Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens and More!


Epcot Flower & Garden Festival runs this year from March 2 until May 30, 2016. Included with Park admission is access to the Festival Outdoor Kitchens for special food and drink offerings (additional charges apply), the Garden Rocks concert series located in the American Adventure Pavilion on weekends, a special playground in Future World, specialty Festival merchandise, free promotions for Passholders (Artwork pick-up available in Innoventions behind Coca-Cola Cool Club), a butterfly house, and many other gorgeous special flower and garden displays and topiaries throughout the park. It is one of the most gorgeous times of the year to visit Epcot, and unlike during the fall Food & Wine Festival, food booth lines are minimal, sometimes non-existent. 


I highly recommend planning a trip during this time of year to enjoy the Festival. And don't forget to pick up a free Festival Guide. It's a great souvenir and it's fun to collect the special stamps in the book for all the different activities and Outdoor Kitchens.
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A Sampling of Food and Beverages from the Outdoor Kitchens
(select menu items presented sustainably on VerTerra Dinnerware)

Urban Farm Eats
Vegetable and White Bean "Naanwich" with Arugula Pesto and Oven-dried Tomatoes featuring Seeds of Change Quinoa, Brown & Red Rice
Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout, Spring Vegetables and Marble Potatoes  FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
NEW! La Isla Fresca
Jerk-spiced Grouper or Chicken with Mango Salsa, Chayote and Green Papaya Slaw with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Jardin De Fiestas
Corn Tortilla Quesadilla served with Roasted Mushrooms and Zucchini Blossom topped with Green Tomatillo Sauce
 Lotus House
Oolong Peach Bubble Tea with Tapioca Pearls 
Bauernmarkt: Farmer's Market
Beer Flight of Paulaner Original Munich Lager, Schofferhofer Hefeweizen, Warsteiner Dunkel (always a favorite), and Kostritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Primavera Kitchen
Mezza Lune Primavera Egg Pasta stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach in a Creamy Sauce with Spring Vegetables and Pecorina Cheese
Cremoso al Pistacchio Pistacchio Cream, Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream
 The Smokehouse Barbecue and Brews
Pulled Pig Slider with Crispy Onions and Coleslaw FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Smoked Pork Ribs and Roasted Corn Salad

Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapenos
Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans  

Hanami
Chicken Edamame Bun Steamed Bun filled wiht Chicken and Edamame and topped with Curry Sauce
Taste of Marrakesh
Harissa Chicken Kebab with Sweet Couscous Salad FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Falafel Pocket wiht Cucumber-Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce
Florida Fresh
Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro (very spicy) FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Florida Larder Board Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, Cahaba Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pate and House-made Pickles
Watermelon Cucumber Slush (non-alcoholic)
Key Lime Sparkoing Wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery St. Petersburg, FL
Fleur De Lys
Tarte a l'Onion Alsacienne Alsatian Onion Tart with Sauteed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust
Macaron Chocolate Framboise Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam
NEW! Cider House
Land-Harvested Field Greens with Apples, Dried Blueberries, Stilton Cheese and Apple Cider Vinaigrette FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Pears and Branston Dressing
Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Creme Fraiche and Mixed Berries 
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company (Disney Traders Location)
Tiki Torch Frozen Passion Fruit with juicy sweet flavors, a hint of tarntess, blended with Grey Goose Vodka FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
 Garden Rocks Concert Series (Weekends)
 Garden Destinations
Butterflies on the Go Presented by GoGo squeeze FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Backyard Habitat Presented by National Wildlife Federation
English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London FESTIVAL FAVORITE!!
Topiaries


Merchandise
 
*For information on tours, visit Guest Relations or call 407-WDW-TOUR.
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*Outdoor Kitchens and most festival activities are handicapped accessible. Please ask a Cast Member if assistance is needed.

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