Menu news just keeps coming! Slowly but surely, menu details are trickling out about this the food and drink options for the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
Just a couple of days ago, we shared with you some of the new food items that are scheduled to appear in the Outdoor Kitchens around World Showcase. Today we’re bringing you an update on a few of the drinks you can look forward to sampling!
And check out a beautiful and delicious dessert option in France — plus some fun news about FREE cooking demos at this year’s Festival!
New Flavors at France’s Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen
We were thrilled to bring you a first look at a fun new option debuting in the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen. And today, we have another gorgeous pic to share!
I had the chance last week to sample a couple of the new offerings that will be at the Fleur de Lys Booth this year! The Ice Pop features a combination of French Peach Iced Tea, Grand Marnier Peach Raspberry Liqueur, and Vodka. It’s going to be perfect for those warm Florida Spring days!
You can absolutely taste the Grand Marnier and Vodka in this one! It’s amazing — even if you’re not an iced tea fan! And the texture isn’t exactly “frozen” due to the alcohol, so it’s very easy to eat.
And while we told you about the brand new Macaron Guimauve à la Fraise (Strawberry Marshmallow Macaron) that will be offered at Fleur de Lys, today I’m sharing a first look!
It’s a great celebration of the fresh Florida Strawberry Season that’s underway right now. The crunchy-and-soft cookie and the marshmallow are super-sweet, but the strawberry inside is still a bit tart. It’s an amazing contradiction in flavors.
New Beverages Coming to the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
The name of the game is Fresh Flavor in the Outdoor Kitchens for 2015. Look for fruits and veggies to be featured everywhere — even in the libations!
Key Limen Wine from Florida Orange Groves has been a Festival feature in the past (we’ve seen it at the Food and Wine Festival, too). But this year, there might be something a little different on the horizon, as Key Lime Sparkling Wine is set to debut at the Florida Fresh Kitchen. We are also looking forward to another fun fruit-based option — Ace Pineapple Hard Cider.
In addition, there will be a Sparkling Pineapple Wine; look for both at the Pineapple Promenade Kiosk.
New cocktails are also set to debut. We’re getting our first look at the La Tizana that we told you about previously. A fruit punch that’s inspired by the flavors of Venezuela, the bright punch includes Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Banana Puree, and Grenadine. It’s garnished with chopped fresh fruit. Find it at the Botanas Botánico Outdoor Kitchen, a new booth to the Festival this year.
Edgy Urban Eats will feature the Urban Mary, which takes cues from the classic Bloody Mary recipe. Spicy Tomato Juice, Lime Juice, and Worcestershire are mixed together and garnished with a Pickled Green Bean and Micro Greens.
And something that we love this year — La Tizana and the Urban Mary are available with or without alcohol, so you can enjoy the beverages regardless of your preference. Opt for a splash of RHUM Orange Liqueur to La Tizana, or add shot of Vodka to the Urban Mary.
Look for lots of interesting Craft Beer options as well, like the Shipyard’s Maple Bacon Stout at Barbecues and Brews.
Fresh Flower and Garden Beverage Options in the Mexico Pavilion
The Mexico Pavilion will also provide market-inspired fresh flavors in some of their artisan Margaritas. We’re looking forward to sampling the Blueberry Pomegranate Margarita at Jardin de Fiestas Outdoor Kitchen in the Mexico Pavilion. Other fun options that will be available include a Tequila Liqueur Flight and Tecate Beer with Patron Citronage Floater. Mexican Sangria, one of our favorite beverages from last year, also returns.
But also, be sure to stop by La Cava del Tequila (as if I have to tell you that. 😉 ). For a limited time, they’ll be offering their beautiful Hibiscus Margarita! Hurry if this is a favorite of yours — it’s only available while the Festival is happening.
NEW! For Flower and Garden 2015 — Cooking Demonstrations!
For the first time, Disney Chefs will also be staging cooking demonstrations during the Flower and Garden Festival. And the best part — the demos are free! Chefs will be showcasing Festival Dishes, like the Piggylicious Cupcake, White Corn Arepas, and the Ghost Pepper-Dusted Tilapia.
The events take place each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3PM at Port of Entry, near the entrance to World Showcase, and will last for approximately 15 minutes.
Whew! It’s going to be here soon — and it’s shaping up to be a delicious Spring at Epcot!
Will you be trying one of these fresh new beverage options, or is that strawberry macaron on your short list of must haves at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival? Leave a comment and let us know!