We thoroughly enjoyed the items from the Citrus Blossom outdoor kitchen at the Flower and Garden Festival. See our full review here.
Citrus Blossom Outdoor Kitchen
Treat your taste buds to delicious dishes and beverages that showcase bright citrus fruits like lemon, orange and grapefruit. This kitchen is located at the Port of Entry. If you are walking towards the World Showcase, it is on the right side. Here is a look at the full menu:
- Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly, Avocado Cream, Corn Salsa, Salsa Verde and Plantain Chips (gluten/wheat-friendly)
- Tuna Tataki Bowl with Spicy Yuzu Glaze, Mango, Avocado and Pappadam Crisp
- Grapefruit Tart: Grapefruit Curd, Lychee Jam, Ginger Mousse and Yuzu Cream
- Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
- Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale, Islamorada, FL
- Wicked Weed Brewing Orange Peel Ale, Asheville, NC
- 81Bay Brewing Co. Citrus Honey Cream Ale, Tampa, FL
- Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
- Beer Flight
Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly
The Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly has chunks of avocado, avocado cream, corn salsa, salsa verde, and plantain chips. I (Monica) do not like avocado (texture issue), but I still wanted to try this because I love pork and the various salsas in the dish.
Aside from picking the avocado chunks out, I really liked it! I tolerated the avocado cream because the other flavors drowned it out a bit. I really could not taste any citrus flavors even though the marinade is supposed to have orange juice in it. Either way, this dish was a winner!
Tuna Takati Bowl
The Tuna Taktaki Bowl was filled with tuna with a spicy yuzu glaze. The tuna was fresh and absolutely delicious. The glaze added just a pop of spice to the dish but not overly spicy.
This was served atop a colorful bed of mango and avocado. The dish was delicious by itself but even more amazing atop the pappadam crisp that was added to this dish. I would absolutely order this again. It was surprisingly filling for such a small dish.
Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
Although Jaelyn did not care for the orange and lemon smoothie in the Orange Bird sipper, I loved the slushy served at the Citrus Blossom kitchen!
This small serving of orange wine was perfect for a warm day. It does easily melt in the warm Florida climate, so be sure to (responsibly) drink it quickly if you want to enjoy it as a slushy. It tasted like orange juice!
I prefer the small serving sizes of food and drinks at the festivals because it gives me the opportunity to try more items. The slushy was a great size to enjoy the flavor without catching a buzz.
The Citrus Blossom outdoor kitchen is 10/10! Have you enjoyed any items from this kitchen? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and on Facebook.