REVIEW: New Chilled Seafood Trio Brings Champagne Party Flavors to Bubbles & Brine Menu During 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Shannen Ace

REVIEW: New Chilled Seafood Trio Brings Champagne Party Flavors to Bubbles & Brine Menu During 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Bubbles & Brine has added a new dish to their menu during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays: a chilled seafood trio.

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Chilled Seafood Trio – $21

Jumbo poached shrimp with prosecco cocktail sauce, Jonah crab claw with stone-ground mustard sauce, and oysters on the half shell with sparkling crème fraîche and caviar

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The new seafood dish from Bubbles & Brine is basically a sampling platter of what you would find at a high-end champagne party — fitting for a booth that celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

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You get two jumbo shrimp, two crab claws, and two oysters on half-shells. It’s a good-sized dish for sharing with another friend.

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The prosecco cocktail sauce is the same that is provided with the jumbo shrimp cocktail. It has a slight sweetness to it and a bit of horseradish, but overall is a standard cocktail sauce.

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The stone-ground mustard, which is also served with the separate Jonah crab claw cocktail, is a highlight. It has a slight spice and a creaminess that pairs well with the shrimp and crab claws.

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The chilled jumbo shrimp taste the same as those in the cocktail, although these are a little smaller.

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The crab claws are also small but have a decent lump of meat inside and go great with the stone-ground mustard.

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This is the best part of the dish — which does make it hard to justify getting the trio over just the Jonah crab claw cocktail.

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The oysters are completely new to the menu, though, and aren’t offered separately. The caviar is a gimmick that adds to the price without adding much flavor to the oysters.

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The crème fraîche is interesting and different. It’s creamy and fatty with a little bit of a sticky consistency. There’s only a dollop on top but it works well with the oyster and brings down the brininess and typical ocean taste.

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The oysters will make or break the dish for most people since they are so different.

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If you are a seafood fan and enjoy the other two Bubbles & Brine dishes, you might like this to get a sampling of both plus the oysters. Just don’t expect anything radically impressive.

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If you don’t like seafood or oysters in particular, we can’t recommend this dish, especially not for $21.

Read our full Bubbles & Brine review from the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. The festival runs through December 30, 2023.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.