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Have you checked out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida yet? It started back on July 15, 2021.
But back when it started in July, not all the booths were open. But, luckily, that is not the case anymore. Back on Disney World’s 50th anniversary (October 1, 2021), the last booths opened. And one of those booths is the Belgium booth.
So when my family visited Disney World this past week to be there for the 50th-anniversary celebration, we made sure to check out the food from Belgium. And we loved it! So today I am going to tell you about the food. And then I am going to tell you how you can save money on your tickets to Epcot!
So before I get started telling you about the food, there is something I think you should know. When you enter the park, there are booklets you can pick up that tell you about the festival. They are called “Festival Passports”.
My family always loves getting them every year at the Food & Wine Festival and other Epcot festivals (like the Flower & Garden Festival and Festival of the Arts). They are a helpful resource when trying to decide which marketplace to go to for food or drinks.
So I definitely still recommend picking one up. But unfortunately, there is inaccurate information in this year’s booklet. The booklet says that the Belgium Marketplace is located in between France and Morocco. But it is actually near the Port of Entry in between Mexico and Canada. So if you go to the place listed in the booklet, you’ll be on the opposite side of the World Showcase. So just take this advice and do not consult the booklet!
If you like eating outside and enjoying the weather (assuming there is good weather when you visit), there are tables nearby. But if you’d like to sit down and eat indoors, I suggest walking over to the Epcot Experience. It’s not too far away and they have plenty of tables inside. We talk about the Epcot Experience more here.
In my opinion, Belgium has some of the most delicious food at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival.
We’ll get to the meat right away. One of the menu items is Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes.
This dish got wonderful reviews from my family. My mom commented she thought it was the best thing at the whole Food and Wine Festival, right up there with the Filet Mignon served at the Canada Marketplace. She immediately wanted a recipe. All of it was good, especially the gravy. It was extraordinary.
Another menu item my family loved was the Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream.
It’s a Belgian waffle with cherries dipped in strawberry syrup. And it was delicious! Sometimes, waffles can be hard which I don’t like. But this waffle was soft and easy to eat. I really loved the cherries, too. They were very fresh and delicious.
The final food item on the menu at the Belgian booth was the Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache.
This was also delicious. The waffle almost had a sponge-like quality to it as it had been softened by the whip cream and it was all very good.
Belgium has a lot of great drinks, too. We won’t go into detail on them, but here they are:
- Belgian Abbey Ale
- St. Bernardus Witbier
- Delirium Red Fruit Beer
- Chimay Dorée Gold
- Beer Flight
- Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
So, are you looking for a way to get discounted tickets to Disney World to save you money on your trip? Click here to find some great coupons for Walt Disney World so you, too, can attend the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!