Universal Orlando has extended their popular Mardi Gras – Carnaval of Flavors event this year, beyond its original end date yet again, pushing the event into May.

What’s Happening:

  • Due to continued popular demand, the good times will keep rolling as Universal Orlando Resort extends its dynamic celebration of flavor and entertainment, Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval, through Sunday, May 2. Guests have even more time to enjoy this unique global food fest at Universal Studios Florida, featuring more than 100 food and beverage items inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world.

  • The event has seen increased popularity this year with multiple days reaching capacity at the resort.
  • With the added event dates, Guests will now have more time to enjoy the event and check out the food and beverage offerings along with Mardi Gras floats and the Mardi Gras Tribute Store.
  • Along with the video above, we sent our own Mike Mack to check out the event when in first started in February, and you can read about that here.
  • This year’s festivities brings together the flavors of the most iconic worldwide Carnavals, including authentic Cajun-style cuisine from New Orleans, which returns with some fan-favorite dishes including the Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya and delectable Beignets. Guests will also enjoy the iconic flavors of La Isla del Encanto (the Island of Enchantment) with epic Puerto Rican dishes, including a Pernil & Mofongo, a tasty Picadillo Empanada, and for the sweet-lovers, a mouth-watering Quesito. Guests will taste the unique flavors of a German Karneval, including the delicious Pork Schnitzel Slider, an epic Bavarian Pretzel, and for those looking for a plant-based twist, a Vegan Bratwurst with Beer Braised Onions will be available. Guests can savor a Pholourie and a Queen’s Park Swizzle cocktail from Trinidad and Tobago, Paella Mixta from Spain, Belgium Style Liege Waffles from Belgium and Jerk Chicken and a Goombay Smash cocktail from the Bahamas. Additional highlights include an authentic Moqueca de Camarao served with rice from Brazil, Beef Short Rib Poutine from Canada, a classic Cannoli from Italy, Carnitas Arepas from Colombia, a Poached Pear Crème Brulee Crepe and a variety of wines from France, and so much more.

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