First Look! 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival MUST-EAT Treats!

It’s HERE!! Spring has sprung and the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has officially begun, bringing all the topiaries, musical fun, and FOOD along with it!

Epcot Flower and Garden Must Eat Treats
We’ve been spending the day taking in the sights, and — more importantly ;) — all the tastes at every single one of the Food Booths! You can see the full menus for this year’s booths here!

For the third year running, the Flower and Garden Festival is offering Outdoor Kitchens (food booths similar to the Food & Wine Festival Marketplace booths), with a springtime focus on fresh-from-the-garden flavors.

Now, we’d like to show you some of the best of this year’s best! So, grab your passport and LET’S GO!

2015 Flower and Garden Passport

2015 Flower and Garden Passport

Botanas Botanico

Botanas Botanico has made its debut! This Outdoor Kitchen is brand new to the Festival this year, featuring South American dishes, with an emphasis on Venezuelan classics. You can find it between the France and Morocco Pavilions.

Botanas Botanico

Botanas Botanico

We’ve got two standouts here that we want to let you know about right away! Cachapas con Queso is a sweet yellow corn pancake topped with Farmer’s Cheese. This just-sweet-enough dish is pleasantly rich, too.

Cachapas con Queso

Cachapas con Queso

The White Corn Arepa doesn’t disappoint, either, with the tasty braised beef providing lots of bang for the buck.

White Corn Arepa

White Corn Arepa

That said, we’re happy to say that everything at this new booth was fresh and delicious!

Quinoa “Naanwich” and Kale Salad

Head to Urban Farm Eats for the Quinoa “Naanwich,” a nice vegetarian surprise packed with flavor, thanks to the arugula pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.

Quinoa Vegetable "Naanwich" with Arugula Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Quinoa Vegetable “Naanwich” with Arugula Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

A salad as a DFB favorite? Who woulda thunk ;) ? We were pleasantly surprised by the full range of flavors presented in the Kale Salad with the dried cherries and goat cheese, along with a nice crunch from the hearty helping of almonds.

Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

We also reeeeeeally enjoyed the Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider here, finding it fresh, and fairly dry.

Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

The Ice Pop

It was love at first sight — and taste! — with the Ice Pop cocktail-on-a-stick at Fleur de Lys! A cold and delicious mix of Grand Marnier Peach Raspberry Liqueur, Vodka, and Iced Tea — all wrapped up in a nostalgic package!

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

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News! 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden New Booths and Dishes!

We were so excited to bring you word that Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival this Spring will once again offer Food Kiosks in 2014. And today, we have more news about some of the things you can expect to see this year!

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New for the 21st Annual Festival, the kiosks have officially been given the name Outdoor Kitchens. This distinguishes them from their Food and Wine Festival cousins, the Marketplace Booths, which tend to be themed mostly to countries. (If you want to see last year’s Festival Eats, check out our full review!)

In all, expect to see 11 Outdoor Kitchens at this year’s festival, which are sure to pair delicious foods with a full array of beverages once more.

Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

Some popular items are expected to return, but chefs promise that there will be plenty of new dishes to pique our interest as well.

NEW Urban Farm Eats Outdoor Kitchen Debuts at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

This year, guests who attend the festival will be treated to a brand new Outdoor Kitchen featuring a hot new growing trend. The Urban Farm Eats Kitchen will feature sustainably farmed food, such as tilapia and eggplant. Dishes will include Land-Grown Eggplant “Scallop” with Romesco Sauce as well as Ghost Pepper-Dusted Tilapia served with Winter Melon Salad and Mango Chutney. To round out the menu, you can enjoy Vegan Wines in both Red and White Varieties, as well as Gluten-Free Beer.

How awesome is it that we’ll be enjoying foods grown right in The Land Attraction?!

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