When I think of Brazil, I think of Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Copacabana. Oh, and pao de queijo, also known as Brazilian cheese bread.
One of these items is available at the Brazil Marketplace at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. As you probably guessed, that item is the pao de queijo.
Alongside the cheesy bread, a few other items are available. Below, we’ll preview the menu and discuss which items might be worth your consideration.
Brazil Marketplace Menu Items at Epcot
Below are the items and prices for the Brazil booth at Epcot. All of the items are returning from previous festivals.
- Feijoada ($6.25)
- Pao de Queijo ($5.00)
- Xingu Brazilian Black Lager ($5.50 and $9.50)
- Frozen Caipirinha ($12.00)
Brazil is located along the World Showcase promenade between the Morocco and France Pavilions. It sits next to the Belgium Marketplace.
First, we’ll look at the Feijoada, described as “black beans with a crispy pork belly, Brazil nut pesto, and Ben’s original long grain white rice.”
Unfortunately, I do not care for anything this heavy laden with beans. Additionally, the portion I received was tremendously overcooked.
If you decide to pick one up, I hope your portion will be prepared appropriately. It does look like it could be promising. However, you don’t want to miss the beer-braised beef next door at the Belgium Marketplace.
Pao de Queijo
We move from the pork belly to the more popular item in Brazil, the pao de queijo. Pao de Queijo translates to cheese bread.
To me, this dish is pretty straightforward. There’s nothing here to write home about, but who doesn’t like bread….and cheese?
If you have any interest, pick one up. With two pieces per order, you can easily share the dish with someone.
In addition to the things already mentioned, anyone familiar with Brazil has probably heard of Caipirinha, pronounced kai-pur-reen-yah. Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail made with Cachaca, lime, and sugar.
Cachaca is an alcohol made from fermented cane juice. From my understanding, it’s similar to rum. But in Brazil, they call it cane brandy.
While we rarely review beverages, this particular one interested me enough to try it. It was pretty strong, but I enjoyed the intense lime flavor. You might like to try it if you are a fellow citrus lover.
For more Food and Wine, you might enjoy these other reviews:
- France Marketplace at Epcot
- Canada Marketplace Food and Wine
- The Fry Basket at Epcot
- Ireland Booth at Food and Wine
- Japan Marketplace at Food and Wine
- Flavors of America at Epcot
Preview all the Epcot Food and Wine Menus.
In the Comments
What are your thoughts about the Brazil Marketplace at Epcot? Were you hoping to see something new this year?