florida fresh


Fresh EPCOT Views by Trevor Aydelotte

The Florida Fresh booth has a mixture of new and old dishes. The first dish, the Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, Goat Cheese and White Balsamic Vinaigrette was over at the Urban Ears booth last year. This salad and the watermelon salad basically traded places. 

The Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro is a returning item. This dish is nice and spicy without being overwhelming. I’ve gotten it without the grits because I’m really not a fan, but the shrimp and other fixings are tasty enough without, but if you get this dish as is, this is another super filling one!

Fans of the Country Pate from Food and Win might recognize this new dish to the Flower and Garden Festival. The Florida Larder Board: Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, Cahaba Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pâté and House-made Pickles. Everything in this dish is super local, so it’s a pretty cool concept as well as a new dish! Everything on the plate was made or grown fresh in the area, no cans, nothing frozen, just incredibly fresh ingredients!

Available drinks are:

  • Key Lime Sparkling Wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sea Dog Acai Berry Hefeweizen, Clearwater, FL
  • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slush with Hendrick’s Gin
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slush (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fresh-squeezed Watermelon Juice (Non-Alcoholic)