The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival features food and drinks

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be taking place this year March 6-May 19. In addition to the beautiful flowers and topiaries, this year the festival will feature food and drink offerings for the first time. For Disney foodies, this will be the highlight of the festival!

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival - watermelon salad

Watermelon salad with pickled red onions, baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Disney Parks Blog spoke with Epcot’s Executive Chef Jens Dahlman (the mastermind behind the fantastic food and drink offers for the Food and Wine Festival) about what would be offered. According Chef Jens some of the vegetables and herbs that will be featured in the food will also be grown around the the marketplaces. “We want to show our guests how food grows, to help make that connection from the kitchen to the garden.” said Chef Jens.

Chef Jens also said that each marketplace will feature three or four dishes and none which have been featured at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Flower and Garden Festival Marketplace offerings:

  • Crab tostadas with chipotle aioli and salsa – Jardin de Fiestas in Mexico.
  • A spring pancake with grilled chicken and green apple – Lotus House in China.
  • Savory bread pudding with spring peas and wild mushroom ragout – Bauernmarkt in Germany.
  • Green asparagus and lobster with a garden cocktail sauce – Primavera Kitchen in Italy.
  • Stir-fried veggies and soba noodles served in a bun – Hamai in Japan.
  • Spiced lamb kebabs with couscous salad – Taste of Marrakesh in Morocco.
  • A pig slider with cole slaw at The Smokehouse – American Adventure.
  • A ratatouille tart with goat cheese – L’Orangerie in France.
  • Heirloom tomatoes with house-made mozzarella, Minus 8 Vinegar and basil – The Cottage in the United Kingdom.
  • Watermelon passion fruit cocktail, non-alcoholic wild berry slush, blueberry beer and wine, mango wine, gluten-free raspberry ale, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – Fruits by the Glass Marketplace.
  • Dole Whip with Florida-made spiced rum – Pineapple Promenade. (We can’t wait to try the grown-up version of the Dole Whip!)

Wine, beer and other beverages will be offered at each of the marketplaces as well.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival drinks

Refreshing drinks available at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Everything sounds amazing! We can’t wait to try the savory bread pudding, ratatouille tart and the refreshing drinks. What are you looking forward to trying? Share your favorites in our comment section below!

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