Universal Orlando Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval
Universal Orlando is getting the Mardi started with fun festive foods that will have you dancing in the streets.
You can’t have a good party without great food and Universal is bringing guests dishes inspired by global Carnaval celebrations around the world. From festival treats and sweets to delicious dishes there is something for everyone.
Universal Orlando recently invited us out to sample some of the new foods being served up at this year’s Mardi Gras festival. We got to try some new flavors and enjoy some of the classics as well.
I enjoyed the Chicken Coxinha which is tear-drop chicken fritters served up in a paper cone. It’s the perfect finger food for walking around the parks. It’s not spicy but it’s still flavorful. Even the pickiest eaters will approve. You can find these over at the Brazil food booth.
Fried Green Tomato PoBoy
This classic New Orleans-style sandwich is light and fresh. Fried green tomatoes, pickles, onion, lettuce, and cajun remoulade make for a tasty treat that’s not too heavy on your stomach after riding Rip Ride Rockit. You can find this in the French Quarter food booth section of the park.
This Puerto Rican-inspired dish is a mix of green plantains, bacon, and chicharrones. It is being sold as a trio in the parks. You will find Shrimp Criolla, Traditional, and Chicken Chicharron with mayo ketchup being sold at the Puerto Rico booth. It’s a fun way to try out all the different flavors.
Light and fluffy and coated with a good amount of powdered sugar these beignets are a traditional Mardi Gras treat. You can’t properly celebrate without picking up some of these sugary treats. Make sure you grab plenty of napkins. It’s totally worth the mess. You can grab these over in the Central City area.
Liege Waffle with Berries and Cream
Speaking of sweet snacks the Liege Waffles can be found over at the Belgium booth. This light, crispy, crunchy thick waffle is dusted with pearled sugar and strawberries, and cream.
Mardi Gras King Cake
Everyone knows Mardi Gras is all about King Cake and this one is huge. Big enough for sharing but no one says you have to! You can find this classic cake over in the French Quarter food booth section. It even comes complete with the little plastic baby on top.
Dishes From All Over The World
There are so many great dishes inspired by global Carnaval celebrations around the world. I have a lot of fun trying new things and discovering new flavors.
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Mardi Gras Food Booths
There are so many food booths throughout the park that offer both classic Mardi Gras dishes as well as newly inspired takes on Carnaval cuisine. It’s nice to just take your time walking around and perusing them all but you can also check out Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras website for more information about everything happening in the park during the festival.
Mardi Gras Menus
The Fun Continues
The party continues outside the parks! “Keep the party going at Universal CityWalk with special Mardi Gras menu items at select restaurants, including a new Masquerade Milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, along with food kiosks located throughout the complex featuring delicious menu items that offer a taste of the Mediterranean, the Islands, and popular Mardi Gras fare. Plus, guests can attend a Mardi Gras After Party at Pat O’Brien’s on select nights and enjoy special entertainment and theming at the Red Coconut Club – which will transform into the Cursed Coconut Club for the Mardi Gras season”
Be sure to pick up a map before entering the park so you don’t miss anything. There is so much to see and do you will want to get a good idea of each booth’s location.
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Mardi Gras Atmosphere
I really enjoyed visiting Universal Orlando during their Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carvaval celebrations. The atmosphere is lively and entertaining. I loved the decorated areas around the park as well. There are plenty of fun-themed areas to sit and enjoy that beignet or grab that selfie.
What are some of your favorite dishes at this year’s Mardi Gras celebration? Let us know in the comments below.
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