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Quick Review - Flower and Garden Outdoor Kiosks

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by Beccaberry, Mar 26, 2014.

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    Our first stop was the Intermissions Café (located in the Festival Center) where we enjoyed:
    Caprese Push-Pops
    Fruit & Cheese Plate
    Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
    SweetWater Blue (blueberry wine)

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    At around, $6.50, we thought the fruit and cheese plate a good value based on size, even if a bit unimaginative. At only $1.00, the Caprese push-pop (tomato, basil, mozzarella and balsamic) was fun and fresh. Be forewarned...it's quite small, but for a dollar, what do you expect? We enjoyed two of these, each. The Class 5 Hurricane Sangria has become one of my favorites at the seasonal kiosks, the blueberry wine was a bit sweet for my tastes, at least for more than a glass.

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    Next stop, Buttercup Cottage, where we had:
    Field Greens with Plant City Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, and Farmstead Stilton
    Pork and Apple Sausage Roll with house-made Piccalilli
    Fresh Baked Lemon Scones with Berry Preserves and Creme Fraiche
    Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee

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    The scones (at $3.25) and the field greens (at $3.50) were among two of my favorite items. The greens were prepared as they were ordered, so they were fresh rather than soggy and had a REALLY lovely summer/spring flavor. The scones were just fantastic, in my opinion, though Jon said he didn't particularly care for them. The sausage apple roll was....well...meh. It was a bit lacking in flavor.

    Fleur de Lys (France)
    Confit de Canard, Pommes de Terre Sarladaise or, pulled duck confit with garlic and parsley potatoes.
    La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush (Vodka, Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liquor, White and Red Cranberry Juice)

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    At $5.50, the duck seemed a bit pricey (based on size) and a tad on the greasy side. Though it had a good enough flavor, for me, the nicest part of this dish was the potatoes - sliced thin and baked until nice and crispy. Delicious! The slush was LOVELY (as you would expect) and I would be thrilled to see it added to the permanent slush menu in France. It was a bit on the sweet side, but not intolerably so. Cost for the slush was $9.75, but it was a full size drink.

    On to the SmokeHouse!
    Pulled Pig Slider w/ Cole Slaw ($5.75)
    Smoked Beef Brisket w/ Collard Greens & Jalapeno Cornbread ($6.75)
    Smoked Turkey Rib ($4.75)
    Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake w/ Maple Frosting and Pretzel Crunch ($3.50)

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    Oh my. This was by far our favorite kiosk, and unfortunately, it was also our undoing - we couldn't eat another bite after we finished!

    The brisket was our unanimous favorite - tender, flavorful with two great accompaniments (collard greens and jalapeno cornbread). The rib (think small turkey leg, but WAY easier to eat...none of those weird tendons, it was sort of a cross between a rib and a drumstick) was really good as well. The slider was good, but I would have preferred a different sort of roll.

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    The cupcake. Very fun and creative! Yes, it was good...but only for about two bites, then it became painfully sweet. Our recommendation? Share it between 2-3 friends - you'll only want a small bite.

    Items we missed but would have circled back to try if we'd had another day:

    Florida Fresh:
    Watermelon Salad
    Shrimp and Stone-Ground Grits

    Jardin de Fiestas
    Taco al Pastor
    Quesadilla

    Urban Farm Eats
    Pickled Beet Salad
    Ghost Pepper Dusted Tilapia

    We toured from around 11am until around 3pm and spent just around $100. OOOH! I picked up my wearable gift card - I chose Minnie! These (for whatever reason) seemed much more comfortable to wear than in previous years.

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    OMG!

    YUM!!!!!!

    Ok.. so... I need an extra hand to push the stroller...
     
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    HAHAHA! I'll come along as your "Professional Pram Pusher" :)

    If you stop by the Smokehouse, they had a number of covered picnic tables where you could take a short break while you enjoy your meat smorgasbord :)
     
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    Lovely photos, Becca! Thank you so much for sharing them, along with your excellent reviews. :yes: I must admit, I'm still a little confused by the turkey. :lol: But, if you say it was good, then it was good! I think all the rest that you couldn't try sounds good with the exception of the tilapia. I refuse to eat that fish. :nono: :sorry:
     
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    I'm hungry!! :burger:
     
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    Me too!!!
     
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    That's what I get for looking at this thread and not having enough sushi for lunch today.
     
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    Glad I am not the only one who got hungry. Thought it was from all the lent stuff I have going with no snacks or desserts at all. Could make me a bit grumpy...Some of the choices sound soooooo goood. Think the offerings at the Buttercup Cottage were my favorites.
     
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    Thank you for sharing and all the information, it looks very nice. Is it my imagination or are the portions smaller than the F&WF :unsure:
     
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    I think it depends on what you're getting, Wendy. For instance, the Pulled Pig Slider (at the Flower & Garden) and the Kalua Pork Slider (at the F&W Festival) were roughly the same size. But at $5.75 for the Pulled Pig Slider compared to $3.50 for the Kalua Pork Slider, I definitely thought the better deal was the Kalua Pork Slider.

    The Field Greens were REALLY small portions, as were the scones and cupcakes (think 2-3 small bites each).
     
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    To be fair, I ate it and I'm still not entirely sure what it "really" was, but it was quite tasty with some very nice spices, so I didn't think about it overly much. As for the Tilapia, I'm not a fan of it (prefer salmon/tuna and "thicker" cuts of fish), but Jon was interested in the "ghost pepper" seasoning.
     
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    Speaking of ghost pepper, have you been in the kitchen store at DTD? It's on the back side of Earl of Sandwich. There is a section in there that is run by a tea and spice company. I've got a card around here. They have some of the best stuff! They have the ghost pepper
     
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    Interesting, I'll have to check out their website. I've never had ghost pepper, at least not that I know of.
     
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    It's reportedly the hottest pepper, although some sources will say there is one other that even out "heats" that. Regardless, it's hotter than a habañero or Scotch Bonnet.
     
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    We love the Pirates bite from that spice store. That looks l like a lot of food Becca. But it looked delicious.
     
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    Just had Jon read this...we'll be all done with tilapia now, thank you very much :) Thanks for the information, Tink.

    John :hug2: good to "see" you :) Yes, it was a LOT of food, indeed! That's why we didn't quite make it through our list!
     
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