Disney's California Food & Wine Festival

“I eat merely to put food out of my mind.”

It's Mothers Day For Visit #5 (4/9/2010)

We Began The Morning With A Sweet Sunday!

Sweet Sunday’s - Begin your Sweet Sunday with a sparkling toast and a light buffet. Afterwards one of the acclaimed pastry chefs in our lineup will demonstrate how to make three signature desserts. You'll get an opportunity to sample these luscious sweets throughout the session.

Dates: Sundays April 18, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Festival Showplace, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, Disney's California Adventure Park.
Price: $70 per person, plus tax, gratuity included Scheduled to Attend:

April 18: Jean Marc Viallet, Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort
April 25: The Art of Chocolate presented by Ghirardelli Master Chocolatier
May 2:   Richard Ruskell, Montage Beverly Hills
May 9:   Matt Lewis & Renato Polafito, Baked
May 16: Jorge Sotelo, Executive Pastry Chef, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa May 23: Elaine Ardizzone & Donna Cellere, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Did you know? - Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito spent much of their youth (or what was left of it) in the world of advertising. Matt, a producer, spent his days hidden away in a cubicle stuffed with spreadsheets, post-its, and relentless voice mails, while Renato spent his time in the more rarefied field of graphic design (i.e. making things look beautiful so people would buy them). Their thoughts were never too far from cake and coffee. Coincidentally, Matt and Renato met at a glitzy, high-profile ad agency (not, mind you, working on a glitzy high-profile account), and slowly (even unbeknownst to them) the idea for Baked was born.

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010
Go Diego!

Cooking Demonstrations

The Festival will include complimentary Culinary Demonstrations at the Bountiful Valley Farm and Pacific Wharf. (Please check the daily schedule of events.) Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Seminars as well as Educational and Lifestyle Seminars hosted at the lower patio of the Golden Vine Winery and Pacific Wharf Stage. (Note that participants must be 21 years or older.)

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010
It was not a warm day by any means

Chef Jamie Gwynn

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010
Jamie gets ready

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Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010
Going to Catalina??

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010
Lana is always nearby

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010
Awaiting the next demonstration

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Did you know? - Minnie Mouse is an animated character created by The Walt Disney Company. The comic strip story "The Gleam" (published January 19-May 2, 1942) by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson first gave her full name as Minerva Mouse. Minerva has since been a recurring alias for her. Minnie is currently voiced by actress, Russi Taylor. Minnie is a V.I.P character of the Mickey Mouse Club. Both Minnie and Mickey were created in 1928 by Walt Disney.

The comic strip story "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" (published September 22 – December 26, 1930) introduced her father Marcus Mouse and her mother Margie Mouse, both farmers. The same story featured photographs of her grandparents Marshall and Matilda Mouse. Her best known relatives, however, remain her uncle Mortimer Mouse and her twin nieces, Millie and Melody, though most often a single niece, Melody, appears. In many appearances, Minnie is presented as the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, a close friend of Daisy Duck, Donald Duck's girlfriend and occasionally a friend to Clarabelle Cow. Minnie's sister, Mandie Mouse was a recurring character early on.

Did you know? - Art Smith is an American chef who has worked for former Florida governor Bob Graham and until 2007 was personal chef to Oprah Winfrey. His expertise is Southern cuisine

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

A Walk Around California Adventure

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Dinner At Catal

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010

Mother's Day At Food & Wine Festival 4/9/2010