The food at Disney World’s upcoming Epcot International Food & Garden Festival will be a smorgasbord of flashy, farm-to-table gourmet fare, featuring the kind of dishes you’d expect to see at restaurants that actually ban tank tops, shorts and flip flops...instead of catering to that sartorial crowd.
The Mouse House has revealed 50 special menu items that will be available during the festival’s 90-day run (from March 1 to May 29). They’ll all be served at the 15 “Outdoor Kitchens” located around Epcot’s World Showcase Promenade—including two new “Kitchens” this year, Northern Bloom and The Berry Basket.
Among the theme park’s surprisingly gourmet festival offerings are options like seared scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes and applewood smoked bacon; poulet aux écrevisses (baked chicken with crawfish); ahi tuna poke; beef tenderloin tips; Caribbean conch salad; warm wild berry buckle with pepper berry sorbet; and pear cider-brined shredded corned beef. The dishes will also have beverage pairings (alcoholic and non-alcoholic, natch) and there will be vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and gluten-friendly (may or may not have gluten, but probably not a lot) choices available, too.