REVIEW: Brazil Opens With Tasty Offerings Including New Seafood Stew at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2021
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 now back for the 2021 EPCOT International & Wine Festival as one of a handful of booths opening in October instead of July.
Menu for the Brazil Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
🆕 Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew (GF) – $5.75
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF) – $6.00
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) – $4.50
*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 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
*NEW* Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew – $5.75
This may not look like the most appetizing dish at the festival, but it was absolutely delicious. It had just the right amount of spice and seasonings.
It features scallops, shrimp, white fish, and a coconut lime sauce, all served on a bed of perfectly cooked steamed rice.
Every flavor complements each other in this dish. This is officially a must-get at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
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 the 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
It’s incredibly difficult to recommend these at over $2 each 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.
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.
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 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?