Beef Tenderloin Tips and Seared Scallops from Northern Bloom at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in Orlando

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The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is probably best known for its, well, flowers and gardens. And not just because it’s in the name! The topiaries are incredible; we go over the 20 best topiaries from 2022 here.

Like at the other Epcot festivals, though, there’s also a lot of delicious food and drink offerings throughout the park.

And you can find some of those food and beverage options at Northern Bloom!

Northern Bloom is the food booth, or “Outdoor Kitchen,” located at the Canada Pavilion in the World Showcase. It’s open during the length of the festival, which is March 2, 2022 to July 4, 2022. And you can order off the menu starting at 11:00 AM until the park closes.

We’re going to go over the menu offerings. And then you’ll find out the best things to order in our food review! Finally, we’ll share a few tips for a Disney World vacation to visit the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.

Northern Bloom Epcot Menu (Canada)

Here’s what you can order at the Northern Bloom Outpost location.

Food Menu

  • Beef Tenderloin Tips with Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce and Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Applewood-smoked Bacon
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato

Please note that the Seared Scallops option is gluten/wheat friendly.

Drinks Menu

  • Maple Popcorn Shake – non-alcoholic
  • Glutenberg Blonde Ale – Montreal, Quebec
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Apricot with Maple Syrup – Tampa, FL
  • Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry Fruit Beer – Hamilton, Ontario
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • Beer Flight

Northern Bloom Food Review

So now you know your choices at the Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen. But how does the food actually taste? Is it any good? Let’s find out!

Beef Tenderloin Tips

Beef Tenderloin Tips with pearl onions, carrots, whipped potatoes and mushroom Bordelaise sauce, at the Northern Bloom Canada kitchen in the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Beef Tenderloin Tips has been a Flower & Garden Festival favorite of ours at Green Vacation Deals for years. In fact, back in early 2020, we ranked the Beef Tenderloin Tips as the best food option at the whole festival!

This year, I actually found the two pearl onions to be my favorite part! I am a big fan of pearl onions, and they were absolutely delicious.

My second favorite part was definitely the whipped potatoes. They were, in my opinion, an ideal consistency: fluffy, without being lumpy or runny at all. They tasted great plain or with the mushroom Bordelaise sauce.

Speaking of which, the sauce was excellent. The mushrooms and carrots were good, too.

Unfortunately, the beef tenderloin tips themselves were probably my least favorite parts of the whole dish. The meat was occasionally a little tougher than I’d prefer. It still tasted good, though, and I would definitely enjoy having the Beef Tenderloin Tips again.

Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops, French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes and Bacon from the Northern Bloom food booth at the Epcot Flower and Garden FestivalThe seared scallops received mixed reviews from us this year.

The smallest scallop was stringy and tough. Fortunately, the other two were nice, plump, and very good.

The green beans seemed undercooked and were too chewy. On the other hand, the bacon was good.

Griddled Maple Pound Cake

Griddled maple pound cake with sweet corn gelato, warm peach compote, and popcorn, from the Northern Bloom food kiosk at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The griddled maple pound cake was definitely a winner!

It was really good. It made me think of the pound cake my grandmother cooked for me when I was a kid. The pound cake was very delicious and a great blend of flavors. I had never had corn gelato before. It was really good. I also liked the popcorn on it. It reminded me a bit of the Bingsu Salted Vanilla Ice Cream I had at the SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival.

Epcot Festival 2022 Tips

Are you planning a trip to Disney World so that you can attend the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival?

You’re in for a treat! The festival is a lot of fun.

If you’re looking for more reviews of the festival food, check out our review of Bauernmarkt, a farmer’s market located at the Germany pavilion.

When picking out a hotel for your vacation, we recommend one of the following hotels. They are either a boat ride or pleasant walk away from the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. And from that entrance, it’s a quick walk through the United Kingdom pavilion to get to Canada and Northern Bloom!

Alternately, if you stay at the following hotels, you can take a gondola with the Disney Skyliner system to Epcot. It’s generally quicker than the buses, and has better views, too. You’ll arrive very close to the International Gateway.

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