Coastal Eats – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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 Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Coastal Eats

Coastal Eats debuted in 2017 and returns for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place August 29 – November 23, 2019. This booth is located in Future World West in the Culinary Corridor, behind Club Cool. Two of the three dishes from last year return, though the Shrimp Scampi Dip adds scallops this year.

Menu for Coastal Eats at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream – $5.50
  • Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette – $6.00
  • 🆕 Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada with Slaw and Fire-roasted Tomatillo Sauce – $6.00

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

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

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Coastal Eats
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-in to 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

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

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 was 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.

*NEW* Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI (4.5% ABV) – $4.50

Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI (4.5% ABV), $4.50

From Short’s Brewing Co.: “Mule Beer is an Ale brewed with lime and ginger. Hazy copper in color with an off-white head, Mule Beer pours with aromas of pungent ginger and tangy lime. Pronounced flavors of ginger and lime are accompanied by a biscuit like maltiness and a creamy body. This light-bodied, Moscow Mule inspired brew finishes with a spicy ginger kick.”

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.

A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon ($15/bottle) – $5.00

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.”

ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon ($25/bottle) – $6.00

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. It is #4 on the map below.

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Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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