PHOTO: An avalanche of tasty bites are available at this event. (photo courtesy of SeaWorld)
SeaWorld Orlando has rolled out their Seven Seas Food Festival, which is now running daily for the Spring Break Season. The festival has a little bit of everything, from live entertainment all day, to some of the greatest local beers and even animal interactions.
However, this new offering is especially about the food, and they do it BIG! Chef Hector Colon and his team were given free rein to create some of the most appetizing and interesting food pieces that SeaWorld has ever offered.
There is honestly so much food, we still haven’t gotten to it all after two weeks of attending. But we have tasted enough to share the five MUST TRY dishes at SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival:
Fried Kafiki Orange
The best thing about the flavors at the Seven Seas Food Festival? Even if you look something and think, "man, that cannot be good," you try it and are absolutely astonished at how great it actually is.
That’s the case with the Fried Orange: Take a half of an orange, batter it in amazingness and fry it.
Trust me on this one.
Chocolate Chicken Adobo
It’s not really chocolate—at least not in the sense you’re thinking—but a Mole sauce made from chocolate has a quick bite and really tender chicken that falls apart in your mouth.
It’s so succulent, you can’t help but devour it quickly.
Venison Sausage Sliders
SeaWorld takes farm raised venison and creates a sausage covered in whole grain, unground mustard and sweet peppers. If you think you’ve had venison, you’ve never had it like this.
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Moko Loko (Spam, Eggs and Gravy)
Bear with me here, despite what you're initially thinking about spam and eggs.
Spam is a delicacy in Hawaii (where this dish originates from), and they do it several different ways there. The biggest is as a main dish, served with eggs, rice and gravy.
SeaWorld adds a pinch of pineapple and a dab of seaweed salad for good measure. Surprisingly amazing.
A whole banana, made with some decious batter and served with a packed vanilla bean ice cream.
The sweetness of the batter and the deep frying makes the banana melt in your mouth. The richness and coldness of the ice cream makes for a great contrast as well.
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SeaWorld has pushed the limits of what you think you know about food. Chef Hector and his team have created some things that sometimes look (and seem) weird but work in delicious ways.
The best way to sample all the flavors is with the sampler lanyard. It will run you about $40 dollars for ten samples, or $50 for 15 samples. But when you add up the prices—which start at around $4.50 and go as high as $8—you end up paying about $3.00 per sample (depending on the lanyard option).
Seven Seas normally only runs on Saturdays, but SeaWorld will run a special “daily flavors” menu for Spring Break where guests can find some of the booths open from now until April 14th.
It’s a great way to get a smattering of the flavors and skip a large portion of the crowd.
SeaWorld also offers free concerts on Saturdays, which will include some legendary names like ZZ Top, Olga Tanon and many more!