If you like delicious food, you are in luck! Because during the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival you can enjoy not only savory dishes but refreshing drinks that are perfect for la primavera!
Returning this year is La Isla Fresca Outdoor Kitchen with its Caribbean inspired dishes like a Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro, a Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce and a Caribbean Conch Salad with Avocado, Mango and Onions. For dessert, La Isla Fresca is featuring a FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake. Delicioso!
Another one of my favorite Outdoor Kitchens is Jardín de Fiestas where you’ll find amazing Mexican-influenced plates: Chile Relleno de Picadillo (battered poblano pepper filled with ground beef covered with tomato sauce and garnished with queso fresco and toasted almonds), a Brocheta de Pollo con Salsa Morita (grilled chicken with red and green bell pepper served with salsa chile morita). This dish is garnished with micro-cilantro and edible flowers, which makes it hermoso!
After all that savory comida, you need something sweet like a Tres Leches, a vanilla sponge cake made with cajeta (or dulce de leche), condensed milk and evaporated milk and garnished with orange zest.
To complement all of these dishes there are a Hibiscus Margarita, an Elderflower Pineapple Margarita, a Watermelon White Sangria and a Pacifico Draft Beer with Kahlua Floater. Yum!
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival takes place through May 29th with 15 Outdoor Kitchens showcasing colorful vegetable, fruit and flower gardens around the World Showcase. For more information visit epcotinspring.com.