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REVIEW: Australia Returns with Sweet and Spicy Shrimp, a Deconstructed Pavlova and More at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Australia has returned to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival after taking a few years off, so let’s head over to the down under and try some spicy shrimp and lamb chops!

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Menu for the Australia Marketplace the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas – $6.00
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bush Berry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata – $8.25
  • Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue – $4.00

Beverage:

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale  – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)
  • 🆕 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – $6.00
  • 🆕 Robert Oatley Chardonnay – $6.00
  • 🆕 Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon – $6.00
  • Wine Flight – $6.50

Photos of Menu Items from the Australia Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas – $6.00

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There’s a few plump, spicy shrimp in this mixture of vegetables and seafood. The shrimp are cooked well enough to give them a great texture. All of the vegetables have the same flavorful spice to them, making this an interesting enough dish to warrant a purchase. In previous years the shrimp ranged from small to large, so your portion may vary.

Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bush Berry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata – $8.25

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For those who don’t like their food to mix, be forewarned that the lamb chop does come on top of the puree. The lamb itself was a little unseasoned, slightly fatty, but tender enough to eat. The sweet potato purée was very smooth and a nice compliment to the lamb chop. It’s not the best item at this Marketplace, but it’s far from the worst item you’ll find at this festival.

Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue – $4.00

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This dish is very sweet as expected, and the berries paired well with the pastry cream. However, the meringue cookies were exceptionally hard and did not compliment the other items. We didn’t seem to taste any of the citrus macerations in the berries, which was disappointing. If you’re looking for something lighter to enjoy, this might just do the trick, but there are better desserts to spend your money on.

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Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale  – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)

Coopers Brewery describes their Original Pale Ale: “Fruity and floral characters balanced with a crisp bitterness gives this ‘perfect for all occasions’ ale its compelling flavor.”

*NEW* Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – $6.00

Cape Mentelle gives these tasting notes on their Sauvignon Blanc Semillon: “The palate bursts forth with lemon sherbet, flint and mineral elements reminiscent of sharpened steel and gunsmoke. There is good weight, roundness, and richness with an elegant acid backbone filled out by baked brie drizzled in lime juice. The finish fans out with elements of cucumber water and botanical notes of juniper and preserved Meyer lemon to give a great elegant persistence.”

*NEW* Robert Oatley Chardonnay – $6.00

Robert Oatley describes their Chardonnay as “a bright, mid-weight, white peach-accented, gently oaked wine.”

*NEW* Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon – $6.00

From Château Tanunda: “Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from 18 months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads.”

Location of the Australia Marketplace at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Australia booth is located at number 23 on the map below.

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Are you excited to see Australia make a return to the Food & Wine Festival? Sound off in the comments below.