REVIEW: Florida Fresh – 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Florida Fresh – 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

As part of our 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival coverage, we bring you the Outdoor Kitchen review for Florida Fresh. Located between the France and Morocco Pavilions, this Outdoor Kitchen features food from the Sunshine State.

Carne Guisada – $6.50

Served with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

Pulled beef is paired with fresh vegetables for a nice dish. The beef is tender and delicious. A solid dish if you’re looking for a pulled beef offering.

Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Grits – $6.75

Served with Brown Gravy and Local Sweet Corn Relish

3 big pieces of shrimp sit in a brown gravy that has a bit of a kick to it. The whole dish is a solid grits offering and as you can see in the second picture below, the shrimp is a good portion.

Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue – $4.50

A light tart proved to be a pleasant dessert. A solid crust gives way pretty easily with a fork and the toasted meringue comes through as an airy topping.

Watermelon Cucumber Slushy – $11.75

Served with Tamiami Florida Gin

This should be the reason you stop at Florida Fresh. This is a classic watermelon cucumber slushy that was more liquid than slush in the hot Florida sun. It’s a refreshing drink that lives up to the watermelon name, and can get you through a long afternoon in World Showcase.

Beer Flight

Tampa Bay Brewing Company Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale, Big Top Brewing Company Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat, First Magnitude Brewing Co. Monarch Milk Stout

The Seasonal Fruit Ale was a nice, fruity beer that had a sweetness and hint of tartness to it. The Seasonal Fruit Ale was also our favorite of the three. The Key Lime Wheat lives up to its name, with a subtle tartness taking a back seat to the lime and vanilla graham cracker. The Monarch Milk Stout was a decent milk stout, if a bit dull at times.

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