Are you ready for corks and coasters? Busch Gardens Tampa is kicking off their second annual Food and Wine Festival, and this year it’s shaping up to be bigger and full of more food! The festival will have 11 Culinary Cabins, new ways to enjoy wine at the festival (and at home) and more bands than ever!
This year Busch Gardens will kick off the fun on March 5th, and will rock and cook all the way until April 24th. The fun will include a different band every Saturday and Sunday, as well as a full menu at each of the eleven locations. This year there are two new Culinary Cabins, both of which will serve up something tasty.
Here’s this year’s menu!
NEW! Artisan Eats:
Artisan Eats introduces sophisticated flavors crafted to treat guests’ appetites, including truffle fries, shrimp & grits and pan-fried bread pudding with Nutella®-mascarpone drizzle.
NEW! Garden Gate Cafe:
Garden Gate Café joins the Festival this year with pheasant sausage flatbread topped with filet de pomodoro and tuna poke.
The exotic flavors of Gourmet Lodge feature smoked beef brisket, pickled shrimp over couscous salad and a guest-favorite griddled cheese cake sandwich.
The rich flavors of Savory Tavern tempt taste buds with coconut shrimp cigars, espresso flan, and a goat cheese polenta cake topped with olives and tomatoes.
Chef’s Plantation is home to hearty flavors, including pan-seared salmon cakes, beef short ribs and duck tacos with sweet chili sauce.
Coast to Coast Cookery:
Tastes of the land and sea come together at Coast to Coast Cookery, featuring green peppercorn-seared hangar steak, bacon-wrapped prawns and chilled smoked chicken with
Field House Eatery:
The Field House Eatery is the Festival’s biggest location, offering pan-seared diver scallops and lamb chops with tabouleh and tatziki sauce.
Southern Station tantalizes taste buds with all-new bison sliders, pan-fried cod over fennel risotto, roasted pork belly with red pepper jam, and venison chili with roasted corn, black beans and lime sour cream.
The Comfort Kitchen fuses classics like the famous bacon mac & cheese with contemporary elegant eats like lobster ravioli over tomato basil sauce.
Light Fare Canteen:
The Light Fare Canteen freshens the palate with returning favorites like scallop ceviche, a potato and goat cheese tart, and a perfect cheese plate to accompany a glass of wine.
Blazin’ Bistro breaks out the grill for island-inspired cuisine, featuring jerk chicken sliders, roasted cauliflower hummus and a refreshing vanilla Cigar City Maduro® ice cream float with caramel.
If you want to take the party home with you, guests will be able to purchase certain wines by the bottle in select gift shops in the park. The park will also offer a new Food Sampler, which includes any five food samples of choice throughout the Festival and starts at $24.99. Of course, there are other samplers and deals at the festival, including the return of the Food and Wine Sampler, and priority seating packages for the shows. With more than 50 beers, 65 wines and tons of musical acts, there’s bound to be something for every taste.