Busch Gardens Tampa is preparing for one of their most popular seasonal events; The Food & Wine Festival. Every weekend from March 5 to April 24, guests will be delighted with a large selection of gourmet foods and beverages alongside special musical guests. This year, there are new additions to the menu.
An impressive 35 culinary creations have been designed specifically for this year’s festival. The lineup also includes an expanded menu of more than 120 wines, cocktails, and craft brews to select from.
The list of chart-topping musical guests is just as impressive as the dining options. This year, Busch Gardens will host Andy Grammer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf, The All-American Rejects, O.A.R, Gente de Zona and many more during the festival.
The festival happenings are included with your general Busch Gardens admission ticket or pass. Food and beverage menus are available for purchase. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enjoy alcoholic beverages. Want to have a taste of everything? We do too. New this year is the Food Sampler package which includes any five food samples of choice throughout the Festival and starts at only $24.99.
Festival favorites including bacon mac & cheese and the griddled cheese cake sandwich are back by popular demand, but Busch Gardens has made room for new features as well. Some new dishes including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, truffle fries, and almond coconut truffles are sure to spice up an already diverse selection.
Busch Gardens has released the official lineup of 11 culinary cabins as follows:
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 apples, sundried cranberries and walnut quinoa.
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.
Cheers! We’ll see you this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa.