Booth #2 on our trip around the World Showcase at Epcot Food & Wine fest 2013 is Brazil! The Brazil booth has one of the more limited menus of the festival with only two menu items and three beverages. But make no mistake – it is not to be missed.
The star of this booth was definitely the Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro. It’s one of those dishes that make you melt with happiness after the first bite. I would have been really happy to make a full meal of this dish. The beans were beautifully cooked, the avocado salsa was fresh, and that pork…oh, yeah.
The other dish on the menu at the Brazil booth is Seared Scallops with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers, and Hearts of Palm. I found the scallops to be slightly over cooked, and the hearts of palm were sort of bland. Overall it was a fine dish, but not all that memorable and nothing I would seek out.
Beverage offerings at the Brazil booth are Xingu Black Beer from Kaiser Brewery, Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine, and a Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaca. I’m a big fan of caipirinhas, so I couldn’t pass it up.
It’s pretty much what you might expect. Frozen, slushy cachaca with lime and a little sugar. Not too sweet (which is great) and very refreshing. Also very strong. If you’re starting at Terra and making your way around World Showcase like I did, you may want to pace yourself and share this one with a friend. Or maybe not…
Did you try that crispy pork belly? What did you think? Next up, making our way from Brazil to Argentina.