The Viva el Sabor! festival event area at Sea World, Orlando.
Latin beats fill the air with live performance groups and music that ranges from Reggaeton, Salsa, Latin Pop and Merengue.
Hummmm... I wonder what they serve out of this kiosk?
All the food is made to order! Here an "Empanadilla Loca" is being assembled.
Empanadilla Loca - Pizza Empanada with Cheese, Beef, Mayo-Ketchup, Lettuce and Tomato. Full plate.
Empanadilla Loca - this is the sample size portion that you would receive with the sampling lanyard.
Mofongo with Carne Frita - Full size plate.
The authentic "Mofongo with Carne Frita" features Garlic Mashed Plantains with Onion Mojo, Served with Fried Pork. This is a sample size plate, that is not available to the general public (I know... right?).
Mashing plantains in a giant mortar and pestle.
Bacalaítos are Thin, Crispy Salted Codfish Pancakes
The Pincho con Tostones can be prepared with pork or chicken - full plate.
This sample size portion of the Pincho con Tostones (pork version) is served with Fried Plantains and some really amazing garlic toast! This is another one of those items that's only available as a full size plate at $9.99. (This sample size was provided as a "taster" at a media event.)
Lechón Asado features Traditional Roasted Pork Rubbed with Caribbean Seasonings and
is served with Pigeon Peas and your choice of Ripe or Sweet Plantains - full plate.
Lechón Asado -- although this is a photo of a sample size portion -- sample sized portions are not available for purchase. (Strange, but true.)
The festival's Frozen Sangria.
Sea World Orlando's Executive Chef, Hector Colon.