If you need a reason to indulge in delicious eats and headlining concerts, the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is it. Back for its 4th year, the popular event will take place Saturdays and Sundays from March 5th to April 24th at Busch Gardens Tampa.
The festival is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park, though food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Many new culinary delights will be featured specifically for the Food & Wine festival, with a menu of more than 35 dishes, and over 120 wines, craft brews and cocktails. Guests will be able to feed their appetite at food cabins and tents throughout Gwazi Park, each featuring a unique cuisine:
Tempt taste buds with the rich flavors of Savory Tavern, including coconut shrimp cigars, espresso flan, and a goat cheese polenta cake topped with olives and tomatoes.
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.
Light Fare Canteen
Freshen up your palate at the Light Fare Canteen with returning favorites like scallop ceviche, a potato and goat cheese tart, and a perfect cheese plate to accompany a glass of wine.
Explore the exotic flavors of Gourmet Lodge, featuring smoked beef brisket, pickled shrimp over couscous salad and a guest-favorite griddled cheese cake sandwich.
Hearty flavors await your palate at Chef’s Plantation with pan-seared salmon cakes, beef short ribs and duck tacos with sweet chili sauce.
The Comfort Kitchen fuses classics like the famous bacon mac & cheese with contemporary eats like lobster ravioli over tomato basil sauce.
Blazin’ Bistro breaks out the grill for island-inspired cuisine, featuring jerk chicken sliders, roasted cauliflower hummus and a refreshing vanilla Maduro ice cream float with caramel.
Artisan Eats – New!
Treat yourself to sophisticated flavors crafted to treat your appetite, including truffle fries, shrimp & grits and pan-fried bread pudding with nutella-mascarpone drizzle.
Field House Eatery
At the festivals biggest location, guests can enjoy pan-seared diver scallops and lamb chops with tabouleh and tzatziki sauce.
Coast to Coast Cookery
Land and sea come together in a flavorful menu featuring green peppercorn-seared hangar steak, bacon-wrapped prawns and chilled smoked chicken with apples, sundried cranberries and walnut quinoa.
Garden Gate Café – New!
New to this years lineup of food cabins is the Garden Gate Café, which features a pheasant sausage flatbread topped with filet de pomodoro and tuna poke.
Check out more than 65 fine wines, 50 craft brews, and a variety of cocktails at one of the 17 tasting tents at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival.
Guests attending Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival can also enjoy the following chart-topping artists at 6pm each weekend:
Saturday, March 5: Coming soon!
Sunday, March 6: Huey Lewis & The News
Saturday, March 12: Goo Goo Dolls
Sunday, March 13: O.A.R.
Saturday, March 19: George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Sunday, March 20: MercyMe
Saturday, March 26: Chino y Nacho
Sunday, March 27: Third Eye Blind
Saturday, April 2: Commodores
Sunday, April 3: Andy Grammer
Saturday, April 9: Chris Young
Sunday, April 10: The All-American Rejects
Saturday, April 16: Meat Loaf
Sunday, April 17: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Saturday, April 23: Gente de Zona
Sunday, April 24: Jordin Sparks
Guests can purchase discount Busch Gardens Tampa tickets and save up to $43 vs. the gate price when buying from Tickets2You.com. Stay tuned for more information and shop tickets today at Tickets2You.com.