Taste of Marrakesh – Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Taste of Marrakesh premiered at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in 2013, and returns for its ninth festival this year. “Intoxicate taste buds with the exotic flavors of this North African mecca—mysterious Morocco!” This year’s 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival takes place March 3 – July 5, 2021.
Menu for Taste of Marrakesh at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemons and Anchovy Breadcrumbs – $7.25
Shakshuka: Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew – $5.50
Lemon Magdalena Cake with Orange and Fig Compote and Sangria Gel (Plant-Based) – $4.75
*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.
M.I.A. Beer Company Pink Hibiscus Orange Wheat Ale, Doral, FL – $4.50 for 6 o.z., $8.50 for 12 o.z.
Photos of Menu Items from Taste of Marrakesh at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
*NEW* Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemons and Anchovy Breadcrumbs – $7.25
The seafood couscous looked inviting, although the flavor seems to be missing. The shrimp and mussels were really well prepared. They weren’t fishy or chewy, however, they were not very well seasoned, leaving the dish terribly bland. There was a decent serving of seafood in this dish but the lack of flavor doesn’t make it worth it to us.
*NEW* Shakshuka: Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew – $5.50
The shakshuka was sadly incredibly bland as well. The pita should have been a nice fluffy addition to the plate, but it was stiff and dry. The dish itself is colorful and presented well but unfortunately the compliments end there.
*NEW* Lemon Magdalena Cake with Orange and Fig Compote and Sangria Gel – $4.75
The flavor of this cake reminds us of fig newton cookies, so we can’t help but call it a deconstructed fig newton. Luckily, this does seem significantly fresher than a packaged cookie. We didn’t dislike the flavor of this dessert, but it still didn’t have a bold or unique enough flavor to make this our festival dessert of choice. The presentation is fun with the compote on top of the cake, allowing you to pick how much you want in each bite. Overall, this dessert isn’t bad, but there are definitely more exciting options.