Welcome to an Outdoor Kitchen review for the 2018 International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. This review will focus on Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market outdoor kitchen. Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market is located outside of the Germany pavilion.
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
- Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V) $4.25
- Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream $4.50
- Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese $5.00
- Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries $4.25
- Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint $9.50
- Paulaner Original Munich Lager $4.50
- Ayinger Bräu Weisse Hefeweizen, Munich, Germany $4.50
- Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager $4.50
- Beer Flight $10.00
Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V) – $4.25
The menu clearly calls out ‘Potato Pancakes’ and ‘Potato Pancake’, whereas this should be multiple pancakes. We received a single one with more apple sauce than pancake. It’s forgettable.
Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream – $4.50
A forgettable single pancake with minimal ham and onions on top. The flavors match, but it’s nothing special.
Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese – $5.00
I don’t even know the proper words to describe how unexpectedly amazing this dish was. The pretzel bread was filled with a gooey cheese and black forest ham that oozed out when we cut into it. All of the flavors mix wonderfully together making one of the best items we’ve ever had at Flower & Garden since they started Outdoor Kitchens a few years ago.
Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries $4.25
The strudel was a perfect combination of fruit, cheese, and flaky crust. Everything came out warm, making for a very good dessert. Not as good as the buckle from Berry Basket, but still worth your time.
Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint – $9.50
Take a close look at the picture and notice the stem of the glass and how there’s seemingly a line and separation of liquid. The camera doesn’t deceive the eye, that bottom portion is the elderflower and mint mixture. It’s much more dense than the Brut so it sinks to the bottom and waits for the opportune moment to strike. A very unpleasant ending to a relatively okay Brut.
Beer Flight – Paulaner Original Munich Lager, Ayinger Bräu Weisse Hefeweizen, Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager – $10.00
Having sampled two of the three beers in past festivals, we opted to try the Hefeweizen. It’s a really solid beer, as are the other two. Try the flight and make it worth your money.