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Highlights of the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

Highlights of the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

For the first time in two years, Disney California Adventure Park is accommodation its Food & Wine Festival, offering Disney fans an eclectic menu full of sweet, spicy, and even shocking food and drink options to savor.

With California in a situation where most mask regulations have been lifted and crowds can enjoy the park as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is welcoming crowds with comfort foods that add to the excitement. theme park experience.

“I scoured the markets and the restaurants…and I remembered that it’s been almost two years since we’ve done this,” Disney California Adventure executive chef Jeremiah Balogh told LA Weekly. “We haven’t had a Food & Wine since 2019 and so the excitement, the team energy behind what we do and the passion behind doing it is essential and cannot be replaced.”

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Disney’s culinary team hasn’t been shy about getting creative, coming up with dishes that will really pique the interest of park visitors, from spicy mango-based churros to sweet and savory guacamole ice cream.

“How can we keep things fresh, unique and inspiring? It comes from a constant push from self and the team, whether on the drink side or the food side,” Balogh said. “We’re always trying to think of what’s trending, what we can do new and we also have our eye on the past. A lot of times you’ll see a returning item, but you’ll see a plethora of new items that hopefully -the, will then take off and these will be the next inspirations for future festivals.

The festival runs until April 26, with stalls opening at 10:30 a.m., daily. Food items can be purchased a la carte, but most of this list can be acquired through the 8-item “Sip & Savor Pass,” which can be purchased at kiosks throughout Disney California Adventure Park for $57.

The festival offers dozens of new seasonal items at every corner of Disney California Adventure and here are some of the highlights of the 2022 Food & Wine Festival.

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SNICKERS Milk Chocolate Peanut Mickey Macaron is much bigger than the macarons you are used to. The macaron is filled with caramel ganache and pieces of SNICKERS. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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The Mango Churro might not seem like it will work, but between the mango sauce, chili-lime sugar, and tamarind chamois, you get a sweet and spicy combination that excites your taste buds. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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The barbecue-glazed pork belly is tender and sweet, served with a tangy furikake-togarashi macaroni salad. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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Although the Southwest Cheesesteak at Award Wieners is not a Sip & Savor item, it is a new seasonal item worth considering. Philly cheesesteak style, the sandwich features a generous portion of thinly sliced ​​steak, caramelized grilled onions, poblano peppers, pepper jack cheese, guacamole and chipotle aїoli, all nestled in a toasted baguette.
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The Chili Relleno Empanada is stuffed with a salsa made with chile de arbol and Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses (available with Sip & Savor Pass).

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pie is another sweet treat that blueberry lovers will enjoy. One of the most traditional dishes on the new menu, the tart serves as a dessert between the savory dishes. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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The Raspberry Spiral Ration can be found in Avengers Campus and contains a yellow strawberry spiral churro with berry compote. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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The Elote Pretzel can also be found on the Avengers campus, inside the Pym Test Kitchen restaurant. It’s a 5-ounce pretzel topped with corn chunks, corn aioli, and popcorn. It is adorned with sprigs of cilantro, radish, cotija cheese and flavored cream. Although the new item is not part of the Sip & Savor pass, it can be purchased separately.
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IPA Sausage Dog is on a soft pretzel roll with an onion-pepper jardinière, cheddar cheese sauce, and a malt vinegar-jalapeño crunch. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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The Cantarito-style Paloma consists of a reposado tequila, habanero pineapple juice, rock melon syrup, lime, and Fresca.
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Chicharron-Crusted Fried Artichoke Dip is everything you love about artichoke dips, stuffed into a little deep-fried ball. Fried dumplings sit on a bed of smoked pepper cream and Oaxacan cheese. (Available with Sip & Savor Pass)
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The Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac is unlike any macaroni you’ve ever had. Layered with a brown sugar streusel, peanut butter and a drizzle of jelly, your taste buds will be tested after taking a bite of the sprinkled popping rocks. (available with the Sip & Savor pass)
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Frozen guacamole is an avocado paddle topped with lime cream, pico de gallo, and chili-lime seasoning. It’s akin to eating a spoonful of guacamole and was an early favorite among park-goers. (Available with Sip & Savor Pass)