REVIEW: Ceviche, Johnny Cake, and Cape Guayaba from Floribbean: Cape Canaveral at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida
The biggest party of the year is finally here as Mardi Gras kicks off at Universal Studios Florida from February 5 – April 24. Food booths around the park celebrate international cuisine, including a new, unique booth featuring “Floribbean” (a portmanteau of Florida and Caribbean) dishes. There are two Floribbean booths.
Menu for the Floribbean: Cape Canaveral Booth at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida
This interesting combination of ingredients works surprisingly well together! The tangy, pickled radish is a little soft but still crunchy. The poached shrimp has a good texture, if not a ton of flavor. It works really well with the mild sweetness of the blood orange sorbet.
TIP: If you get this dish, make sure to try all the ingredients together in a single bite. They blend to create a delicious flavor.
This dish was a pleasant surprise. The Johnny cake is dense with a good corn flavor. The jackfruit has a meaty texture with the taste of Caribbean spices. The salsa, avocado, and blood orange cream pull it all together nicely. This unique dish is a great vegetarian festival offering!
*NEW* Cape Guayaba – $6.00 for 9 oz., $13.00 for 12 oz. souvenir cup
New Amsterdam Vodka, guava and lime juice, agave nectar, fresh mint
Holy guava, Batman! This is a nice fruity drink with a strong guava flavor.