We may be busy decking the halls right now, but shortly after the holidays we’ll be dreaming of Spring. And in Walt Disney World, that means one thing — the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Mark your calendars for March 1-May 29, 2017 — a full 90 days of flowers, food, and fun!
In its 24th year, the Flower and Garden Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s truly a feast for all of the senses as Epcot introduces new topiaries like Belle and Figment to accompany all of the classics we’ve come to love. And in 2017, there’s even more of an emphasis on edible gardens.
But of course, here at DFB, we’re most interested in the Outdoor Kitchens (aka food booths!!).
Introduced a few years back, the Outdoor Kitchens are similar to the Marketplace Booths that you find during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
This year, the food and beverage team will introduce two brand new booths with tempting menus of eats and drinks celebrating farm fresh ingredients. And great news! All 13 of the Outdoor Kitchens from 2016 will return as well!
We hope to see some of our favorites from last Spring return. Tops on the DFB List — the Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne, which featured a creamy filling of Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme, and Rosemary built on a tender Puff Pastry Crust.
And don’t forget the drinks! We loved the refreshing Snakebite at the Cider House in 2016.
We’ll be bringing you all of the news about menus just as soon as we have the details! In the meantime, head over to our 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Page to see photos of all of the 2016 dishes!
It’s a GREAT time to Disney!
Now, I’d really love to hear from you! Will you be visiting the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to try all the Outdoor Kitchens have to offer? Leave a comment and let us know what you hope to see return!