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02
Mar 15

2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchen Food and Wine Menus

2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World

We’re just a few short days away from the start of the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World and as a foodie I couldn’t be more excited to share with you the complete list of menu items for the Outdoor Kitchens that will be sprinkled around the shores of World Showcase Lagoon from March 4th until May 17th.

Botanas Botanico (NEW!)

  • Seafood Ceviche
  • Cachapas with Farmer’s Cheese
  • White Corn Arepa with Braised Beef and Chayote Slaw
  • Coconut Tres Leches
  • Polar Beer
  • La Tizana
  • Monte Paschoal Reserve Tannat
  • Monte Paschoal Natural Brut White Sparkling Wine

Florida Fresh

  • Watermelon salad with pickled onions, BW Farm baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction
  • Shrimp and stone ground grits with andouille sausage, sweet corn, tomatoes and cilantro
  • Florida blueberry and lemon curd tart
  • Watermelon passion fruit slush featuring Simply Lemonade®
  • Key Lime Sparkling Wine
  • Blonde Ale
  • Channel marker Red Ale
  • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company (Cape Canaveral, Florida) – Festival Exclusive!
  • Jai Alai IPA
  • Beer Flight – Blonde Ale, Channel Marker Red Ale, Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale and Jai Alai IPA

Hanami

  • Frushi – Fresh pineapple, strawberries and melon, rolled with coconut rice, topped with raspberry sauce, sprinkled with toasted coconut and served with whipped cream on the side
  • Teriyaki Curry Bun — Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, curry and sweet sauce
  • Osaka Salmon Sushi – “Hako-sushi” Box style Sushi with Salmon and Rice, topped with Dynamite, Volcano and Eel sauce
  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Strawberry Nigori
  • Daishichi Kimoto Sake

Jardin de Fiestas

  • Tacos al pastor – Achiote marinated pork taco in a corn tortilla, garnished with grilled diced pineapple, onions and cilantro and salsa verde
  • Veggie Quesadilla – flour tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Mixed Veggies
  • Flan de chocolate Abuelita – Mexican chocolate custard
  • Blueberry/Pomegranate Margarita
  • Tecate with Patron Citronge
  • Mexican Sangria
  • Tequila flight

Fleur de Lys

  • Gnocchi Parisien à la Provençal – Parisian-style dumplings with vegetables and mushrooms
  • Confit de Canard, Pommes de Terre Sarladaise – Pulled duck confit with garlic and parsley potatoes
  • Macaron Guimauve a la Fraise – Strawberry Marshmallow Macaron
  • Ice Pop Peach Grand Marnier Cocktail
  • La Vie en Rose St-Germain Vodka Slush
  • Kir Imperial with Sparkling Wine, Chambord Liquor and Black Raspberry Liquor
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – Fruity white beer with citrus notes

Lotus House

  • Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries
  • Kung Pao Chicken Bun
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea
  • Kung Fu Punch (Vodka and Triple Sec with Mango and Orange Juice)
  • South Sea Storm (Guava with Light and Dark Rum)
  • Honey Mango Wine Cooler
  • Tsing-Tao Beer
  • Plum Wine

Pineapple Promenade

  • Pineapple Dog – Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Sriracha Mayo
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve with Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum or Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • Berry Tea Cocktail with Twinings Cold-Brewed Mixed Berry Tea
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • Ace Pineapple Hard Cider

Primavera Kitchen

  • Fior di Latte, Prosciutto e Pane di Casa – Pinwheel of Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Ciabatta Bread
  • Three cheese manicotti – Egg pasta stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, tomato sauce and béchamel
  • Limoncello Panna Cotta – lemon Custard, limoncello liqueur, raspberries
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Bosco del Merlo Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • White Peach Bellini
  • Strawberry Rossini
  • Frozen Italian Primavera
  • Moretti Lager and La Rossa

Taste of Marrakesh

  • Harissa Chicken Kebab
  • Falafel Pocket with Cucumber Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce
  • Pistachio Baklava
  • Mint iced tea
  • White sangria
  • Guerrouane red
  • Desert Rose – Sparkling wine with pomegranate liqueur

Urban Farm Eats

  • Kale Salad with dried cherries, almonds and goat cheese with white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Quinoa Vegetable “naanwich” with arugula pesto and oven-dried tomatoes
  • Ghost pepper-dusted tilapia with crisp winter melon slaw and mint oil featuring The Original Sauce Man’s Kick It Up Rub
  • Cucumber Lemon Spa Water with a sprig of fresh Mint
  • Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard, Chardonnay
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir
  • Urban Mary: spicy tomato juice, lime juice, and worcestershire, with shot of vodka (optional)
  • Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapenos
  • Smoked Debreziner Sausage with House Made Kraut and Mustard
  • “Piggylicious” bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzel crunch featuring Nueske’s Applewood smoked bacon
  • Floridian Hefeweizen
  • Category 3 IPA
  • Maple Bacon Stout
  • Billy’s Chilies
  • Beer Flight
  • The Original Rib Shack Red Wine
  • Frozen Lemonade, Frozen Lemonade with Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey
  • R.C. Sweet Tea made with Twinings Cold-Brewed English Classic Tea

Intermissions Café

  • Grapes
  • Fruit and cheese plate
  • Vegan trio
  • Southwest Chicken Wrap
  • Tuna Salad with Pita
  • Side Salad
  • Asian Tuna Salad with Noodles
  • Hurricane Class 5 Florida White Sangria
  • Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir
  • Zonin Prosecco
  • Floridian Hefeweizen
  • Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider
  • Dasani Bottled Water
  • Dasani Lemon Sparkling Water
  • Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite

The 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs March 4th – May 17th, 2015, at Walt Disney World Resort. See you out on the promenade!


13
Feb 15

First Look at the New Disney Dooney and Bourke Bags Being Released at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

New Disney Dooney and Bourke Bags Being Released at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is right around the corner. I can’t wait to check out the food and beverage offerings at the Outdoor Kitchens this year.

Disney has released a special Dooney & Bourke Collection to commemorate this year’s event.  The collection was designed by Disney Design Group artist Paola Gutierre. Select bags released during the Festival will include a specially designed hangtag. There are no immediate plans to carry these bags at Disneyland Resort or on our Disney Parks online store; they will only be found at Epcot during this initial release.

These purses will be released at the Festival Center,in the Woders of Life Pavilion located between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy. This year, the Festival Center will be open Friday-Sunday during the Festival Weekends. Items will also be found in other merchandise locations in Future World and World Showcase.


16
Jan 15

2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival {Flower Power} Garden Rocks Concert Dates and Times

Taylor Dayne Epcot Concert 2015

Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March 4 to May 17) and are included with Epcot admission. Here is this year’s lineup (subject to change without notice):

March 6-8: Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
March 13-15: Pablo Cruise “Love Will Find a Way”
March 20-22: En Vogue “Free Your Mind”
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”
April 24-26: The Guess Who “These Eyes”
May 1-3: Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
May 8-10: Little River Band “Lady”
May 15-17: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”


24
Oct 14

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

2014 epcot international food and wine festival

Walt Disney World Resort guests can taste the cuisine of six continents, sip beverages from around the globe and eat to the beat of live entertainment at the 19th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase through November 10th, 2014. That’s 19 years that the festival has been taking place at Epcot. Here are ten things you may not have known about this year’s festival.

  1. More than 250 food-and-beverage menu items are being offered this year with 35 of those offerings being new.
  2. Nearly 400 culinary demos, beverage and mixology seminars take place during the 53-day festival.
  3. 159 “Eat to the Beat!” concerts will be performed.
  4. More than 60 wineries are represented at festival marketplaces.
  5. More than 40 breweries from around the world, including local craft beer operations, are serving cold ones at festival marketplaces.
  6. The festival began in 1996 with a first run of 30 days.
  7. 200-plus chefs will present culinary demonstrations and cook for festival events.
  8. 100,000-plus desserts will be served.
  9. More than 80,000 servings will be dished up of the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce from Canada.
  10. More than 1,200 fireworks explode each night over World Showcase Lagoon in  “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”.


18
Oct 14

Looking for New Years Eve Dining Options at the Walt Disney World Resort?

New Years Eve at Walt Disney World

Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort can ring in the new year with special holiday meals at more than a dozen spots within the theme parks and resorts.

At Epcot World Showcase, Biergarten Restaurant in Germany is offering both lunch and dinner celebrations; La Hacienda de San Angel in Mexico is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner; Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada has three seatings, and Monsieur Paul in France starts celebrating at 11:45 a.m. with seatings throughout the day and evening.  The World ShowPlace pavilion also will host a custom dinner package.

In the Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland Terrace will feature a New Year’s Eve fireworks dessert party twice nightly on December 30-31. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Hollywood & Vine will host a special holiday dinner buffet.

In the resorts, special dining for ringing in the New Year is planned at Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk; Victoria & Albert’s and Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; The Wave…of American Flavors and California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort; and Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground (lunch and dinner).

For information and reservations, 407-WDW-DINE.