If you love Disney Parks and food equally, you’re probably what is known as a “Disney foodie” and find the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival a delight. Disney California Adventure just announced they’ll be bringing back the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival from March 10th through April 16th in 2017. The festival returned last year after a six-year hiatus and was an immediate hit! While details are still being released, here’s everything we know so far about the tasty event:
It will be a daily event. When the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival originally returned last year, it was only held during weekends in April. For the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, Disney has decided to have all the delicacies available every day during the event. This is great news if you’re visiting during the week to avoid potentially larger weekend crowds!
More Festival Marketplaces will be joining the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival this year. Last year there were a total of eight marketplace kiosks. Six were focused on cuisine from different areas of the Golden State. The other two kiosks focused on a selection of specialty wines and beer from California. We loved the kiosks last year and can’t wait to see what additions they’ll be offering this year. We’ll make sure to update you as soon as the names of each marketplace kiosk are released for this year, too!
Select restaurants throughout Disney California Adventure will also be offering special 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival inspired menu items. You’ll be able to not only enjoy the atmosphere of a sit-down restaurant, but the amazing food of the festival as well.
Demonstrations by celebrity chefs will be the focus of presentations and seminars offered during the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. These are ticketed events that go on sale February 1st, so make sure to act fast if your favorite chef is appearing at the festival. The confirmed list of celebrity chefs includes Robert Irvine, Emily Ellyn, Guy Fieri, Jamie Deen, Keegan Gerhard, Duff Goldman and more. This year promises to be the most star-studded yet!
UPDATE - The schedule for In the Kitchen With... and Sweet Sundays celebrity chef demonstrations has been announced and is as follows:
March 11: G. Garvin
March 18: Robert Irvine
March 19: Duff Goldman
March 25: Graham Elliot
April 1: Guy Fieri
April 2: Emily Ellyn
April 8: Cat Cora
April 15: Jet Tila
April 16: Keegan Gerhard
You’ll also be able to purchase tickets for beer, wine and spirit seminars as well as premium dining events. If you’ve ever been interested in how to sample wine or the best way to brew beer, you won’t want to miss the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival seminars. It’s a chance to learn from experts while enjoying the cuisine and spirits that California is renowned for. If you’re looking for a family-friendly culinary experience, don’t worry. There will also be premium dining events and presentations that focus on the food alone, perfect for kids and adults alike.
UPDATE - Disney California Adventure have confirmed both Winemaster Dinners and Brewmaster Beer Dinners for the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Reservations include a four course meail with spirit pairings and feature separate vineyards/breweries as follows:
March 16: Duckhorn Vineyards
March 23: Anaheim Breweries (Noble Ale Works, Bottle Logic Brewing and Backstreet Brewery)
March 30: Flora Springs Winery
April 6: Karl Strauss Brewing Company
April 13: Disney Family of Wines (Silverado Vineyars, Fess Parker Winery, Lasseter Family Winer and GoGi Wines)
We can’t wait for the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! It’s shaping up to be an event families and adult-only groups alike won’t want to miss. What 2017 addition are you most excited for? Is there a dish you loved last year and are hoping they bring back? Make sure to let us know in the comments!
If you’re planning on visiting the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, let us help you plan your trip. You’re guaranteed to get the best price and service when you book your Disneyland tickets with Get Away Today. Book any of our Disneyland packages online or give our travel agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY. We can’t wait to help you with your most delicious Disneyland trip yet!
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