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Kennedy Space Center offering visitors a ‘Taste of Space’ this fall

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering visitors a new menu of mouth-watering drinks, dips, desserts and soups at the “Taste of Space” food festival.

The “Taste of Space: Fall Bites” festival takes place from Sept. 30 to Nov. 6 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.

The festival will take place at several eateries throughout the visitor complex.


According to a news release, new this year is Space Bowl Bistro at Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, where guests can indulge in the fall flavors of a cranberry smoothie.

At the Orbit Cafe guest can indulge in a delicious, cheesy potato casserole with an artisan bratwurst, a black forest cupcake and a citrus gelatin dessert with a lemon foam topping, served in a mini beer tankard.

Looking to enjoy a hearty bowl of beer cheese soup topped with crunchy bacon and served with a fresh pretzel? Head over to the Moon Rock Cafe and finish that hearty meal with a piece of pumpkin cheesecake.

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Milky Way will offer a delicate and delicious apple blossom pastry with caramel drizzle for more dessert.

Local brews will also be available for purchase inside Planet Play.

“‘Taste of Space’ allows our chefs to really get creative and show off their expertise and artistry,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Every day, we offer an excellent menu of inspiration, knowledge, entertainment and fun. During Taste of Space, we add a new universe of culinary creations that are sure to be out of this world.”

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Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off event will take place on Oct. 7 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Marstini Shake-Off promises a smorgasbord of both drinks and food that showcase the flavors of the season.

Participants will cheer on local bartenders as they create their version of the perfect “Marstini” and then vote for their favorites.

Taste of Space: Fall Bites! is included with regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

With the purchase of any two Taste of Space meals, guests will receive a commemorative pin, available at the Space Shop, while supplies last.

For more information about Taste of Space, and to purchase tickets for the Marstini Shake-Off, click here.

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