epcot flower garden festivalWhen you think of exploring Epcot at Walt Disney World, you probably think of immersing yourself culture and languages without needing a passport. While you may not think of flowers, gardens, and foodie experiences, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival puts a new spin on cultural exploration with a feast for the senses.  Beyond just the stunning flowers and topiary displays, the festival run through May 19th, 2013 in Orlando Florida offering global culinary experiences fit for every foodie and culinary traveling family.DestinationReview

Favorite Foodie Stops at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival


Italy
: Well of course I would suggest you start by saying “Ciao” in Italy. What better way to live the dolce vita than with Piazza San Marco alla Disney as a backdrop. The Primavera Garden festival booth will wet your appetite with prosecco mom and dad and Lasagna Primavera made with fresh vegetables of all types. 

 

Japan: The Hanami booth in the Japanese Pavilion will make you want to try the Frushi (fresh strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe rolled with coconut rice)  or the Green Teal Flan. Parents will enjoy the refreshing Yuzu Rita (frozen blend of tequila, triple sec, lime and a hint of Yuzu) on a hot day.  (Trust me, this was delicious, a very definite close second to the prosecco.) 

what to eat at epcot flower and garden festivalFrance: Named for an art gallery in Paris,  L’Orangerie in the French Pavilion goes beyond the traditional Parisien baguette. The Verrine charlotte au pèches (Caramelized peaches and rosemary and light vanilla cream) will satisfy even the youngest foodie in the family.

Mexico: Of course if you are looking for a springtime vegetables with a kick, Jardin de Fiestas in the Mexico Pavilion offers carnita, tostadas and flan. 

Canada
: The Pineapple Promenade offers the famous DoleWhip delight.

While there is so much to see and do in Epcot like riding Chevrolet’s  Test Track or Soarin’, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival offers a unique chance to sample nutritious and creative recipes from all over the world.  Just think, you can live the dolce vita, or good life as a foodie while you eat and sip delicious treats, knowing that your kids are taking in the world around them.

Elena is a freelance writer, digital content strategist, and chaser of dreams. She writes about making every moment matter at LiveDoGrow. You can find her on twitter and facebook.