REVIEW: Brazil opens with tasty offerings including new seafood stew at EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival 2021
Although not one of the 11 World Showcase countries, Brazil has appeared at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival since the event began in 1996. It is now back for the International Festival and EPCOT 2021 wine as one of the few stalls that will open in October instead of July.
Menu for the Brazilian market at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
- ð Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew (SG) – $ 5.75
- Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomatoes and onions (GF) – $ 6.00
- PÃ£o de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (SG) – $ 4.50
* The price per bottle is an average price of alcohol at your local liquor store.
Photos of menu items for the Brazilian market at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
* NEW * Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew – $ 5.75
It might not sound like the most appetizing dish of the festival, but it was absolutely delicious. There was just the right amount of spices and seasonings.
It includes scallops, shrimp, white fish, and a coconut-lime sauce, all served on a bed of perfectly cooked steamed rice.
Each flavor is complemented in this dish. It is officially a staple of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomatoes and onions – $ 6.00
Pork belly seems to be a trend that is finally dying out; only the best executions of the dish remain. Fortunately, Brazil is actually quite good, once you get past the price over the serving size. There’s a good amount of salsa on top and black beans on the bottom to make this a relatively filling dish as well. That’s fine, but it’s on the borderline of “is the price worth it?” Â»Your mileage may vary.
PÃ£o de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread – $ 4.50
It’s incredibly hard to recommend them for more than $ 2 each for a piece of cheese bread, even though they are quite spectacular. You can find a bag of Brazi-Bites at your local grocer for a fraction of the price if you want to indulge in cheese heaven.
MIA Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer (7.3% ABV) – $ 4.50 (6 oz) and $ 8.50 (12 oz)
It’s a good dark beer, but not from Brazil. Years ago they had a black beer straight from Brazil so we will forgive the semantics because this beer is popular in the country. It’s not as heavy as the beer color might suggest, making it easily drinkable in the Florida heat.
Frozen Caipirinha with LeBlon CachaÃ§a (proof 80, $ 30/750 ml bottle) – $ 11.00
A decent portion for the price that tastes like an alcoholic lemonade with just a little more acidity than you expected. It’s Brazil’s national drink, so they must be doing something right because it’s quite refreshing and enjoyable.
Brazil Market Square booth location at EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
The Brazil Marketplace stand is located on the World Showcase Promenade between the pavilions of Morocco and France.
While there haven’t been any new dishes or drinks at the Brazil booth this year, there are still plenty of solid choices. What’s your favorite dish on the Brazil menu?