Reservations now open for 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival events

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2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine

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The 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival once again brings California-inspired cuisine to the park for a limited time this spring, and you can now make reservations for the festival’s signature events.

From March 1 – April 23, 2019, guests attending the festival can experience culinary demonstrations, over a dozen Festival Marketplace kiosks, and family-friendly seminars. The festival’s signature events also offer can’t-miss opportunities for foodies, and this year, new experiences include Dinner with the Disney Chefs and Winemaker Receptions at Carthay Circle Restaurant. In addition, the fan-favorite Sweet Sundays are returning with more delectable desserts.

Here are this year’s signature events requiring reservations:

Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri at Palisades Stage

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Watch as superstar chef Guy Fieri shares personal stories, secrets of his success, and favorite recipes. He’ll create some of his signature dishes live on stage and following the event, guests are invited to a reception where they can sample the featured dish.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park

Price: $120 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

To book this experience, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Dinner with the Disney Chefs

2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine
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Meet the Disneyland Resort chefs and sommeliers featured in the new “Disney Festivals Cookbook” and enjoy a 4-course meal inspired by festival recipes. Your meal will be perfectly paired with hand-selected wine and cocktails.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: The Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria

Price: $225 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

To book this experience, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

In the Kitchen With…

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Watch as star chefs share personal stories and create some of their signature dishes live on stage. Enjoy a brunch buffet featuring one of the chef’s dishes along with one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, coffee, tea or water. After the demo, ticketed guests are invited to take a photo with the visiting chef. The chefs will offer additional book signing opportunities for guests not attending the event.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fabio Viviani
Top Chef

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Richard Blais
Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars, Iron Chef America and Chopped All-Stars

Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Graham Elliot
MasterChef, MasterChef Jr. and Top Chef

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Claudia Sandoval
MasterChef and MasterChef Latino

Where: Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park

Price: $110 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

To book these experiences, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Sweet Sundays

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Join a celebrated pastry chef for a dessert-focused demonstration, an interview with the chef, and a light brunch buffet featuring one of the chef’s dishes.

Sunday, March 10 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jean-Marc Viallet
Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef

Sunday, March 24 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Matt Lewis
Baked NY and Tokyo, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking

Sunday, April 7 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Emily Ellyn
Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen

Sunday, April 21 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Keegan Gerhard
Food Network Challenge

Where: Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park

Price: $110 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

To book these experiences, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Carthay Circle Winemakers Receptions

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The festival offers two nights of gourmet-focused wine pairings carefully selected to enhance the flavor of the wines. Guest presenters from the featured wineries provide background and tasting notes. Each reception takes place at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure.

MacMurray Ranch Vineyards, with Kate MacMurray
Friday, March 22, 2019
7:00 to 8:00 PM
$99 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

Silverado Vineyards, with Jonathan Emmerich
Friday, April 19, 2019
7:00 to 8:00 PM
$99 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

To book these experiences, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Wine, Beer, and Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars

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Explore the world of craft beer, house-made cocktails, and world-class wine during 45-minute seminars presented by a beverage industry professional. Here’s more information, courtesy of Disney:

Wine Education & Tasting Seminars
Sip in the glory of California wines outdoors on the lovely Sonoma Terrace at Golden Vine Winery as you learn about different wine varieties, get tasting notes and ask questions about the wine being served.

Beer Education & Tasting Seminars
Head over to the Paradise Gardens Colonnade near Paradise Garden Grill to learn more about some of these favorite grown-up beverages and find out what goes into making them, as samples are presented with notes about the flavors, ideas for food pairings and how best to serve each one.

Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars
Mix, muddle, shake and stir with acclaimed mixologists and makers of craft spirits. Each seminar at The Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria will focus on a single spirit or style of drink and will end with the featured cocktail—made by you!

When: March 1 – April 23, 2019

Times & Locations: 

Wine Seminars
Sonoma Terrace
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • 1:15 PM
  • 2:45 PM

Thursdays

  • 5:45 PM

Beer Seminars
Paradise Gardens Colonnade, near Paradise Garden Grill
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • 3:30 PM
  • 5:15 PM

Mixology Seminars
The Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • 4:15 PM
  • 5:45 PM

Price: $20 per person, tax included

To book these experiences, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Things to note:

  • Full payment is due at time of booking, and there are no cancellations, exchanges or refunds.
  • Valid theme park admission is required.
  • Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required.

Don’t miss these signature events for foodies during the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

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