The Rockin’ Burger Block Party is a brand-new offering at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival that runs for only three nights, one of which is already past. The other two are coming on October 8 and November 6, and celebrities from The Chew will host on the October date. Go to this article for details, including a VIP option.
So what, exactly, can you eat at the Rockin’ Burger Block Party? Is it good for people who like gourmet cuisine? Does “burger”mean it’s good for those who eschew fancy fare in favor of meat and potatoes? Check out the photos below for a small cross-section of the party offerings. As you’ll see, it offers something for everyone, whether you like a traditional burger or prefer creative spins on this standard favorite. Even vegans will find something to sink their teeth into.
The party also has finger food, plenty of desserts, and free-flowing libations. With tickets starting at $99, it’s a perfect way to get out of the crowds, into the air conditioning, and enjoy the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in a relaxing but high energy way. To check availability and book your spot for one of the remaining dates, call 407-939-3378.
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Rockin’ Burger Block Party
Like many of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival special events, the Rockin’ Burger Block Party is held inside World Showplace. This block party runs rain or shine while you enjoy the air conditioning.
The Rockin’ Burger Block Party features a wide variety of burgers with many different flares. Chef Dale’s Asian Cheeseburger is a chicken and duck burger with braised pork belly and butterkase cheese that was voted the Burger of the Night at the first bash.
Chef Eggie’s Mallorcan Burger featured coffee-crusted beef short rib with smoked gouda cheese. It was topped with garlic potato strings and sangria ketchup for a perfect complement.
Middle Eastern Burger
Many of the burgers had an ethnic flare, like Chef Nanor’s Middle Eastern Burger. It was a spicy lamb and feta cheese burger with pickled watermelon rind as its topping.
Chef Jerrod’s Backwoods Burger featured a grilled cervena patty topped with Black Diamond cheddar and fried onions. A slathering of Juniper port wine ketchup added a nice zip.
Chef Mikko’s Bourbon Burger is a flavorful bourbon BBQ burger topped with good old cheddar cheese. It also has fried onions and chipotle aioli to finish things off.
Chef Marianne’s Sicilian Burger had a pan-seared branzino patty with pecorino cheese. It’s finished off with blood orange, raisin, onion jam, and a slice of dried proscuitto.
Chef Keith’s Cali Veggie Cheese Burger is a feast for vegetarians. It’s a black bean burger topped with vegan cheese, with marinated avocado and heirloom tomato ketchup. Even the bun is vegan.
Bored with burgers? Head over to the Finger Foods Station, with items like spicy sticky pig wings, vegetable pot stickers, cheeseburger spring rolls, and lentil samosa.
There’s always room for dessert, especially if the items include bread pudding with cream cheese glaze, snicker doodle crusted apple custard crisp, and chocolate brownies.
Yes, there’s never ending food at the Rockin’ Burger Block Party, but it also features loads of libations to wash all that food down. With wine, rum tequila, vodka, and more, you’re sure to find something to wet your whistle.
The Rockin’ Burger Block Party has “party” in its name for a reason. There’s a DJ to keep the music going all night in just about every genre, like hip hop country and western, Latin, and rock ‘n’ roll.