The Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts debuted some new vegan and vegetarian options this year. One of them is the prettiest ratatouille you’ll ever see. Seriously, Remy’s ratatouille looks like it was lifted right out of the film. The real question is whether or not it tastes as good as it looks. That answer depends upon who you ask.
I think there is a certain romanticism about the dish due to the sublime reaction from Anton Ego when he takes his first bite. He is reacting to a simple dish with a simple flavor that takes him back to a simple memory. In this regard, I think the Festival of the Arts truly captures Remy’s ratatouille. This ratatouille is made with zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. That’s it.
Like Anton Ego, I enjoyed the simplicity of the dish. The vegetables were cooked perfectly. In my few attempts to make ratatouille at home, I found it difficult to keep the vegetables from turning to mush and cooking them evenly. I liked the lightness of the sauce, which really made the vegetables the star of this item. While I didn’t have the same revelation as Anton Ego when I ate Remy’s ratatouille, I still enjoyed the culinary journey.