Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

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The world’s most beautiful theme park will soon be the most delicious theme park as Busch Gardens Va kicks of it’s very first Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival. This all-new event will feature sample-sized portions of superb foods, wines and other refreshments not usually found at Busch Gardens. Stroll through France to enjoy coq au vin with rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes, linger in Spain for venera con jamón with saffron rice and romesco sauce, and then stop in Germany for pork schnitzel and fine-crafted brews. Bon appétit!

Austria
Hungry from all the alpine air? Spend an afternoon in our gazebo gardens, where traditional Austrian paprikash (a sweet paprika chicken stew) and Tafelspitz mit Apfelkren (a slow-braised beef sirloin with apple horseradish sauce) pair perfectly with linzer torte and refreshing draft beer. Or try our schnitzelwich—a pork schnitzel slider with lemon and capers—that’s a unique twist on the classic Austrian schnitzel.

Menu

Paprikash
Sweek Paprika Chicken Stew with Sour Creme
Schnitzelwich
Pork Schnitzel Slider with Sliced Lemon & Caper Sauce
Tafelspitz mit Apfelkren
Slow Braised Beef Serloin with Apple Horseradish Sauce
Linzer Torte
Beer & Wine Parings Available

Canada
Explore the culinary wonders of the great north woods! Try a hearty helping of sharp cheddar and lager chowder, or a venison sausage and corn porridge cooked over a wood-burning fire and finished with apple cider and caramelized onions. For dessert, enjoy creamy pumpkin caramel mousse. And while we can’t guarantee a Canadian moose sighting, you will find Moosehead lager—plus assorted wines.

Menu

Cheddar & Lager Chowder
Sharp Cheddar & Canadian Lager Chowder with Smoked Paprika Oil
Venison Sausage & Corn Porridge
Wood Fired Venison Sausage & Creamy Polenta with Apple Cider & Carmelized Onions
Pumpkin Carmel Mousse
Beer & Wine Parings Available

France
There’s a very good reason why the French are world-famous for their food. At Busch Gardens, we’ve created two kiosks dedicated to the French culinary arts. The first kisok, you can find an assortment of liquor and wine can be found here, along with French favorites like Coq au Vin, chilled Vichyssoise soup, and Tomates Farcies a la Ratatouille. And no trip to France is complete without Moules Provençales avec Rouille, the incredible mussels simmered in tomato-fennel broth and served with lemon-saffron mayonnaise. Bon appétit!

Menu

Coq au Vin
Red Wine Braised Chicken Stew with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Vichyssouise
Chilled Sweet Onion, Leek & Potato Puree with Truffle Essence
Tomates Farcies a la Ratatouille
Tomato stuffed with Roasted Vegetables & topped with parmesan bread crumbs with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Moules provencales avec Rouille
Mussels Simmered in Tomato Fennel Broth with Lemon Saffron Mayonnaise
Beer & Wine Parings Available

Germany
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany, where gourmet sausage is the star. Traditional knockwurst gets an inventive update with curry-spiced tomato ketchup and roasted potatoes, while Schinkennudel noodle bake with cured ham and cheese is classic comfort food. Enjoy Rahmgulasch, a creamy veal stew with mushrooms and onions served in a flakey puff pastry shell, followed by sweet Griess pudding with blackberry compote. And it wouldn’t be Germany without great beer—and we’ve got eight unique drafts brews on tap.

Menu

Schinkennudel
German Style Noodle Bake with Cured Ham & Cheese
Currywurst
Knockwurst with Curry Spiced Tomato Ketchup & Roasted Potatoes
Rahmgulasch
Creamy Veal Stew with Mushrooms & Onions served in a Puff Pastery Shell
Griess Pudding with Blackberry Compote
Beer & Wine Parings Available

Greece
In Greece, you’ll find bright flavors inspired by sunshine, warm sea breezes, and the cool blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Start with halloumi, a griddled Greek cheese topped with sweet clover honey and crushed pistachios; then enjoy a salata with lemon-oregano vinaigrette and crispy pita bread. A souvlaki tzatziki features a skewer of marinated roasted pork and sweet peppers, alongside a refreshingly tangy cucumber, dill, and yogurt sauce. Assorted wine is available here, as well as the beloved Greek baklava—a traditional treat featuring layers of flaky pastry, nuts and honey.

Menu

Halloumi
Griddled Greek Cheese with Clover Honey & Crusted Pistachios
Souvlaki Tzatziki
Marinated Roasted Pork & Sweet Pepper Skewer with Cucumber Dill & Yougurt Sauce
Salata
Traditional Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette & Crispy Pita Chip
Baklava
Beer & Wine Parings Available

Italy
Looking for a taste of la dolce vita? You’ll find the sweet life in Italy, where delectable desserts are king. Sample the panna cotta and a cannoli (or two or three), but leave room for the tiramisu—featuring lovely layers of ladyfingers, coffee, chocolate and whipped cream. Assorted liquor and wine is available, as well as glasses of bubbly champagne.

Menu

Tiramisu
Panna Cotta
Cannoli
Assorted Alcoholic Beverages Available

Scandinavia
Step into a traditional fisherman’s village and experience a taste of Scandinavian culture and cuisine. Start with cured salmon-topped potato pancakes and sweet mustard and dill sauce, or try classic Swedish meatballs in cream sauce with lingonberry jam. Cream-filled krumkake is a tasty treat. Assorted liquors and wine can also be found in our Scandinavian kiosk.

Menu

Gravad Lax Rarakor
Cured Salmon on a Potato Pancake with Sweet Mustard & Dill Sauce
Kottbullar
Swedish Meatballs Braised in Cream Sauce with Lingonberry Jam
Krumkake
Beer & Wine Parings Available

Scotland
Discover a taste of Scotland, no kilt or tam o’shanter required. Now’s the time to try a world-famous Scottish egg, a delicious delicacy featuring a deep-fried, sausage-wrapped hard-boiled egg. Our hearty shepherd’s pie combines lamb stew topped with a mashed potato crust, while chilled sweet pea bisque with minted cream is the perfect way to cool down on a warm summer day. Assorted wine and Scottish toffees are also featured.

Menu

Scottish Egg
Breaded Sausage Wrapped Hard Boiled Eggwith Sweet & Spicy Mustard Sauce
Shepherd’s Pie
Lamb Stewed with Port Wine & Rosemary Topped with Mashed Potato Crust
Chilled Pea Soup
Chilled Sweet Scottish ToffeePea Bisque with Minted Cream

Beer & Wine Parings Available

Spain
Spaniards are known for their mastery of tapas, the delicious appetizers that pack big flavor into small bites. Enjoy a sampling here—with paprika-roasted Marcona almonds, marinated olives, and Manchego cheese with quince paste. Want more? Our spicy chorizo empanada pairs perfectly with cilantro lime cream; or, try the Venera con Jamón, a scallop wrapped in cured ham and served with saffron rice and Romesco sauce. And what Spanish holiday would be complete without hazelnut custard and a thirst-quenching fruity sangria?

Menu

Chorizo Empanada
Spicy Pork Sausage Pastry Pocket with Cilantro Lime Cream
Tapas
(Small Bites Sampling)

Paprika Roasted Marcona Almonds
Marinated Olive Medley
Manchego Cheese with Membrillo
Quince Paste

Venera con Jamon
Scallop Wrapped in Cured Ham with Saffron Rice & Romesco Sauce
Hazelnut Custard
Beer & Wine Parings Available

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 31 2013- June 23 2013
Time: 11 a.m. until one hour before park closing

Festival admission is included with park admission, and individual tastings range in price from $3-$7.

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