Here is some exciting News from Disney Destinations about amazing food options throughout Epcot during this festival. I can’t wait try different delectable delights this festival season. Let me know how I can help you plan a magical vacation during the International Flower & Garden Festival.
Keep watching at www.theinfinitymouse for daily Disney information and also what foods I will try from now until June 1st. Happy eatings!
By Disney Destinations – Thank you for these pictures and information.
It’s time for you to get your gardening on with the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, which starts March 4 and runs through June 1, 2020. This annual event transforms the park with brilliant gardens, topiaries featuring favorite Disney characters, Outdoor Kitchens with fresh flavors, the popular Garden Rocks Concert Series, and more. You won’t want to miss any of it!
The festival menus are always the icing on the cake! In addition to returning favorites like the frozen desert violet lemonade slushy from Pineapple Promenade, grilled street corn on the cob from Trowel & Trellis, and the ADORABLE Orange Bird novelty sipper filled with a delicious orange cream shake at The Citrus Blossom, there are a few new offerings this year.
A few of these new offerings include a brand-new Outdoor Kitchen, another cute sipper featuring Spike the Bee at the Honey Bee-Stro Outdoor Kitchen, and a Spike the Bee reusable souvenir spork available at various Outdoor Kitchens throughout the park while supplies last.
The new Magnolia Terrace Outdoor Kitchen is located at The American Adventure and features several incredible seafood dishes, house-made boudin, and a couple southern-style desserts. The Southern Seafood Boil features shrimp, mussels, crawfish, potatoes, corn, and andouille sausage. If that’s not enough seafood, you can chow down on grilled oysters served with a Cajun butter – YUM! The favorite dish at this food booth, however, is the house-made boudin two ways served with spicy mustard. It’s a great savory dish that’s bursting with flavor. After you have your fill of savory, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a couple southern classics: a pecan praline or pecan cake topped with maple whipped cream.
Other favorites from this year’s menus are the new lamb curry dish with sweet plantains and rice from La Isla Fresca, seared scallops from Northern Bloom, and the gluten-friendly roasted cauliflower from the Honey Bee-Stro.
There is also a great selection of plant-based options this year and the best way for you to try them is by participating in the Garden Graze Food Stroll!
For this fun activity, all you have to do is purchase five designated items from the Outdoor Kitchens and make sure to get your Festival Passport stamped when you make your purchase to keep track along the way. Once you have completed the stroll, you can visit Pineapple Promenade to redeem your complimentary treats: a seed packet and a special plant-based Dole Whip dessert served in a souvenir vessel! The five plant-based items you’ll need to purchase to complete the stroll are:
- Grilled Baby Vegetables – Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Located at Future World West)
- Impossible Farmhouse Meatball – Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible Foods (Located at the front of World Showcase)
- Pineapple Skewer – Refreshment Outpost (Located at the African Outpost)
- Potato Pancakes with House-Made Applesauce – Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Located at the Germany pavilion)
- Watermelon Cucumber Slushy – Florida Fresh (Located between the France and Morocco pavilions)
Special dining packages are also available for the Garden Rocks Concert Series. This concert series runs for 90 nights and features over 250 performances by tons of popular artists. This dining package allows you to have either breakfast, lunch, or dinner at select table-service restaurants in the park and will grant you guaranteed seating at one of three concert performances that day.
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Traci is the owner of To Infinity and Beyond Travel, an affiliate of Worldwide Travel Specialists. She has been helping people plan magical vacations to Disney Destinations for 6 years. She has been a lifelong fan of all things Disney that started when her parents took her to Disney World for the first time in 1978. Since then she has visited Disney World and Disneyland multiple times. In the fall of 2018 she and her husband moved to Florida to begin a new chapter in life as empty nesters. They decided being close to The Mouse and beaches was where they wanted to be. Part of her enjoyment now is to be able to visit with her clients while on vacation and make certain that all their vacation dreams are being met. She loves helping her clients by working with them on booking dining reservations, Fast Pass reservations, special events and anything else that she can do to spread pixie dust. Her goal is for all her clients to enjoy their magical vacation instead of planning their vacation.
She is also the author/editor of The Infinity Mouse where she shares all things Disney to keep her readers informed about what is happening in and around Disney. Her goal is to bring happiness to her readers and to have everyone feel like one big ‘Ohana’.