Delicious food, drink and special culinary events will keep the magic dazzling in California’s adventure park this month. Here’s what you should check out.

John State, Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Manager at the Disneyland Resort

John State, Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Manager at the Disneyland Resort

Food, drink and culinary special events will keep the magic dazzling in California Adventure Park during April and first of May, 2016.  Sip and Savory culinary demonstrations, wine and beer happenings and lifestyle seminars will add plenty more to the guests’ interactive experiences.

Chefs Guy Fieri and Graham Elliot are just a few of the well-known chefs who will be on stage 17 highlighting cooking techniques, sharing delicious tastings and handing out recipes. Surely guests are encouraged to try new recipes at home after watching these engaging chefs.

The food and wine festival has come back after a hiatus and expanded with many selections and choices to attend.  Informative and fun events are planned for all levels of cooking expertise and there will be something of interest for each guest. The Sip and Savory with Culinary Stars has limited space and is an additional cost of $99 per person.  Annual passport guests might want to book the VIP Experience to add a pinch more to the celebrity extravaganza. More VIP information is available on-line or by calling 714-781-DINE.  The Sonoma Terrace will be the place to learn the craft of cocktails, wines and beers for $15 a person. Industry leaders in the cocktail spirit world will shake, pour and give mixology advice.  Reservations are advised.

Disneyland Resort Executive Chef John State shared with me that another key event is the Taste of the State.  Diverse regions of California with authentic foods are featured in the Market Place. Grilled beef sliders, pork belly bao tacos, triple cheese mac n cheese and accompanying drinks and desserts are just some of the regional selections. Walking through the park carrying an LA Style Anaheim chile and roasted cauliflower burrito from the Taste of the State may turn some heads with questions of where they can get one, too.

Old time favorites of the turkey legs and Monte Cristo sandwich served in the Blue Bayou will be available as always, according to Chef State. (call ahead and make reservations for the Blue Bayou at 714.781.3463)

The festival has broadened its scope beyond food and wine.  Artists, gardeners, photographers and wellness experts will give enlightening seminars as well.

Offering these fun and interesting seminars for the guests will provide more entertainment and make lasting memories. Friends and neighbors will want to hear about the Disneyland experience, especially the food and wine good times, giving another reason to plan a visit soon.

More information and event schedules, can be found at

Thanks to Disneyland for hosting me, as always, my opinions are my own

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