As many of you already know, this year will mark the third year of the Disneyland Resort's annual California Food & Wine Festival. It takes place on weekends (Fidays, Saturdays and Sundays) in April and May. The event has received rave reviews from most all who have attended.
As I have said before, the Disneyland Resort needs to have a larger food and wine event that appeals to people the world over - and not one that is limited (for the most part) to locals. Such an event should take place throughout the resort - DCA, Downtown Disney, and Disneyland itself.
Circarama has stated that feel that DLR should keep the festivals current name (California Food & Wine Festival) as California wines and other beverages are something to be proud of. Both Circarama and I feel that Disneyland needs to change along with our ever changing culture, and allow for beer and wine - at least during special events.
A more extensive festival would only serve to help market California products better where the global economy is concerned.
There are complimentary food and wine demonstrations each day, and sumptuous tasting as well. This year's event will be my first, and I am looking extremely forward to it. There are wine and beer tasting opportunities galore. Foods at past celebrations have included mixed seasoned berries (in a light sabayon - custard), baja beef skewers, knockwurst (w/roasted bell peppers and onions), white cheddar cheese soup, tomato and goat cheese salad, and brusccetta w/ a five-olive blend tapenade. We're talking yummy gourmet all the way!
My friend BaseBone attended this year's event. According to him, there was plenty of event associated merchandise as well - special wine kits, wine glasses, cooking sets, etc.
SusieP recommends that those interested read Fishbulb's recap of the events - http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...d+wine+weekend
Dsnylndmom has mentioned to me how wonderful the winemakers dinner at Steakhouse55 was.
Armadillo has comondeered some additional links that highlight the event -
5.19.07 Food & Wine, DCA
PHOTO UPDATE 4/27: A taste of Disney's 2007 California Food & Wine Weekends, +MORE!
DCA - Food and Wine Weekends Information
So, what do you think? Should Disney limit our current food and wine festival to DCA, or should the event be expanded to include all of the Disneyland Resort? Feel free to let me know your opinion. Please take the survey (coming up soon).