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Robert Niles
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Tickets on sale for Disney's California Food and Wine Festival

Published: February 23, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24, for the Food and Wine Festival at Disney's California Adventure. The event runs from April 24 through June 7 and will feature both events free with park admission as well as a more ambitious line-up of hard-ticket "signature" events. (It's the signature events that you can get tickets for tomorrow.)

This year's line-up of chefs and vintners includes:

  • Guy Fieri from Food Network,
  • Keegan Gerhard, also from Food Network,
  • Tom Lasorda, who also sells wine in addition to talking baseball, and the big one for Disney fans:
  • John and Nancy Lasseter. Yep, the chief creative officer for Disney and Pixar also bottles wine.

    Each of these two-hour events at DCA's Animation Courtyard is $185 plus tax per person and includes appetizers, wine and the Q&A with the guest.

    I've not been to the Food and Wine Festivals either at DCA or the much larger original at Disney World's Epcot, so I'll defer to readers' judgment on the worthiness of these events. (Though I'd think a catered Q&A with Lasseter well would be worth attending, regardless of a Disney's fan's affinity for either food or wine....) Comments?

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    Anthony Murphy
    Writer

    Published: February 23, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    If its anything like EPCOT a BIG Success! I would check it out! EPCOT's version is probably one of the greatest things at EPCOT since the park is known for its cusine.
    Robert Niles
    Editor

    Published: February 24, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Well, California Adventure doesn't have the core line-up of chef-driven table service restaurants that Epcot boasts, so its starting from a very different place in hosting a festival such as this. That said, there is great strength in Anaheim's Downtown Disney, so it's not like there isn't talent in the immediate vicinity to help make this event a strong destination.

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