Best of the Fest! What To Eat at the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

Welcome, Spring, to Epcot!

And with Spring comes the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Today is the very first day, and now through May 28th Epcot guests will enjoy Disney-themed topiaries all over the park, specialty toursextra family fun, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series (complete with Dining Packages once again this year).

And, of course, there are 15 Outdoor Kitchens — better known as Food Booths — serving small plates and beverages with a focus on Spring flavors with fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Click Here to visit our 2018 Flower and Garden Festival Menu Page to see the full booth menus and pics of ALL THE FOOD at the Festival!

In fact, 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Flower and Garden Festival? So what better way to celebrate than to try ALL THE EATS — and DRINKS! — at this year’s Festival? Yep, we did it! And now we’re here to tell you what we think are the MUST EATS at this year’s Festival!

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: Tequila Pairing Lunch at La Hacienda de San Angel

While at Disney World for the opening weekend of the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Tequila Pairing Lunch at La Hacienda de San Angel.

A Food and Wine Festival special event, the lunch takes place most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Food and Wine Festival from 12 noon until 1:30pm.

While I’d been to the very first Tequila Tasting Seminar held in Epcot’s Mexico during the 2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I hadn’t yet been to one of the lunches, which began at last year’s festival and have been highly acclaimed.

Armed with a love of tequila and an appreciation for Mexican food, I headed into La Hacienda de San Angel to see what awaited me.

Atmosphere

Shazam! For a great beginning, I was welcomed with my first sample of tequila of the day — a beautiful Rose Margarita.

Rose Margarita, The Opening Cocktail

Made with premium white tequila and rose water, this is a lovely — and authentically Mexican — way to begin our journey. I sipped as I strolled to my seat.

As I entered the dining room, I passed by this display table holding various tequilas and other elements of our seminar. This table gives you a view-at-a-glance of everything we would discuss and experience during the lunch. This was clearly going to be fun!

Display Table at Entry of Luncheon

Since I was alone, I found myself sharing a table with three other women and we chatted a bit before the presentation began. We were seated in the main dining room of La Hacienda for the sold-out event.

Seating and Table Settings for Luncheon

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