Disneyland Events

Disney's California Food and Wine Festival

***Due to construction at Disney California Adventure, this event has been canceled for 2011 and 2012. 

Scheduled dates would have been April 29, 2011 through June 12, 2011.

Disney's California Food and Wine Weekends  Disney's Fifth Annual California Food and Wine Festival has quickly become a guest favorite. The Disneyland Resort plays host to this festival that showcases the diverse tastes of the Golden State Festival Highlights. From Friday through Sunday there are celebrity chefs and noted sommeliers who conduct demonstrations and seminars as well as host special dinners. There are complimentary activities, food and wine samplings and Signature events. Most of the action takes place at Disney California Adventure while some events are at the Grand Californian's award winning Napa Rose Restaurant.
Festival Highlights

"Taste of California" Marketplace
The marketplace returns to Disney's California Food & Wine Festival! Enjoy unique festival foods created especially for the Festival. Delicious tapas-sized tastings are available in the Festival Showplace, located in Stage 12 in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Expertly paired wines and beer are also available for purchase.

"Hollywood & Wine" Lounge
Enjoy an outstanding selection of wines by the glass, unique wine flights, beer and cocktails. Join your friends to toast the perfect day!
Festival Gift Shop
Shop for specially designed Festival merchandise and logo items to commemorate your visit.

The "Wine Seller"
With hundreds of wines featured, you're sure to find a new favorite. The Wine Seller offers full-bottle sales of selected wines available for purchase to enjoy at home. For your convenience, bottle purchases will be delivered to Package Pickup located outside the entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park.

Showplace Stage
Attend seminars, demonstrations and events — including Sweet Sundays — at the Showplace Stage, located in the Festival Showplace.

Chef Showcase Stage
Experience delicious demonstrations or see some of your favorite celebrity chefs live and in-person at this culinary hub in Sunshine Plaza. Every day find new ways to create a culinary masterpiece with your own art of flavor.

So Much More!
Discover new wine regions and varietals at the Festival Wine Walks, shop for unique gifts with Farmers Market merchants or enjoy a delicious new menu item available only during the Festival. Celebrate "The Art of Flavor" at the Fifth Annual Disney's California Food & Wine Festival, April 16 – May 31, 2010!

Food and Wine Festival - Complimentary Events

The Festival will include complimentary Culinary Demonstrations at the Bountiful Valley Farm and Pacific Wharf. (Please check the daily schedule of events.) Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Seminars as well as Educational and Lifestyle Seminars hosted at the lower patio of the Golden Vine Winery and Pacific Wharf Stage. (Note that participants must be 21 years or older.)

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Food and Wine Festival - Signature Events


These events are open for booking beginning February 16, 2010 at:
www.disneyland.com/foodandwine

"Taste Food – Wine - Life" Eat, drink and enjoy a celebration for all your senses! Experience the most anticipated event of the Festival in 'grand-tasting' style.

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each evening
Price: $135 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

California Adventure admission is required and not included. It is recommended that guest be at least 21 years of age for this event.


Sweet Sunday’s
Begin your Sweet Sunday with a sparkling toast and a light buffet. Afterwards one of the acclaimed pastry chefs in our lineup will demonstrate how to make three signature desserts. You'll get an opportunity to sample these luscious sweets throughout the session.

Dates: Sundays April 18, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Festival Showplace, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, Disney's California Adventure Park.
Price: $70 per person, plus tax, gratuity included Scheduled to Attend:

April 18: Jean Marc Viallet, Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort
April 25: The Art of Chocolate presented by Ghirardelli Master Chocolatier
May 2:   Richard Ruskell, Montage Beverly Hills
May 9:   Matt Lewis & Renato Polafito, Baked
May 16: Jorge Sotelo, Executive Pastry Chef, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa May 23: Elaine Ardizzone & Donna Cellere, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Admission to Disney's California Adventure Park is required and is not included in the event price. In accordance with California state law, Guests must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Advanced reservations are required.


 "Festival Wine Receptions" The Festival Wine Receptions will take place at the Golden Vine Winery. A variety of wines will be served with hot and cold hors d'ouevres.

Dates: Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Patio of the Golden Vine Winery
Price: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.


California Adventure admission is required and not included. Guests must be 21 years or older
 

"Winemaker Dinners"
Raise a glass and toast the artistry of renowned winemakers. Select Friday evenings at Steakhouse 55, Chef Jason Martin creates an exceptional pairing menu to showcase outstanding wines and the winemakers who create them.

Date: Fridays, April 23, 30, May 14 and 21
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Steakhouse 55, Disneyland Hotel
Price: $135 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

Scheduled to Attend

April 23: Jeff Stewart, Buena Vista Carneros

April 30: Diana Schweiger, Schweiger Vineyards

May 14: Don Hartford, Hartford Family Wines

May 21: Groth Vineyards & Winery

Advance reservations are required. Online registration for the even begins on February 16, 2010. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.


"Napa Rose Cooking School"

A Student's View of the Napa Rose Cooking School Blog


Led by Executive Chef Andrew Sutton, this very popular event takes place in the beautiful show kitchen of the Napa Rose restaurant on selected Saturday mornings during the Festival. Awaken your inner chef as you create your own culinary masterpiece, a gourmet four-course meal, which is enjoyed at the conclusion of the class.

Date:
Saturdays, April 17, May 1, 8, 15 and 22
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Napa Rose, Disney's Grand California Hotel
Price: $475 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Advanced reservations are required — online registration for Signature Events begins February 16, 2010. Please check back for details.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to attend this event. For your safety, closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. 


NEW! Brewmaster Dinner
The essential ingredients for this memorable evening include fresh seasonal fare artfully paired with quality, handcrafted beers from the Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

Dates: Friday, May 7
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Steakhouse 55, the Disneyland Hotel
Price: $110 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Advanced reservations are required — online registration for Signature Events begins February 16, 2010. Please check back for details.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.
Taste Wine Like an Expert
Select Saturday afternoons at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Join Advanced Sommelier Joy Cushing for a course that introduces you to the joys of wine tasting and the unique characteristics found in every glass. You will use your newfound skills to participate in a "blind tasting" to identify four different wines.

Dates:
Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel Conference Center
Price: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

Advanced reservations are required — online registration for Signature Events begins February 16, 2010.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.

NEW! Reidel Advanced Wine Course
Professor Claus J. Riedel was the first designer to recognize that the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of wines are affected by the shape of the glass from which they are drunk. In this fascinating class led by an expert from Riedel, discover why the glass matters. At the conclusion of the class, Guests attending this event will be presented with their tasting set of four Riedel Vinum series lead crystal wine glasses* to enjoy at home.

Date: Saturday, April 24 & Friday, May 28
Time: 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Festival Showplace, Stage 12, Disney's California Adventure Park
Price: $90 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

Advanced reservations are required — online registration for Signature Events begins February 16, 2010. Please check back for details.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event. Theme Park admission to Disney's California Adventure park is required and is not included in the price of the event.
Seminars and Demonstrations

Schedule of Events - Seminars & Demos

Wine, Beer and Spirits Education and Tasting Seminars
Explore the exciting world of wine, beer and spirits by attending an educational seminar led by a noted winemaker, master brewer, distiller or Disneyland Resort sommelier. All events and schedules are subject to change without notice. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend wine, beer or spirits seminars, demonstrations and events. Please bring valid photo identification. Guests must purchase a tasting wristband to attend Wine, Beer and Spirits Education and Tasting Seminars. Wristbands are available for purchase in the queue before each seminar for $1.00, cash only, while supplies last.

Culinary Demonstrations
Enjoy delicious demonstrations with chefs from Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney District, as well as from noted guest chefs and celebrity chefs. Watch the experts in action and learn new twists on timeless classics, the A to Z's of spices, essential cooking tips and more.

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APRIL 16th & 17th

Celebrity Chef
Guy Fieri, Food Network Superstar 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm


APRIL 23rd, 24th & 25th

Celebrity Chef
Jeffrey Saad, Next Food Network Star 2:00pm
Autograph Session 2:45pm

April 24th & 25th

Cat Cora, Iron Chef America 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm

April 30th, May 1st & 2nd
Celebrity Chef
Sunny Anderson, Cooking for Real 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm

May 7th, 8th & 9th

Celebrity Chef
Art Smith 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm

May 14th & 15th

Celebrity Chef

Keegan Gerhard, Food Network Challenge 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm


May 21st, 22nd & 23rd

Celebrity Chef

Robert Irvine, Dinner Impossible 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm

May 28th, 29th & 30th

Celebrity Chef

Anne Burrell 2:00pm
Autograph Session 2:45pm


Jeff Henderson 3:30pm
Autograph Session 4:30pm


Junior Chef
Join the fun at this hands-on culinary experience designed for aspiring chefs ages 11 and under.

Hollywood Pictures Backlot
Fun for Kids—Jr. Chef
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm

In accordance with California state law, Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please bring valid identification. Absolutely no one under age 21 may enter any wine, beer or spirit seminar, event or venue, including children or infants accompanied by an adult.

All events, seminars, prices, food options, services, age ranges, locations, dates, times, menus, participating chefs, and presenters are subject to restrictions and may change without notice. Check the daily schedule posted at each venue.

Places to Discover

Enjoy the talents of artists and musicians, encourage your junior chef, or quench your thirst from an international beer menu at the Brewers Collection. Located in Stage 12, the Festival Showplace lets you sample the delicious tapas menu at the "Taste of California" Marketplace; attend an event, demonstration or seminar; shop for unique merchandise; or purchase from a vast selection of wines showcased at the Festival's seminars and events.  

Festival Welcome Center
Located in the entrance plaza of Disney's California Adventure Park, the Festival Welcome Center is the hub for all up-to-date Festival information including daily event schedules and Signature Event reservations (if available).

Festival Artisans
Be sure to visit the local artisans while browsing an array of culinary and wine-inspired crafts, original art, and gourmet home and food products. Located in the Pacific Wharf.

Festival-Inspired Dining
Enjoy unique Festival foods created especially for Disney's California Food & Wine Festival and welcome back some of your favorites. Delicious Festival-inspired items are available throughout Disney's California Adventure Park. Expertly paired wines and beer may also be available for purchase.  Selected Disneyland Resort restaurants will offer prix-fixe dining options highlighting the tastes celebrated at the Fifth Annual Disney's California Food & Wine Festival.

Festival Wine Walks


Your passport to the wines of the world! Take a tasting tour of the finest wine regions and travel the globe without ever leaving the Festival. Each walk allows you to purchase a tasting passport and select up to four tastes from around the world, or from a single region.

Festival Beer Walk
Celebrate the fine art of beer-making and sample amazing ales, lagers and craft beer from around the globe.

Brewer's Collection

Enjoy a wide selection of international beer and Festival treats. Selected beers are available by the glass.   In accordance with California state law, Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please bring valid identification. Absolutely no one under age 21 may enter any wine, beer or spirit seminar, event or venue, including children or infants accompanied by an adult.  

All events, seminars, prices, food options, services, age ranges, locations, dates, times, menus, participating chefs, and presenters are subject to restrictions and may change without notice. Check the daily schedule posted at each venue.  

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