Taste of Space: A Culinary Journey
Sip and sample seasonal tastings under the stars during Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Taste of Space: A Culinary Journey. This progressive-style dinner will showcase seasonal foods created by our Certified Executive Chefs in addition to featuring local establishments during a first-ever "Marstini" shake-off.
You'll experience the following during your culinary journey:
- Begin in the Rocket Garden with unique appetizers while you safely mix and mingle with former NASA astronauts Bruce Melnick, Winston Scott and Mark Lee.
- Next, enjoy a fresh salad and our chef’s award-winning clam chowder at the Rocket Garden Cafe.
- A surf n’ turf main course awaits you inside the spacious Dine With an Astronaut before embarking on your last stop: Space Shuttle Atlantis®.
- Under the orbiter, sample a selection of desserts and experience the inaugural Marstini shake-off!
For the first time at the visitor complex, local bars and restaurants will submit their idea of a Mars-inspired cocktail for a panel of local celebrity judges. Judges will taste and select their favorite creation, and the restaurant with the winning recipe will receive bragging rights and a trophy they can proudly display in their establishment. Of course, guests of this event can also purchase any of the Marstinis made that evening.
A DJ follows and entertains throughout the night. Each food location will also serve complimentary wine and beer samples, suggested to go along with the location’s course. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. At the end of the night, exit through the Astronaut Training Experience® and don’t forget your commemorative pin!
Tickets for this exclusive event are $159 per person. Annual passholders receive a 10 percent discount by calling 1.855.433.4210.