When the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival began, EPCOT Farmers Feast, an outdoor food kitchen available during the festival, had its Early Bloom menu available for guests to enjoy. However, starting April 9 and lasting until May 20, the menu has now rotated to the Springtime menu!
Menu for EPCOT Farmers Feast at the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Springtime Menu Available April 9th – May 20th:
- Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta – $5.00
- 🆕 Grilled Swordfish with crushed fingerling potatoes, pea and mint purée, grilled asparagus, and lemon beurre Blanc – $8.25
- Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream – $4.75
- 🆕 Strawberry-Rhubarb Cocktail – $11.50
Beverages (Available Throughout the Entire Festival) :
*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.
- 🆕Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (5.0% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.
- 🆕Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka ($25/bottle), Tomato Water, Horseradish, Celery Salt, and a hint of Pepper – $11.50
Photos of Menu Items from EPCOT Farmers Feast at the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with Marinated Peppers, Zucchini, Squash, Artichokes, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze on Grilled Ciabatta – $5.00
While the menu says “ciabatta”, this looked like French bread to us. While the toppings are served cold over warm bread, you can taste each flavor in every bite. Although, we thought it could use a dash more salt.
The goat cheese was a great addition and goes perfectly with the vegetables. We would have liked more!
The balsamic glaze adds a little touch of sweetness. Honestly, this is a great snack to get your loop around the Flower & Garden Festival booths started.
*NEW* Grilled Swordfish with crushed fingerling potatoes, pea and mint purée, grilled asparagus, and lemon beurre Blanc – $8.25
Upon receiving our plate, we were met with the very distinct smell of “freshly grilled.” The swordfish reflected that as well, with beautiful grill marks on both the fish and the asparagus.
We thought the fish itself was super tender and fresh. Cooking swordfish isn’t exactly an easy thing to do, it’s very easy to overcook it, which leaves the fish dry and tough, but this was perfectly moist and soft. In fact, we ate the entire thing with a fork, no knife needed!
As far as taste goes, this was a bit on the spicier side, which we didn’t expect from reading the ingredients. However, the lemon beurre Blanc sauce does a great job of cutting through that spice and adding a nice acidic, buttery taste to calm down the heat. The fish also comes with asparagus and potatoes, which complement the fish nicely and rounds out the plate.
Our only gripe is the mint and pea purée which seem a bit out of place on this plate. However, if you’re a fan of fresh fish, this is absolutely one of the better seafood dishes we’ve had from an EPCOT food festival, and would come back for it.
Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake served with Crème Fraîche Whipped Cream – $4.75
This dessert was very fruit-forward, coming off as tart, but still very good.
The cake was very moist, but that wasn’t a bad thing. You could taste the rhubarb, which was subtle and complimented the strawberry nicely.
While the white dollop next to the cake might look like ice cream, it’s actually fresh whipped cream. It was delicious! The whole dish was amazing and rounded out a trio of rather impressive items.
*NEW* Strawberry-Rhubarb Cocktail – $11.50
This drink is not listed on the official menu but is offered with the Springtime menu rotation at EPCOT Farmers Feast. This fact alone makes us think this was a late addition to the menu, and unfortunately, it tastes like it as well. The overall flavor profile is incredibly sweet and this tasted more like a strawberry lemonade.
There wasn’t a strong vodka taste, nor could we taste any of the Rhubarb liquor that’s listed to be in the drink. We did appreciate the fresh strawberry garnish, but overall this whole cocktail feels like an overly sweet afterthought. For $11.50, we felt the vodka should have been a bit stronger, but this feels light on the alcohol side. We’d recommend skipping this.
*NEW* Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.
From Collective Arts Brewing: “This Sparkling Hard Tea is brewed with delicate White Tea leaves from the Fujian province of China, but finds its thrill with a sweet, tart boost from all-natural dried blueberries and just a tinge of earthy elderberries. Made from a malt base with real botanicals. 0g of sugar.”
*NEW* Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, Tomato Water, Horseradish, Celery Salt, and a hint of Pepper – $11.50
This tastes like a watered down Bloody Mary, or at least a light version. It has an acidic tomato-y flavor, while the vodka can barely be tasted.
The whole thing is watered down and muddled, accompanied by three cherry tomatoes on the bottom. This proved to be the most off-putting beverage we’ve had in a while. Skip this.
Location of EPCOT Farmers Fresh at the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
EPCOT Farmers Feast is located near Test Track in World Discovery. You can find it at number 5 on the map below.
Do you like the style of the rotating menu available at EPCOT Farmers Feast, or do you wish the menu would be consistent throughout the entire festival? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!