The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will return in 2022 after a pandemic pause. The line-up includes California-centric food, beer, wine, celebrity chefs, and Disney characters dressed as the best foodies.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, March 4-April 26, features local, celebrity and Disney chefs providing culinary tips at cooking demonstrations, tasting seminars and signature events .
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Among this year’s celebrity chefs are “Iron Chef America” floor reporter Jet Tila, “Chopped” champion and owner of Adia Chef Shachi Mehra, and “American BBQ Showdown” judge Kevin Bradoso.
The 2022 Food & Wine Fest returns with 12 Festival Marketplace booths serving small plates of California-sourced produce. DCA’s restaurants and food stands will also serve festival food. His Pym Tasting Lab and Terran Treats on Avengers Campus will be at the Food Festival for the first time this year.
Children ages 3 to 11 can participate in a free, hands-on cupcake decorating course inspired by Disney Junior’s new show Alice’s Wonderland Bakery. “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” will be hosted by Laurie Ping with Alice and Princess Rosa from the show. Space is limited and participants can sign up 45 minutes before the course starts on the Hollywood Backlot Stage.
In addition to the Wonderland gang, Chef Goofy and Chip and Dale are among the Disney characters featured during the festival.
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For grown-ups, Paradise Beer Garden hosts Brewmaster chats on weekends, and the festival’s signature cocktails are served at the Sonoma Terrace Lounge.
This year’s signature events, for an extra fee, include a mixology seminar at Sonoma Terrace and a winemaker’s reception at Carthay Circle Restaurant.
When you’ve had your fill, there’s plenty of live music, art displays and kids’ craft stations. You can take a gastronomic break here before diving into another cuisine.
As an added bonus, Soarin’ Over California is back for a limited time starting March 4th, just in time for the Golden State’s foodie extravaganza.
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The DCA Food & Wine Festival was shortened to March 2020 due to the pandemic closure of Anaheim’s theme parks and replaced by the Touch of Disney Food Festival in March 2021.
The Food & Wine Fest Sip and Savor Pass is back for another year. This will allow visitors to purchase a prepaid card with his eight tabs suitable for individual items at food and drink stands during the event.
Unused Sip and Savor Cards for the 2020 Food & Wine Festival have been shortened due to park closures due to COVID-19 and cannot be used at the 2022 Food & Wine Festival.