Magnolia Terrace – EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Magnolia Terrace makes its debut at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in 2020. “Get a nice, cozy feeling with some comfort food inspired by the Gulf region.” This year’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival runs from March 4 – June 1, 2020.
Menu for Magnolia Terrace at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
There’s a lot packed into this dish. We found 2 mussels, a potato cut in half, 2 pieces of sausage, 3 shrimp, a crawfish, a piece of corn, and a tiny claw. The only thing we didn’t like was the potato. It was chalky and had a weird texture, but everything else is great. The boil has great flavor. There’s a beautiful flavoring in the broth that elevates this dish. Aside from the potato, this was a winner.
*NEW* Grilled Oysters with Cajun Butter – $7.50
The oysters, which we were told were from the Gulf of Mexico, were well-seasoned, but tasted a little old. They were pretty mediocre.
*NEW* House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard – $5.50
The boudin was presented, as the menu item suggests, in two ways: a fried ball and as a sausage. The boudin was really good but the portion was small. Most of us felt that the fried ball piece was the better of the two, but one of our team members preferred the sausage. It’s flavorful and the mustard adds a nice boldness.
*NEW* Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream featuring Burton’s Maple Syrup – $4.75
The cake got mixed reviews from our crew. It tastes like a coffee cake, but better than the cake with the berry compote from Pineapple Promenade. It’s very sweet, almost too sweet, so make sure you share. The cake is dry, but the sauce makes up for it.
*NEW* Pecan Praline – $4.25
The pecan praline tasted like edible sand. It’s sweet but just sort of crumbles in your mouth. We definitely couldn’t eat one of these alone.
From correspondence with Wild Heaven Beer President Nick Purdy, “Citrus Session Lager is perhaps the perfect beer for springtime in Florida. Built on a classic Pilsner-style base with notes of lemongrass and sea salt, the ultra bright citrus flavor is filled out with additions of lime juice plus both white and Ruby Red grapefruit juices. ”
From The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery: “The Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale is a medium bodied beer with a lovely tawny copper/bronze color. The lightest of all our dark ales, this is a great introduction to full flavored beers. This brew emphasizes malt complexity with layered caramel malt flavors.”
From Parish Brewing Co.: “Welcome to the future. Our collective human consciousness, or Ghost in the Machine, has gained a tolerance for hops beyond what mankind has ever known before. This double India Pale Ale is the necessary outcome. Brewed with obscene quantities of hand-selected Citra hops from our favorite farm in Yakima Valley, WA. Expect pungent grapefruit aromas and flavors, tropical fruit, and less harsh bitterness than most IIPAs.”
Location of Magnolia Terrace at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Magnolia Terrace is located at The American Adventure pavilion at the back of World Showcase. You can find it at number 13 on the map below.