Anyone who loves waffles is going to love the Belgium marketplace at the Food and Wine Festival! The classic Belgian Waffles with berry compote and with chocolate ganache are back a better than ever! But are they still as good as last year?? Let’s find out in my Belgium Review: 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival….
Belgium is once again back in its normal spot between Brazil and Morocco and it’s always one of the most colorful booths at Food and Wine…
Let’s get some food…
Not too much difference here with the beer braised beef going up only 0.25 cents. Other than that the menu is the same which is mildly disappointing…
- Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ($5.25)
- Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA) ($4.00)
- Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (V) (KA) ($4.00)
- Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale (Flight) ($4.25)
- St. Bernardus Witbier (Flight) ($4.25)
- St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Flight) ($5.00)
- Stella Artois Hard Cider ($4.25)
- Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur ($10.00)
- Beer Flight ($9.00)
Beer-braised Beef and Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ($5.25):
This was a really well done dish. Everything from the beef to the gouda mashed potatoes were excellent. The portion size was pretty good, and the meat was very tender and fell right apart. The gravy it was in was very hearty and you could really taste that it was cooked in beer! Gouda is a milk cheese and there was just a hint of it in the potatoes which were very smooth. Overall excellent choice and a must-try here!
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache ($4.00):
So even though I love the beef, everyone comes to Belgium marketplace for the waffles. At least 90 percent of people walked out of here with the Belgian Waffle with warm chocolate ganache. Yeah you might be able to get a better deal at a place like Sleepy Hollow, but this is still pretty darn good. Thought the chocolate was very rich and delicious, just could have used a bit more on top.
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote ($4.00):
I’m not a huge chocolate buy as much as I am a fruit guy, so the Belgian Waffle with berries is always my favorite here. I don’t know if the server just went light on it this time, but much like the chocolate, I remember getting more berry compote here too last year. Let’s hope it was just this serving cause this is one of my favorite desserts!
Beer Flight ($9.00):
If you don’t go to Belgium for the waffles, then you definitely do for the beer, and this beer flight was incredible! We loved all three of them, one more than the next. I think my favorite though was the St. Bernardus Witbier, which was very smooth going down and full of flavor. It had mild hops and a spiciness that jumped to the back of your tongue. Awesome beer flight and recommended with anything you get!
Booth Summary and Grade:
Overall the Belgium Marketplace was steady eddy for us. The menu never changes but it always is really good. And unlike some other marketplaces around World Showcase (Australia), it didn’t lower it portion size from last year, so that right there is a plus in my book!
If you have to get just one thing: Beer Braised Beef
Overall Grade - 8/10
Overall Grade - 8/10
I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you have a great time and don’t waste your time! Take a look at all of my 2018 Epcot Food and Wine articles including:
- 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Info Guide
- Complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus
- 11 MUST-TRY NEW items at 2018 Food and Wine Festival
- Top 10 Overall Snacks at Food and Wine
- Top Food and Wine Booths
I want to know what you think about the Belgium Review at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival…
- Which is your favorite item?
- Which do you still want to try?
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