We have wanted to try this particular dinner for a while and I finally was able to secure an advanced dining reservation to try it. We were eager to head to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to try this family style dinner at Sebastian’s Bistro. Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is an easy one to get to from EPCOT and Hollywood Studios thanks to the Disney Skyliner. So this is an easy out of park meal to enjoy, but it is only open for dinner.
The restaurant itself is pretty small, which is why finding reservations can be difficult. If you’re staying at this resort I recommend trying to secure a walk up if you were unsuccessful in getting a reservation. All of the seating at this restaurant is indoors.
When our server came over to take our drink orders we let them know that we were there for the plant-based version of the meal. They were excited and listed off all the food we were about to enjoy. Shortly after that our first options made their way to the table.
The meal starts with Rolls (they call them house-baked but they were definitely those Bloomfield Farms gluten free rolls). The rolls were warm and came with a delectable guava butter and caramelized onion jam. We absolutely loved the guava butter as it had a perfect sweetness to it and was creamy on the rolls. The caramelized onion jam was also good, but mostly just caramelized onions and not so much jam. If we didn’t have so much food coming along we would have asked for more rolls.
With the rolls came The Spice Necklace Salad. The salad features mixed greens, kale, pineapple, orange, radish, and toasted pumpkin seeds in a key lime dressing. The menu also said candied walnuts, but our salad did not have any.
The salad was wonderful. There was lots of varying textures in it and the key lime dressing had a nice sweetness to it which mixed well with the bitterness of the greens. The toasted pumpkin seeds stood out the most and were a great crunch on the salad. Since Finn is allergic to peanuts they gave us a salad without the pumpkin seeds as well for him to not eat.
Next was the Taste of the Caribbean, which was the main entree. This portion had two platters, one for the proteins and one for the sides. Let’s start with the protein platter.
This platter was loaded up with Impossible Kabobs, Fried Jerk Tofu, and Beyond Sausages. The menu said and servers all called them Impossible sausages, but we know better. It was just the three of us and they gave us 6 sausages.
The Impossible Kabobs were fun, though they tasted mostly like Impossible meat. We could see there were various spices added to it, as well as some herb, but we couldn’t place exactly what we thought it was. But they were good and we enjoyed them. They had a little heat to them, and I would get these again.
The Fried Jerk Tofu was what I was most excited for, as I personally love jerk. The fried part wasn’t super noticeable outside of oil coming from the tofu. The tofu itself wasn’t very pressed, which is the norm at Disney unfortunately. The flavor was good, but I would have personally wanted it to be spicier and more jerk flavored. We ended up liking the tofu the most out of this part of the entree. As a side note: I would assume if you want to avoid faux meats you could just have a ton of the tofu and extra vegetables.
The Beyond (not Impossible) Sausages were fine. They seemed to have been fried as they were crispy all over. They were on the dry side, but we’ve absolutely had worse. We ended up taking most of those home for leftovers though.
The protein platter also had a mango salsa or chutney on it as well as a cucumber one. There was no mention of this anywhere, and the server didn’t say anything. We assumed the cucumber was to be paired with the tofu and the mango with the kabobs. They were both good and added a lightness to the proteins.
With all of the proteins came a platter of sides. The sides plate had Cilantro Rice with Beans, Vegetable Curry, and Broccolini.
Out of this platter our favorite was the Cilantro Rice and Beans. The flavor wasn’t cilantro-y, but it was green from it. It was just a nice hearty helping of beans and rice which we enjoy. The beans were a bit dry, but it could have just been a bad day.
The Vegetable Curry was a letdown. It just tasted like tomato sauce with over cooked vegetables. We didn’t really notice a curry flavor. I was hoping it would be more like a coconut curry, but alas, it was just tomato.
The Broccolini was just okay also. It was cold and not seasoned. We did speak with the chef for a bit while he was doing rounds and he mentioned that we can request extra vegetables for the meal as well. I would recommend that since the broccolini and curry weren’t great.
Now the most important part, dessert! The dessert here is a Coconut-Pineapple Bread Pudding. This dessert comes with a vegan caramel sauce and vegan ice cream.
This dessert was absolutely incredible. The coconut-pineapple bread had chunks of pineapple and shredded coconut inside. It was nice and light as well. The caramel sauce was unreal, I’ve never had caramel sauce that good before as a vegan. Plus we had a ton to drizzle on the dessert.
For the large piece of the bread we didn’t get very much ice cream, but the ice cream with the bread was so good. A perfect mix of warm bread and caramel and cold ice cream. The dessert alone it is worth trying this restaurant.
This whole meal was great. It had some really incredible high points and then some mediocre ones, but as a full meal it was on the positive side. We for sure recommend this meal for your next Disney trip!
Review from March 2022.