More To Savor At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

Summer kicks off in a delicious way with Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival, featuring an international showcase of new food items and savory drink selections to satisfy guests’ taste buds.

Three new kiosks make their debut in 2017: India, Mediterranean and Island Freeze Frozen Drinks. Guests will have more chances to explore these offerings as the festival will be extended an extra week this year to six weeks.

Other new features include food and wine pairings with expert wine ambassadors inside Castle O’Sullivan, as well as live chef demonstrations located throughout the park.

The festival begins May 26 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through July 2, including Memorial Day Monday. The festival is included with park admission.  

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival offers guests the opportunity to sample a variety of food and beverages not normally served in the park. Visitors can enjoy authentic tastes from around the world at 15 themed kiosks while strolling through the world’s most beautiful theme park. The Wine on the Rhine river cruise is perfect for guests looking to add a little extra ambiance to their tasty adventure.

Individual sampling portions and wine tastings are available for purchase inside the park. For more information, including complete kiosk menus, visit “Like” Busch Gardens on Facebook, and follow @BuschGardensVA on TwitterSnapchat and Instagram.  

New for 2017:

India featuring tandoori chicken, samosas, spicy potato curry, mango burfi, mango mint lassi and masala chai iced tea

Mediterranean featuring halloumi, lamb burger slider, falafel, baklava, Elios Mediterranean red and white wines, Ouzo cocktails and iced café au lait

Island Freeze Frozen Drinks featuring rum runner, mojito, pina colata, Bahama Mama, sangria, strawberry daiquiri, Shark Bite and Bellini

Chef Demonstrations will be conducted at different times by professional chefs and will include bite-size samples of dishes. Guests will find chef demos in Germany, Oktoberfest, Italy and Ireland 

Pairings of Note will feature instruction from Busch Gardens wine ambassadors on pairing wines with the right food. Available by reservation and conducted at Castle O’Sullivan, guests can sample different dishes with wines as a live band plays

Tips for Savvy Sampling:

Mix and match 10 entrées, dessert dishes, beer, wine or specialty beverages from any of the kiosks for one delicious price with the Food & Wine Festival Food & Beverage Sampler ($45)

Upgrade to the Food & Wine Festival Deluxe Food & Beverage Sampler and try 15 items for $60.

Sip, savor and save with a Wine Tasting Trio and get any three of the park’s five wine-tasting experiences for $31.95.

My family and I can’t wait to check out this fun event in a few weeks! Stay tuned for our full review!

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