You can find all of the F&W menu boards as well as links to the ones I’ve reviewed so far right HERE.
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In my mind, Food & Wine is virtually synonymous is Brazilian Cheese Bread. And so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we hit this booth early on – and will continue to hit it pretty much every time we go to the Festival this year.
The offerings at the Brazil booth, which you’ll find nestled between the France and Morocco pavilions in world showcase next to Belgium, are virtually identical to last year’s in name and description. So again we’ve got three food items – all savory – and a few drink options.
- Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (DDP snack credit eligible) ($5.25)
This was an awesome dish last year and this year I somehow like it even more. The seafood is done perfectly and the coconut lime sauce is creamy without being heavy. For what’s in it, it’s also a pretty good value at $5.25. Definitely a winner and something I’ll again be back for more than once.
- Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (gluten/wheat-friendly and DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.00)
The last two years I didn’t love this because I tend to be really picky about the texture of my pork belly but this year, at least the day I had it, it batted it out of the park. I’m all about this dish this year and love that it’s a gluten/wheat-friendly option for those with sensitivities.
- Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten/wheat-friendly, vegetarian, kid-approved, and DDP snack credit eligible) ($4.50)
And speaking of gluten/wheat-friendly options: Meet the miracle food, Brazilian cheese bread. I swear we get this almost every time we visit the festival – admittedly in part because my picky kids love it. But I do too. It’s so warm and soft and gooey – but the consistency of the cheese holds together when it melts. And because it’s made of chewy tapioca flour dough, it’s a great option for people with gluten- or wheat-sensitivities. Needless to say, this one is and always has been a winner for us.
- Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça ($11.00)
And speaking of winners: Enter the Caipirinha. I like to call this thing a margarita without the bite (or regret) of tequila. It’s light and citrusy and all in all just the perfect frozen drink in the Florida heat. Sadly, it’s also very pricey given its size. (It was high last year at $10 but now it’s gone up to $11.) While a part of me is happy that Food & Wine drinks are so pricey, since it makes it more costly to be a disruptive intoxicated person at Epcot, I’m also admittedly less likely to grab drinks like this myself more than once. It’s good, but I’ll again mention the Smokey Margarita in the Mexico booth as a better option since it’s really a full sized, lounge-style drink for just a dollar more.
All in all, needless to say, we’re big, big fans of the Brazil booth this year – in fact even more than in season’s past. And we’ll be back.
But for now?