Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Florida Fresh

Florida Fresh is back again at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! The Outdoor Kitchen highlights the local Florida produce and features four of the states breweries.

Florida Fresh

Florida Fresh Outdoor Kitchen at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Florida Fresh Outdoor Kitchen

Florida Fresh menu from the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Florida Fresh menu

Shrimp and grits from Florida Fresh at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

Shrimp and grits from Florida Fresh

The shrimp with stone ground grits with Andouille sausage, sweet corn, tomatoes and cilantro was back on the menu again this year. It’s one of our favorite dishes. It’s slightly spicy, but not too much. The shrimps are huge and perfectly cooked.

Florida Fresh - Watermelon salad

Watermelon salad at Florida Fresh

The watermelon salad with pickled onions, B&W Gourmet Farms baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction also reappeared on the menu. The dish is another favorite of ours that has carried over from the debut of the Outdoor Kitchens. The dish is really light and refreshing.

For those with a gluten intolerance, both of these dishes are gluten-free.

Jai Alai and Feast of Flowers beers from Florida Fresh at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Jai Alai and Feast of Flowers beers\

3 Daughters Brewing Channel Marker Red Ale and Orlando Brewing Organic Blonde Ale from Florida Fresh at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

3 Daughters Brewing Channel Marker Red Ale and Orlando Brewing Organic Blonde Ale

Beer flight of Orlando Brewing Company Blonde Ale, 3 Daughters Brewing Channel Marker Red Ale, Field of Flowers Farmhouse Ale and Cigar City Jai Alai  from Florida Fresh at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Beer flight from Florida Fresh

We are big fans of the beer flights at the festivals. It’s a great way to experience new beers! This year’s flight included Orlando Brewing Company Blonde Ale, 3 Daughters Brewing Channel Marker Red Ale (NEW), Florida Brewing Company Field of Flowers Farmhouse Ale and Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai (NEW).

We always enjoy  Orlando Brewing Company’s Blonde Ale. It’s just an easy to drink, light ale, and you can’t go wrong with it on a hot Florida day. The Field of Flowers, which is a festival exclusive, was our least favorite. We just find it to be too floral for us. If you like IPAs, then you must try Jai Alai. It’s not too hoppy. We also really enjoyed the Channel Marker. For those that like red ales, make sure you stop and try this one.

Florida Fresh display at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Florida Fresh display

Watermelon information at the from Florida Fresh at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Information on watermelon

Fresh From Florida produce information from Florida Fresh at the 2015 Epcot  Flower and Garden Festival

Fresh From Florida produce information

Florida Fresh also has two boards up with information on some of the produce. You can read about watermelon, blueberries, tomatoes and sweet corn.

For more information on the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, visit our festival page!

What’s your favorite menu item from Florida Fresh? We want to know!

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