Food & Wine 2019 Offers a Taste of AdventureApril 8, 2019
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival offers a taste of adventure like no other. In addition to the traditional food and wine pairings, allow us to propose a more exhilarating combo: food and coasters. Sure, there’s nothing quite like a cool Rene Barbier Mediterranean White with some delicious Loukoumades (available at the Mediterranean kiosk), but here at Busch Gardens we prefer an Escape from Pompeii chaser instead!
Start in Scotland and make your way through the world’s most delicious theme park, savoring culinary delights from around the world and enjoying our rides and coasters. Be sure to pick up a Food & Wine Festival Guide to make sure you don’t miss anything!
SHE-CRAB SOUP + LOCH NESS MONSTER
You may never find the Loch Ness Monster lurking in the Chesapeake Bay, but stop by the Virginia kiosk for a local favorite, She-Crab Soup, after double looping on our most historic roller coaster.
BANGERS WITH COLCANNON + CELTIC FYRE
Step into Ireland for a truly authentic experience. Enjoy the hearty Irish delicacy, bangers & mash, and stomp to the beat of one of Busch Gardens’ most popular shows, Celtic Fyre.
FRIED SHRIMP TACO + TRAIN
All aboard! Anyone remember the haunted train ride during Howl-O-Scream? Well, that might not be coming back, but the Fried Shrimp Taco is scary good nevertheless. Pop over to the Mexico kiosk and turn the heat up on a train ride around the park.
TUNA POKE + LORIKEET GLEN
Aloha! Welcome to the most serene location in the park. Visit Lorikeet Glen, where our tropical birds reside, after a trip to paradise tasting our deliciously refreshing entrée, Tuna Poke, available only at the Hawaii kiosk.
BANANAS FOSTER CHEESECAKE + GRIFFON
Oh crêpe! Have you ever experienced the 205-foot, 90-degree drop on Griffon? Enjoy a heart-pounding cliffhanger aboard our famous blue coaster, then treat yourself with a victorious Bananas Foster Cheesecake at the French Quarter kiosk.
CHURRASCO + INVADR
Are you up for a Viking-sized challenge? Test your bravery on our wooden roller coaster, InvadR , then head to the Brazil kiosk to eat like a Viking with a spicy sample of Churrasco grilled beef.
JERK CHICKEN SLIDERS + ALPENGEIST
Experience two polar opposite destinations. Pair the island flavors of the Jerk Chicken Sliders from the Jamaica kiosk with a chilling journey to escape Alpengeist, the Ghost of the Alps and one of the most insane coasters in the world.
BAHAMA MAMA + VERBOLTEN
An unexpected detour launches riders into the forbidden Black Forest that might leave one longing to unwind with a frozen tropical Bahama Mama at the Island Freeze kiosk.
CREAMY MUSHROOM RISOTTO + ITALY GARDENS
After savoring a delicious Creamy Mushroom Risotto at the Italy kiosk, take a spin on the Flying Machine, Da Vinci’s Cradle, and the Battering Ram, then relax in the gardens with a special dessert for one or three (if you’re sharing).
LETTUCE WRAP + TEMPESTO
Wrap up a ride on the daring coaster, Tempesto, with a tofu Lettuce Wrap from the Japan kiosk. You’ll want something light after launching forward, backward and forward again, traveling at 63 mph and defying gravity.
KOREAN BBQ PORK RIBS + ROMAN RAPIDS
Give your taste buds a kick with the Korean BBQ pork rib at the South Korea kiosk, then cool down with a refreshing white-water adventure on Roman Rapids.
Tasting food prior to and/or after riding is at your own risk.
Food, beverages and merchandise are an additional fee and not included with park admission. Menus are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required. Food & Wine Festival event is included with park admission.