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The 2021 Taste of Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

This week, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival kicks off and we have all the details, including the menus for all of the Outdoor Kitchens which will line the World Showcase



This year's festival starts on March 3rd and will continue until July 5th. One noticeable difference is that it will go on without the Garden Rocks Concert Series. These concerts typically draw large crowds so it was decided that this year, due to Covid and the social distancing requirements, they would not bring in popular headliners. There will still be musical entertainment though as local bands from across the Orlando area will headline the stage on the weekends.


Now, to the food. Similar to other years, there will be a lot of food for everyone to enjoy but it looks like the offerings for this year have been taken up a notch. There will be over 20 festival-exclusive outdoor kitchens Here's the full menu.




Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Future World West)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).

  • Seared Verlasso Salmon with Farro Risotto and Micro Herbs.

  • Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls.

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic).

  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic).



EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Future World East)

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes and Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta (new).

  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Sweet Corn Salsa.

  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Curds, and a Soft-poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise (new).

  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon (new).

Beverages:

  • Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic; new).

  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with Milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka (new).



The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon, and House-made Whipped Honey Butter (gluten/wheat-friendly; new).

  • Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese (new).

  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey, and Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses.

Beverages:

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic).

  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale, Gainesville, Fla. (new).

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka.



The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Meyer Lemon-poached Lobster Salad with Grapefruit-Rosé Vinaigrette, Yuzu-marinated Hearts of Palm, and Avocado-Yuzu Panna Cotta (gluten/wheat friendly; new).

  • Citrus-braised Crispy Pork Belly with Kumquat and Carrot (new).

  • Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, and Citrus Crumble.


Beverages:

  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic; new).

  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, Fla.

  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, Fla.

  • Playalinda Brewing Company Hibiscus Lime Ale, Titusville, Fla. (new).

  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy.

  • Beer Flight.



Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based; new).

  • Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime (gluten/wheat friendly).

Beverages:

  • Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada Hard Cider, Bellaire, Mich. (new).

  • Cutwater Bloody Mary: Ultra-premium Vodka, All-natural Tomato Juice, and a dash of Spice (new).

  • Cutwater Whiskey Mule: Black Skimmer Bourbon with Ginger Beer, a hint of Lime, and Aromatic Bitters (new).



Pineapple Promenade (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips.

  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake.

  • DOLE Whip®(plant-based).

Beverages:

  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic).

  • DOLE Whip with Fanta®(non-alcoholic).

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale, St. Petersburg, Fla. (new).

  • Wicked Weed Brewing Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale with Mango, Pineapple, and Guava, Asheville, N.C. (new).

  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Alo’hop IPA, Lexington, Ky. (new).

  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, Fla.

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • DOLE Whip topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.

  • Pineapple Beer Flight.



Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible Foods (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based).

  • Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (plant-based; new).

  • Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise (plant-based; Garden Graze; new).

  • Lavender Pot de Crème with Blueberry Cake, Pink Peppercorn, and Lime Whipped Cream (plant-based; new).

Beverages:

  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic; new).

  • Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA, Broussard, La. (new).

  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with Hanger 1 Makrut Lime Vodka served in a Mason Jar (new).



Refreshment Outpost

Food Item:

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).

Beverage:

  • Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale, Ft. Pierce, Fla. (new).



Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food Items:

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).

  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream (gluten/wheat friendly).

  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese.

  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries.


Beverages:

  • I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, Fla.

  • Bitburger Premium Pils, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria.

  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur.

  • Beer Flight.



Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Crawfish Étouffée with Andouille Sausage and Dirty Rice (new).

  • Cajun-style Roasted Oysters.

  • House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard.

  • Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream.

  • Pecan Praline.

Beverages:

  • Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Fruit Punch, and Minute Maid Orange Juice (new).

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Orange Coriander Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla. (new).

  • Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale, Asheville, N.C. (new).

  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double I