REVIEW: Lobster Landing Debuts with Tender Lobster Tail at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2021
Lobster Landing has made its debut early at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2021. Originally slated for an October 1 opening, the new booth has opened today alongside several other offerings.
Menu for Lobster Landing at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
🆕 New England Lobster Tail with Lobster Bisque Sauce – $14
🆕 Lobster Chowder with Bacon, Corn, Potatoes, and Oyster Crackers – $6.75
🆕 Cape Codder Vodka with Cranberry, Pomegranate, and Lime – $11.00
🆕 Coronado Brewing Co. Salty Crew Blonde Ale (4.5% ABV) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
Photos of Menu Items from Lobster Landing at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
*NEW* New England Lobster Tail with Lobster Bisque Sauce – $14
This was an appropriately-sized and well-cooked lobster tail; you’re getting the real deal from Lobster Landing. The meat was tender and easily cut. The flavor was subtle and not fishy, also signs that this is of relatively good quality. The bisque sauce was disappointing; it was thin and lacked flavor. We would have preferred drawn butter like you get at Hops & Barley. That being said, good lobster doesn’t need sauce. This was our favorite dish here.
*NEW* Lobster Chowder with Bacon, Corn, Potatoes, and Oyster Crackers – $6.75
This was an average dish, in line with our expectations. It wasn’t terrible, but we won’t be going back for it again. The spice was very mild with a subtle flavor. The lobster in the dish is sparse in quantity and the meat is similar to knuckle and claw, so it’s a little tougher. We didn’t see or taste any tail meat. It was a basic bisque, aside from the few pieces of lobster.
*NEW* Baked Lobster Dip with Old Bay Chips – $5.50
The chips are basic kettle-cooked chips with mild Old Bay seasoning. The dip is okay; it has a strong mayonnaise taste and could benefit from some cheese or another layer of flavor or texture. We wouldn’t come back for this, either.
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*NEW* Cape Codder Vodka with Cranberry, Pomegranate, and Lime – $11.00
The Cape Codder is a basic cranberry and vodka. The cranberry is a little watered down, and we wish the juice was a little sweeter to cut the tartness.
*NEW* Coronado Brewing Co. Salty Crew Blonde Ale (4.5% ABV) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
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Location of Lobster Landing at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Lobster Landing is located by the upcoming Creations Shop next to Mac & Eats, at number 31 on the map below.
Which dish are you going to try first at Lobster Landing? Let us know in the comments below!