Okay, so let’s say you love eating at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. You’ve popped some popsicles at Refreshment Port. You’ve tasted tuna tataki at The Citrus Blossom. You’ve even chowed down on chilaquiles at Jardin de Fiestas. Now you can reward your adventurous palate with the Garden Graze!
Between now and June 1st, 2020, guests who purchase five items at select Outdoor Kitchens and collect a matching stamp in their Festival Passport from that location will receive a complimentary prize at Pineapple Promenade! The key to the Garden Graze is that the five items listed are all plant-based, making it a full graze through a garden of delicious options.
But what is the prize, you may ask? Feast your eyes on this!
This souvenir plastic cup is your reward for taking the culinary journey around EPCOT, and it comes filled with Dole Whip!
It features the Garden Graze logo along with a variety of vegetables.
Anybody up for a carrot, onion, or beet?
The prize for Garden Graze can be redeemed at Pineapple Promenade.
Of course, if you’d like a preview of the items that are part of this program, here are our reviews!
Flavor Full Kitchen: Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis – $4.75
The grilled baby vegetables is a solid vegetarian choice. It’s not a flashy dish and has a pretty basic flavor palate. The dish includes carrots, zucchinis, and tomatoes that are all well-roasted. The veggies are served with a red pepper coulis and hummus cream, which was our favorite part of the dish. The hummus was your typical hummus, but the red pepper coulis added a punch of rich flavor to the plate.
Florida Fresh: Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.50
Super light and refreshing, the perfect drink for your afternoon at Epcot. Expect a natural watermelon flavor with a subtle cucumber aftertaste.
Refreshment Outpost: Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning – $4.75
The pineapple skewer is, straight-up, a piece of pineapple on a stick with Tajin. There’s not enough Tajin to make any noticeable flavor difference. It seems like they’re afraid to add too much in case guests can’t handle the Tajin flavor. Skip this.
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market: Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce – $4.50
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.
Trowel & Trellis: Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing – $5.75
Be warned that this dish is served… well, without a dish. While we get that it’s supposed to be “portable” food, it’s hard if you intend on sharing these or cutting in them in half, or just need to rest your food on a surface that may or may not be a trash can. That being said, the meatball had a lot of flavor and all toppings complimented dish well. While definitely new for many guests, the lentil bread pretty much tasted like any flatbread.
Will you be attempting the Garden Graze on your next visit to EPCOT? Let us know in the comments below!