Brazil – EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Brazil has appeared at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival since the beginning of the event in 1996, and will join the lineup in 2021 beginning October 1st. This year’s 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival takes place July 15 – November 20, 2021.

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

Food:

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $

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 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice – $

Epcot 2018 Food & Wine Brazil Moqueca
Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice – $

We quite enjoyed this dish. There’s scallops, shrimp, and a few chunks of white fish in the coconut-lime sauce put on top a bed of white rice. In terms of portion versus price this one is an absolute winner on that and taste. The seafood is well cooked and everything works together in the creamy sauce. Recommended!

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

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

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 – $

Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread – $

It’s incredibly difficult to recommend these at the price 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.

*NEW* M.I.A. Beer Company Limāo Lager, Doral, FL (4.5% ABV) – $

From correspondence with M.I.A. Beer Company, “this refreshing rice lager is brewed with a hint of lime and a sprinkle of hops, creating plenty of rhythmic flavor…”

Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça ($30/bottle) – $

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Brazil Caipirinha
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça ($30/bottle) – $ (Photo from 2019)

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 at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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

 

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