While Epcot’s annual Flower and Garden Festival delighted guests with a vibrant bounty of the garden, one particular food stall spurred visitors on a second, third, and more trip. Maybe it’s time to skip those traditional favorites and opt for one of these seasonal finds at EPCOT Farmers Feast.
During recent food festivals, Disney chefs have taken culinary creativity to new levels. From perfectly prepared dishes at the annual International Arts Festival to classics at the annual Food and Wine event, each market is brimming with delicious finds. A visit during the course of the festivals is not enough to taste all the offers.
During the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, the event emphasizes fresh, seasonal flavors. The term Fresh Epcot is more than just a celebration of spring and summer. It’s about the flavors on the plate.
The EPCOT Farmers Feast is one of the best examples of this concept. The rotating menu includes how the freshest ingredients change seasonally. Covering three distinct offerings during the food festival, foodies return again and again to savor each of the specific dishes.
When the food festival started, the grilled bison rib eye wowed the guests. Slightly hearty, which was perfect on those chilly spring nights, the creamy leek fondue offered a comforting bite. It was rich but not overwhelming. For a single plate, it satisfies in the most delicious way.
As the temperatures began to warm, the spring menu featured herb-crusted spring lamb. It is in this dish that the Disney chefs have shone. From the perfectly cooked lamb to the red wine butter sauce, it was bursting with flavor. Even for people who have never eaten lamb before, the herbs offered a luminosity to say that spring has arrived.
Now on its latest offering, the Summer Solstice menu brings the flavors of the grill to the conversation. Seared BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Summer Succotash showcases the vibrant flavors of summer. From zesty citrus to smoke from the grill, this dish could inspire a variety of dishes at home.
Whether you visited Epcot Flower and Garden in March or are planning your first visit this summer, don’t miss the EPCOT Farmers Feast Market. The garden has blossomed and its bounty provides the tastiest bites at the food festival.
The 2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival now runs through July 4. Although theme park reservations are required, the festival is included with admission to Disney parks. Festival food prices vary.