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2021 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival


The 2021 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival looks different than in years past but it is still one of the most beautiful times to visit Epcot and has many fun treats in store.

First up, you have the stunning topiaries and gardens dotted throughout the entire park.  These are what really sets the tone for this festival. If you're lucky, you might even spot a character or two hanging out in the gardens.  I spotted both Alice and Mary Poppins at different times in the English Tea Garden! 

Tinkerbell is tucked away in the back of the UK Pavilion
Mickey makes a second appearance by World Showplace
Next you have the Outdoor Kitchens and lots of yummy food and beverage choices around World Showcase and even popping down into Future World a bit. This is always my favorite part of any festival but it's so enjoyable at Flower and Garden because the weather tends to be just perfect for outdoor dining.  Here are a few of my favorites from this year's festival. 

Sunshine Griddle: Froot Loops Shake & Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon
The Honey Bee-stro: Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese & Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon, and House-made Whipped Honey Butter 
Fleur de Lys (France): Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a flaky Pastry Crust; Canard Confit à l’Orange aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Parisian Gnocchi; Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream and Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel & La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice
Festival Favorites: Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, Feta, and Balsamic Reduction & Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue, and House-made Pickle 

Farmers Feast: Duck Confit with Carrot Purée, Roasted Root Vegetables, Rainbow Chard, and Duck Jus; Off the “Beet”en Path: Profiteroles with Red Beet Mousse, Golden Beet Pastry Cream, Whipped Goat Cheese Cream, and Candied Walnuts & Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin 
What is your favorite part of the festival?  What dish would you most like to try or was your favorite if you have attended this year? Let us know in the comments below! 


Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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