If you know me, you know that food is my favorite part of any outing – theme-park outings, in particular. And if you really know me, you know that EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is my favorite of all of the park’s festivals. With all that being said, you can imagine my excitement upon the menus for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival being revealed today!
That’s right – another “Taste of” festival iteration is headed to EPCOT. These modified annual events began last year to keep the seasonal celebrations on a smaller scale, for easier social distancing. Luckily for us, though, even these trimmed-down offerings are jam-packed with flavor.
The first Taste of Flower & Garden Festival begins Wednesday, March 3 and will take place through Monday, July 5. Despite being a slimmed-down version, this year’s outing boasts two new outdoor kitchens (noted below) and over 50 new menu items. Yes, you read that right – there are over 20 festival-exclusive outdoor kitchens with over 50 brand-new food and drink options to indulge in! Plus, fan-favorites like Frushi and Violet Lemonade are returning, too.
Also making a repeat appearance at the fresh-tivities this year is the Garden Graze, a fun food stroll that highlights five plant-based offerings in your Festival Passport. As you buy each menu item, you’ll receive a stamp – and, once all five are collected, you can take your passport over to the Pineapple Promenade Outdoor Kitchen for your festival-exclusive (and complimentary!) prize. This doesn’t have to be finished in one day, either – you can bring the same passport back for multiple visits in order to secure all five stamps. (The Garden Graze menu items are noted below.)
Now, enough of the chit-chat – what’s on the menus for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival?
Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)
Jardin de Fiestas festival food menu
Tostada de Cochinita: braised pork on a crispy corn tortilla with black beans, topped with pickled onions, mango-habanero relish, and oregano (gluten/wheat friendly)
Taco Vampiro: braised beef on a corn tortilla with crispy grilled monterey jack cheese and salsa ranchera (gluten/wheat friendly)
Sope de Chorizo: plant-based ground chorizo on fried corn dough with black beans and avocado mousse (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based)
Jardin de Fiestas festival drink menu
Passion Fruit Margarita: Corazón de Agave Blanco Tequila, passion fruit purée, lime juice, Nixta Corn Liqueur, and a hint of smoke with a hibiscus flower salt rim
The Garden Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, lettuce juice, Ancho Reyes Chile Verde Liqueur, lime juice, Gracias a Dios Agave Gin, and a sprig of thyme
Tulum Mexican Craft Beer with Floater: artisanal lager with citrus notes made with Caribbean seawater and served with an elderflower liqueur floater
Lotus House (China)
Lotus House festival food menu
New! Papa Cakes: potato cakes filled with shrimp and water chestnuts, served with house-made strawberry sauce
Bon Bon Chicken Skewer with sesame and peanut sauce
House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons
Lotus House festival drink menu
“Panda” Bubble Tea: classic milk tea with black and white boba pearls (non-alcoholic)
Jasmine Draft Beer
Marco Boba: amaretto, iced coffee, milk, and boba
Kung Fu Punch: vodka, triple sec, mango syrup, orange juice, and soda water
New! Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, light rum, strawberry syrup, piña colada mix, white boba pearls, and soda water
Refreshment Outpost festival food menu
Pineapple Skewer with tajin seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze)
Refreshment Outpost festival drink menu
New! Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale, Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)
Bauernmarkt festival food menu
Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze)
Potato Pancake with caramelized ham, onions, and herb sour cream (gluten/wheat friendly)
Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest ham and melted gruyère cheese
Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries
Bauernmarkt festival drink menu
M.I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, Fla.
Bitburger Premium Pils, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria
Beer Flight of the above options
Apfelschaumwein: sparkling wine and apple liqueur
Primavera Kitchen (Italy)
Primavera Kitchen festival food menu
Margherita: rustic Italian flatbread with tomato sauce and mozzarella
Arancini: sweet sausage fried risotto balls with Pomodoro sauce
Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: crisp pastry filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate, and candied orange
Primavera Kitchen festival drink menu
Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila
Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)
Magnolia Terrace festival food menu
New! Crawfish Étouffée with Andouille sausage and dirty rice
Cajun-style Roasted Oysters
House-made Boudin two ways with spicy mustard
Pecan Cake with maple whipped cream
Magnolia Terrace festival drink menu
New! Bayou Cocktail: Bayou spiced rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and Minute Maid orange juice
New! 81Bay Brewing Co. Orange Coriander Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla.
New! Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale, Asheville, N.C.
Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, La.
Beer Flight of the above options
Funnel Cake (American Adventure)
Funnel Cake festival menu
Mini-Funnel Cake topped with lemon cheesecake ice cream, blueberries, and powdered sugar
Hanami festival food menu
Frushi: strawberry, pineapple, and cantaloupe wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap, served with whipped cream, drizzled berry sauce, and toasted coconut
New! Shrimp and Crab with spicy mayonnaise and cucumber slices finished with creamy avocado and violet sauce
Soy-glazed Pork Shank with truffle mashed potatoes, crispy lotus flower, garlic chips, and green onion
Hanami festival drink menu
Sakura Zen Ale
New! Blood Orange Sour with fresh mint
Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)
Taste of Marrakesh festival food menu
New! Moroccan Seafood Couscous with shrimp, mussels, olives, preserved lemons, and anchovy breadcrumbs
New! Shakshuka: Moroccan baked eggs in a spiced eggplant and tomato stew
New! Lemon Magdalena Cake with fig compote and sangria gel (plant-based; Garden Graze)
Taste of Marrakesh festival drink menu
New! M.I.A. Beer Company Pink Hibiscus Orange Wheat Ale, Doral, Fla.
New! Maeloc Pineapple and Pear Hard Cider, Galicia, Spain
La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)
La Isla Fresca festival food menu
Lamb Curry with sweet plantains and rice (gluten/wheat friendly)
Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with steamed rice and coconut-lime sauce (gluten/wheat friendly)
Tropical Mousse Cup: layers of passion fruit cake, coconut mousse, and a tropical fruit glaze with fresh pineapple
La Isla Fresca festival drink menu
Tropical Freeze (non-alcoholic)
New! Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hibiscus Guavacation Sour Beer, Orlando, Fla.
Tropical Freeze with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
Fleur de Lys (France)
Fleur de Lys festival food menu
Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: goat-cheese tart with caramelized onions on a flaky pastry crust
New! Canard Confit à l’Orange aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: braised duck confit à l’orange with Parisian gnocchi
Macaron au Chocolate en Sucette: large chocolate macaron lollipop
New! Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: caramelized beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel
Fleur de Lys festival drink menu
Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer
Very Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor
New! Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir
New! Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec Blend, Château Lorient
La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, white and red cranberry juice
Festival Favorites (World Showplace)
Festival favorites food menu
Watermelon Salad with pickled onions, feta, and balsamic reduction (gluten/wheat friendly)
Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with garlic sausage, chorizo, cheddar fondue, and house-made pickle
Fried Green Tomatoes with blue crab-fennel salad, remoulade, and smoked paprika oil
Key Lime Tart with toasted meringue
Festival favorites drink menu
Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
3 Daughters Brewing Maple Bacon Stout, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
New! EPCOT Farmers Feast (World Showplace)
EPCOT Farmers Feast festival food menu – Rotating Menu 1:
New! Spring Onion Soup with crispy shallots and micro chive
Duck Confit with carrot purée, roasted root vegetables, rainbow chard, and duck jus (gluten/wheat friendly)
New! Off the “Beet”en Path: profiteroles with red-beet mousse, golden beet pastry cream, whipped goat cheese cream, and candied walnuts
EPCOT Farmers Feast festival drink menu
New! 81Bay Brewing Co. Watermelon Mint Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla.
New! Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery and Distillery Hibiscus Gin
Cider House (World Showplace)
Cider House festival food menu
House-made Potato and Cheddar Biscuit with salmon tartare
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with whipped cream
Cider House festival drink menu
New! 3 Daughters Brewing Pink Lemonade Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, Fla.
New! Bold Rock Watermelon Hard Cider, Nellysford, Va.
New! Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider, Armada, Mich.
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager, Tadcaster, UK
Snakebite: Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider and Samuel Smith Old Brewery. Pure Brewed Organic Lager
Cider Flight of the above options
Northern Bloom (Canada)
Northern Bloom festival food menu
Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown-butter vinaigrette, and apple-wood-smoked bacon (gluten/wheat friendly)
Beef Tenderloin Tips with mushroom bordelaise sauce and whipped potatoes with garden vegetables
Griddled Maple Pound Cake with warm peach compote and sweet corn gelato
Northern Bloom festival drink menu
Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
81Bay Brewing Apricot with maple syrup, Tampa, Fla.
Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario.
New! Goose Island Beer Company Lost Palate Hazy IPA with mango and cinnamon, Chicago, Ill.
Beer flight of the above options
Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board (Showcase Plaza)
The Honey Bee-stro festival food menu
New! Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with jalapeños, bacon, and house-made whipped honey butter (gluten/wheat-friendly)
New! Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with whipped honey-ricotta cheese, marinated vegetables, and purple haze lavender goat cheese
Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with orange blossom honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, rehydrated honey, and fennel pollen meringue kisses
The Honey Bee-stro festival drink menu
Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
New! First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale, Gainesville, Fla.
Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla
Honey-Peach Freeze with blueberry vodka
The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)
The Citrus Blossom festival food menu
Meyer Lemon-poached Lobster Salad with grapefruit-rosé vinaigrette, Yuzu-marinated hearts of palm, and avocado
New! Yuzu Panna Cotta (gluten/wheat friendly)
New! Citrus-braised Crispy Pork Belly with kumquat and carrot
Citrus Shortcake: orange chiffon Cake, lemon curd, mandarins, whipped cream, and citrus crumble
The Citrus Blossom festival drink menu
New! Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, Fla.
First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, Fla.
New! Playalinda Brewing Company Hibiscus Lime Ale, Titusville, Fla.
Beer Flight of the above options
Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)
Refreshment Port festival food menu
New! House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based)
Popsicle Trio: honeydew, raspberry mint, and coconut lime (gluten/wheat friendly)
Refreshment Port festival drink menu
New! Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada Hard Cider, Bellaire, Mich.
New! Cutwater Bloody Mary: ultra-premium vodka, all-natural tomato juice, and a dash of spice
New! Cutwater Whiskey Mule: Black Skimmer Bourbon with ginger beer, a hint of lime, and aromatic bitters
Pineapple Promenade (Showcase Plaza)
Pineapple Promenade festival food menu
Spicy Hot Dog with pineapple chutney and plantain chips
Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake
Dole Whip (plant-based)
Pineapple Promenade festival drink menu
Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
Dole Whip with Fanta (non-alcoholic)
New! 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale, St. Petersburg, Fla.
New! Wicked Weed Brewing Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale with Mango, Pineapple, and Guava, Asheville, N.C.
New! Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Alo’hop IPA, Lexington, Ky.
Pineapple Beer Flight of the above options
Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, Fla.
Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Dole Whip topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible Foods (Showcase Plaza)
Trowel & Trellis festival food menu
Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based)
New! Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (plant-based)
New! Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and Kimchee mayonnaise (plant-based; Garden Graze)
New! Lavender Pot de Crème with blueberry cake, pink peppercorn, and lime whipped cream (plant-based)
Trowel & Trellis festival drink menu
New! Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic)
New! Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA, Broussard, La.
New! Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with Hanger 1 Makrut Lime Vodka served in a mason jar
Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Future World West)
Flavor Full Kitchen festival food menu
Grilled Baby Vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze)
Seared Verlasso Salmon with farro risotto and micro herbs
Strawberry Mousse with chocolate crisp pearls
Flavor Full Kitchen festival drink menu
Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic)
New! EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Future World East)
EPCOT Sunshine Griddle festival food menu
New! Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes and fresh goat cheese on toasted ciabatta
Shrimp and Grits: blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
New! Corned Beef Brisket Hash with house-made potato barrels, onions, peppers, cheese curds, and a soft-poached egg with tabasco hollandaise
New! Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream-cheese frosting and candied bacon
EPCOT Sunshine Griddle festival drink menu
New! Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic)
New! Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, Kahlúa Rum, coffee liqueur, and vanilla vodka
Joffrey’s Future World East festival drink menu
New! Bloomin’ Berry: frozen lemon and blackberry syrup with a splash of vodka
Joffrey’s Future World East festival drink menu
New! Citrus Sunrise: frozen lemon and passion fruit with mandarin vodka
Joffrey’s The American Adventure festival drink menu
New! Bubbly Brew: Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey and coffee with a splash of Coke
Joffrey’s Canada festival drink menu
Spring Flurry: Frozen lemon and cinnamon whiskey
There are so many menu items I can’t wait to try, especially the new ones! As a vegetarian, the Trowel and Trellis menu sounds exquisite to me – and the Tang Dynasty drink from Lotus House in China is calling my name, too. Time to go start my must-taste list before I visit Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this year!
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