(Disclosure I was invited to attend a tasting in exchange for my personal opinion)
This week I had the opportunity to go out to Busch Gardens and try out some of the Summer menu options they will be offering at the Serengeti Overlook. The chef has put together a fresh menu you won’t want to miss out on. It is a delightful change from the traditional theme park food most places offer. Let me share some of the Serengeti Overlook Summer menu and what we thought of it.
Serengeti Overlook Summer menu
With the Summer dining menu you can pick one item from each category of the menu for $29. It includes a starter, entree, and a dessert.
Baby Spinach Salad
This baby spinach salad features strawberries, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, and a white balsamic vinaigrette dressing. With most salads that feature strawberries, you are given a strong acidic flavor. However, this salad does a great job of balancing the flavors for a refreshing salad you are sure to enjoy.
The caesar salad is a delicious tribute to a traditional caesar salad. No real liberties are taken. This means that if you are after something within your comfort zone you will not be disappointed.
Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad
This refreshing salad offered a twist of what you would expect from certain foods. It tested the limits of watermelon and gave you a brand new way to love watermelon and enjoy a savory salad.
Signature Fried Chicken
The signature fried chicken is served with mashed potatoes and a bacon broccoli salad. The fried chicken isn’t too bad but the thing that is most amazing about this meal is the broccoli salad! It really was amazing!
Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Looking for something delicious and packed with flavor? The flat iron steak is an amazing dinner option with mashed potatoes that will knock your socks off and a side of mixed vegetables.
Shrimp Scampi Pappardelle
This reimagining of shrimp scampi was a good idea. However, I will say that it does not have the same garlic and salty flavors typically associated with shrimp scampi. If you are hoping for those specific flavors, you might want to make a different choice.
This Grilled Kohlrabi Steak with summer peaches and a quinoa salad was a delicious flavor combination. I highly recommend this for vegetarian diners.
Grilled Summer Peaches
These grilled summer peaches with a bourbon cream were a great flavor combination. Be prepared for a harder peach for these. If you were hoping for something a little softer to bit into, I would head for one of the other desserts.
The carrot cake has flavors that can’t be beat! It is such a rich dessert that you won’t want much else.
The chocolate cake is everything you hope for in a chocolate cake. It is rich and packed with flavor! I highly recommend it if you have a sweet tooth.