We had an exclusive chance to taste some of the delicious food that will be available at this year’s Viva la Música festival!
What is it, you may ask? The festival is a fiery, crazy celebration that runs on Saturdays; April 16 and 23, as well as May 7 and 14. The best part: it’s totally included with park admission. Viva la Música activities begin at 12 p.m. each Saturday at the Bayside pathway, with concerts starting at 3 p.m. at Bayside Stadium.
You can check out the full video of our little taste test preview here:
SeaWorld’s Executive Chef Hector Colon will be back in action cooking up some incredible, authentic cuisine to accompany the live concerts and splashing good times that only the aquatic wonderland can provide. Here’s a little bit of information about what you can expect from the festival:
FLAVORS TO TASTE
Chef’s signature creations – New this year at Mango Joe’s is the Hamburguesa Cubana, a hamburger made with a chorizo, ground beef and pork patty. Plus, guests who visit Seafire Grill, Cypress Bakery and Mango Joe’s will find an array of Latin infused limited-time dishes.
New, savory and authentic dishes this year include:
- Piononos – Sweet plantain stuffed with traditional seasoned ground beef
- Morcilla – Traditional Latin American blood sausage
- Sorullitos – Caribbean-style fried polenta sticks
- Frituras de camarones – Skewered shrimp fritters with fried plantains
- Lechón asado – Traditional roaster pork rubbed with Caribbean spices
Some of the guests’ returning favorites include piraguas (shaved ice with tropical flavors), bacalaítos (fried salted codfish pancakes), pinchos (skewered grilled meat with fried plantains) and tripletas, a hearty sandwich made with roast pork, chicken, steak and cheese topped with potato sticks and a special sauce.
Food Sampler Package – For $25, guests looking to try an assortment of new flavors can choose from five samples of select dishes and also receive 15 percent off all food and drink purchases on the event pathway.
Take a look at some of the Latin cuisine below:
Are you planning on getting your groove on and rocking out with a full place of deliciousness? Let me know in the comments! For all things SeaWorld, stick with Inside the Magic!