REVIEW: Brazil Offers Tasty if Overpriced Offerings at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020

Though it’s not one of the 11 World Showcase countries, Brazil has appeared at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival since the event began in 1996. It’s back again for the Taste of EPCOT International & Wine Festival, beginning July 15th, 2020.

Menu for the Brazil Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF) – $6.00
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) – $4.50

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

Photos of Menu Items for the Brazil Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions – $6.00

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Brazil Pork Belly
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions – $6.00

Pork belly seems to be a trend that’s finally dying, only the best executions of the dish remain. Fortunately Brazil’s is actually quite good, once you get past the price versus portion. There’s a good amount of salsa on top and black beans on bottom to make this a relatively filling dish as well. It’s good, but it’s on that borderline of ‘is the price worth it?’. Your mileage may vary.

Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread – $4.50

Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread – $4.50

It’s incredibly difficult to recommend these at over $2 for a piece of cheese bread, even if they are pretty spectacular. You can find a bag of Brazi-Bites in your local grocer for a fraction of the cost if you want to indulge in cheese paradise.

M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer (7.3% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Brazil Black Beer
M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer – 4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

All I want to do is *glug glug glug* and *cash register noise* and drink at Epcot. It’s a good black beer, albeit not from Brazil. Years ago they did have a black beer right from Brazil, so we’ll forgive the semantics because this brew is popular in the country. It’s not as heavy as the color of the beer would lead you to believe, too, making it easily drinkable in the Florida heat.

Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça (80 proof, $30/750ml bottle) – $11.00

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Brazil Caipirinha
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça – $11.00

A decent portion for the price that tastes like an alcoholic lemonade with just a bit more tartness than expected. It’s Brazil’s national drink so they must be doing something right because it’s rather refreshing and enjoyable.

Location of the Brazil Marketplace Booth at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Brazil Marketplace Booth is located on World Showcase Promenade between the Morocco and France Pavilions.

Though there were no new dishes or drinks at the Brazil booth this year, it still has many solid choices. What’s your favorite item on the Brazil menu?