We continue from Cuisine Classique.
Refreshment Outpost situates itself in between the Germany and China Pavilions.
You’ll find exactly one “Special Festival Offering” despite the use of a plural.
Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis – $6
This is nicely put together and it’s quite a bit of “stuff” for the money. I’m not personally into the creamy yogurt texture with seafood thing – it’s a “weird” mouthfeel for me. But it’s a flavorful, nicely composed dish with a little bit of spice from the coulis that’s enhanced by the pepper in the yogurt. The red onion and tomato on top are a welcome addition to the grain underneath. It’s a smart dish and a good value.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whiskey and Frozen Coke remains available as well, listed on a smaller menu card at the register.
On one hand, this is exactly what it sounds like, but on the other hand, the fact that Bain’s is a real life African whiskey is kind of cool. The nuance of the spirit is lost when mixed with the Coke, but this is a refreshing drink with a real whiskey presence. Ours was nicely mixed with a heavy pour and ended up being one of my favorite drinks of the Festival. It should last a while too as it’s not poured into those sad 4-ounce cups.
Here we are with the perfect pairing – a Bain’s up front and the Brown Elephant in back, which is the same Frozen Coke mixed with creamy, fruity Amarula Liqueur. It’s Erin’s favorite drink at Epcot and one that’s worth seeking out during the Festival. I’ve never met anyone that didn’t enjoy it.
We’ll move on to China.