In Which Jenn Makes A Flower & Garden Festival To-Eat List (Take 3)

It may be a bad idea to even write this post. It went wrong in 2017. It went wrong in 2020. Do I dare too much?

Sure, in 2017, it was my fault for being too zonked by sleeplessness to fully enjoy Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival. But it was the universe that took everything from me in 2020. Is it time to let optimism flounder? Can we set the bar lower than it is even now?

Too late: I’ve already started the post. It’s happening.

We're doing the Flower & Garden Festival

As is my wont, I’ve gone through all the published menus for the Flower & Garden Festival food booths and selected what I want to try, assuming my spring trip goes as planned. If I make it, the below food items are at the top of my to-eat list. Will 2021 be the year?

If it is, I shall eat:

BOOTH ITEM NOTES
Bauernmarket Potato pancakes Either version
Bauernmarket Pretzel bread with ham and cheese Pretzel bread FTW
Cider House Potato & cheddar biscuit with salmon tartare This sounds AMAZING
Cider House Dark chocolate raspberry tart I feel like I had this at a Food & Wine Festival but it was good so
Cider House Cider Pink lemonade?! Watermelon?! Jam?! I DEMAND A FLIGHT
Citrus Blossom Orange-lemon smoothie Not gonna lie: in it for the Orange Bird sipper
Citrus Blossom Hibiscus lime ale I love hibiscus!
Farmer’s Feast Hibiscus lemonade cocktail HI, BISCUS!
Festival Favorites Maple bacon stout I have good luck with stouts at these festivals
Fleur de Lys Goat cheese and onion tart Only they spell it in French
Fleur de Lys La Vie en Rose slushy I hear good things
Hanami Frushi I think ordering this is required by Epcot law
Honey Bee-stro Honey & sweet corn spoon bread Man, I haven’t had spoon bread in forever and I love it
Honey Bee-stro Lavender chicken flatbread Lavender honey mustard? Lavender goat cheese? I am intrigued
Honey Bee-stro Honey mascarpone cheesecake Mascarpone is magnificent
Jardin de Fiestas Sope de chorizo I’m not 100% clear on what this is but fried dough sounds good
Jardin de Fiestas Tulum Mexican craft beer I’ve had my fair share of Caribbean seawater up my nose so I’ll be the judge of that
Isla Fresca Hibiscus Guavacation sour beer Hibiscus AND it’s a sour beer?!
Lotus House Jasmine beer What can I say; I like to consume flowers
Northern Bloom Blackberry beer And they said it couldn’t be done
Northern Bloom Maple whiskey with maple popcorn shake What’s not to like?
Pineapple Promenade Frozen desert violet lemonade If you don’t buy it they won’t let you back on Instagram
Pineapple Promenade POG beer POG beer
Pineapple Promenade Violet lemonade ale It’s a slow but steady takeover
Sunshine Griddle Fried cinnamon roll bites But only if they’ll give me extra frosting
Taste of Marrakesh Hibiscus orange wheat ale I’m not shaping the universe to my whims on accident, am I?
Trowel & Trellis Grilled sweet corn with garlic spread In case of vampires

Hmmm. That’s a lot of drinks. I might need to boost my food selections. But then this is never a definitive or exhaustive list anyway; the festival booths demand your patronage in ever greater amounts, do they not?

I hope to see you at the festival! I hope I hope I hope I hope I hope –

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