Cover Photo : SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival 2022 — Walkabout Day Three
The Gulf Gumbo from the Gulf Coast Market booth is new to the festival this year, and features shrimp and sausage in a Cajun broth.
The Gulf Coast Market booth is in a great little, out of the way nook that's (broadly) between the Wild Arctic Encounter and Sesame Street Land.
Well, there's a lot of grass anyway. I think maybe some of the bench style seating was out for cleaning on this day, because I've seen a couple more tables in this vast expanse. Still though, there's some prime shady spots near the trees in the back. In this photo, the Gulf Coast Market and the Mexican Market booths are on the far right.
It looks like the old "festival trail" area is being torn down. The little booth with red supports (on the left) had been the "Asian" booth for many years. The whole walkway has now been blocked off.
While the $9.99 out-of-pocket price seems a bit high, I'd still recommend this one, at any of the purchase levels. It's closer to "authentic" than other items at the festival, and it has a unique flavor profile that isn't replicated in any of the other festival items this year.
This Bourbon BBQ Smoked Pork Po' Boy is from the Gulf Coast Market booth.
The Bourbon BBQ Smoked Pork Po' Boy is a great little slider that would pair well with the Frozen Hurricane that they're also serving at the Gulf Coast Market booth.
This is the Glazed Corn Beef item from the Ireland Market booth at this year's festival. It's served with a classic boiled potato, some cabbage & carrot slaw, and a small cube of corn bread.
The Ireland Market booth is inconspicuously sheltered into it's own little out cove, which is nice, but there's not a whole lot of seating around.
There's a couple of standing tables in front of the Ireland Market booth. If you'd like to sit down somewhere, the Mama's Pretzel Kitchen seating is not too far away.
This version of Corn Beef is a little more sweet than savory... probably because of the glaze.
The Italian Market area at SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival is large and spacious. It's actually one of the more relaxing spots at the festival.
There's plenty of covered and full-sun seating available. Along with the Italian Market booth, the "Taste of Sicily" booth and "Wine Tasting with Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards" booths are both very nearby.
This is either the "Taste of Sicily" booth or the "Wine Tasting with Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards" booth (they're not very well marked).
The Palermo Fontina Cheese Meatballs from the Italian Market are actually really good. There's two large meatballs on there (made with a light touch of Italian sausage type of seasoning), and the Pomodoro Sauce is a refreshing change of pace from other items at the festival.
I wish, wish, wish, the lowest out-of-pocket, retail price point at the festival this year wasn't $9.99. If this one were $7.99, I would have graciously given it a green thumbs up across the board.