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Food & Wine 2013 Scouting Report: Brazil – Guest Blog Post

Brazil makes its triumphant return to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in 2013, and the menu it’s bringing with it is, in my opinion, outstanding.

When last we saw our Brazilian friends, in 2011, we were treated to their National dish – Feijoada. If you have an interest, Feijoada is typically a stew of black beans with beef and/or pork. Sounds good, eh? The Brazil marketplace also served us Seared Mahi-Mahi with Steamed Rice, Hearts of Palm, and Coconut-Lime Sauce – a dish that I absolutely loved that year.

Food & Wine 2013 Scouting Report:  Brazil

Well, in 2013, armed with a seared scallop and a delicious, but slightly small, portion of pork belly, Brazil absolutely storms back into Disney. And, if their 2011 mahi-mahi is an example of what they can deliver, we’re all going to be very happy to see them back in business!

Food & Wine’s offering of mahi-mahi has since moved on to be presented by our friends at the Singapore marketplace, but Brazil has responded by snatching the festival’s seared scallop away from New Zealand. I found New Zealand’s scallop to be quite good last year, and I’m counting on Brazil’s rendition – described as a Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers, Hearts of Palm, and Steamed Rice – to be equally tasty. Hopefully it will be even be better!

Food & Wine 2013 Scouting Report:  Brazil

New Zealand’s 2012 Seared Scallop

I got the chance to sample Brazil’s Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro at Tables in Wonderland’s Food & Wine Preview event back in late July. Although it was a bit of a small dish, the flavors were outstanding! The ingredients meld together in a symphony of “delicious-ness”, so, when you try it, make sure you get some of everything in every bite.

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A symphony of “delicious-ness”!

Brazil’s 2013 menu is rounded out by your choice of beverages:

  • Cervejarias Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato White
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

I enjoyed some of the Xingu black lager at the Tables in Wonderland event. Its color does its name justice, and I found it to be quite good. If you like craft beers, it’s definitely worth the price of a sample.

The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Made from fresh lime, muddled with natural sugar, and mixed with Cachaça (a rum-like spirit) and ice, how can you pass by giving a frozen serving of this a try?

All in all, I’m pretty pleased by the offering Brazil brings in its return. As enthusiastic as I am about their menu, however, I think the absence of a dessert is a little bit disappointing. As a pre-festival “grade”, I’ll give them an “A-minus”.

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Guest Author – Bob Sikon

Guest Author Bob SikonBob Sikon is a Cast Member “Wanna-Be”. He fell in love with Walt Disney World on his first visit to Mickey’s Florida home in 1999, and it was all because of the Cast Members. In his words, “The way they take care of you, they make you want to be part of The Magic.” Someday, his dream will come true, and he’ll proudly wear a Cast Member name badge, but, for now, you can find him in Atlanta, GA, planning his next trip to “The World”, and blogging about the place “Where Dreams Come True” at allinwdw.com.

Check Out All The Marketplaces And Menus For Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Satiate your hunger and thirst with a burst of fresh food, fine wine and craft beers from a host of global marketplaces—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Here is the full list of Marketplaces scheduled for this year’s Food and Wine Festival.  There are some new additions this year and more than a few returning favorites!  Which one is your favorite?

Terra

Terra

 

To eat:

  • Trick’n chick’n curry with basmati rice featuring Gardein™ chick’n breast
  • Chili Colorado with house-made chips and cashew cheese featuring Gardein™ beefless tips
  • Chocolate cake with coconut mousse and passion fruit sauce

To drink:

  • Fresh watermelon juice
  • Napa Smith Organic IPA
  • The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
  • The Vegan Vine Red Blend

Brazil

Brazil

To eat:

  • Seared scallop with ragout of tomatoes, peppers, hearts of palm and steamed rice
  • Crispy pork belly with black beans, onions, avocado and cilantro

To drink:

  • Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato White
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Argentina

Argentina

 To eat:

  • Beef empanada
  • Grilled beef skewer with Chimichurri sauce and boniato purée

To drink:

  • Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes
  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon

Australia

Australia

 To eat:

  • Garlic shrimp with roasted tomatoes, lemon myrtle and rapini
  • Grilled lamb chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies
  • Pavlova (crispy meringue shell with fresh Driscoll’s® berries and vanilla custard)

To drink:

  • Rosemont Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay
  • Rosemont Estate Merlot
  • Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz

Mexico

Mexico

To eat:

  • Shrimp taco with purple cabbage
  • Taco de ribeye with salsa de chipotle
  • Rice pudding

To drink:

  • Dos Equis Beer
  • Sangria
  • Tequila Flight
  • Mango-Habanero Margarita

Singapore

Singapore

To eat:

  • Lemongrass chicken curry with coconut and jasmine rice
  • Seared mahi mahi with jasmine rice and “Singa” sauce

To drink:

  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Caceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring

China

China

To eat:

  • Mongolian beef in a steamed bun
  • Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles
  • Chicken potstickers
  • Silky spun ice with toppings (3 flavors: coconut, strawberry and chocolate)

To drink:

  • Tsing Tao Beer
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
  • Kung Fu Punch with vodka
  • Happy Lychee with vodka
  • Lychee-aerated water

South Korea

South Korea

To eat:

  • Kimchi dog with spicy mustard sauce*
  • Lettuce wrap with roast pork and kimchi slaw

To drink:

  • Bohae Black Raspberry Wine – Bokbunjajoo
  • Jinro Chamisul Soju
  • Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju

Africa

Africa

 

To eat:

  • Berbere-style beef with onions, jalapeños, tomato, okra and pap
  • Spinach and paneer cheese pocket

To drink:

  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc
  • The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier)
  • Porcupine Ridge Syrah

Cheese

Cheese

To eat:

  • Almond-crusted blue cheese soufflé with fig jam
  • Artisan cheese selection (Beechers Flagship Reserve served with honey, La Bonne Vie Triple Cream Brie served with apricot jam and Wijngaard Goat Gouda with Craisin® bread)
  • TBD

To drink:

  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Fairest Chardonnay
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Big Bad Red Blend
  • Once Upon a Vine’s A Charming Pinot

Brewer’s Collection

Brewer's Collection

  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer
  • Warsteiner Premium Verum
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
  • Beer flight 1 (Schofferhofer Grapefruit, Altenmunster Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Premium Verum and Warsteiner Premium Dunkel)
  • Beer flight 2 (Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Palor, BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer and BraufactuM Darkon)

Germany

Germany

To eat:

  • Schinken nudel (pasta gratin with ham and cheese)
  • Roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll
  • Apple strudel with Werther’s Original Karamel and vanilla sauce

To drink:

  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
  • Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
  • Weingut Pitthan Dornfelder Dry Barrique Style

Poland

Poland

To eat:

  • Kielbasa and potato pierogie with caramelized onions and sour cream
  • Zapiekanki (toasted mushroom, caramelized onion and cheese bread with house-made ketchup)

To drink: 

  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
  • Frozen Szarlotka (apple pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
  • Temptation Zinfandel

Italy

Italy

To eat:

  • Ravioli de formaggio all’emiliana
  • Salsiccia e ‘papacelli” Napoletani
  • Cannoli al cioccolato

To drink:

  • Moretti Beer
  • Procecco
  • Pinot Grigio Placido
  • Chianti Placido
  • Italian Margherita

Hops and Barley

Hops and Barley

To eat:

  • Lobster roll with lemon herb mayonnaise
  • Griddled lobster tail with garlic herb butter
  • New England clam chowder with a side of Tabasco®
  • Craisin bread pudding with Grand Marnier anglaise

To drink:

  • La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée
  • Samuel Adams® Boston Lager
  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
  • Beer flight (Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat and Rogue Chocolate Stout)

Florida Local

Florida Local

To eat:

  • Florida grass-fed beef slider with white cheddar and sweet & hot pickles
  • Florida shrimp ceviche with fire-roasted vegetables and micro cilantro

To drink:

  • Florida Orange Groves Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
  • Florida Orange Groves Key Limen Florida Key Lime Wine
  • Orlando Brewing, Sun Shade Organic Pale Ale
  • Cigar City Brewing, Florida Cracker Belgium-Style White Ale

Japan

Japan

To eat:

  • California roll (avocado, cucumber, crab, mayonnaise and smelt roe rolled in sushi rice and seaweed)
  • Spicy hand roll (tuna and salmon with chili pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil topped with Kazan Volcano sauce)
  • Teriyaki chicken hand roll (marinated dark meat chicken with sushi rice topped with teriyaki sauce)
  • Youki tofu (topped with miso sauce, edamame, and served with grilled vegetables)

To drink:

  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Sake: Junmai Ginjo
  • Green Tea Colada

Morocco

Morocco

To eat:

  • Kefta pocket
  • Harissa chicken toll
  • Baklava

To drink:

  • Casa Beer
  • Ksar White
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale

New Zeland

New Zeland

To eat:

  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Bread Crumbs
  • Venison sausage with pickled mushrooms, baby arugula and black currant reduction
  • Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney

To drink:

  • Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio
  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

Belgium

Belgium

To eat:

  • Potato and leek waffle with braised beef
  • Belgium waffle with warm chocolate ganache and whipped cream
  • Belgium waffle with berry compote featuring Driscoll’s berries

To drink:

  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Leffe Brune
  • Chilled coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer flight (Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde and Leffe Brune)

France

France

To eat:

  • Escargots persillade en brioche (garlic and parsley snails in brioche)
  • Boeuf bourguignon (braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes)
  • Crème brûlée au chocolat au lait (chocolate milk crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar)

To drink:

  • Beer Kronenbourg Blanc
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, La Côte Blanche
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • Eiffel Sour Cosmo Slush (vodka, Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Grand Marnier and cranberry juice)

Ireland

Ireland

To eat:

  • Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie
  • Kerrygold cheese selection: reserve cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout, Skellig
  • Warm chocolate pudding with Bailey’s® custard

To drink:

  • Guinness® Draught
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen

Canada

Canada

To eat:

  • Canadian cheddar cheese soup
  • Seared rainbow trout with bacon, frisee and maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette
  • “Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce

To drink:

  • Moosehead Lager
  • La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • La Face Neige Sparkling
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah

Greece

Greece

 To eat:

  • Taste of Greece: grilled and marinated calamari, hitipiti, eggplant dip, olives and pita bread
  • Griddled Greek cheese with pistachios and honey
  • Chicken gyro with tzatziki Sauce
  • Spanakopita
  • Dannon Oikos® Blueberry Greek Nonfat Yogurt Cup

To drink:

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • Alpha Estate Axia Syrah-Xinomavro
  • Ouzo by Metaxa

Refreshment Port

Refreshment Port

To eat:

  • Dole pineapple fritters
  • Fried shrimp with Dole pineapple sweet & sour sauce
  • Fried chicken chunks with Dole pineapple sweet & sour sauce

To drink:

  • Orange Dole Whip
  • Orange Dole Whip with Crème de Cacao White
  • Frozen Dragon Berry Colada featuring Bacardi® Dragon Berry Rum

Desserts  and  Champagne

Desserts  and  Champagne

To eat:

  • Chocolate orange cupcake
  • Hazelnut chocolate cheesecake
  • Morello cherry pistachio mousse
  • Guylian Belgian chocolate seashell truffles
  • Dessert Trio

To drink:

  • Pyramid™ Weiss Cream Beer
  • Möet & Chandon Ice Impérial
  • Möet & Chandon Impérial
  • Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé
  • Frozen S’mores

Scotland

Scotland

To eat:

  • Seared Scottish salmon with cauliflower puree, watercress and malt vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian haggis with neeps & tatties (griddled vegetable cake with rutabaga and mashed potatoes)
  • Scottish banoffee tart with bananas, Scottish whisky toffee, Walkers Shortbread Cookies and sweet cream

To drink:

  • Innis & Gunn® Original
  • Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
  • Glenfiddich Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18)

Hawaii

Hawaii

To eat:

  • Khlua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole® Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise
  • Tuna poke with seaweed salad and lotus root chips

To drink:

  • Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Brewing Company’s Pipeline Porter
  • Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer Réserve
  • Aulani Sunrise featuring Ocean Vodka

Craft Beers

Craft Beers

  • Dogfish Head Brewery, Namaste
  • Abita Brewing Company, Fall Fest
  • Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy, (Summer Shandy/Orange Shandy)
  • Florida Beer Company, Devil’s Triangle
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fat Tire
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing®, Alchemy Ale
  • Red Hook, Audible Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Torpedo® Extra IPA
  • Beer flight 1 (Dogfish Head Brewery Namaste, Abita Brewing Company Fall Fest, Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy and Florida Beer Company Devil’s Triangle)
  • Beer flight 2 (New Belgium Brewing Company Fat Tire, Widmer Brothers Brewing Alchemy Ale, Red Hood Audible Ale and Sierra Nevada Torpedo)

It’s not too late to book your trip to experience
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!

Contact Kingdom Magic Vacations Today!

Early Booth and Menu Offerings for the 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot‘s International Food and Wine Festival is one of the special events at Walt Disney World that we look forward to all year!  It’s when we get to sample food and beverage offerings from, literally, around the world.

And we are as excited this year for Food and Wine as we have ever been!

Early Booth and Menu Offerings for the 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Information about this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is slowly starting to come out, and we have a preliminary list of booths and menu offerings!

Remember that this list is not complete and subject to change.

Here are the booths and some of the offerings available:

Africa – Introduced: 1997 as South Africa

Beverage Selections:
The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)
Brown Elephant Cocktail

Australia – Introduced: 1997

Culinary Offerings:
Garlic Shrimp

Brazil – Introduced: 2011

Culinary Offerings:
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro
Seared Scallop with Hearts of Palm and Tomato Stew

Beverage Selections:
Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery, Xingu Black Beer
Carnaval Moscato White Sparkling

Canada – Introduced: 1996

Culinary Offerings:
“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce
Seared Trout with Frisee, Bacon, and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette

Cheese – Introduced: 2010

Beverage Selections:
Once Upon a Vine’s The Fairest Chardonnay

Craft Beers

Beverage Selections:
Sierra Nevada, Torpedo Extra IPA

Desserts and Champagne – Introduced: 2000

Culinary Offerings:
Chocolate Orange Cupcake
Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake
Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse
Dessert Trio

Early Booth and Menu Offerings for the 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Florida Local – Introduced: 2012

Culinary Offerings:
Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with White Cheddar and Sweet & Hot Pickles

Beverage Selections:
Florida Orange Groves Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria

France – Introduced: 1996

Beverage Offerings:
Eiffel Sour Slush
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé

Hawai’i – Introduced: 2011

Culinary Offerings:
Kalua Pork Slider

Beverage Selections:
Seven Tiki Mai Tai
Aulani Sunrise

Early Booth and Menu Offerings for the 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Hops & Barley – Introduced: 2005

Culinary Offerings:
Craisin Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise

New Zealand – Introduced: 1997

Beverage Selections:
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc

Poland – Introduced: 1996

Beverage Selections:
Frozen Szarlotka (Frozen Polish Apple Pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Scotland – Introduced: 2013

Culinary Offerings:
Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette With Baby Root Vegetables
Veggie Haggis
Scottish Banoffee Tart

Beverage Selections:
Beer
Meads
Scotch
“Rusty Nail,” a popular Scotch whisky martini that is simply Scotch and Drambuie
Loch Lomond Cocktail

Singapore – Introduced: 2005

Culinary Offerings:
Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce

South Korea – Introduced: 2010

Culinary Offerings:
Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Kimchi

Early Booth and Menu Offerings for the 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Terra – Introduced: 2012

Culinary Offerings:
Trick’n Chicken Curry

Beverage Selections:
The Vegan Vine Red Blend

Be on the lookout for more information on the 2013 booths.

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