REVIEW: Coastal Eats at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019
Welcome to a Marketplace Booth review for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place in the park from August 29 to November 23, 2019. This review will cover the Coastal Eats kiosk located in the Culinary Corridor in Future World West. This is a one-stop shop for seafood during the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!)
Photos of Menu Items from Coastal Eats at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream – $5.50
This is a surprisingly healthy serving for the Food & Wine Festival. There’s real crab packed into this crab cake and the flavor does NOT disappoint. The avocado cream seems to be overplayed at Epcot events in the past few years, fortunately, this pairs well with the crab and makes for a very enjoyable dish. Last year, we felt this dish was priced just fine for seafood at the festival and that feeling continues to this year even though the price raised by 25 cents. Recommended.
Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette – $6.00
The sharable dip comes with two pieces of toasted sourdough bread making for easy dipping into the creamy mixture of shrimp and white sauce. Very creamy and heavy on the bottom of the dip and the scallops themselves were pretty rubbery. The dip was quite good on the bread but did not pair well with the scallops.
*NEW* Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada with Slaw and Fire-roasted Tomatillo Sauce – $6.00
This dish features pieces of striped bass on top of a tostada garnished with slaw and a fire-roasted tomatillo sauce. The tostada ws good and the bass was well cooked. However, the tostada got very soggy very quickly due to all the moist ingredients on top of the tostada.
A Mule Beer is an Ale brewed with lime and ginger. I say that because they do not hide those flavors in this beer. It is a hazy burnt orange color giving it the impression it might be a heavy beer, but it is pretty light for a mule beer. Lastly, it finishes with a strong ginger taste resonating in your mouth.
From A to Z Wineworks: “The A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris is refreshing and lithe on the palate. Aromas of Meyer lemon, lemon verbena, tangerine, apricot, peach, apple, pear, quince, melon, and honeysuckle add a hint of sweetness to the air around it. The weight is impeccable with perfect balance and integration hitting all points of the palate. Incredibly versatile at the dinner table with flavors of golden apple, roasted coconut, citrus and pineapple appealing to the last splash in the glass.”
From ROCO Winery‘s Rollin Soles: “Several lush and complex aromatics fill the nose upon inhale including rose petals, ripe loganberry, a rich vanilla spice framed by rich forest floor aromas. For flavor consider lovely elegant fruit with spice and enough acidity to cause this wine to dance on your tongue. Persistent red fruit and loganberry give a ‘sweet’ lift to this classic cool-climate Pinot noir. The finish sails on a ‘deck’ of rich cherry fruit, lovely earth tones, and the sort of peppercorn spice that calls out for mushrooms, lamb, or even buttery black cod.”
Location of Coastal Eats at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Coastal Eats at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is located in the Culinary Corridor in Future World West behind Club Cool and Character Spot. Coastal Eats is Number 4 on the map below.
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