2019 Disney California Food and Wine Festival Disney California Adventure

Dates for 2019: March 1-April 23

The Disney California Food & Wine Festival expands to eight weeks in 2019, from March 1 through April 23.   Over a dozen  Festival Marketplaces will showcase foods and beverages inspired by California cuisine. In addition, Festival-inspired menus and menu items will be available at existing restaurants. This year’s Festival will include family-friendly seminars and culinary demonstrations, and live musical entertainment.

Festival Marketplace Menus and Prices

There are also special ticketed events.  Reservations are now open – visit https://www.showclix.com/events/28136 to purchase tickets.

In the Kitchen With … and
Sweet Sundays

A celebrity chef prepares a signature dish live on the Palisades Stage.  Begins with a buffet breakfast, including a sample of the chef’s dish.    Following the demonstration, guests can pose for a photo with the chef.  Events are held on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $110/person plus tax and gratuities.

In the Kitchen With…
Fabio Viviani (Top Chef) – Sunday, March 3, 2019
Richard Blais (Top Chef All Stars) – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Graham Elliot (Top Chef, MasterChef) – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Claudia Sandoval (MasterChef) – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sweet Sundays
Jean-Marc Viallet (Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef) – Sunday, March 10, 2019
Matt Lewis (Baked) – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Emily Ellyn (Food Network Star) – Sunday, April 7, 2019
Keegan Gerhard (Food Network Challenge) – Sunday, April 21, 2019


Guy Fieri at the 2019 Disney California Food & Wine Festival – Guy Fieri will demonstrate some of his favorite dishes during a 60-minute live presentation at the Palisades Stage.  An after-party will be held at the Paradise Garden Grill featuring samples of some of the dishes prepared on stage.  One complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage is included; additional beverages available for purchase.   Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., $120/person plus tax and gratuities.


Dinner with the Disney Chefs  – a four-course meal prepared by three Disney chefs: Culinary Director Chef John State, Chef de Cuisine Jimmy Weita, and Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet, with beverage pairings by Disney Sommelier Jeannie Villarreal-Bissell.  Dinner will be served in the Vineyard Room at the Golden Vine Winery.  Following dinner, chefs will be available to sign copies of the new Disney Festivals Cookbook.   A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the event.  Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  $225/person plus tax and gratuities.


Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions – A evening of wines and hors-d’oeuvres, featuring guest winemakers.  Takes place on select Fridays in the Carthay Circle Restaurant from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  $99/person plus tax and gratuities.  Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Kate MacMurray, MacMurray Ranch Vineyards – Friday, March 22, 2019
Jonathan Emmerich, Silverado Vineyards – Friday, April 19, 2019


Wine, Beer, and Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars – Each 30-45-minute session will feature a visiting presenter and includes sample tastings.  $20/person.  Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Beer Education & Tasting will be held at Paradise Gardens Park  each Friday-Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Mixology Education & Tasting will take place in the Vineyard Room at the Golden Vine Winery each Friday-Sunday at 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Wine Education & Tasting will be held at the Sonoma Terrace each Thursday at 5:45 and each Friday-Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Complete schedule of participants, dates, and times below.


Complimentary Events – The following events do not require a ticket to attend.

Culinary Demonstrations take place at the Backlot Stage each Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 3:00 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.   Chefs will be preparing recipes and demonstrating culinary techniques.  No samples will be served.

Family-Friendly Seminars – 30-minute sessions featuring Chef Daniella Malfitano will be held at the Backlot Stage each Friday-Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Jr. Chef – A hands-on culinary experience will be available for kids ages 3-11.  Features an appearance by, and a little “help” from, Chef Goofy. Each child receives a wrapped treat at the end.  The program takes place multiple times daily in the Hollywood Backlot.


Schedule for Beer, Mixology & Wine Seminars

 

Beer Education & Tasting Seminars

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Modern Times Beer
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Backstreet Brewery

Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Left Coast Brewing Co.

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Unsung Brewing Co.
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Anaheim Brewing Co.
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Three Weavers

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Stone Brewing Co.
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Smog City Brewing Co.

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Hangar 24 Brewing Co.
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Legends Craft Brewery

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Bottle Logic
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Golden Road Brewing

Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21
Friday 3:30 PM, Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 3:30 PM – Brouwerij West
Friday 5:15 PM, Saturday 3:30 PM, Sunday 5:15 PM – Towne Park Brewing Co.

Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars

Friday, March 1- Sunday, March 3
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – The Spirit Guild
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Chopin Vodka

Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – Campari Cocktail
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Lamplight Lounge

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – Carthay Circle Lounge
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Lamplight Lounge

Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 2
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – Blinking Owl Distillery
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – Henebery Whiskey
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Pernod Ricard

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – Alma de Agave Tequila
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Lemba Rum

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – The Mixing Glass
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Carthay Circle Lounge

Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21
Friday 4:15 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 4:15 PM – The Blind Rabbit
Friday 5:45 PM, Saturday 4:15 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM – Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Wine Education & Tasting Seminars

Friday, March 1- Sunday, March 3
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM –  Fess Parker Winery
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Bonny Doon Vineyard

Thursday, March 7
5:45 PM Disney Sommelier Series: California Pinot Noir

Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Sort This Out Cellars
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – Hill Family Estates

Thursday, March 14
5:45 PM Disney Sommelier Series: Exploring Napa Valley Cabernet

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – Twomey Cellars
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Rutherford Hill

Thursday, March 21
5:45 PM Disney Sommelier Series: Celebrating Bubbles!

Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – MacMurray Ranch
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Skywalker Vineyards

Thursday, March 28
5:45 PM Disney Sommelier Series: Navigating the Russian River Valley (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay)

Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – Cambria Winery
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Tercero Wines

Thursday, April 4
5:45 PM Beekeeper Cellars Zinfandel with Vintner/Owner Ian Blackburn

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – Testarossa Winery
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Hartford Family Winery

Thursday, April 11
5:45 PM Disney Sommelier Series: Chardonnay – From Barrel to Steel

Friday, April 12- Sunday, April 14
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – Duckhorn Vineyards
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Schweiger Vineyards

Thursday, April 18
5:45 PM Disney Sommelier Series: Chardonnay – Battle of the Bubbles

Friday, April 19- Sunday, April 21
Friday 1:15 PM, Saturday 2:45 PM, Sunday 1:15 PM – Lombardi Wines
Friday 2:45 PM, Saturday 1:15 PM, Sunday 2:45 PM – Silverado Vineyards


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