Friday, April 18, 2008

Disney's California Food and Wine Festival

The third annual Disney's California Food and Wine Festival is under way and runs through May 5, 2008. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, seminars and fine food that showcase the diverse flavors of California. Here is a list of events for the festival:

Complimentary (all daily)

Culinary Demonstrations (Pacific Wharf Demo Kitchen)
Wine, Beer or Spirits Seminars & Tasting (Pacific Wharf area)
Festival Gift Shop
Festival Welcome Center (Sunshine Plaza)

Signature Events*

“Taste – Food-Wine-Life” May 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Spectacular celebration of food and wine is a party for all the senses.

Winemaker Dinners, April 11, 18, 25; May 2
Award-winning wines paired with delectable culinary creations, at Steakhouse 55

Festival Wine Receptions, Fridays and Saturdays April 11-26
An evening under the stars, sampling dozens of fine wines.

“Taste Wine Like an Expert” April 13, 20, 27; May 4
Entertaining education with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan

“Taste of California Marketplace” Daily
Food items specially prepared for the Festival, including Lobster Lollipops, Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin Slider, Wild Mushroom Risotto and more, available for sale with wine pairings, at selected food locations.

“Napa Rose Cooking School” Saturdays (sold out)
Executive chef Andrew Sutton of Napa Rose prepares a meal with 16 pupils, who go home with their own white chef’s coat.

*Additional fee required. Advance registration recommended. Events held in Disney’s California Adventure® Park require Theme Park admission which is not included in the price of the event. For more information, go to