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Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Begins April 2

JAMES CITY-The annual Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival opens on April 2 with new dishes and specialty beverages.

The festival will feature 11 internationally inspired food and beverage kiosks where guests can indulge in a variety of treats. This year’s menu will include 25 different classic cuisine dishes from around the world as well as 75 different wines, beers, and cocktails. In addition to fare from across Virginia, festival goers can sample dishes and drinks from Mexico, Hawaii, Brazil, Jamaica, South Korea, Italy, and the Mediterranean.

Guests can enjoy new menu items such as Spam Musubi with sushi rice, Chicken Bulgogi and Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and returning favorites like tuna poke, bacon and cheddar hushpuppies, Churrasco grilled beef, and local she-crab soup.

The festival will also have new cocktail options like the Dark & Stormy with Myers spiced rum, Ouzo Lemonade, and Rumchata as well as non-alcoholic drinks including Chocolate or Vanilla Banana Milk.

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival will run April 2 through May 23 with limited capacity. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting

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