FOOD & WINE WEEKENDS 2007
Scans of the Festival guide:
Back (left), Front (right)
The following three images is a listing of all of the Complimentary (FREE!) events going on. There's a LOT of stuff to see and do - and so much of it's free. Awesome!
The Festival encompasses The Golden Vine Winery and Pacific Wharf districts of Disney's California Adventure. We'll start at... THE GOLDEN VINE WINERY
The Festival welcome center is located at the Golden Vine Winery, along DCA's Performance Corridor:
Along with a CM to help you find the information and event times you want, the welcome center has a listing of the day's events:
These directional signs are all over the place, marking the location of different events and seminars:
The other sides of the signs feature Food & Wine trivia:
The Golden Vine Winery area hosts numerous events, including wine tastings and seminars, and the upper terrace of the Winery is where The Chef Jamie Gwen Radio Show will broadcast live for the first three Saturdays of the festival, as well as other Festival events.
A Wine Tasting Seminar with Mirrasou Winery was taking place:
The lower patio is also home to the Festival Wine Shop. The Wine Shop features a variety of Festival merchandise including cheese boards, wine glasses, trading pins, wines, olive oil, wine totes, books and other items. PACIFIC WHARF
Over at Pacific Wharf, more complimentary events are taking place, including a Culinary Demonstrations at the Wharf Demonstration Kitchen, Beer & Spirits Seminars at the Pacific Wharf stage, and the "Taste of California" Marketplace at the Lucky Fortune Cookery.
We'll start with the "Taste of California" Marketplace at the Lucky Fortune Cookery.
We sampled a few items, they range from $3.75 to $5 each, and each one is a small portion, not intended as an entree, but as a sampling of different dishes.
This is the delicious Israeli Couscous with Roasted Pork. $4.
The dry, but okay California Skewers. $5.
The awesome White Cheddar Soup. $3.75
And the rich, but really good Chocolate Marquise. $4.
Next to the Lucky Fortune Cookery is the Wharf Demonstration Kitchen:
And nearby the Karl Strauss beer truck is the Pacific Whard Stage where they'll be hosting Beer and Spirits Education and Tasting Seminars.
Anyway, that's all for Food and Wine Weekends. For more images of decor and other set-up including photos Disney has provided of all of the "Taste of California" Marketplace dishes, check out my 4/26 Photo Update
I plan on attending at least several of the complimentary events. I'll be sure to share photos from those events in upcoming updates. DISNEYLAND AFTER DARK,
Here are some shots of Disneyland after dark and some other odds-n-ends.
Rockin' Space Mountain is no more. The Rockin' addition to the Space marquee is gone, but the changing color lighting is still there. It isn't a big deal, but I'd actually prefer it to be gone. I never liked the way the flashing colored lighting looked, as it only lit up the top portion of the spire above the marquee, but not the base. Oh well.
The sea-themed Agrifuture of the Sub queue is really nice, especially under the glow of the blue neon and coral-colored overhead lighting in the Subs queue.
The Court De Angels in New Orleans Square is closed. They've put up a photo-covered refurb wall, blocking the entrance.
Windows and doorways of neighboring New Orleans Square shops are covered up as well.