Tasting My Way through EPCOT Farmers Feast’s Summer Solstice Menu!

What’s not to enjoy about a rotating menu? There is usually some thing to search forward to when matters periodically improve, and with EPCOT festivals long lasting for a longer period these days, I’m happy that seasonal menus are staying made available at 1 of Flower and Garden’s Outdoor kitchens. I not too long ago manufactured a stop by the EPCOT Farmers Feast booth to give their Summertime Solstice menu goods a try out. Be a part of me as I flavor my way as a result of the a few latest additions to the menu.

As has been the circumstance during the competition, the booth is at present providing a few things that can be determined as appetizer, entree, and dessert. The 3rd and last menu for this year’s booth is: Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella ($5.25), Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin ($6.50), and a dessert called A Whole Lotta Melon ($4.50).

1st of all, I’d like to give a virtual superior-five to the EPCOT staff for presenting a rotating menu. It retains us guessing and features returning visitors with a small some thing diverse to try out. They have to stroll a wonderful line involving building certain that guests’ favorites are accessible and creating sure that offerings do not improve stagnant. We Disney parks fans can be a funny and fickle bunch thank you for trying. 

Let’s get to the foods. I resolved to go in purchase and commence with the product that can provide as an appetizer: the Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella. I love bread, such as stale bread in a salad, which is what typically is highlighted in a Panzanella. As a substitute of a piece of stale bread, pretty toasty piece of cornbread is substituted rather. And mates? That cornbread is extremely excellent. It is rich and buttery, and it is the standout of the dish. This Panzanella, having said that, is unbelievably salty. I just cannot anxiety this ample. If you’re delicate to sodium, this is going to send you ideal as a result of the roof. Also, this Panzanella is really major on the olives. If you really don’t like olives, you may well want to steer distinct of this one.

The Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin was subsequent up to bat, and if we’re heading with a baseball analogy, this a single strike it out of the park. It was a grand slam property run (sorry, had one particular analogy remaining), and I extremely advise this dish to any person who is going for walks in the vicinity of Farmers Feast. At $6.50, this is a steal. You get two thick items of pork tenderloin that are completely well prepared. They’re moist and smoky, and merely delightful. The succotash is heavy on the edamame, and the veggies made use of in the succotash have a chunk to them, that means there are no mushy substances taking place right here. This is not your mom’s succotash. Except your mom can make a truly nice succotash, that is.

The Summertime Solstice menu wraps up with a dessert that draws on the contemporary, farm-impressed side of points. A Total Lotta Melon attributes a feta cheesecake, watermelon curd, pickled watermelon rind, watermelon caramel, and compressed watermelon. When the competition commenced, the desert du jour was a creamsicle pop created of goat cheese. That was a departure. This one particular? A bit a lot less so. That currently being claimed, my the very least most loved portion of the dessert was the pickled watermelon rind. It just wasn’t very edible. I signify, I ate it, but I really don’t require to yet again. This dish was great, and the style was mild (I consider I would’ve relished a minimal bit far more of the watermelon caramel), but it’s not something I really feel that I want to order a second time.

The standout of the EPCOT Farmers Feast Summer season Solstice menu? The Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin. Palms down. The layered flavors, the rate, the entire 9 yards this dish is so great.

The Flower and Backyard Competition runs however July 4th, and the Food items & Wine Competition begins on July 14th.

What is your most loved dish at the Flower and Back garden Festival? You should permit me know in the comments segment under!

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