Favorite World Showcase Country

The 2016 Food and Wine Festival is underway at Epcot right now, so, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to take a look at my favorite country in the World Showcase!

One of my favorite things about Morocco is the stunning architecture. All of the countries are so well themed, but there is something about the Morocco Pavilion that just transports me to another place and time. When the pavilion was being constructed, Moroccan King Hassan II actually sent builders and artisans to Epcot to help design and build an accurate representation of his country's cities. 

Details around Morocco

The dining here is also out of this world! To get a taste of Moroccan cuisine, I head to my favorite quick service restaurant in Epcot, Tangierine Cafe. The Chicken and Lamb Shawarma Platter is a great way to sample several things. It includes both spit roasted chicken and lamb, as well as hummus, tabouleh, and a couscous salad, plus fresh Moroccan bread...definitely a meal to share! 
Restaurant Marrakesh is a table service restaurant with traditional Moroccan food, and live entertainment in the form of belly dancers. Pro tip- you can often get walk in seating here without a reservation!
Spice Road Table is Morocco's newest restaurant, featuring Moroccan and Mediterranean small plates, and entrees. A definite must try on my next trip!

The bazaar is a step back in time where you can peruse local wares. Here you can find everything from Moroccan made rugs, lanterns, and tiles, to clothing and food items. It is a delight to the senses to just walk through taking it all in. 

When we went to WDW in April, Carolyn discovered she could get a henna tattoo in Morocco. I think this was the tuning point of just putting up with the World Showcase, and actually falling in love with it. Whenever we go to any type of fair, she seeks out if there is a place for henna, needless to say, she was thrilled! Nothing else has measured up since her Moroccan henna experience. 

A lot of people walk right by this incredible pavilion, bypassing it on their way to France. Take the time to immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the "Jewel of North Africa" The World Showcase is all about slowing down to experience all that each country has to offer, and Morocco has so much! 
I will leave you with a few final shots of this beautiful country.

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