REVIEW: Crab Claw Cocktail and More From New Bubbles & Brine at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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REVIEW: Crab Claw Cocktail and More From New Bubbles & Brine at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Bubbles & Brine may not exactly be two flavor profiles you’d expect to see paired together, but EPCOT is breaking down the food barriers and giving us all something unexpected for the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The question is: will it work? Let’s find out.

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Menu for Bubbles & Brine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • 🆕Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Prosecco Cocktail Sauce and Grilled Lemon – $14.00
  • 🆕Jonah Crab Claw Cocktail with Stone-Ground Mustard Sauce – $12.00

Beverages:

  • MoĂ«t & Chandon ImpĂ©rial, Epernay, France ($42/bottle) – $21.00
  • Veuve Clicquot RosĂ©, Reims, France ($62/bottle) – $38.00
  • Dom PĂ©rignon, Epernay, France ($260/bottle) – $69.00

All three champagnes previously appeared at Desserts & Champagne in 2020.

Photos of Menu Items from Bubbles & Brine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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*NEW* Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Prosecco Cocktail Sauce and Grilled Lemon – $14.00

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This dish contains two large shrimp, plus the prosecco sauce and charred lemon. We weren’t impressed.

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The shrimp didn’t seem particularly fresh and had more of a fishy taste than we would have liked. For $14, it looks like a good deal, but we would skip it.

*NEW* Jonah Crab Claw Cocktail with Stone-Ground Mustard Sauce – $12.00

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These are a hit. The dish has four moderately-sized claws. For $12, it’s a reasonable value.

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The ground mustard complemented the dish instead of overwhelming it.

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This is a deal we think you should go out of your way to check out. The taste and value merit consideration.

MoĂ«t & Chandon ImpĂ©rial, Epernay, France ($42/bottle) – $21.00

MoĂ«t & Chandon describes this as having a “golden straw yellow with green highlights,” as well as “the vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, and the elegance of blond notes (brioche, cereal, fresh nuts).”

Veuve Clicquot RosĂ©, Reims, France ($62/bottle) – $38.00

Veuve Clicquot describes this as having a “coppery-orange color. Expressive aromas of strawberry and very ripe wild strawberries. A full-bodied, structured, vinous palate which stays fresh. Length and character define this champagne.”

Dom PĂ©rignon, Epernay, France ($260/bottle) – $69.00

From Dom PĂ©rignon: “The delicate nose unfolds in swaths of color. The green of eucalyptus, mint and vetiver, the yellow-orange of mirabelle plums, apricot and orange blossom, the brown of pepper, cardamom and licorice sticks, and finally silvery saline and toasty hues. The mouthfeel is elegant, expressing luxuriant simplicity and precision. The refined and silky foundation becomes more pronounced at the heart. The finish is dominated by a salinity that leaves a deep sensation of consistency.”

Location of Bubbles & Brine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Bubbles & Brine is located between Canada Pavilion and Port of Entry. You can find it at number 35 on the map above.

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is running from July 27 through November 18.

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