The Flavors of Spring Come to Life at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog recently posted the Full Menus for the 2017 Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. I'll be heading down for one whirlwind day in March and I'm making my plan of attack to sip and snack my way through this first burst of Spring.


2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival


A record 15 Outdoor Kitchens will dot the World Showcase Promenade featuring farm fresh recipes straight from the gardens. The Disney Chefs are bringing out their best seasonal fare to delight and encourage guests. I'm sure I won't get to taste everything I want to, but I'm going to try my best. Here's a peek at just a few of the things on my list!

The Cider House is back in the United Kingdom Pavilion and I'm looking forward to indulging in the Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Pears and Branston Dressing. I'm pretty sure that my husband will be pairing that with a Caribe Blood Orange from the Florida Beer Company.

New this year in the Canada Pavilion is the Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen! I'm delighted to say that a fan favorite that had dropped off the Food & Wine Festival menu will be on the menu - the Nanaimo Bar. Yes, Canada's favorite confection with it's buttery custard and gooey chocolate will be able to be experienced this year at Northern Bloom. You know what else you'll be able to get? A Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey. There... how does that sound?


Corned Beef and Cabbage from The Cider HouseCorned Beef and Cabbage from The Cider House


Fluer de Lys in the France Pavilion is a must stop for me for the Macaron Chocolat Framboise: i.e. a giant Raspberry Macaroon with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam. I'll be pairing that with a perfectly pink La Vie en Rose Grey Goose Frozen Slushy with flavors of cranberry and orange. Who doesn't love Paris in the springtime?

The first time I heard of Frushi - I knew that I had to eat it. Finally I'll be able to hit the Hanami Outdoor Kitchen in the Japan Pavilion for my first taste of this fun fruity take on sushi. Fresh fruits are tucked inside a raspberry coconut rice, and sprinkled with toasted coconut for a truly inspired treat that will delight you're inner child.


Macaron Chocolat Framboise at Fleur de LysMacaron Chocolat Framboise at Fleur de Lys
Fun Frushi From HanamiFun Frushi From Hanami


At Urban Farm Eats I'll be going for the Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout, Spring Vegetables and Fingerling Potatoes, because I'm going to need something hearty in my tummy so I can try the Urban Fairy Cocktail. I have no idea what an Urban Fairy Cocktail is, but the name is so cute I'm already sold.

At Bauernmarkt: Farmer's Market in the German Pavilion, Potato Pancakes are on the menu with a choice of two toppings. When ordering up these tasty bites with Caramalized Ham, Onions, and Herbed Sour Cream, or go vegan and order them topped with fresh house-made applesauce. I love a great potato pancake.


Pork Tenderloin at Urban Farm EatsPork Tenderloin at Urban Farm Eats
Caramelized Ham and Onion Potato Pancakes from BauernmarktCaramelized Ham and Onion Potato Pancakes from Bauernmarkt


The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival's Outdoor Kitchens are open daily from 11:00AM to 9:00PM throughout the duration of the Festival. But as with all things Disney unexpected closure or menu changes could occur.

To read the Full Menus for the 2017 Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival head over to the Disney Food Blog. Just like during their Food & Wine Festival coverage, they've got a photo archive of returning foods too! Our thanks goes out to them for exclusive use of their images in this article.

Are you looking forward to this fresh epicurean adventure? What's on your list? Leave a comment and let me know.

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