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 Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Coastal Eats

Coastal Eats debuted in 2017 and returns for the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place August 30 – November 12, 2018. This booth is located in Future World West in the Culinary Corridor, behind Club Cool. While the menu hasn’t changed from 2017 there’s still plenty of great food to be found.

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

Food:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream – $5.25
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette – $5.75
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash, and Chili-Chipotle Butter 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

All three of the dishes at Coastal Eats have been carried over from 2017.

Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream – $5.25

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Coastal Eats
Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream – $5.25

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 Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette – $5.75

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Coastal Eats
Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette – $5.75

This is another surprisingly sizable portion! The sharable dip comes with two pieces of toasted sourdough bread making for easy dipping into the creamy mixture of shrimp and white sauce. We didn’t expect this straightforward dish to be as spectacular as some of the more complex ones, but that’s the beauty of the Food & Wine festival: even the simple dishes are sometimes great. Make no mistake that this is one you’ll want to indulge in.

 

Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash, and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Coastal Eats
Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash, and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce – $6.00

Disney does a few things right seemingly all the time. I know, that feels like an oxymoron with The Great Movie Ride closing last year, but hear us out: Scallops. Disney ALWAYS does scallops well, even in the fast-paced Epcot festival world. We don’t know how they’re able to continuously, year after year, provide amazing tasting scallops but they do. 2018 is no exception to this scallop rule. Albeit pricey and a small portion, you should give this dish a second look. The chili-chipotle butter sauce is a tad spicy and only enhances the perfectly seared scallops.

 

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.

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Jason Diffendal

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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