2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Hey Mouselifers! Today marks the first day of the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. The festival runs from March 2nd-April 12th and features delicious California cuisine.

Before listing this year’s Festival Marketplace offerings, I thought I’d share a quick rundown of some of our favorite items from last year’s festival.

If I had to pick a favorite Festival Marketplace, it would probably be Nuts About Cheese. My boys loved the Chèvre Fromage Blanc Tartine infused with Rosemary & Honey with Toasted Hazelnuts. This item is on this year’s menu as well so go ahead and give it a try. My favorite item, which is not on the menu this year, was the Baked Ham & Swiss Croque Monsieur Roll with Smoked Pistachios.

Another item that I really enjoyed from last year was from Seafood…Sustained. This isn’t one of this year’s Festival Marketplace but I want to mention it because it was probably the most surprising one. I decided to try the Cage-Free Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs with Farm-Raised Smoked Trout and Chives. I was not sure about this at all but it was surprisingly really good and ended up being one of my favorites. Don’t be afraid to try something you’re unsure about.

Besides the Festival Marketplaces, you can also make reservations for culinary demonstrations, winemaker and beermaster dinners, Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion, and beer, wine, and spirits tasting seminars.

For kids, there is Jr. Chef. My boys participated in this last year. This is a free and fun experience for kids ages 3-11. There are a limited number of spots so you will need to line your kids up about 30 minutes before your desired time. With help from Chef Goofy, the kids take turns adding ingredients or mixing. At the end, all of the kids leave with a pre-packaged treat. Last year they made oatmeal cookies.

Now let’s move on to this year’s Festival Marketplaces and menus. There are 14 Festival Marketplaces; some of them are returning favorites and others are new. After you’ve taken a look, tweet us @MouseLifePod and let us know if you plan on attending this year’s Disney California Food & Wine Festival and what you’re most looking forward to trying.

Nuts About Cheese
Discover wine’s best friends.

Brie Toast with Fig, Mint and Almond Crumble
Goat Cheese Fromage Blanc Tartine with Rosemary and Hazelnuts
Selection of 3 California Cheeses – Point Reyes Blue, Vella Jack and Fiscalini Cheddar

Pineapple Mimosa
Raspberry Mimosa
Strawberry Mimosa
Mimosa Flight
Duckhorn Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Baileyana, Grand Firepeak Cuvee, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
Chandon, Brut, California

Rotational Wines:
Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Hartford Court, Land’s Edge Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Schweiger Vineyards, Chardonnay, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Firestone Vineyards, Gewürztraminer, Santa Ynez Valley
Tres Sabores, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
MACROSTIE Winery & Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
MACROSTIE Winery & Vineyards, Wildcat Mountain, Chardonnay, Carneros
Sort this out Cellars, Mourvedre Rose Mermaid, Santa Barbara
CHOCK ROCK Vineyard, Syrah, Arroyo Seco
Hartford Family Winery, Hartford Court, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Kita Wines, Camp 4 Vineyard, T’aya, Rhone White Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

Uncork California
Sip wine by the glass or try a flight.

White Wine Flight
Twomey, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County, Sonoma County
Cambria Estate Vineyards & Winery, Benchmark, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
Sofia, Rosé, Monterey County
Red Wine Flight
La Crema, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Ferrari-Carano, Merlot, Sonoma County
Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
Sparkling Wine Tropical Float
Sofia Blanc de Blancs, Monterey County

I Heart Artichokes
Partake in the thistle—prepared 3 ways!

Grilled & Chilled Artichoke Hearts with Romesco
Fried Artichoke Carbonara
Bourbon Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Tio Pepe, Fino Sherry, Gonzalez Byass, Spain
Mumm Napa, Sparkling Wine, Brut Prestige, Napa Valley

Garlic Kissed
Savor food and drinks featuring the stinking rose.

Creamy Mac & Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumble
Black Garlic Soy-Braised Pork Belly Banh Mi

Bloody Mary with Garlic-Stuffed Olive

California Craft Brews
Cheers to a round from California’s best local breweries.

White Cheddar Lager Soup in a Mini Boudin’s Sourdough Boule

Beer Flight – Bright & Refreshing
Three Weavers Brewing Company, Seafarer
Mission Brewery, Hefeweizen
Bottle Logic Brewing, Kingdom Common, California Common
Black Market Brewing Co., Cherry Gose
Beer Flight – Bold & Hoppy
Stone Brewing, Scorpion Bowl, Tropical IPA
Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Betty, American IPA
Aftershock Brewing Co., Red Alert, Red Ale
Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barney Flats
Three Weavers Brewing Company, Seafarer, Kolsch
21st Amendment Brewery, El Sully, Mexican Style Lager
Mission Brewery, Hefeweizen
Black Market Brewing Co., Cherry Gose
Bottle Logic Brewing, Kingdom Common, California Common
Aftershock Brewing Co., Red Alert, Red Ale
Stone Brewing, Scorpion Bowl, Tropical IPA
Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Betty, American IPA
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Boat Shoes, Hazy IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barney Flats, Oatmeal Stout

Rally for these sliders, wings ‘n’ beer—a sports fan’s dream!

Grilled Harris Ranch Beef Tenderloin Slider with Chimichurri Sauce
Salt & Beer Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings
Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Panna Cotta with Red Raspberry Compote

Festival Beer Flight
Estrella Damm, Lager
Towne Park Brew Co., Pale Ale
Bootlegger’s Brewery, Thai Tea Far Out, West Coast IPA
Lost Coast Brewery, Downtown Brown, Brown Ale
Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Orange-Vanilla Cream Float with Whipped Cream (non-alcoholic)

Eat Your Greens
Tickle your taste buds with healthy fare.

Grilled Asparagus Caesar Salad
Compressed Asian Cucumbers with Green Sauce, Toasted Almonds and Sea Beans

Lolea, No. 2 Sparkling Frizzante White Sangria, Spain
Beet Kombucha Sangria
Health-Ade Beet Kombucha with Wild Berry FOMZ (non-alcoholic)

Citrus Grove
Zing it up with zesty refreshment!

Citrus-Brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
Crispy Orange Chicken & Rice with Garlic Cracker
Meyer Lemon Macaron

Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
White Blend, Conundrum, California
Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Strawberry Patch
Hail the big red berry for top billing!

Strawberry & Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Wasabi Sauce
Watsonville Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Frosé
Strawberry Pineapple Float with Strawberry Popping Pearls (non-alcoholic)

Avocado Time
Indulge in flavorful medleys that make your mouth sing.

Avocado & Pepper Jack Petite Guacamole Burger
Spice Oumph!® on Pita with Avocado Hummus and Garlic Sauce
Avocado Ice Cream Bar

Kickback Michelada with Flavors of Pineapple and Lime
Black Market Brewing Co., Deception Coconut Lime, Blonde Ale

Off the Cob
Celebrate the essence of summer’s sweetness.

Sweet Corn Nuggets with Beef Chili
Shrimp Boil Tacos with Andouille Sausage and Fresh Corn
Caramel Popcorn Crispy Treat

Popcorn Lemonade Cocktail
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, Paradise Rd, Pilsner
Popcorn Lemonade with Whipped Cream and Candy Corn Garnish (non-alcoholic)

Peppers Cali-Ente
Snack on hot ‘n’ spicy fare with a Cali twist!

Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese with Bacon
Verlasso™ Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with a Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aju Verde Salsa

Lime Margarita with Jalapeño Garnish
Watermelon Lemonade (non-alcoholic), with optional Habanero Sugar & Chili-Lime Half-Rim

Feast on favorite southland food truck flavors.

Korean BBQ Beef Short Rib Tacos
Chicken Teriyaki Slider with Spicy DOLE® Pineapple Jam
Mexican Chocolate Custard

LVP, Vanderpump, Red Sangria, Spain
Golden Road Brewing, Mango Cart, Wheat Ale
Mango Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)

The Brewhouse
Wet your whistle with craft beers and beer cocktails.

Backlot Michelada
Tropical IPA Shandy
Modelo Especial Lager
Refuge Brewery, Blood Orange Wit, Belgian Wheat Ale
ACE Craft Ciders, Apple Honey, Hard Cider
Smog City Brewing, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale
Ballast Point Brewing Company, Unfiltered Sculpin, IPA
Festival Punch