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Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival – Complete Insider’s Guide

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As if experiencing world-class coasters wasn’t enough, Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is the perfect excuse to plan a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay getaway this spring! A variety of food and music are added to the stellar lineup of offerings at Busch Gardens from March 9 through May 19 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fridays through Sundays between March 9 through May 19, dine on a delicious array of delicacies as you make your way through Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! From sweet cupcakes to savory poke, a world of flavor awaits you this spring at Busch Gardens!

Don’t forget your Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ticket before heading out to their Food & Wine Festival! Discounted admission is available through your pals at Orlando Informer.

Food and beverage locations are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 PM – Park Close

South Africa Food

Ground Beef with flavors of Turmeric and Curry, a touch of sweetness from Raisins and Apricots, finished with a Custard, then baked

Bunny Chow
A hearty Curry Stew with Indian spices that originated in Durban, South Africa, this is considered to be street food that’s served in a hollowed-out bread bowl

Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie is a dessert pie consisting of a pastry base filled with Lemon Curd and topped with Meringue

South Africa Wine and Spirits


MAN Family Cabernet Sauvignon
Western Cape

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
Western Cape

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc

Mulderbosch ‘Faithful Hound’ Red Blend
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region


Martini Rox
Vanilla Vodka, Monin Pineapple, Passionfruit Juice, Citrus

The Ama-lekkerlicious
Brandy, Peach Schnaps, Cranberry Juice, Pink Lemonade



Beef Chimichurri
Tender Beef lying on Smashed Sweet Plantains and Glazed with a Spicy Vinegar and Fresh Herb

Chicken Empanada
Chicken and Cheese wrapped in a flaky pastry, then fried golden brown, pairs well with a Smoky & Spicy Tomato Adobo Sauce

Mango Flan
A creamy Custard infused with Mango, topped with Caramel


Icon Rock Chardonnay

New Age White Blend
San Rafael, Mendoza

Ernesto Catena Padrillos Pinot Noir

Achaval Ferrer Malbec



Fresh White Fish, Citrus Cooked in Key Lime Juice Marinade with hints of heat from Habanero Peppers

Latin Influenced Grilled Beef
Inspired by the Spanish version of Grilled Beef and Spices on Yucca Mash enhanced with Garlic and Cilantro

Dulce De Leche Cake
Caramel from Sweet Milk drizzled over a Light Sponge Cake topped with Whipped Cream


Concha y Toro ‘Gran Reserva’ Sauvignon Blanc
Marchigue, Central Valley

Diablo Dark Red Blend
Valle del Maule, Central Valley

Papi Pink Moscato
Maule Valley

Miguel Torres Cabernet Sauvignon

New Zealand


Kiwi Marinated Grilled Lamb
New Zealand Lamb marinated in Kiwi Puree, Herbs and Spices, then Char Grilled, served with Sweet Carrot Puree

New Zealand Green Lip Mussels
Harvested off the coast of New Zealand, these Plump and Sweet Mussels are prepared in Wine, Butter, and Garlic Broth and served with Focaccia Toast

Strawberry Lamington
Cake soaked with Strawberry Jam and Topped with Coconut


Craggy Range Chardonnay
Hawkes Bay

Urlar Pinot Noir
Gladstone, Wairarapa

Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc
Awatere Valley

Matua Rose



Watermelon Salad
Inspired from the Chinchilla Melon festival in Queensland, A Salad composed of Sweet Watermelon, Shiraz Vinaigrette, and Arugula topped with Pickled Onions

Green Curry Chicken Pie
Aussie favorite Asian pot pie with Ginger, Bamboo Shoots, Chicken, Green Curry, and Basil Aromatics served in a Flaky Pastry Shell

Macadamia Nut Tart
Indigenous to Australia and Native to Northeastern New South Wales, this Nut has a Fruity Finish when toasted. encrusted in a Buttery Caramel served in a Flaky Pastry Shell


Penfold Max Chardonnay
Barossa Valley

Kings of Prohibition Chardonnay
South Eastern Australia

Greg Norman Shiraz
Limestone Coast

Gemtree ‘Dragons Blood’ Cabernet Sauvignon
McLaren Vale



Hot Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Cherry and Oak Smoked Salmon served with a Spicy Maple Syrup Cole Slaw encased in a Brioche Bun

Halifax Donair
Canadian version of a Gyro – this Greek Style Beef , wrapped in Pita, Sliced Onions, Tomato, topped with Sweet Condensed Milk and Garlic Sauce

Light and Fluffy Donuts, Maple Whipped Cream


Cranberry Royale
Vodka, Prosecco, Crème De Cassis, Monin Cranberry, Citrus Juice

Hard Strawberry Lemonade
Vodka, Monin Strawberry, Pink Lemonade



La Batts Blue


Chateau des Charmes Ice Wine
St. Davis



Pork and Beef Meatball roasted, Simmered in a Spicy Tomato Sauce Enhanced with Chipotle Peppers

Chicken Saffron Rice
Brazilian Staple – Chicken and Rice infused with a Saffron Broth, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato, Onion and Finished with White Wine and Garlic

Churros Fan
Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar and Drizzled with Salted Caramel


Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza

O Fillo Da Condesa Albarino
Rias Baixas, Galici

Raventos Blanc de Blancs Brut
Sant Sadurni d’Anoia

Juan Gil Monastrell Mourvedre
Jumilla, Castile-La Mancha/Murica



Slow Cooked White Beans, Vegetables, and Cured Bacon, Finished with Fresh Herbs. Derived its name from the cooking pot it is prepared in

French Provencal dish of Stewed Vegetables – Peppers, Onions, Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash, Garlic and Tomatoes

Vanilla Cream Puff
Light and Airy French Choux Pastry filled with Vanilla Cream


Chateau La Tuilerie Du Puy Bordeaux

Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Rhone Valley

Comtesse De Malet Roquefort Bordeaux Blanc

Maison Louis Jadot Macon Villages
Macon-Villages, Burgundy



Puttanesca Fusilli
Traditional Naples dish, Kalamata Olives, Capers, and Tomato Simmered with Herbs, served over Spiral Pasta

Chicken Marsala
Pan Seared Chicken and Sautéed Mushrooms, Deglazed with Marsala Wine, served on a bed of Braised Spinach and Onions

Chocolate Chip Cannoli
Traditional Pastry Shell filled with Ricotta Cheese and Chocolate Chips – Essence of Orange


Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico

Banfi ‘Principessa’ Gavi
Cortese Di Gavi, Piemonte

Michele Chiarlo ‘Le Orme’ Barbara d ‘Asti
Barbera d ‘Asti, Piedmont

Gabbiano Pinot Grigio



Lobster Roll
A New England Favorite – Chilled Poached Lobster tossed in Mayonnaise, Dill, and Shaved Celery, served on a soft potato roll

Crab Cakes
Jumbo Lump Crab, Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Old Bay Seasoning, Seared to a Golden Brown, accompanied with a Mustard Sauce


Fess Parker
Santa Barbara, California

Raeburn Cabernet Sauvignon
Russian River Valley, CA

Oliver Blueberry Moscato

Z Alexander Brown ‘Uncaged’ Red Blend


The Margarita
Tequilla, Triple Sec, Lime Juice

Whiskey Sour
Whiskey, Triple Sec, Lime Juice


Escape The Other West Coast IPA
IPA 7.2%

Channelside Cream Ale
Cream Ale

USA – Creamery

Strawberry Shortcake
Local Grown Florida Strawberries with Yellow Sponge Cake and Whipped Cream

Apple Pie a La Mode
Washington State Apples baked in a Tart Shell, topped with Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream

Old World Wines

New World Wines Flight
Miguel Torres Las Mulas Rose – Francis Coppola ‘Diamond’ Pinot Noir – Hess Maverick Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon

Old World Wines Flight
Marques de Caceres Sauvignon Blanc – Clarendale Blanc – Santa Margherita Rose

Sparkling Flight
Une Femme ‘The Betty’ – Blanc de Bleu – Castello Banfi ‘Rosa Regale’

Miguel Torres Las Mulas Rose
Curico, Chile

Francis Coppola ‘Diamond’ Pinot Noir
Monterey, California

Hess Maverick Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, California

Marques de Caceres Sauvignon Blanc
Castilla y Leon, Spain

Clarendale Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc, France

Santa Margherita Rose
Trevenezie, Veneto, Italy

Blanc de Bleu Sparkling

Une Femme ‘The Betty’ Sparkling

Castello Banfi ‘Rosa Regale’ Sparkling
Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Concerts

Andy Grammer at Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival
Andy Grammer at Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

During Buch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival, eat to the beat of pop, rock, Latin, country, and contemporary bands on select dates. Concerts are held on the Festival Field and are included with park admission. Please check the park schedule for showtimes. The performance schedule is as follows:

9 – Goo Goo Dolls
10 – Starship ft. Mickey Thomas
17 – Sister Hazel
23 – Taking Back Sunday

6 – Owl City
7 – Grupo Niche
13 – Better Than Ezra with special guest Vertical Horizon
14 – Hoobastank
20 – Michael Ray
21 – Gavin DeGraw
27 – Andy Grammer
28 – Chris Lane

4 – Boys Like Girls
5 – 38 Special