Last weekend, my friends and I got a chance to check out the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival at Disneyland and we had such great time! Every spring, Disneyland holds the Food and Wine Festival for about a month at the California Adventure Park. It’s worth making a special trip because not only is there excellent wine and other fun drinks to sample at the festival marketplace, the food is amazing! Here are some of my favorite food and drink finds and the kiosks where you can find them. There are maps and menus available at the Festival Welcome Center near Carthay Circle so you can plan your day accordingly.
For even more info, visit my friend Kimberly’s post 10 Reasons to go to Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Kiosk 2 Uncork California
Mimosas! These were one of my favorites. We started fairly early, so a mimosa was the perfect way to start the adventure. Choose from apricot, mango or pear or get a flight and sample all three! We tried mango and apricot. Both were delicious!
Kiosk 3 I Heart Artichoke
Creamy Artichoke and Dark Chocolate Cake Pop – This was one of my friend’s choices and I’ll admit I wouldn’t have tried it if she hadn’t bought one, but it was remarkably delicious! Creamy smooth cake inside and a rich dark chocolate shell.
Fried Artichokes Carbonara with Garlic Aïoli and Smoked Bacon – we had a bit of a wait to order these, but they were tasty and freshly fried!
Kiosk 4 Garlic Kissed
Black Garlic and Soy-Braised Pork Belly Bao – this is one of my favorites! The pork belly is so incredibly tender! It was a must have for me after having a similar dish at the Festival of Holidays event.
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with Garlic Chimichurri Sauce – another delicious dish from the Garlic Kissed kiosk! Flavorful and tender!
Kiosk 5 California Craft Brews
This kiosk was always busy! California brewed craft beers or choose from the Southern California Flight or the Northern California Flight to sample a variety.
Kiosk 7 Bacon Twist
Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese with Barbecue-seasoned Crispy Onions – don’t miss out on this delicious dish! Creamy mac and cheese packed with flavor! Absolutely delicious!
Kiosk 8 Lemon Grove
Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule Cocktail (yellow cup) and Cherry Lemonade with Cherry Pearls (red cup, non alcoholic) – both drinks were delicious! I had the cocktail and it was very light and refreshing! Perfect for a warm Southern California day. My friend also had the Meyer Lemon Macraon with Blueberry marmalade and loved it!
Kiosk 10 The Onion Lair
Braised Wagyu Beef on Creamy Polenta with Haricot Vert-Red Onion Salad and Roasted Cipollini Onion – this was amazing. Really a complete small meal! The mac and cheese at this kiosk also looked tasty, but since we had already tried the bacon, we decided to wait.
Kiosk 11 Off The Cob
Sweet Corn Nuggets with Beef Chili, Spring Onions and Sour Cream – this was one of my favorites as well. I would call this an elevated cornbread and chili dish. Loved the texture of the corn nuggets and the chili had the perfect amount of flavor.
Jackfruit™ Carnitas Banh Mi Nachos with Cilantro Crema and “Pickled” de Gallo – these nachos were spicy and delicious, a real show stopper. Everyone was asking about them when I was carrying them back to our group.
Kiosk 14 Wineology
Glasses and flights of wine and sangria. What’s not to love?
You can take a peek at the entire menu offering here on Disneyland’s site. There are so many amazing things to try, I’ve only touched on a few!
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is an event that takes place inside California Adventure. Park admission is required, but no separate admission is required to check out Food & Wine. There are some events that require a reservation and a separate fee, there are also some free events. All food and drinks that are purchased from the kiosks are paid for by you when you order.
For more info:
10 reasons to visit Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival via A Night Owl Blog
General Info about Disney’s California Adventure Food and Wine Festival
Disney’s California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Full Menu with Prices
If you are looking for something to do for dinner after your Food and Wine adventure, we highly recommend Carthay Circle. Delicious food, cocktails, wine and amazing service! Cheers!
We really enjoyed our day at California Adventure. The Food and Wine Festival was amazing. If you are considering a Disneyland trip, check out the amazing deals at Get Away Today. You can get $10 off a Disneyland or Southern California vacation package if you use the promo code PENCIL! You can book now with Get Away’s vacation layaway plan for only $150 down!
Don’t miss out on the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival which runs from March 10th through April 16th, 2017. See more special events and activities at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival here.
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How does the admission work? Is there a special ticket that you buy? Is the food included or is that extra?
Thanks for asking! I meant to address this in the post, so I’m going to edit the post to add this info.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is an event that takes place inside California Adventure. Park admission is required, but no separate admission is required to check out Food & Wine. There are some events that require a reservation and a separate fee, there are also some free events. All food and drinks that are purchased from the kiosks are paid for by you when you order. I’ll provide some more links in the post!
Artichoke and dark chocolate….hmm….that is not a combination I would have expected! But, I’m also a firm believer that chocolate makes pretty much anything wonderful so I’m sure it was delicious! This looks like an incredible adventure. Amazing that Disney always has something for everyone!
This looks heavenly! Have you tried to recreate any of the recipes? Disney has some amazing chefs. Thanks for sharing!
I haven’t, but I’m hoping to share some soon! That is on my to-do list for sure!