Flavors are in bloom at Busch Gardens with the return of the park’s fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival. Guests are invited to take their taste buds on an adventure as they sample more than 110 tasty treats, including 22 new dishes. Serving guests every weekend through April 25 with limited capacity, this year’s menu features festival favorites and fresh twists on classic cuisines from around the country that pair perfectly with more than 80 wines, brews and cocktails.
In addition to the park’s already strict health and safety measures, which include increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks and face covering requirements, capacity will also be significantly limited to create more open space for guests to maintain physical distancing in a safe environment and enjoy their experience.
Here are a few of the more than 110 tasty reasons to come back week after week
Fresh finds with seasonal flavors: From the new five-spice duck lettuce wraps with Asian pear coleslaw and plum sauce drizzle to meatless options like the Impossible® slider topped with caramelized balsamic onions and crispy jalapeños, there’s something for everyone.
Savory bites of barbecue, Tex-Mex and more: Try sharable dishes like slowly smoked beef brisket pub chips and tasty handhelds. All American Eats by Kraft-Heinz offers a new take on American favorites featuring bison sliders with bacon onion jam, vintage cheddar, and Heinz Mayochup and lobster white cheddar macaroni and cheese.
Sinfully sweet eats: From new Woodford Reserve bourbon bread pudding, senorita sangria cupcakes, maple bacon cinnamon rolls and more, there’s something to satisfy any sweet tooth.
More than 50 wines, beers and seltzers for all tastes: Take a tasting tour of vineyards and breweries from around the state, country and globe without leaving Tampa Bay.
More than 20 refreshing cocktails: It’s easy to find the perfect pairing to complement this year’s festival menu with new hand-crafted mixologist recipes like the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Smoked Bloody Mary and Falcons Fury Lemon Drop with Milagro tequila and Flor De Cana Rum Hurricanes. Chill out with new Cutwater frozen margarita popsicles or frozen watermelon margaritas.
Return to live music with physically-distant concerts
From nationally recognized bands to local favorites, safely eat to the beat with plenty of open space across the expansive Festival Field. All concerts are included with theme park admission and will take place on select dates in March and April.
For the first course of the Food & Wine Festival, guests can enjoy a taste of local acts at the Coke Canopy. Physically distant seating will be available in the open-air pavilion.