner be without an appearance by Merida and her mom? The beloved Brave characters were on hand to greet guests and share the hospitality of their homeland.
Bagpipes (and kilts) and Scotland are synonymous, and the dinner also featured singers and dancers to round out the themed entertainment. As you can see, Scottish dance is as lively as its Irish counterpart.
World Showcase Kiosk
If you missed the ScotLAND of Food and Drink special event, head over to World Showcase, turn right and you can’t miss the Scottish kiosk. It will be there for the duration of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which runs through November 11.