SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival kicks off on February 3rd. This event runs from Thursday to Sunday from February 3rd to May 7th. SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival features more than 200 delicious foods and drinks inspired by cultures around the world. In addition, 28 concerts will be held during this event.
Orlando’s largest theme park food festival includes 27 festival markets throughout SeaWorld Orlando. An all-new Caribbean Moonshine tasting booth will be featured this year. Guests can enjoy food from around the world as they stroll among award-winning rides and spectacular animal presentations. Foodies and families will find more than 200 foods and drinks inspired by cultures around the world at International Markets. These markets feature foods from Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, and Asia, to name a few.
This event features over 75 craft beers, over 50 unique food items and over 75 wines and cocktails. Culinary Market Squares offer food and beverages on festival days from 11:30 a.m. until the park closes.
Some of the new dishes guests can enjoy this year include:
Parmesan Truffle Fries: Grana Padano Cheese, Fresh Parsley, Winter White Truffle Oil
Pork Feijoada: Pork and Black Bean Brazilian Stew, Garnished with Green Onions
Ropa Vieja: 12-hour slow-cooked shredded beef served over shredded plantains garnished with fine cilantro.
Classic Reuben: thinly sliced pastrami on marble rye bread with sauerkraut and swiss cheese
Italian Beef Arancini: Arancini are served over a San Marzano tomato sauce garnished with fresh basil.
Strawberry Cake a la mode: vanilla ice cream with yellow cake, topped with strawberry icing
Jameson Bread Pudding: Jameson infused bread pudding with Jameson English sauce
In addition to all the great cultural and culinary offerings located around the park during the Seven Seas Festival, SeaWorld Orlando is introducing new full-service menu items at the Sharks Underwater Grill. Recent additions to the restaurant include:
Lobster and Shrimp Cakes: Caribbean Remoulade, Salsa Verde, and Rainbow Green Salad
Chicken and Shrimp Tagine: A light slow-cooked juicy stew of chicken, shrimp, and vegetables with fragrant Mediterranean spices and jasmine rice.
Chocolate Mousse Marquis: Chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis, pecans and edible golden garnish
The new Caribbean Moonshine tasting booth will be located next to the Seafire Grill. This market will include:
Guests can also relax with an ice-cold beer in the Seven Seas Food Festival Beer Garden or Flamecraft Bar, which features several local and regional brews:
Tupac ShaPorter of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Suncreek Brewery’s Strawberry Blonde Ambition
Label and Release Amber Ale from Sailfish Brewing Company
Florida Sunshine from Crooked Can Brewing
Frostproof from Cigar City Brewing
Florida Orange IPA from 3 Daughters Brewing
A strap for tasting food and drinks
Guests can explore the food and beverage options at Seven Seas Food Festival’s tasting bar. Guests can purchase 10 sample lanyards for $70. For more patterns, they can buy a 15-pattern hook for even more savings. SeaWorld Orlando Pass members can purchase 18 sample straps for the price of 15 sample straps.
SeaWorld Orlando’s seven seafood festivals offer a variety of culinary options. However, this event has concerts with park admission. Bayside Stadium hosts concerts every Saturday and Sunday during the festival. This year’s headlines include:
February 4: In Vogue
February 5: REO Speedwagon
February 11: Commodores
February 18: Collective Soul
February 19: Jerry Rivera
February 25: Don McLean
February 26: Ludacris
March 4: Joey Fatone and Friends
March 26: The Eli Young Band
SeaWorld wants guests to know that more performers will be announced as the event approaches. Also, for these concerts, visitors can purchase reserved seats for the best seats in the house. More information can be found at seaworld.com/orlando/events/seven-seas-food-festival/. Music shows start at 7:00 pm most weekends.
Also, a new coaster is opening at SeaWorld Orlando this spring. SeaWorld Orlando is hard at work building a new roller coaster, Pipeline: The Surf Coaster.
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