We can’t wait for the 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to begin on March 4th.
Today we’re bringing you along for a sneak peek at the food that will be featured at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival!
We have our maps ready, we’ve checked over all the menus, so that means we’re ready to chow down on all the tasty snacks this year’s festival has to offer. Last year we swooned over the Orange Bird Sipper filled with an orange cream slushy and we are thrilled to see it making another appearance at The Citrus Blossom this year.
But this year’s Flower and Garden Festival is SO grand, it’s big enough for TWO adorable sippers, which is why the Spike the Bee Sipper has already R.S.V.P.ed to the garden party! Plus, you’ll have the option of purchasing a fabulous new Spike the Bee Spork to reduce the need for single-use plastics!
We were lucky enough to sample the Honey-Peach Freeze that comes with the Spike the Bee Sipper. Talk about the nectar of THE GODS! 😉 This drink is absolutely delicious! We expect some long lines at Honey Bee-stro for this tasty gem!
But our Spike and our Orange Bird friends might have some competition this year, because there’s a brand NEW booth on the block: Magnolia Terrace!
Now that Regal Eagle Smokehouse has finally opened, this newcomer is serving up a whole new-style of American eats — like this STUN-NING Southern Seafood Boil! This dish features a cornucopia of Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage!
If you’re looking for a little more spice, you can try the Grilled Oysters with Cajun Butter!
But hands-down, the clear winner for us was the House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard! It was our absolute favorite dish at Magnolia Terrace!
For a sweet finish to all that spice, the booth will serve up pecans two ways! You can try the Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream featuring Burton’s Maple Syrup or THIS fabulous Pecan Praline! We thought this was the perfect bite — err, bites rather. We tried to fit the whole thing in our mouths but it didn’t fit!
Magnolia Terrace is sourcing its beers from numerous breweries across the southeastern part of the United States.
There’s Wild Heaven Beer Session’s Citrus Lager from Avondale Estates, Georgia, The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery’s Amber Ale from Farmville, North Carolina, and Parish Brewing Co.’s Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, from Broussard, Louisianna. If you can’t make up your mind, you can always get all three as a Southern Beer Flight!
We also got to try Flavor Full Kitchen’s new Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis! We were big fans of their Roasted Beets and Mickey Tart Peanut Butter Mousse with Strawberry Jam in 2019 that aren’t returning this year, so we knew this dish had some big shoes to fill!
Luckily the flavors didn’t let us down!
Plus, we found out this healthy offering is part of Garden Graze, a new plant-based stroll throughout the Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival booths! By purchasing five specific dishes you’ll find scattered around the World Showcase, you’ll receive a special reward!
The last treat we previewed was the new Trio of Popsicles that will be available at Refreshment Port! The flavors are Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime! If you love cool, refreshing treats, these are not-be-missed!
All of these new snacks and drinks have us more excited than ever to visit the Flower and Garden Festival! We will keep you posted with all the latest festival happenings, so stay tuned for more updates!
Which new food or drink are you most looking forward to trying this year? Let us know in the comments below!
Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Disney World to attend their media preview of Epcot’s 2020 International Flower and Garden Festival. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ