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A world of taste awaits at the annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival with a delicious menu and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park’s thrilling roller coaster collection. Guests can sip & savor their way through flavorful eats and mouthwatering treats before finding their new favorite brew or cocktail. Park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert lineup, including acts for all tastes.  Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

March 9 to May 19 

Sip & savor all-new culinary delights

Treat your taste buds with delicious dishes to pair with wines, craft brews and cocktails. Discover countless combinations of food and drink selections with all-new culinary delights.

Food & Beverage locations are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. – Park Close.

*Menu subject to change without prior notice.

  •  EVENT TYPE:  Food festival      DATES:  March 9 to May 19    EVENT HOURS:   12pm to park close    EVENT PRICE:    Free with park admission                                                                    
  •   visit website for all details and pricing    2024 Food and Wine Festival | Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

*Event dates & details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

Culinary Delights

1. South Africa Food

  • BobotieGround Beef with flavors of Turmeric and Curry, touch of sweetness from Raisins and Apricots finished with a Custard then baked.
  • Bunny ChowA hearty Curry Stew with Indian spices that originated in Durban, South Africa, this is considered to be street food that’s served in a hollowed out bread bowl.
  • REINVENTEDLemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie is a dessert pie consisting of a pastry base filled with Lemon Curd and topped with Meringue.

2. South Africa Wine and Spirits

  • WINES many

3. Argentina

  • REINVENTEDBeef ChimichurriTender Beef laying on Smashed Sweet Plantains and Glazed with a Spicy, Vinegar and Fresh Herb.
  • RETURNING FAVORITEChicken EmpanadaChicken and Cheese wrapped in a flaky pastry then fried golden brown, pairs well with a Smoky & Spicy Tomato Adobo Sauce.
  • FAN FAVORITEMango FlanA creamy Custard infused with Mango, topped with Caramel.
  • WINES many

4. Chile

  • RETURNING FAVORITECevicheFresh White Fish, Citrus Cooked in Key Lime Juice Marinade with hints of heat from Habanero Peppers.
  • Latin Influenced Grilled BeefInspired by the Spanish version of Grilled Beef and Spices on Yucca Mash enhanced with Garlic and Cilantro.
  • REINVENTEDDulce De Leche CakeCaramel from Sweet Milk drizzled over a Light Sponge Cake topped with Whipped Cream.
  • WINES many

5. New Zealand

  • REINVENTED FAVORITEKiwi Marinated Grilled LambNew Zealand Lamb marinated in Kiwi Puree, Herbs and Spices then Char Grilled, served with Sweet Carrot Puree.
  • NEWNew Zealand Green Lip MusselsHarvested off the coast of New Zealand these Plump and Sweet Mussels prepared in Wine, Butter, Garlic Broth, served with Focaccia Toast.
  • NEWStrawberry LamingtonCake soaked with Strawberry Jam and Topped with Coconut.
  • WINES many

6. Australia

  • REINVENTEDWatermelon SaladInspired from the Chinchilla Melon festival in Queensland, A Salad composed of Sweet Watermelon, Shiraz Vinaigrette and Arugula topped with Pickled Onions.
  • NEWGreen Curry Chicken PieAusie favorite Asian pot pie with Ginger, Bamboo Shoots, Chicken, Green Curry and Basil Aromatics served in a Flaky Pastry Shell.
  • NEWMacadamia Nut TartIndigenous to Australia and Native to Northeastern New South Wales, this Nut has a Fruity Finish when toasted. encrusted in a Buttery Caramel served in a Flaky Pastry Shell.
  • WINES many

7. Canada

  • NEWHot Smoked Salmon SandwichCherry and Oak Smoked Salmon served with a Spicy Maple Syrup Cole Slaw encased in a Brioche Bun.
  • NEWHalifax DonairCanadian version of a Gyro – this Greek Style Beef , wrapped in Pita, Sliced Onions, Tomato, topped with Sweet Condensed Milk and Garlic Sauce.
  • NEWTimbitsLight and Fluffy Donuts, Maple Whipped Cream.
  • COCKTAILSCranberry RoyaleVodka, Prosecco, Crème De Cassis, Monin Cranberry, Citrus Juice
  • Hard Strawberry LemonadeVodka, Monin Strawberry, Pink Lemonade
  • BEERSMolson
  • La Batts Blue
  • WINESChateau des Charmes Ice WineSt. Davis

8. Spain

  • REINVENTEDAlbondigasPork and Beef Meatball roasted, Simmered in a Spicy Tomato Sauce Enhanced with Chipotle Peppers.
  • RETURNING FAVORITEChicken Saffron RiceBrazilian Staple – Chicken and Rice infused with a Saffron Broth, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato, Onion and Finished with White Wine and Garlic.
  • RETURNING FAVORITEChurros FanTossed in Cinnamon Sugar and Drizzled with Salted Caramel.
  • WINES many

9. France

  • NEWCassouletSlow Cooked White Beans, Vegetables and Cured Bacon, Finished with Fresh Herbs. Derived its name from the cooking pot it is prepared in.
  • NEW VEGAN – VEGRatatouilleFrench Provencal dish of Stewed Vegetables – Peppers, Onions, Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash, Garlic and Tomatoes.
  • NEWVanilla Cream PuffLight and Airy French Choux Pastry filled with Vanilla Cream.
  • WINES many

10. Italy

  • NEW VEGANPuttanesca FusilliTraditional Naples dish, Kalamata Olives, Capers and Tomato Simmered with Herbs, served over Spiral Pasta.
  • NEWChicken MarsalaPan Seared Chicken and Sautéed Mushrooms, Deglazed with Marsala Wine, served on a bed of Braised Spinach and Onions.
  • NEWChocolate Chip CannoliTraditional Pastry Shell filled with Ricotta Cheese and Chocolate Chips – Essence of Orange
  • WINES many

12. USA

  • NEWLobster RollA New England Favorite – Chilled Poached Lobster tossed in Mayonnaise, Dill, Shaved Celery, served on a soft potato roll.
  • NEWCrab CakesJumbo Lump Crab, Mayonnaise, Mustard and Old Bay Seasoning, Seared to a Golden Brown, accompanied with a Mustard Sauce.
  • WINES -many

13. USA – Creamery

  • RETURNING FAVORITEStrawberry ShortcakeLocal Grown Florida Strawberries with Yellow Sponge Cake and Whipped Cream.
  • RETURNING FAVORITEApple Pie a La ModeWashington State Apples baked in a Tart Shell, topped with Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream.

14. Old World Wines

  • New World Wines Flight