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Looking for a fun food and drink festival? A trip to California Adventure might do the trick

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, running daily March 10 through April 16, 2017, brings hundreds of events and more than a dozen festival marketplaces to Disney California Adventure Park.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, running daily March 10 through April 16, 2017, brings hundreds of events and more than a dozen festival marketplaces to Disney California Adventure Park. Disneyland Resort

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will feature hundreds of culinary experiences and flavors from across California. The festival runs March 10 to April 16 at Disney California Adventure Park.

“This year’s Food & Wine Festival is going to be better than ever, with experiences for guests of all ages,” says Gary Maggetti, general manager of Disney California Adventure Park West, in a press release to announce the event. “We’ll have more than a dozen marketplaces open every day, and you can enjoy an entire menu of daily culinary demonstrations and tastings, plus beer, wine and spirits seminars.”

The event also includes music and crafts created for younger guests.

Reservations can be made from March 10 to April 1 at Disneyland.com/foodandwine. Reservations for events later in the month of April can be made beginning 60 days prior to the date of the individual event.

Celebrity chefs scheduled to appear during the Festival include Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Cat Cora, Duff Goldman, Emily Ellyn and Keegan Gerhard.

Many of the festival events are included with admission to Disney California Adventure, but guests who want to attend a Signature Event will need to purchase a separate ticket. The signature events include:

▪ In the Kitchen with ...: Celebrity chefs will lead a 60-minute culinary demonstration and Q&A followed by an autograph session. The experience includes a tasting of some of the prepared dishes

▪ Sweet Sundays: A 90-minute culinary demonstration focuses on the sweet side of the culinary arts. Following a light breakfast, the guest chef for that day will demonstrate up to three recipes.

▪ Winemaker Dinners and Brewmaster Dinners: A four-course dinner features wines and winemakers or beer and brewmasters. Each winemaker or brewmaster will speak on the libation and the pairing.

Dozens of food and beverage professionals will share their expertise during the Festival. Each day, guests will be invited to learn cooking techniques from master chefs, participate in wine, beer and spirit seminars, and discover some of the best California cuisine in dishes served throughout Disney California Adventure.

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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