New Events and Experiences Coming to Disney California Adventure’s Food and Wine Festival

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is almost here! It returns to the Disneyland Resort Feb. 28 and runs through April 21. Guests can enjoy specialty eats and sips, culinary experiences, and entertainment that will satisfy any palate!

This year, some favorite marketplaces return to the Festival Marketplace. Marketplaces such as Avocado Time and Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo. The best way to enjoy all of the marketplaces is to purchase the popular Sip and Savor Pass, which includes eight opportunities to try all of your favorite and new palate discoveries! Over at Sonoma Terrace, you can enjoy a new limited-time expanded wine and beer menu under the relaxing shade. The festival continues at the Paradise Gardens Bandstand and Palisades Stage with live music.

Make sure to experience “Jammin’ Chefs,” where your favorite Disney characters join in on some cooking themed musical fun.

Guests can learn how to add some sizzle into their kitchen at the Hollywood Backlot Stage. Disney and celebrity chefs share their secrets and tips to preparing their favorite dishes during cooking demonstrations. You can even join Chef Daniella Malfitano on select days for a special demonstration dedicated to family-friendly cooking.

If you have kid chefs in your party, they can create their own treats with Chef Goofy at Jr. Chef. Also, make sure to stop by the different craft stations throughout the festival!

There are also some new signature events this year! Reservations fill fast, so make sure to claim a spot ASAP. Here’s a look at this year’s experiences:

NEW! Disney Culinary Adventure Tour – On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the festival, you have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the many kitchens in Disney California Adventure Park. Learn from guest chefs as they prepare menus and see how the festival comes to life!

Winemaker Reception – Indulge your senses with exquisite food and wine pairings as a professional winemaker explains the grandeur of your experience at Carthay Circle Restaurant.

  • Enjoy the tasting of Skywalker Vineyards on Mar. 20
  • Enjoy the tasting of Fess Parker Winery on Mar. 27
  • Enjoy the tasting of Silverado Vineyard on Apr. 10

Winemaker Dinner – Embark on an unforgettable 5-course meal and wine pairing at Steakhouse 55 while learning from your very own vintner on March 18.

Wine, Beer & Spirits Seminars – On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the festival, you can visit Sonoma Terrace to partake in wine, beer and spirits seminars. You’ll learn from winemakers, brewmasters, and distillers as you quench your thirst and learn what goes into making your favorite sips.

There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! What experience looks most appetizing to you?


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Sara