Blooming Bites and Savory Sips Return for 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Set among millions of blossoms, classic topiaries and live entertainment, garden-themed food and beverage offerings are returning for the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 5-May 18, 2014 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Back for a second festival year, the 11 food and beverage marketplaces have been dubbed Outdoor Kitchens, where chefs will be cooking a variety of new and popular returning menu items, including vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. At The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews Outdoor Kitchen, Piggylicious Bacon Cupcakes and Smoked Turkey Ribs are on tap with a lineup of great brews. Last year’s top menu picks like the Watermelon Salad with local baby arugula, feta cheese, pickled red onions and balsamic reduction will return for an encore at the Florida Fresh Outdoor Kitchen.

Urban Farm Eats will be the new Outdoor Kitchen on the promenade with a sustainable garden featuring tilapia, eggplant and other farm-raised treats. Guests can try new menu items including The Land pavilion-Grown Eggplant “Scallop” with Romesco Sauce, Ghost Pepper Dusted Tilapia with Winter Melon Salad and Mango Chutney, plus red and white vegan wines and gluten-free beer.

Outdoor Kitchens, including location and food and beverage offerings are below. Menu items noted with ** are part of TRYit, Disney’s campaign that encourages children to try something new.

Urban Farm EATS – World Showcase 
Pickled Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Cream, Mizuna and Pistachios (Gluten Free)
Land-Grown Eggplant “Scallop” with Romesco Sauce and Spaghetti Squash (Gluten Free)**
Ghost Pepper dusted Tilapia with crisp Winter Melon Slaw and Mint Oil featuring The Original Sauce Man’s Kick It Up Rub (Gluten Free)
Cucumber Lemon Spa Water finished with a sprig of fresh mint
The Vegan Vine, Chardonnay
The Vegan Vine, Cabernet Sauvignon
Redbridge Gluten-Free Sorghum Beer, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO

Jardin de Fiestas – Mexico
Taco al Pastor (Corn tortilla filled with achiote marinated Pork garnished with grilled diced pineapple, onions and cilantro) (Gluten Free)
Quesadilla de Hongos con Queso (Flour tortilla filled with mushrooms and cheese)
Flan de Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican chocolate custard)
Tecate Draft Beer
White Mexican Sangria
Franbuesa (Raspberry) Margarita on the rocks
Tequila Flight – Blanco, Reposado, Añejo

Lotus House – China
Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries (Gluten Free)
Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apple
Vegetable Spring Roll
Popping Bubble Tea
Kung Fu Punch (Vodka, Triple Sec with Mango and Orange juice)
South Sea Storm (Guava with light and dark rum)
Plum Wine
Tsingtao Beer
Lychee Aerated Water

Florida Fresh – World Showcase
Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction (Gluten Free)
Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro (Gluten Free)
Florida Kumquat Pie**
Watermelon Passion Fruit Slush featuring Simply Lemonade- Non Alcoholic
Hurricane Class 5 Florida White Sangria, Florida Orange Groves, St. Petersburg, FL
Garda – Italian Wine Blend, Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando, FL
Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando, FL
Blonde Ale, Orlando Brewing Company, Orlando, FL
Cottonmouth Belgian Style Witbier, Swamp Head Brewery, Gainesville, FL
Florida Avenue Blueberry, Cold Storage Craft Brewery, Tampa, FL
Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company, Cape Canaveral, FL (Festival exclusive)
Beer Flight

Primavera Kitchen – Italy
Caprese – Fior di Latte Mozzarella, roasted peppers, olio verde (Gluten Free)
Three Cheese Manicotti – Egg pasta stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, tomato sauce and béchamel
Torta di Ricotta – Lemon Cheesecake, Limoncello marinated strawberries
Placido, Pinot Grigio – Light fruit aroma with a crisp taste and light body
Placido, Chianti – Garnet color with soft spice and berry flavors and a light body
Bosco del Merlo, Prosecco – Sparkling and refreshing with a light body
White Peach Bellini – Prosecco and white peach puree
Strawberry Rossini – Prosecco and marinated strawberries
Frozen Italian Primavera – Assorted fruit slushy with Limoncello and Vodka
Moretti Lager
Moretti La Rossa

The Smokehouse: Barbeque and Brews – American Adventure Courtyard
Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw
Smoked Beef Brisket with Collard Greens and Jalapeño Corn Bread (Gluten Free)
Smoked Turkey “Rib” (Gluten Free)**
“Piggylicious” Bacon Cupcake with Maple Frosting and Pretzel Crunch featuring Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon
Magic Hat #9, Magic Hat Brewing, South Burlington, VT
Maduro, Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins, CO
Billy’s Chilies, Twisted Pine Brewing Company, Boulder, CO
Beer Flight
The Original Rib Shack Red Wine

Hanami – Japan
Frushi (Fresh strawberries, pineapple and melon rolled with coconut rice, atop a raspberry sauce sprinkled with toasted coconut and whipped cream)
Temaki Chicken Hand Roll (Sliced Panko fried chicken, curry sauce, rice and pickled julienne carrots wrapped with Nori)
Hanami Sushi (A flavorful combination of Salmon, Scallop and Beef topped rice balls served atop a shiso violet sauce)**
Popped Rice Cakes (Japanese puffed Rice Cakes with Green Tea whipped Cream and Azuki)
Kirin Draft Beer
Pinepple Paradise with Yuzu Slushie (Frozen blend of sweet Sake, Pineapple juice and crème flavored with a hint of Yuzu citrus juice)
Orange Mango Slushie (Frozen blend of Nigori sake, mango and orange juice for a refreshing fruit flavor)

A Taste of Marrakesh – Morocco
Lamb Brewat Roll with Prunes and Sesame
Harissa Chicken Kebab with couscous salad
Baghrir (Moroccan pancake with honey, almonds and Argan oil)
Mint Iced Tea
White Sangria
Guerrouane Red
Casa Beer
Desert Rose (Sparkling wine with Pomegranate liqueur)

Fleur de Lys – France
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) (Gluten Free)
Macaron à la fleur d’ Oranger (Orange blossom macaron with white chocolate ganache) (Gluten Free)**
La Vie en Rose frozen slush (Vodka, Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain liquor, White and Red cranberry juice)
Kir Imperial (Sparkling wine, Chambord black raspberry liquor)
Rosé Pamplemousse Cocktail (Rosé wine mixed with natural grapefruit syrup)
Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 (Fruity white beer with citrus notes)

The Buttercup Cottage – United Kingdom
Freshly Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
Field Greens with Plant City Strawberries, toasted Almonds and Farmstead Stilton**
Pork and Apple Sausage Roll with house-made Piccalilli
Fresh baked Lemon Scones with Berry Preserves and Crème FraÎche
Chilled Rose Blush Lemonade – Non Alcoholic
Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée
DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir
Twinings Cold Brewed English Classic with Lemon Grass Syrup
Berry Tea Cocktail – Twinings Cold Brewed Mixed Berry Tea with Florida Cane Vodka, Plant City Strawberry flavored with Raspberry and Açaí Syrup

Pineapple Promenade – World Showcase Promenade
Pineapple Soft Serve
Pineapple Soft Serve with Myers’s Dark Rum
Pineapple Soft Serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle with Pineapple Soft Serve**
Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade featuring Simply Lemonade® – Non Alcoholic
Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc
Tropical Mango Pale Ale, St. John Brewers,  U.S. Virgin Islands

Intermissions Café
Grapes
Fruit & Cheese Plate
Vegan Trio
Southwest Chicken Wrap
Tuna Salad with Pita
Side Salad
Asian Tuna Salad with Noodles
Caprese Push-Pop – Tomato, Mozzarella and Balsamic**
Hurricane Class 5 Florida White Sangria, Florida Orange Groves, St. Petersburg, FL
Garda – Italian Wine Blend, Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando, FL
Blueberry Blue, Blueberry Wine, Florida Orange Groves, St. Petersburg, FL
Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando, FL
Martini Prosecco
Strongbow Cider, Bulmers Cider Company, White Plains, NY
SweetWater Blue, SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA

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