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REVIEW: Belgium Returns with Old Favorites and a New Location at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Marketplace lineup at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is nearly complete, as Belgium has finally opened. They were absent from last year’s festival (though many of the menu items returned at the Waffles Marketplace), so we’re excited to see it again!

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Most notably, the booth is in a different location this year. Instead of its traditional location between the Morocco and France Pavilions, it can now be found on World Showcase Plaza by the Canada Pavilion, across from the Australia Marketplace.

Menu for the Belgium Marketplace at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • Beer-Braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes – $5.75
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache – $4.50
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream – $4.50

Beverages:

  • St. Bernardus Witbier (5.5% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.
  • Delirium Red Fruit Beer (8.0% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.
  • 🆕 Chimay Dorée Gold (4.8% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.
  • 🆕 Belgian Abbey Ale – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (30 proof, $30/750ml bottle) – $11.00
  • Beer Flight – $9.50

Photos of Menu Items from the Belgium Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Beer-Braised Beef with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes – $5.75

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Previously, the beer-braised beef was found on a waffle as well. A few years ago, they decided it looked more attractive on mashed potatoes, and we agree. It’s also a lot easier to eat! The beef is ultra-tender and falls apart with a fork, there’s plenty of gravy and mashed potatoes to help soak each other up. It’s an absolutely fantastic dish, albeit not the most photogenic. We recommend checking it out. Actually, we’re going to recommend everything here in Belgium.

Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache – $4.50

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The chefs here are making waffles fresh to order making the price tag immediately worth it. There are two varieties, here we have the chocolate ganache. The chocolate is ultra-rich, and turns the waffle and whipped cream into a sweet wonderland.

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Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream – $4.50

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And this one is the berry compote version. There’s a much more prevalent topping on this waffle compared to the drizzle of chocolate. Both are really sweet and tasty, it comes down to personal preference. At the price, you really can’t go wrong with the freshly-prepared waffles.

St. Bernardus Witbier (5.5% ABV) – $4.50

From St. Bernardus: “St. Bernardus Wit is famed for its zesty tastes of coriander and orange, with background touches of spicy cloves, fragrant with fruit and citrus. These zingy herbs combine with the creaminess of the wheat to produce a beer that is a masterclass in balance. The mild mouth feel produces a lovely interaction between the sweet malty taste and the refreshing touches of acid to produce a feeling of freshness overall.”

Delirium Red Fruit Beer (8.0% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.

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As a fan of beer and of Delirium; I am disappointed that Delirium released this beer. Our group all agreed this was not a good option. Some said it tasted like cough medicine and others said it tasted artificial. This is something you can surely pass on.

Chimay Dorée Gold (4.8% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.

From Belgian-Style Ales: “This hazy golden Trappist Belgian Pale Ale has a large, billowy head and an aroma of citrus and pear with peppery and spicy notes. Flavor is like the aroma, with low bitterness and a hint of coriander and orange marmalade. Light in body, lower in alcohol, and with a semi-dry finish…”

Location of the Belgium Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Belgium Marketplace is located on World Showcase Plaza near the Canada Pavilion.

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