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Seasonal Eats with a Side of Space

Chew on this: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a new menu of gastronomic delights with a Taste of Space festival from October 8 – November 5, 2021. Guests will delight in delectable, seasonal food items and local brews, a progressive dinner event and a “Marstini” shake off event.

fall_bites_pinupd-1415456During Taste of Space: Fall Bites!, the Orbit Cafe will feature delicious meals like a beef brisket slider smothered with chipotle BBQ sauce and fried onions; a hot turkey, cranberry, and brie melt; and a delicious pumpkin whoopie pie. Guests can also enjoy a bratwurst topped with sauerkraut and whole grain mustard; chicken salad on top of mesclun greens, gorgonzola, mandarin oranges, toasted pecans, and finished with a raspberry vinaigrette; and caramel apple cheesecake at the Moon Rock Cafe. For dessert, Milky Way will offer a decadent pumpkin caramel éclair. Local brews will also be available for purchase inside Planet Play. With the purchase of any two Taste of Space meals, guests will receive a commemorative pin while supplies last. 

A finale event on November 5 will feature a progressive-style dinner that will take guests on a gastronomical walking adventure around Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex during Taste of Space: A Culinary Journey. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the dinner under the stars will include a seasonal four-course meal as well as a wine or beer sample at each station. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The fun begins after dinner as local bars, including Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill and 4th Street Fillin Station, showcase their take on a “Marstini” during a shake off under space shuttle Atlantis. Possible additional restaurants to be announced. Tickets are $159 and include a four-course meal, beer/wine samples, live entertainment, and a commemorative pin. Astronauts such as Bruce Melnick will also be in attendance.
shake_off_upd-7233310“Our guests are consistently surprised and delighted by the quality of our culinary offerings here at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Our chefs cannot wait to showcase their expertise and share these tantalizing tidbits. We are encouraging folks with a hunger for knowledge about the past, present and future of space exploration to also come hungry for food, because Taste of Space will not disappoint!”

For more information about Taste of Space, and to purchase tickets for the November 5 dinner click here.

As always, the health and safety of employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, the visitor complex continues to operate at a limited attendance, accommodating social distancing, encouraging advance daily admission purchases, and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection. Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, the visitor complex has updated the face mask policy. All guests, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, except when actively eating or drinking. This includes all attractions, attraction queues, show viewing areas, restaurants and buses. Guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings outdoors. Additional details are available at: