It’s an exciting time, as we count down the days until the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival gets underway!
Of course, around here, we’re most interested in the Outdoor Kitchens! We’re so excited to see the return of these kiosks stationed around World Showcase.
2015 will mark the third consecutive year that guests of the Festival can enjoy sips and tapas-sized dishes, themed to celebrate the bounty of the garden.
And while we’re still awaiting the full menus, we do have some news regarding some of the new dishes that will debut at this year’s festival.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens
First off, let’s discuss which Outdoor Kitchens you can expect to see this year. While we haven’t heard word which Kitchen from 2014 won’t return, we know that Botanas Botánico will debut. Check out this post about Botanas Botánico to learn more about its menu.
That means we anticipate at least one 2014 Kitchen will be absent, as we expect there to be 11 kitchens.
So far, we know the following will return:
- Fleur de Lys in the France Pavilion
- Taste of Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion
- Hanami in the Japan Pavilion
- The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews Outdoor Kitchen in the America Pavilion
- Primavera Kitchen in the Italy Pavilion
- Lotus House in the China Pavilion
- Jardin de Fiestas in the Mexico Pavilion
- Florida Fresh
- Pineapple Promenade
- Urban Farm Eats
As far as dishes go, there are certainly some exciting things that we can’t wait to try. We hear that fan favorites, like Frushi, will return.
Chefs will also take advantage of the Florida strawberry season once more by offering Beijing Candied Strawberries.
New for 2015! New Flower and Garden Festival Dishes Debut
But we also have a few details on brand new menu items. Look for the Macaron Guimauve à la Fraise, a strawberry marshmallow macaron, at Fleur de Lys.
Falafel with Cucumber Tomato Salad and Tahini will debut at Taste of Marrakesh. Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese and a Quinoa Vegetable Naanwich with Arugula Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes make the menu at Urban Farm Eats. Definitely some exciting vegetarian options to look forward to!
I am super excited to try the Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños (WUT?!??!?!) at The Smokehouse! But will that Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake return?? Let’s hope so. 🙂
Last year, we thoroughly enjoyed the Limoncello Cheesecake on offer at Italy’s Primavera Kitchen. This year, we have a Limoncello Panna Cotta to look forward to.
Or, if you prefer, stop by Florida Fresh for another lemon dessert, the Florida Blueberry and Lemon Curd Tart. (YAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!!! LEMON CUUUUUUUUUUURD!!!)
Pineapple Promenade seems to be expanding their menu in a fun way this year, as they offer a Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Sriracha Mayo.
All in all, it’s shaping up to be another Flower and Garden Festival that will be as delicious as it is beautiful!
Stay tuned for more details on beverages at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival as well as the full menus!
What are you most looking forward to enjoying this year at the Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens? Leave a comment and let us know!