The 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival kicked off back on March 1st, but the EPCOT Farmers Feast booth has been keeping things fresh all festival long!
One of our favorite things about EPCOT festivals is exploring ALL of the limited-time food and drink options available at the food booths around the park. And while most of the food booths stick with the same menu for the duration of the festival, EPCOT Farmers Market has been switching things up with not one, not two, but THREE separate menus! Today, EPCOT Farmers Market debuted its third and final menu of this year’s festival. So, of course, we had to stop by and try out all of the latest offerings!
From May 21st through July 5th, Farmers Feast will be serving up the Summer Solstice Menu, with different options than the booth’s previous Early Bloom Menu and Springtime Menu.
Today kicks off a brand NEW menu at the Farmers Feast booth at EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival! Here’s a look at the updated menu! pic.twitter.com/YufbWZjOvr
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) May 21, 2023
The Summer Solstice Menu features a few returning eats, as well as the NEW Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée with Corn Biscotti.
Now, who’s ready to dive in and try the latest Flower & Garden menu additions??
Let’s dig in!
We’re trying the new menu at the Farmers Feast booth in EPCOT! We got the Tomato and Red Onion Panzanella for $5.25, Barbecue-seared Pork Tenderloin for $6.50, and Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée for $4.75! pic.twitter.com/MZJAkZXmap
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) May 21, 2023
First up for food, have the returning Tomato and Red Onion Panzanella with avocado, burrata cheese, and fresh basil. We can’t fault the presentation — it’s beautiful. You can even watch them make it in front of you if you want. The croutons aren’t especially crunchy but are more like a soft bread that crumbles in your mouth.
The herbs on the salad offer up some salty flavor, but at times, it was almost TOO salty. We did a lot of mixing up the food a bit to cut down on all that saltiness.
Next, there’s another dish that we’ve enjoyed at the festival in previous years, the Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette. The pork tenderloin is perfectly cooked and packed full of flavor. The grapefruit vinaigrette really helped bring those flavors to life, too.
The summer succotash, though, tasted like a cold salad — we found it a little weird when combined with the hot tenderloin.
And finally, we tried the brand new addition to the Summer Solstice Menu, the Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée with corn biscotti! Yep, it’s a REAL crème brûlée with the taste of cream corn. The problem, though, is that the corn and sugar are so busy battling it out for flavor that by the time we ate more, all we could taste was corn. If you love corn, that might not be a problem, though.
The biscotti, though, was delicious and wasn’t too hard or crunchy to bite into.
You’ll probably have to love both corn AND crème brûlée to appreciate this treat.
There aren’t any new beverages on the Summer Solstice Menu, but throughout the whole festival, the Farmers Feast booth has offered a few unique drinks, like the Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry & Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea priced at $5.50 for 6 oz. and $9.50 for 12 oz.
Plus, there’s the Ghost Mary, a Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, tomato water, horseradish, celery salt, and a hint of pepper, priced at $11.50.
You can check out our full review of the Ghost Mary here!
Overall, we tried some salty, savory dishes that we would consider ordering again. Admittedly, nothing blew our socks OFF, but we also didn’t spit out any food in total disgust. The Summer Solstice Menu will be available at Farmers Feast from now through the final day of the Flower & Garden Festival on July 5th.
Are you gearing up for a trip to the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival? If so, we’ve got you covered! Click our links below for the information you need to know:
- Learn about the Garden Rocks Concert Series and Dining Packages
- Check out ALL of the 2023 Flower and Garden Booth Menus
- See what eats you’ll need to try to get a PRIZE at the Festival!
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