2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Preview: Belgium and Brazil

We are back with another look at some of the Marketplace Booths that will be featured at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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Today, we are visiting two more of our favorite spots — one Old World, and one New!

Both the Belgium Booth and the Brazil Booth epitomize one of this year’s biggest themes. We can’t wait to Taste Our Way Around the World with lots of returning favorites, and some new flavors as well.

Let’s take a look at what these two Marketplaces will be offering guests in 2014, starting September 19th.

Belgium Marketplace Booth

The Belgium Marketplace Booth offers Food and Wine Festival guests the best of both worlds. We love the interesting food options here. But it’s also a primo stop on your Brews Around the World Tour as well!

Belgium Marketplace Booth

The Belgium Booth first debuted at the festival in 2010, and has become a mainstay since then. After all, who can resist indulging in a sweet or savory Belgian Waffle?

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Belgium Booth Menu

  • Potato and Leek Waffle with Beer-Braised Beef
  • Belgium Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
  • Belgium Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde and Stella Artois Cidre

There are many returning favorites here this year, but we’re happy to say that we see some fun additions as well.

The Potato and Leek Waffle was one of our Best of the Fest Favorites in 2013, so I’m thrilled that it’s returning! This year, the flavors are amped up a bit as the Beef topping the savory waffle is braised in Beer!

Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef

Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef

After such a hearty dish, we definitely recommend that you give one of the dessert waffles a try. You can’t go wrong with Belgian Waffle topped with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream.

Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream

Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream

But if you’d rather have a fruit topping, no worries. Try the Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream instead.

Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

If you prefer a dessert that you can drink, you’ll be happy to know that the Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur is also returning.

Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

The Belgium Booth also provides lots of options for the beer lover in your party. Choose from a single option, or try a Beer Flight for variety.

Belgian Beer Flight

Leffe

And this year, we expect that the addition of Stella Artois Cidre will be a popular one!

Brazil

Brazil Booth

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Brazil Booth Menu

  • Moqueca de Pescado: Regal Springs Premium Tilapia with Coconut Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (gluten free)
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Cilantro (Gluten Free)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
  • Cocada: Brazilian Coconut Candy
  • Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
  • Tannat Reserve
  • Frozen Caipirinha

The Brazil Booth was on hiatus in 2012, but returned in 2013 with a brand new menu. In 2014, the Booth will feature a mix of returning and new flavors.

Replacing the featured Scallop dish from last year, Moqueca de Pescado is a traditional Brazilian Fish Stew with Coconut Sauce. This version has a local twist, featuring sustainably-farmed Regal Springs Tilapia. It will be served over Rice.

Mocequa de Pescado: Regal Springs Premium Tilapia with Coconut Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice

Moqueca de Pescado: Regal Springs Premium Tilapia with Coconut Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice

Making its return is one of the Festival’s favorite dishes from last year, the Crispy Pork Belly. We can’t wait to have this one again!

Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, and Cilantro

Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, and Cilantro

We expect that Pao de Queijo, or Brazilian Cheese Bread, will be popular with guests. How can you miss with cheese?!

Pao de Quejo Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pao de Queijo — Brazilian Cheese Bread

And Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer returns as well! Much lighter bodied than you might expect, this dark beer pairs beautifully with the pork belly dish.

Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer

Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer

Hooray! One of our favorite Festival cocktails, the Frozen Caipirinha, also returns!

Frozen Caipirinha

Carnaval Moscato is a great dessert wine, and a surprising find! We think it will be a nice pairing with the Cocada, a Brazilian Coconut Candy that’s debuting this year.

Carnaval Moscato

With just over a month to go until the Festival kicks off, we are counting the days — hours?! — until we can try all of our favorite bites and sips!

Want More Details About the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

We are constantly working to bring you all of the latest news and updates on the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival right here, so stay tuned for details and check out all of the info below!

Be sure to join our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for the latest information and details. And keep an eye on our 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for updates.

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Index — and FOOD PHOTOS!
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Low-Cost/Free Seminars and Activities
2014 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule and Dining Package Information
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2014 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Events
2014 Tower of Terror 10-miler Events
2014 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic: Menus, Booking Info available!
2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews, and 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten Free Items

How to Book Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events

To book all special events and demonstrations, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) starting July 31 at 7AM ET. Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, Mixology Seminars, and general admission for some special events will be bookable online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com.

Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents are eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and mixology seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. Discounts are by phone at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.

News! The DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available!

Start planning NOW for your trip with our expert advice, plus information on all of the Special Events, Low Cost Seminars and Demonstrations in a handy take-along format.

Use code prefoodwine at check-out for a $3 discount!

Return to the Main 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page.

Are you excited to stop by the Belgium and Brazil Marketplace Booths? Leave a comment and tell us what you can’t wait to sample!

Comments

  1. Lucy says

    Seriously? Is it to hard to look up the right word? It’s called MOQUECA. Mocequa is not even a real word.

  2. says

    Hi guys! Besides the moqueca, there’s another misspelling on the pão de queijo. Can’t wait for my trip in October! Greetings from Brazil :)

  3. Tracy says

    Lucy: interesting considering when I googled Mocequa I found many recipes for what you believe is a made up word. Apparently it can be spelled either way.

    I loved all of the repeats last year. So happy to see them back again this year!!

  4. Galloping Gourmand says

    Belgium has gone with an entirely waffle and beer based booth this year? If they are going to go the stereotype route they should add pomme frites and mayo to the menu. That said, the potato leek waffle looks like an interesting twist and I’m all aboard trying it. I admit I’ll miss the mussels but where I live you can get mussels anywhere.

    As for Brazil, I’m up for the Mocequa de Pescado. I’m always happy when they feature traditional (not stereotypical, there is a differance) food.

    Plan for these booths: Mocequa de Pescado, potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef. This series is really helping me plan my trip. Thanks.

  5. Bella says

    Seriously, “to hard”? Isn’t that supposed to be TOO hard? I guess I don’t understand the need for such rudeness. You could simply point out the correct spelling and I’m sure AJ would have been grateful and made the change. You obviously make mistakes too. You should hope that others are more gracious toward you than you are to others.

    @ AJ – thanks for the great post!! Looking forward to trying the tilapia and some of the other items. Did you by any chance have any of the coconut candy? I’m curious about that – I don’t remember it from last year. Is it chewy or hard or what?

  6. says

    Lucy and Paula — Thanks for your feedback, ladies! We’ve changed the spellings, but the original spelling is how Disney originally spelled the word in their menus. :-) It does seem that many recipes I’ve searched for do use various spellings of the words. Good learning opportunity for us here at DFB!

    Tracy — Thanks for the info! I’m excited to grab up some of the repeats again this year as well!

    GG — Yes! Belgium is “sticking with what works,” I guess! I would LOVE to see pomme frites, though. And I like your differentiation between stereotypical vs. traditional eats. We should do a post on that!

    Bella — You’re welcome! Glad you liked the post! I haven’t had the coconut candy yet; excited to try it!

  7. says

    Hi AJ! I’m Brazilian and I’ve had many moquecas de peixe, don’t trust Disney or the internet on this one ;)
    And if you want to say it just right when ordering it in the Brazilian booth, the pronouciantion is moo-ke-ka.

  8. Essie says

    I agree, Bella; it’s just as easy to be polite as brusque. You say that you’re Brazilian, Paula? Well, I’d say that the Brazilian Stand would have to be one of my faves…the ‘Fish Stew’ looks delicious. If they still have that in 2015 when I’m going, I’ll definitely be enjoying some of that. Also, the Belgian Berry Waffle looks good. Thanks for a delicious report, AJ.

  9. says

    Paula — I thank you for keeping us correct! Much appreciated :-) And I’ll be sure to pronounce it correctly when I order it. Thanks again! (I can’t wait to check our your site!)

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