We were so excited to visit the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival this year since it is our favorite event at the park. The topiaries are always beautiful and it seems like the weather is always nice. Most of all the amount of outdoor kitchens are just enough. You can try lots of options without feeling overwhelmed by the choices. Below is what we think are the best eats & drinks at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival.
The warm cheese strudel was the winner here. The crust was crispy, it was filled with the rich cheese filling, and the berries added a nice touch of sweetness.The potato pancakes were fine. We didn’t even seem to get a photograph. The flavors were good but not something we’d get more than once. If you choose one item, go with the strudel.
Because the beer flights in Germany are always Andrew’s favorites we had to give it a try. I really enjoyed the Black lager, I don’t drink beer that often, but it was very smooth. His favorite was the Paulaner Original Munich Lager since it had more of a hoppy taste. I really enjoyed the brut with elderflower syrup, and mint leaf. It was really light and refreshing. Perfect for a warm days in the world showcase.
Cider House was one of our favorites. The cheddar biscuit with smoked salmon was really good. The lemon scone would be perfect if you wanted to brunch around the World Showcase. And since I prefer cider over beer the flight was a must do. Our favorite was the Black Cherry followed by the Hard Strawberry. The Tropical Hard cider was okay but neither of us would get it again. If you only want one we say go for the cherry!
This is the only marketplace where we were got one of everything on the food part of the menu. So glad we did! I didn’t think I was going to like the baked chicken but the flavors were wonderful and everything was cooked perfectly. I was also really surprised by how much I liked the onion tart. The pastry crust was flaky and delicious and the onions fresh herbs went together perfectly. It ended up being our favorite at the festival.
The macaron was one of our favorite desserts. It’s definitely big enough to split with someone and you just can’t go wrong with fudge and raspberry jam.
The LaVie en Rose is yummy and a great choice if you don’t really like a strong alcohol taste. It’s also really pretty!
Frushi has fresh pineapple, strawberry, and melon with coconut rich. It’s sprinkled with toasted coconut and has whipped cream on the side. We skip the whipped cream. I think it tastes better without it and you don’t feel quite as guilty. 🙂 It’s a great snack and perfect when the weather gets hot later in the festival. I’m a huge green tea fan so the matcha cocktail was right up my ally. It’s another good drink if you don’t want too much alcohol.
Elderflower Pineapple Margarita
We don’t drink tequila that often but we were both intrigued by this margarita. I’m really glad we gave it a try! The pineapple and elderflower flavors work really well together. I’m hoping that when the new margarita stand opens in the Mexico pavilion that this will be on the menu.
Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)
Since you can never go wrong with lemonade this one is a must do. It’s sweet and really refreshing. I am bummed that I never seem to get one of the edible flowers. And it’s my favorite color. 🙂
Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue
Finally, this might be the best dessert at the Flower & Garden Festival. The portion size is actually on the larger side so we were able to split one. The crust wasn’t soggy at all and it was perfectly sweet and tart. The meringue on top was also perfectly toasted. I am bummed that I never seem to get one of the edible flowers. And look how pretty it is!
What are your favorites from this years Flower & Garden Festival?