It’s exciting to think that we’re just a little over a month away from the start of the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
We’ve always enjoyed this beautiful special event, but now it’s right up our alley since they added Outdoor Kitchens to World Showcase. Similar to Marketplaces Booths at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, they offer tapas-like dishes and sips of all kinds of interesting beverages. It’s super sweet to sample and stroll as you take in all of the gorgeous gardens!
We’re anxiously awaiting all of the puzzle pieces to fall into place about this year’s menus, but today, we have a couple of new details!
New Botanas Botánico Outdoor Kitchen Coming to World Showcase
First and foremost, the FOOD! A brand new Outdoor Kitchen will debut in 2015. Botanas Botánico will be located between the France and Morocco Pavilions. This is the area that was occupied by the Brazil Marketplace Booth during the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so we’re wondering if this will be a featured gathering spot of sorts.
From the menu, we’re guessing that the influence will be South American in general, and Venezuelan in particular. At any rate, we can’t wait to see the set up!
Speaking of the menu, we already have a few details. Dishes here will include
Cachapas, a sweet corn cake similar to a pancake. They’ll be served in a traditional manner with a fresh Farmer’s Cheese. Seafood Ceviche featuring a mixture of Shrimp, Scallops, and Grouper will be paired with Mango and Avocado. The stand will also offer La Tizana, a punch that includes Fresh Fruit. Enjoy the non-alcoholic version, or “punch” it up a bit with the addition of Venezuelan Santa Teresa RHUM Orange Liqueur. We’re looking forward to trying it all!
There will be 11 Outdoor Kitchens to visit in 2015.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
As we told you previously, the concert series that’s big draw during the Flower and Garden Festival is undergoing a name change for 2015. In the past, the Flower Power Concert Series has focused on acts from the 1960s and 1970s. Over the last couple of years, however, a few more recent acts have crept into the lineup. This year, the series has been rebranded as the Garden Rocks Concert Series. The lineup includes acts spanning many decades and genres:
- March 6-8: Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy” (New to this festival)
- March 13-15: NEW! Pablo Cruise “Love Will Find a Way”
- March 20-22: En Vogue “Free Your Mind” (New to this festival)
- March 27-29: Starship “We Built This City”
- April 3-5: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
- April 10-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
- April 17-19: Jon Secada “Just Another Day” (New to this festival)
- April 24-26: The Guess Who “These Eyes”
- May 1-3: Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart” (New to this festival)
- May 8-10: NEW! Little River Band “Lady”
- May 15-17: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”
Truly, there’s an act for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival!
Stay Tuned to DFB — We’ll continue to bring you all the details about the Flower and Garden Outdoor Kitchen menus as they are released! It’s going to be a delicious Flower and Garden Festival!
What are you looking forward to the most at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!