2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events

Get ready for a stellar line up of culinary superstars at the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events!

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

This year’s festival features Celebrity Chef LIVE at the Hyperion! hosted by some of the biggest superstar chefs in the world, including Robert Irvine and Guy Fieri.

Check out the offerings and get all of the details below!

2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events

Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion

Celebrity chefs Guy Fieri and Robert Irvine will entertain the audience with a demonstration and creation of a signature dish on on stage in the Hyperion Theater. And afterwards? A chance to get autographs from the chef!

Robert Irvine is part of Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion

Robert Irvine is part of Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion

The schedule for Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion is:
Friday, March 9, 2018
Guy Fieri LIVE! at the Hyperion
8:00 PM

Friday, March 30, 2018
Robert Irvine LIVE! at the Hyperion
8:00 PM

Where: Hyperion Theater, Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure Park.
Price: $99 per person,plus tax and gratuities for servers

Booking is available via the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival reservations page.

A VIP Experience is also available for Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion. The price is $250 per person plus tax and gratuity. Guests with the VIP Experience will be seated ON stage with the chefs and will enjoy a private Meet & Greet before the show with a backstage toast and a signed gift.

Booking for the VIP Experience is available via the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival reservations page.

Sweet Sundays

Learn how to make a sweet dessert with instruction from a celebrity pastry chef!

Keegan Gerhard during a 2010 Culinary Demo

Keegan Gerhard Shares Secrets at Sweet Sundays

The chefs currently scheduled for Sweet Sundays include:
March 4 – Keegan Gerhard – Food Network Challenge
March 11 – Emily Ellyn – Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen
April 8 – Duff Goldman – Cake Masters and Ace of Cakes

When: Sundays, 10:30 AM – Noon
Where: Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Price: $99.00 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

Booking is available via the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival reservations page.

Wine Maker Dinners

Enjoy wine and food pairings accompanied by the expertise of a winemaker. These four-course dinners will be hosted by guest presenters from featured wineries providing background and tasting notes, as well as how the selections pair with the dishes to enhance the flavors.

Viognier from Cambria Winery

Viognier, Anyone?

The presenters currently scheduled for Wine Maker Dinners include:
March 15 – Nat Komes with Flora Springs Winery
March 29 – Disney Family of Wines ( Fess Parker Winery, Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines, Silverado Vineyards, and Skywalker Vineyards)
April 5 – David Arthur Vineyards

When: Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: March 15 at Steakhouse 55, March 29 at Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa, and April 5 at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park
Price: Flora Springs $150 per guest plus tax and gratuity; Disney Family of Wines, $250.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity; and David Arthur Vineyards, $300.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Booking is available via the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival reservations page.

Brew Master Beer Dinners

This year’s festival features a 4-course beer pairing menu that celebrates the hand-crafted flavors of Karl Strauss Brewing Company. At this event, hand-selected beers will be paired and served with a specialty menu created by the Disney culinary team. Brewmaster Matt Johnson will present each beer and describe the chef’s vision for the pairing.

Italian Beer Pairing

Italian Beer Pairings

This year’s Brew Master Beer Dinner information:
Where:Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00PM at Steakhouse 55, Disneyland Hotel
Price: $150 per guest, plus tax and gratuity.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Booking is available via the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival reservations page.

Taste of the Festival

NEW for 2018! Sample your way through a selection of this year’s Festival Marketplaces. Discover this year’s favorite wine while listening to an acoustic set or amp up the energy at the Palisades Stage.

Sweet corn nuggets with beef chili, spring onions and sour cream

Sweet corn nuggets with beef chili, spring onions and sour cream

When: March 1 at 8-11PM
Where: Festival Marketplace, Disney California Adventure
Price: $125.00 per person, plus tax – note that theme park admission is NOT required for this event

There is a VIP Experience available for the Taste of the Festival! The price for the VIP Experience is $150.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

The VIP Experience includes seating in a reserved dining area on the Sonoma Terrace, additional appetizers and beverage selections and more in an exclusive buffet of Marketplace items, along with a private bar pouring Festival wines and beer.

Check in for the VIP Experience begins one hour prior in the Esplanade near the entrance to Disney California Adventure Park.

Booking for the Taste of the Festival and the VIP Experience is available via the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival reservations page.

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