SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival 2018 brings more delicious markets than ever before

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SeaWorld Orlando’s second Seven Seas Food Festival offers more delicious food markets than ever before!

SeaWorld Orlando has been Florida’s number one destination to experience marine life up close and personal since its opening. Now, for its second year, the time has come for SeaWorld to transform into a hub of exotic cuisines. Here is a look at some of the delicious food offerings at this year’s festival.


For those who are not familiar with the festival, SeaWorld brings together international street food with culinary marketplaces located around the park, live performances from top country, rock and Latin music artists and local craft beers. This year’s event also brings two new marketplaces, the German and All-American market, which only expand on SeaWorld’s already vast offerings.

The German marketplace is where guests can enjoy a taste of foods that will transport them to the European country, which is the home to everyone’s favorite breaded pork cutlet, Schnitzel.

German marketplace offerings include:

Wiener Schnitzel Slider
Breaded Pork Cutlet Topped with Beer Sauerkraut & German Mustard

Pretzel Wrapped Bratwurst
Served with Beer Cheese Fondue

Served with Red Cabbage & German Potato Salad

Chocolate Dipped Footlong Pretzel

The other brand-new marketplace to the Seven Seas Food festival is the All-American marketplace, here guests can enjoy one of the most patriotic foods to ever exist in our great country, Hot Dogs!

All-American marketplace offerings include:

Chicago Hot Dog Slider (pictured above)
Topped with Tomato, Pickle, Sport Peppers, Onions, Green Relish, and Celery Salt

Coney Island Hot Dog Slider
Topped with Beer Steeped Sauerkraut, Onions, and Mustard

New York Hot Dog Slider
Topped with Chili, Cheese, Ketchup, and Mustard

If you are in the mood for something a little more Latin, you have to check out The Mexican marketplace. Here guests can taste the most delicious tacos.

Mexican marketplace offerings include:

Braised Chicken Adobo
with Mole Sauce, Cheese and Mexican Rice

Upon sampling the Braised Chicken Abodo, I must say it is a delicious offering. The pulled chicken is seasoned to perfection and when combined with cheese and Mexican rice, it makes for a great dish to sample. It’s a nice and simple platter, great for guests who are not in the mood for some of the wilder options at the festival.

Skewered & Grilled Corn on the Cob
with Cheese

Tacos Al Pastor Achiote
Marinated Roasted Pork, Cilantro, Coleslaw and Fresh Pico De Gallo

Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Fried Tortillas Drizzled with Honey

If you are looking for something with a more coastal feeling, then the Caribbean marketplace might be what you’re looking for. I should also add, this marketplace has a crab cake that will knock your socks off!

Caribbean marketplace offerings include:

Crab Cake
with Jicama Slaw & Key Lime Mustard

This crab cake is pan-seared and seasoned nicely. The cake is full of flavor and when combined with the slaw and key lime mustard, it makes for a delicious seafood offering. The crab cake is definitely a must-have from this festival.

Seafood Ceviche
with Fresh Mango, Shrimp, and Fish in Citrus Juice

This Seafood Ceviche is a nice little sampling if you are in the mood for a quick bite. The citrus juice and mango transform the fish and shrimp into a savory dish with a little kick. This sampler is a little tangy, but for its size, it’s not overwhelming by any means.

Cinnamon Slow Roasted Pork Belly
with Sweet Plantain Mash & a Red Wine Reduction

Papaya Candy
Papaya Candy & Cream Cheese Topped with Cinnamon Syrup

If you’re someone who isn’t looking for something too exotic and that has a taste close to home, the Florida market might be your best bet. This marketplace also has a wonderful key lime inspired dessert.

Florida marketplace offerings include:

Conch Fritters
Served with Pineapple & Jalapeño Salsa

Wild Boar Smoked Cheddar Sausage
Topped with Red Onion Balsamic Chutney on a Crusty Roll

Shrimp Mac & Cheese
Sustainable Local Shrimp, Bacon Bits, and Green Onion

Key Lime Martini
Tangy, Sweet and Creamy Dessert with Fresh Key Lime Juice

You’d probably imagine that cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean would be quite fishy, but the Mediterranean marketplace at Seven Seas Food Festival features a bunch of diverse options, including a chocolate mousse parfait with baileys infused whipped cream!

Mediterranean marketplace offerings include:

Sea Scallops Provençal
Served with Wild Mushroom Risotto

The Sea Scallops Provencal is a great offering for any seafood lover. The seasoned scallop is cooked perfectly and the wild mushroom risotto adds even more flavor to the fish, making for a great combo.

Grilled Lamb Chop
Marinated with Rosemary Mint and Served with Roasted Potatoes and Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Tossed with Feta, Spinach, Olives, Sweet Red Onions, and Peppers in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Dark Chocolate Guinness Mousse Parfait
Topped with Baileys Infused Whipped Cream

The North Atlantic is known to hold the second largest body of water on the planet and this festival’s North Atlantic marketplace holds some sensational dishes that will probably leave you salivating enough to make the third largest body of water.

North Atlantic marketplace offerings include:

New England Lobster Roll (pictured above)
Served on a Buttered Roll

The lobster roll is a great quick bite offering from the festival. Its filling isn’t too overpowered by the mayonnaise and ultimately is quite satisfying. This offering is also a nice hand-held option to eat as you walk around the park while you enjoy some of its other festivities.

Bacon & Cheddar Hushpuppies
Cornmeal Fritters Served with Honey Butter

Grilled Venison Sausage Slider
with Caramelized Red Onions, Sweet Red Peppers and Whole Grain Mustard

Grilled Tostada with Vegetable Spread
Topped with Sweet Potato, Kale, and Eggplant Spread with Caramelized Onions and Wild Berry Infused Balsamic Glaze

Banana Foster Cheesecake Cones
Banana & Caramel Cheesecake Served in a Waffle Cone Topped with Whipped Cream & Caramelized Bananas

The west coast has some of the country’s finest foods and SeaWorld Orlando gives guests a chance to experience these offerings at the Pacific Coast marketplace.

Pacific Coast offerings include:

Fried Calamari
with Yuzu Dipping Sauce & Pickled Vegetable

Crispy Fish Tacos
with Cilantro Coleslaw, Fresh Pico de Gallo, and Spicy Remoulade

Deconstructed California Roll
with Avocado, Cucumber, and Carrots

Warm Pear Maple Cobbler
Served in a Waffle Cone

Polynesia is made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean and this festival’s Polynesian marketplace captures some of the finest flavors from this region.

Polynesian marketplace offerings include:

Spring Roll Filled with Pork & Served with Thai Pineapple Sauce

Aloha Mixed Plate
Kahlua Pork & Cabbage, Served with Macaroni Salad, Steamed Rice, and Topped with Lau Gravy

Pineapple Tofu Poke Bowl
Ginger Soy Marinated Tofu, Pineapple, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, Cilantro, and Cucumber Over Sweet Thai Vermicelli with a Peanut Sauce Drizzle

Hawaiian Pineapple Dream Cake
Pineapple Cake Topped with Cream Cheese, Whipped Cream and Pineapple

The Gulf Coast is full of southern delights and at the Gulf Coast marketplace, visitors to the Seven Seas Food Festival get to sample some of this timeless cuisine.

Gulf Coast marketplace offerings include:

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
with White Rice

Shrimp Po Boy
Smaller Version of a New Orleans Traditional Sandwich

This Po Boy is a great offering from the festival. The shrimp is breaded and seasoned, which adds for a nice flavor. The sandwich also includes lettuce, tomato and a creamy sauce all wrapped together on a roll, which nicely finishes this classic New Orleans inspired sandwich.

Cheese Grits & Shrimp Casserole
Southern Creamy Cheese Grits with a Blackened Shrimp

Bread Pudding
Bourbon Bread Pudding Topped with Cream en Glace

For those who enjoy a good lo mein and delicious Chinese and Korean food, the Asian marketplace is your number one stop!

Asian marketplace offerings include:

Peking Duck Lo Mein
Noodles with Crispy Duck, Oriental Vegetables and Teriyaki Sauce

This duck lo mein is really tasty! The duck is pulled and full of flavor and is paired with delicious veggies and lo mein, which ultimately makes for a great offering.

Char Siu Bao
Steamed Pork Buns with Gingered Grilled Pineapple & Hoisin Sauce

Skewered Pork Wrapped in Bacon
with Hoisin Sauce

Kimchi Tacos
Roasted Sweet Potato with Sweet Pepper Sauce, Served with Cauliflower Rice

Bingsu Salted Vanilla Ice Cream
Topped with Caramel Popcorn

Brazilian cuisine is characterized by European, African and Amerindian influences and this is exactly what you can find at the Brazilian marketplace.

Brazilian Churrasco
Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri & Garbanzo Frito

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Plantain

Salpicao Brazilian Chicken Salad
Chicken, Ham, Raisins, Carrots, Apples and Olives Topped with Shoestring Potatoes

Pão de Queijo
Brazilian Cheese Bread

Mousse De Maracuja
Passion Fruit Mousse with Fresh Passion Fruit Coulis

To try some of these delicious food offerings, SeaWorld has put together three different food & beverage packages for the event. Guests can purchase one of the following:

15 Item Package $60 – lets guests choose any 15 food, craft brew, wine, or specialty drinks.

8 Item Package $40 – lets guests choose any 8 food, craft brew, wine, or specialty drinks.

5 Item Package $30 – lets guests choose any 5 food, craft brew, wine, or specialty drinks.

To sample some of these delicious dishes, be sure to head over to SeaWorld Orlando during the Seven Seas Food Festival, which will run from February 17 – April 15. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, be sure to visit the official website.

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