Disney's California Food & Wine Festival

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

"Taste", The 2008 Event Culmination

The Festival's grand finale on Saturday, May 3 featured the talents of numerous chefs serving up samplings of creatively prepared and elegantly presented foods. Specially selected beer, wine, and spirits were  offered by a variety of vintners and brewers.

The evening featured  live entertainment and we received two wine glasses to mark the event.  The event was held at Stage 17 in the Hollywood Pictures back lot from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The inside of the studio was nicely decorated and it held about 600+ people!  The event managers strolled the area talking to the guests which made it a

The culmination of the celebration was a great affair! The extraordinary celebration delighted the senses of sight, sound and, most importantly, taste. Hollywood Pictures Backlot Stage 17 is transformed into a grand culinary spectacle showcasing the talents of the finest Disneyland® Resort chefs and featuring dozens of wines, beers and spirits. Delight your palate and sample delectable creations in grand tasting style. The participants included:

We Were In The First 25 To Get Inside

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Solid Ice Martini Bar!

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Inside Studio 17 Was Decorated For The Event

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Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalThere was no shortage of wines to taste!

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Sue Had A Great Time Investigating All The Different Foods

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Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalOf course, Paul wore the appropriate attire to the festivities.  The wine shirts which he has been collecting came in very handy this last month!  In fact, he was asked a load of questions by people thinking he worked at the festival.  Of course, they got answers!

The Catal Executive Chef Greg Prepared Duck!

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Taste, a special event at the food and wine festival Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalWe met interesting people at the event with many folks topping at our table to chat about the activities.

Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalEntertainment all event with great jazz music filling the room!

Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalWe found all of the calories and they were right here!

Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalGallo has a large family of wines and we were surprised with the fine quality of some of their companies!

Chef Jamie Was Busy Meeting People

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We Both Had A Lot Of Fun

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Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalOk Sue, which dessert did you like the best?  Just point to it!

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The Evening Had To End

Taste, a special event at the food and wine festival Taste, a special event at the food and wine festivalIt was a wonderful evening filled with delightful sounds and smells and new found friends enjoying the food and wine of the festival.  We are ready for next year.... Bring it on!