While many of the booths opened back when the Festival began in July, and more followed in August, some booths just opened on October 1st, the day that marks the start of the 50th Anniversary celebrations in Disney World. One of the booths that just opened recently is the Brazil booth, and it’s FULL of returning items and some big fan favorites!
Greetings from A Taste of Food and Wine, the modified EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival for 2020!
We’ve hopped around World Showcase to check out this year’s food and beverage offerings, including Food and Wine favorites from years past in Japan (with our beloved Frothy Ramen!) and some special items from Flower and Garden Festival! Today, we traveled over to the Brazil Booth to see what was cooking!
We are continuing our LIVE coverage from the first week of the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
We’ve been busy eating at the various Marketplaces and attending events to bring you lots of good information.
The Brazil Marketplace Booth
The Brazil Marketplace returned last year after a brief hiatus, and wasted no time establishing itself as a favorite stop on festival guests’ trip around the World. And this year, it’s back again on a big ol’ plot of World Showcase land all its own (with a WATERFALL! and LIVE MUSIC!).
This is the old Belgium location (Belgium has been booted next door), so there’s a seating area set up covered with colorful flags.
There’s a little waterfall (which the Cast Member made sure I knew about; they’re super proud of it). And if you’re lucky, you might catch some live Brazilian music while you’re there.
The food is pretty much all new, except for the pork belly. And the drinks include some good offerings.
We were interested to see a new seafood dish debut at the Brazil Marketplace. The Moqueca de Pescado features responsibly farm-raised Regal Springs Tilapia. It’s flavored with a Coconut Lime Sauce and is served on a bed of steamed Rice.
You guys know I’m not a HUGE seafood eater, but some of the festival’s offerings this year have made a liar out of me…including this one. I really enjoyed it! The dish is light with good flavor. But I was shocked that after I took my first tentative bite of fish, I actually went back for more. Red-letter day for me, my friends. ;-D
One of 2013’s most popular dishes, Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Cilantro, returns this year. While the 2013 version also featured Avocado in the mix, we aren’t really missing it. The Pork Belly stands on its own just fine!
One of our early favorites this year is the [Read more…]
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!
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
- 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!
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.
But if you’d rather have a fruit topping, no worries. Try the Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream instead.
If you prefer a dessert that you can drink, you’ll be happy to know that the [Read more…]