It’s a magical time of year for foodies! The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort on March 1. Featuring the flavors of the Golden State, the culinary celebration offers incredible food and beverage menus complimented with signature events.
Explore the 14 Festival Marketplace kiosks to sample and sip the flavors of California. Each kiosk deliciously pairs themed food and drink offerings. A peek at some of the selections include:
- Pay homage to Orange County’s history at Citrus Grove where you can sample Citrus-brined Pork Roast with tangy barbecue sauce and lemon pepper slaw.
- Spice things up at Peppers Cali-ente with Ghost Pepper Mac and Cheese with Chili Cheese Corn Chip Dust.
- At Avocado Time, you can pair your Petit Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese with a Kombucha Mojito Cocktail with Fresh Mint.
- Black Garlic Soy-braised Pork Belly Banh Mi and a Bloody Mary with Garlic-stuffed Olive celebrate California’s garlic production at the Garlic Kissed kiosk.
Treat yourself to a Strawberry and Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos Yogurt Wasabi Sauce or Fresh California Berry Pie at Berry Patch.
In addition to the thoughtfully paired food and wine offerings available at the kiosks, the Paradise Garden Grill and Festival Beer Garden will each have their own menus with beer flights and dishes. Dietary preferences can be accommodated with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly selections offered. Head here a full listing of the festival selections.
The best way to get a taste of the Food and Wine Festival is the Sip and Savor Pass, available to all guests. A souvenir lanyard and credential come with eight food or non-alcoholic beverage offerings from any of the participating marketplaces, festival food and beverage carts, and Paradise Garden Grill. Sip and Savor Passes are available throughout the park, including Trolley Treats, Elias & Co., Seaside Souvenirs, and the festival carts.
Dining isn’t all that’s on the menu during the celebration. Signature events provide an inside look at the Disney kitchens, plus opportunities to see celebrity chefs in action! Visit the Backlot Stage for culinary demonstrations from visiting chefs featuring recipes and cooking tips. You won’t want to miss Sweet Sundays, where a celebrity pastry chef shares pastry and baking techniques alongside a light brunch buffet. Make sure to make reservations in advance!
Other one-of-a-kind experiences are scheduled for the Disney California Food and Wine Festival. Watch rock star celebrity chef Guy Fieri share some of his signature dishes and secrets to his success at the Palisades Stage. Have Dinner with the Disney Chefs Thursday, March 28th when resort chefs and sommeliers present a four-course dinner inspired by festival recipes.
More information on the 2019 Disney California Food and Wine Festival running March 1-April 23, head to the Disneyland Resort website.
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