Here's What's on the Menu for California Adventure's Food & Wine Festival
The Disneyland Resort has released the menus for the revived Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure park, which kicks off next month. Like the original Epcot Food & Wine Festival, the California Adventure version will feature a variety of temporary food stands set up around the park. But instead of featuring nations of the world, these festival marketplaces (as Disney prefers to call them), will celebrate regions around the state of California.
The festival starts April 1 and runs on weekends through the end of the month. Even though the festival's chef-driven special events run only on the weekends, selected food stands will be open on weekdays in April, as well. Disney hasn't yet revealed that schedule, nor has it published the prices for the food that will be sold at the festival. But here's what visitors can look forward to trying at the event, including what looks like west coast Disney fans' own version of Epcot's famed Cheddar Cheese soup!
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- White Cheddar Ale and Bacon Soup, served in a Boudin sourdough mini-boule
- Chilled Shrimp and Snow Crab Cocktail
- Coconut Tapioca layered with fresh mango and lychee boba, topped with green tea micro sponge and mango-couli sesame tuile
- Golden Thai Vegetable Curry with jasmine rice
- Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with chimichurri sauce
- Meyer Lemon Macaron with blackberry marmalade, Meyer lemon cream and dried blueberry dust
- Artichoke Chips with Spicy Aioli
- Triple Cheese Mac with Smoked Chicken featuring Fontina, Cheddar and Gouda cheeses
- Apple Bacon Whoopie Pie with maple cream cheese icing and bacon brittle
- Chilled Ahi Poke with avocado crème and Wakame salad, topped with sesame tuile
- Pork Belly Bao Taco with pickled vegetables
- Milk Chocolate Caramel Tart with almond brittle and sea salt
- Anaheim Chile and Roasted Cauliflower Burrito with Jack cheese and avocado-lime crèma
- Fried Shrimp Soft Taco with pickled red onion-jalapeno, queso fresco and avocado-lime crèma
- Roasted Yellow Beets and Purple Haze Goat cheese with baby greens, green ver jus, sultanas and cashews
- Zinfandel-Braised Wagyu Beef with creamy polenta and spring pea puree
- Blackberry Tart with rosemary vanilla bean crème fraîche and a Cabernet wine glaze
In addition, select DCA restaurants will be adding new items to their menu during the event. The Carthay Circle Restaurant will offer a new specialty food item and wine pairing each week during the event. Other special selections around the park will include:
- Carthay Circle Lounge: Carthay Cobb Salad, Caribbean Club Sandwich
- Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill: Shredded Pork Tostadas with grilled pineapple slaw and chipotle crèma
- Lucky Fortune Cookery: Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings
- Pacific Wharf Café: Dungeness Crab Corn Chowder served in a Boudin sourdough boule
- Wine Country Trattoria: Fresh Strawberry and Pistachio Cream Tart, paired with a featured wine
Fans also will find fruit-and-cheese and sausage-and-cheese plates available at the Hollywood Backlot Studio bars, Mendocino Terrace, and Sonoma Terrace.
Thanks for posting this! Do you know if Friday nights are considered "the weekend"? Don't want to go on a Friday only to find I should have gone on Saturday or Sunday to taste all the great food.
Wow those sound delicious. I definitely want to go.
I find it interesting that this is only a month, yet the EPCOT version is pushing three months!
IMO the food at Knott's Boysenberry Festival sounds more interesting than Disney's. Home style comfort food, not 'gourmet' food.
I agree, the Knott's food offerings sound more interesting. Maybe I'm just jaded but the Disney stuff sounds like your typical gourmet food truck food, but the boysenberry theme makes Knott's food seems more fun and unique.
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