The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is well known for its elaborate gardens and topiaries, and you’ll see plenty of those when it starts on March 6 this year. But prepare for something new and exciting at this year’s festival: tempting food offerings that are set to rival those at the park’s popular Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
What can you nosh on when you come to enjoy the topiaries, gardens, butterflies, playgrounds, and seminars? Here’s a small sampling:
The United Kingdom: The Cottage brings a wide variety of tempting teas, as well as a potato, chive, and cheddar cheese creation with sour cream and smoked salmon tartare. You can also try baked brie with kumquat chutney or heirloom tomatoes served with mozzarella cheese and top it off with a trifle.
France: L’Orangerie has (fittingly) ratatouille, as well as pate and several different types of wines.
Morocco: Try spiced lamb kabobs, lemon confit chicken, sweet pancakes, and couscous or cucumber salad at Taste of Marrakesh.
Japan: Ever hear of fruit sushi? You can try it at Hanami at the Japanese pavilion, along with grilled shrimp, salmon and crab sticks served over ginger rice or a vegetable bun.
The American Adventure: What’s more American than BBQ? The Smokehouse has traditional favorites like pork sliders and beef brisket, along with sides like collard beans and corn bread.
Italy: Primavera Kitchen serves up lasagna primavera and green asparagus with lobster, along with limoncello panna cotta for your sweet tooth.
Germany: Get a hearty German meatloaf sandwich, potato pancakes with apple sauce, or bread pudding made with spring peas and wild mushroom ragout at Bauernmarkt.
China: Tempting items include spring pancakes stuffed with grilled chicken and green apples or bacon puff pastries at Lotus House.
Mexico: Jardin de Fiestas is serving up crab tostadas, pork tacosm and guava flan.
Fruits by the Glass: Buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic fruit beverages at this stop in World Showcase.
Florida Fresh: The name says it all, with tasty treats like watermelon salad and shrimp and stone-ground grits with andouille sausage at this World Showcase food booth.
World Showcase Promenade: Those famous Dole Whips come to Epcot, including versions with spiced rum, pineapple upside down cake, a frozen violet lemonade, and cream stout beer.
The booths will also feature a wide variety of alcoholic libations. You can sample the new food offerings at Walt Disney World through the festival end date of May 19.
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