Fleur De Lys Outdoor Kitchen At The Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

My friends and I did a lot of eating at the Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival where the Outdoor Kitchens around World Showcase are providing country after country of bright farm fresh foods. That being said - I only made a return trip to one booth while we were there, and that was to the indulgent pop up Fleur De Lys.

Fleur De Lys Outdoor KitchenFleur De Lys Outdoor Kitchen

Showcasing classic French flavors, Fleur De Lys is located in Epcot's France Pavilion just as you cross the bridge over the channel into the pavilion. Surrounded by garden boxes full of the ingredients being used in the dishes, and green bistro umbrellas the Outdoor Kitchen seems to fit perfectly into the beautiful landscape of the France's gilded age.

Check out the menu of foods and beverages that the gorgeous little red kitchen is serving up.

  • Tarte a l'Onion Alsacienne: Alsatian Onion Tart with Sauteed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust (V) " $4.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Poulet aux Ecrevisses, Riz Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf " $5.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Macaron Chocolat Framboise: Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam (GF) " $4.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, White and Red Cranberry Juice " $9.95
  • Kir Pomegranate, Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liquor " $7.95
  • Brut de Peche, Natural Peach Sparkling Wine " $7.50
  • Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blend, C'est La Vie " $5.00
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 " $4.25

The Grapefruit Tree In The Planter Had Tiny FruitThe Grapefruit Tree In The Planter Had Tiny Fruit
Rosemary, Parsley, and Onions In The PlantersRosemary, Parsley, and Onions In The Planters

Close by guests will be able to enjoy a multitude of topiary in the pavilion. Everybody's favorite characters from Beauty and the Beast dance happily amongst the gardens and fountains of France. Old favorites got a fabulous update this year to help celebrate the release of Disney's Live Action Beauty And The Beast movie.

The Beautiful Fountain Courtyard In FranceThe Beautiful Fountain Courtyard In France
The Beauty And The Beast Topiary Were Updated This YearThe Beauty And The Beast Topiary Were Updated This Year
Cogsworth And Lumiere Dance In The Formal GardenCogsworth And Lumiere Dance In The Formal Garden

The first thing we ordered was the Tarte a l'Onion Alsacienne paired with the Kronenbourg Blanc 1664. The Alsatian Onion Tart is a regional French favorite with "melted" onions, rosemary, and thyme bound with a savory custard and sitting on the most delicate puff pastry crust. The flavors were rich and the texture sinfully luscious. This is the winner that brought me back to the booth for a second visit.

My husband ordered the Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 on our second trip back, and it was a fantastic surprise to our whole party. I'm not a beer drinker, but this Witbier style was light and refreshing with a zippy citrus flavor that I would happily have again. Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 is a wheat ale brewed in Alsace, France and offered a wonderful juxtaposition to the rich tart.

Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 And Tarte a l'Onion AlsacienneKronenbourg Blanc 1664 And Tarte a l'Onion Alsacienne
The Tarte a l'Onion Alsacienne Was Rich And CreamyThe Tarte a l'Onion Alsacienne Was Rich And Creamy

Next, we ordered up some dessert. I am a sucker for a crisp refined macaron, and the Macaron Chocolat Framboise at Fleur de Lys is simply out of this world. A large (and I mean LARGE) raspberry macaron cookie is filled with dark chocolate fudge and surprise spot of tart raspberry jam in the center. In the past I've had issues with some of Disney's oversized macarons, but the cookie on this one was smooth, delicate and crisp on the outside with just a little bit of chewy on the inside, everything that a good macaron should be. The filling? The filling was a little bit of chocolaty heaven.

To go with dessert we indulged in the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush. I'm a Grey Goose slushie fan all year round, but this version may be my new favorite frozen Disney cocktail. Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, white and red cranberry juice are combined in a frozen symphony of sweet and fruity delight.

La Vie en Rose And Macaron Chocolat FramboiseLa Vie en Rose And Macaron Chocolat Framboise

I haven't heard may people disagree with my opinion that the food at Fleur De Lys is one of the true highlights of Flower and Garden Festival. If you want to see pictures of the other delightful menu items, head on over and see what our friends at the Disney Food Blog have to say.

Have you indulged in the bounty of Alsace? Leave a comment and let us know what you thought!

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