Belgium’s Marketplace at the 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Chocolate, waffles, beer, and braised beef? If you had told me that these were all items that Belgium was known for, I’d assume you were joking about the braised beef.
But here we are at the 2022 Belgium Global Marketplace at Epcot’s Food and Wine, and braised beef is on the menu. Of course, waffles and chocolate are included, along with a beer flight and single-serving ales.
The Belgium booth is located immediately beside the Brazil Marketplace. Both booths sit on the walkway between the France Pavilion and Morocco Pavilion.
Belgium threw its hat in the Food and Wine ring as far back as 2019, when we first encountered waffles with chocolate at the festival. But there is another item far more worthy of your consideration.
Belgium Marketplace Menu Items
Below is a list of the items with prices at Belgium’s booth.
- Beer-Braised Beef ($5.75)
- Belgian Waffle with Chocolate ($5.00)
- Belgian Waffle with Berries ($5.00)
- Chilled Coffee with Godiva Liqueur ($11.00)
- St. Bernardus Witbier ($5.00 or $9.00)
- Belgian Abbey Ale ($5.00 or $9.00)
- Delirium Red Fruit Ale ($5.00 or $9.00)
- Beer Flight ($10.00)
The beer-braised beef comes with smoked Gouda mashed potatoes. Need I say more?
When I ordered this dish, I was handed a piping hot cardboard slab that reminded me of deconstructed Shepard’s Pie. Frantically, I looked for the closest empty table because the dish was nearly too hot to handle.
Peering down at the steaming stew-like portion, I thought it was too muggy to enjoy such a dish. I was wrong.
Close your eyes and imagine coming home and being met with the aroma of your favorite roasted dinner. It’s been simmering in the oven all day, awaiting your return.
This dish supersedes the taste you’re imagining. The yummy goodness of the braised beef is spooned out over the creamiest mashed potatoes.
I had to force myself to stop eating. The sweetest ladies at a neighboring table couldn’t get over the flavor fullness of the dish.
The braised beef sits in a gravy mixed with carrots. Chives garnish the dish adding just the right note.
Don’t let the heat stop you from trying this mouth-watering menu item at Belgium.
Now for the waffles. You can get them with chocolate or with a berry compote. This photo is the version from a few years ago. However, nothing has changed.
The waffles at this booth are a fun item and come in at only $5.00. This dish is also a child-friendly item.
Most will enjoy either rendition of the waffles. But don’t expect anything over the top here. While I haven’t been to Belgium, I imagine you would do much better there than at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival.
We’ll continue to the following booths:
- China Marketplace at Epcot Food and Wine
- Australia Marketplace at Epcot Food and Wine
- Shimmering Sips Marketplace
- Coastal Eats Review at Epcot
In case you missed it, we’ve already visited the France Marketplace.
Or try our entire guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Do you think you’ll try the beer braised beef from Belgium’s Marketplace? Does anything else on the menu look appealing?