I had the opportunity to attend Disney’s Food & Wine Festival last year and am looking forward to attending again this year. The theme for this year’s festival is “The Art of Flavor”. I just took a look at the calendar and it definitely looks like there are many fabulous see events happening throughout the event which is now in its fifth year. Each year the events and offerings get bigger and better. The festival kicks off April 16 and ends May 31, 2010 at Disney’s California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. I attended the festival on three different days last year and had really great experiences each time. There are complimentary and signature ongoing during the course of the festival. Signature events such as Winemaker Dinners are on sale now and some will sell out before the start of the festival, so be sure to make your reservations asap.
Every day you will be able to attend complimentary demonstrations by culinary experts and celebrity chefs including Guy Fieri, Cat Cora and Robert Irvine. There are also seminars that feature, wine, beers and spirits. All these events take place at various locations throughout Disney’s California Adventure in locations that are easy to find and with ample seating. There are also “wine walks” that allow you to taste several different wines along a walkway. I did that with some friends last year and had a lot of fun. I went to a couple of cooking demonstrations which also allowed us to taste what the chefs demonstrated—a fun bonus! I highly recommend the signature events for special occasions like a birthday…Coincidentally, mine is April 16th, the first day of the festival! Maybe someone will give me a signature event ticket for a present? One of the times I went last year was with four girlfriends and we had so much fun going on the rides at the park as well as doing a couple wine walks, two cooking demonstrations and we finished off the day with a signature event. It really gave me a totally different appreciation for a way to take in Disneyland. With Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival running for six weeks, there is absolutely no excuse not to attend this year! For full information please visit www.disneyland.com/foodandwine
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