Our tour of the 2010 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival continues this week, as we approach the halfway point of the event. We’ve sampled a few savory dishes in the past couple of weeks, so it’s time to succumb to the desire for dessert, or at the very least something sweet. Dropping by another novice participant of the food fair, Belgium, the Freshly Baked Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream seems to be the perfect bill of fare.
Starting with the toppings and working our way down, the whipped cream is a nice compliment to the waffle and compote. It isn’t anything overly special, but it a well placed component to the dish. The berry compote has the right combination of berry sections and syrup, tangy and sweet, and is portioned well enough that every bite of waffle is accented with compote.
The substantive element of this dish is, obviously, the waffle. There is no question that this breakfast bread is prepared fresh and served warm. With a light, airy texture and a hint of spice, the Belgium waffle is a chewy pillow of scrumptiousness.
Also available in Belgium, for those seeking something a bit more substantial, are the Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream. A healthy potion of perfectly steamed mussels, with a sauce that is a dish unto itself, and a side of bread to sop up the remaining roasted garlic cream will hit the spot as the festival continues further into fall and the weather takes on a chill.
Whether searching for breakfast to start your tour of the 2010 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, a midday mussel break, or something sweet to cap off your evening, the Belgium kiosk has what you are looking for.