Disney’s California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is Back – Full List of Events and Details

Who said Disneyland was only for kids? Back by popular demand this spring is the Food and Wine Festival at California Adventure Park!

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Between March 10 and April 16, 2017, there’s much to be done and reservations are required for most activities, so get ahead of the game and reserve your favorite activities now! Remember that separate park admission is still required. If you’re not an annual passholder, but a SoCal resident: SoCal Resident tickets are back at your grocery store! Get them now at quite a discount of $50/day!

Reservations are required, these events will sell out! For all the below, reservations can be made here (by clicking on the respective event), or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463.

In the Kitchen With…. The Chefs!

Watch your favorite chefs as the entertain you by preparing their favorite dishes right in front of you. Afterwards, they’re also available for autographs and of course you get to sample their creations. Cost is $99 (plus tax and gratuities) and this is happening on Festival Showplace, Stage 17 in Hollywood Land.

Schedule of events as follows:

Saturday, March 11 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
G. Garvin
Road Trip with G. Garvin and Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin

Saturday, March 18 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert Irvine
Restaurant: Impossible

Saturday, March 25 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Graham Elliot
MasterChef 

Saturday, April 1 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Guy Fieri — Sold Out
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games

Saturday, April 8 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cat Cora
Cat Cora’s Kitchen

Saturday, April 15 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jet Tila
Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen

Sweet Sundays

Chefs will prepare their favorite desserts for you while you enjoy a light breakfast and sparkling wine toast during this presentation. Cost is $79 (plus tax and gratuities) and this is happening on Festival Showplace, Stage 17 in Hollywood Land.

There are 3 events scheduled:

Sunday, March 19 – 10:30 AM to noon
Duff Goldman — Sold Out
Cake Masters and Ace of Cakes

Sunday, April 2 – 10:30 AM to noon
Emily Ellyn
Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen

Sunday, April 16 – 10:30 AM to noon
Keegan Gerhard
Food Network Challenge

Winemaker Dinners

4 courses of delicious food will be expertly paired with California wines, while guest presenters from the featured wineries will explain why they were selected to make the most of the flavors. These events take place at the Golden Vine Winery.

There are 3 events scheduled:

Thursday, March 16 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Duckhorn Vineyards
Neil Bernardi
$150 per person (plus tax and gratuities)

Thursday, March 30 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Flora Springs Winery
Nat Komes
$150 per person (plus tax and gratuities)

Thursday, April 13 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Disney Family of Wines
These wineries have a special connection to Walt and the Disney legacy.
Silverado Vineyards, Jonathan Emmerich
Fess Parker Winery, Tim Snider
Lasseter Family Winery, Julia Iantosca
Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines, Jami Way
$200 per person (plus tax and gratuities)

Brewmaster Beer Dinners

Don’t like wine? Fret not! There are also beer events! The concept is the same as the wine dinners: Beers are perfectly paired with a 4-course meal, while guest brewmasters explain why which beer goes best with each course. These events happen at the Golden Vine Winery in the Vineyard Room.

2 events are scheduled:

Thursday, March 23 – 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Celebrating Anaheim Breweries
Noble Ale Works
Bottle Logic Brewing
Backstreet Brewery
$150 per person (plus tax and gratuities)

 

Thursday, April 6 – 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Matt Johnson, Brewmaster of Brewing Operations
$150 per person (plus tax and gratuities)

Wine Education and Tasting Seminars

Bring your friends and taste some of the best wines California has to offer while learning about them. These are 30-45 minute seminars lead by a sommelier or winemaking professional. Events happen in the Golden Vine Winery on Sonoma Terrace.

Pricing is quite a bit lower, so this is much easier to afford, while still having fun!

  • Monday through Thursday – $15.00 per person, plus tax
  • Friday through Sunday – $20.00 per person, plus tax
  • For a full schedule of exact events, please go here.
Bier and Spirits Education and Tasting Seminars

Bring your friends who don’t like wine and taste alcohol other than the white and red. Each session belongs to a different beverage industry and offers 3 samples. This event happens on Festival Showplace, Stage 17 in Hollywood Land.

Also here, pricing is quite a bit lower than the dinners.

  • Monday through Thursday – $15.00 per person, plus tax
  • Friday through Sunday – $20.00 per person, plus tax
  • For a lfull schedule of exact events, please go here.
Culinary Demonstrations

If you care much more about the food than the alcohol, and are on a budget, this is your event! Some of the best chefs around show you step by step how to cook their favorite dishes in these 30-minute presentations, and of course you get to sample it in the end. These events happen on Festival Showplace, Stage 17 in Hollywood Land.

  • Monday through Thursday – $10.00 per person, plus tax
  • Friday through Sunday – $15.00 per person, plus tax
  • For a full list of events, please go here.

 

To learn about all the events that require no reservations, and special events for kids, go to my post Disney’s California Adventure Food and Wine Festival – Full List of Events and Details For Anyone, Anytime!

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