Hello Readers,

The Food and Wine Festival is in full swing and the entire resort is filled with special offerings for the month of April. The festival runs in Disney California Adventure on weekends through May 1. I wanted to wait to write this month’s letter until after I had experienced the festival. I have to say it was great to have this experience back after a five-year hiatus.

DSC_2828

DSC_2844

The festival has several small booths that feature different small plates inspired from different regions around California. Each booth features three items and offers a wine pairing. Below I have attached photos of the menus and some of the food offerings.

DSC_2823

 

DSC_2841

DSC_2888

 

DSC_2896

 

DSC_2857

 

DSC_2915

Some of my favorites were:

  • Triple Cheese Mac with Smoked Chicken ($6.00), which is found at the Gold Rush booth. This dish has smoked chicken with fontina, cheddar and gouda cheeses.
  • White Cheddar Ale and Bacon Soup, served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule ($5.50). This is found at By the Bay booth and is out of this world!
  • Pork Belly Bao Taco with pickled vegetables available at the Lastyle booth ($6.50). I found this to be the best thing at the festival. In fact, I ended up having two because it was so tasty. Make sure not to miss this one!
  • Blackberry Tart with Rosemary Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche ($4.00). This was my favorite dessert and very tasty. This can be found at the Wine Country booth.
DSC_2845

Pork Belly Bao Taco with pickled vegetables

 

DSC_2849

Chilled Ahi Poke with avocado crème and Wakame salad, topped with sesame tuile

 

DSC_2851

Blackberry Tart with rosemary vanilla bean crème fraîche and a Cabernet wine glaze

 

DSC_2852

Zinfandel-Braised Wagyu Beef with creamy polenta and spring pea puree

 

DSC_2859

Triple Cheese Mac with Smoked Chicken featuring Fontina, Cheddar and Gouda cheeses

 

DSC_2899

Meyer Lemon Macaron with blackberry marmalade, Meyer lemon cream and dried bluberry dust

 

DSC_2855

Fairy Tale Cuvee by Iron Horse

 

DSC_2902

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with chimichurri sauce

 

DSC_2905

Chilled Shrimp and Snow Crab Cocktail

 

DSC_2907

Coconut Tapioca layered with fresh mango and lychee boba, topped with green tea micro sponge and mango-couli sesame tuile

 

DSC_2912

White Cheddar Ale and Bacon Soup, served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule

Passholder Lanyard ($45)

Disneyland Annual Passholders  can purchase a lanyard and use the six tabs to purchase items at the booths.  This includes only food items and you get to choose. You can use the lanyard anytime throughout the festival, but once the six tabs are gone, the lanyard can no longer be used for purchasing. Many keep asking if this is a good deal– however one should keep in mind that there is not enough high priced menu offerings to make this a value. In reality, this is just a cool souvenir, not a money saving option.

IMG_6971

DSC_2839

Another special offering for annual passholders in the return of the AP lounge.  They are giving out exclusive AP buttons and recipe cards. It’s a nice place to take a break from the sun and enjoy the original cellar video that was shown there.

DSC_2833

 

Overall, I immensely  enjoyed the different dishes. A few tips I have is to make sure to have lots of water and wear sunscreen, because the booths are in the sun. There are usually long lines  and we experienced them running out of food.  My advice is to get there early when the booths open at 11am.  Stay up to date with all the Food and Wine festival events here.

DSC_2885

I had a great time enjoying the festival and will be back before it’s over. Have you been? Are you planning to go? Do you have any questions? Comment below and will do our best to answer.

 

Cheers,

Danielle

 

 

Pin It on Pinterest

error: Content is protected