Food & Wine Festival 2019

It is my favorite foodie time of the year! At Disney California Adventure Park, the Food and Wine festival has made its arrival once more. So here is a quick run down of what you can expect!

Avocado Time:

  • Petit impossible burger with quac and pepper
  • Spiced roasted chicken on pita with avocdo hummus and garlic sauce
  • Kombucha Mojito cocktail with fesh mint
  • Suja organic pineapple passion fruit kombucha (non alcoholic)

Berry Patch:

  • Strawberry and coconut rice “Frushi”
  • Fresh california berry pie
  • Blue diamond almond breeze almondmilk
  • strawberry float with vanilla ice cream

California Craft Brews:

  • Pepperoni egg rolls
  • Bright and balanced beer flight
  • Happy and bold beer flight
  • By the grass- bright and balanced
  • By the glass

Citrus Grove:

  • Orange chicken and rice
  • citrus-brined pork roast with tangy sauce lemon pepper slaw
  • Meyer lemo blue diamond almond macaron
  • Meyer lemon ginger mule
  • ginger beer (non alcoholic)

Cluck a doodle moo:

  • Harris ranch grilled beef tenderloin slider with chimichuri sauce
  • Salt and vinegar parmesan chicken wings
  • Watermelon lemonade with watermelon garnish (non alcoholic)
  • Festival beer flight and by the glass

Garlic Kissed

  • Black garlic soy braised pork belly Bahn mi
  • Cream mac n cheese with garlic bread crumble
  • Chocolate crunch cake
  • Bloody Mary with garlic stuffed olive

Golden Dreams:

  • Deconstructed teriyaki chicken musubi with pineapple relish
  • Anaheim chili relleno bites with salsa verde
  • Chocolate peanut caramel prfait
  • Yippee! Mickeys cotton candy soda (non alcoholic)

I Heart Artichokes:

  • Fried artichoke with blue diamond almond breeze lemon aioli
  • Artichoke toast wiht california olive tepenade
  • Blue diamond almond cake wiht butter streussal

LA Style:

  • Asian style beef barbacoa tac with pickled ginger
  • BLT chicharron duro with ranch crema
  • Tiki cocktail

Nuts About Cheese:

  • Fisclaini white cheddar lagger soup
  • Ham and velia jack cheese pinwheel
  • Creamy aikos yogurt cheescake
  • Karl strauss brewing company

Off The Cob:

  • Shrimp boil tacos with andouille sausage and fresh corn
  • Esquites sweet corn nuggets with bacon lardons
  • Citrus radler
  • Peach tea (non alcoholic)

Peppers Cali-Ente:

  • Veriasso sustainable salmon peruvian poke
  • Ghost pepper mac and cheese with chili cheese corn chip dust
  • Jalepeno lime margatita

Uncork California:

  • California artisan cheese selection
  • White wine flight
  • Red wine flight
  • Mimosa flight
  • Chardon brut
  • Assorted wine varietals

Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit:

  • Grilled asparagus chicken Caesar salad
  • Cauliflower ceviche with chili corn crumble and tortilla strips
  • Duo of frozen fruits bars
  • Cool lime michilada with frozen lime ice
  • Chihuahua cerveza

There are a couple of things I am excited to try and others I am super excited to eat once again. So the sweet corn nuggets are something I can’t wait to eat again, while I am really excited to try the Ghost Pepper Mac n Cheese, Pepperoni egg rolls, deconstructed musubi, cotton candy drink, and of course fresh berry pie!

-DeziDisney

Pop-Up Disney!

In honor of Mickey’s 90th birthday, Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort will be hosting a limited time exhibition inspired by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. There will be selfie worthy rooms that along with a GIANT bow shaped couch to get the perfect photo opportunity. Tickets for the event will go on sale soon so be sure to check in if this is an event you would like to attend.

-Dezi

Valentines Day 2019!

Starting Jan 22- Feb 18, 2019 love is in the air at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Ca. You can find a new flower “portrait” which will greet you along with a “sweethearts” photo moment.

Minnie’s Valentines Surprise is a special Valentines scavenger hunt that Minnie put together. She his secret valentines for Mickey throughout the park and we have to find them. You can purchase a map and stickers at select merchandise locations once you have completed the map return to Disney Showcase to redeem a special Valentines surprise.

Of course the best way to treat yourself after a scavenger hunt treat yourself with some Valentines merchandise, grab some Valentines treats and watch the new entertainment Mickey’s Mix Magic!

-Dezi

Tropical Hideaway!

Tropical Holiday Menu!

The tropical holiday is open and I can’t wait to test out the amazing looking menu!

Fresh Arrivals:

  • Sweet Lumpia- $6.99
  • Salads
  • Trail Mix
  • Chips
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Beverages

From the Steamer:

  • Spiced vegetable bao- $5.99
  • Kaffir lime chicken- $5.99
  • Bulgogi beef bao- $5.99

*There is also a spicy sauce incase you wanted to mix up the taste

Dole Whip Creations:

  • Pineapple, orange, raspberry

Floats & Swirls:

  • Dole whip float-$6.49
  • Pineapple & orange swirl- $5.69
  • Pineapple & raspberry swirl- $5.69

Loaded Whips:

  • Twisted Ambush- $7.99

* For an additional 99 cents you can add bacon to your dole whip ~

-Dezi

Festival of Holiday 2018!

Aside from all the decorations and the holiday parades I love to hop on over to Disney California Adventure and get my foodie life on at the Festival of Holiday! The first item that I purchased was a sip and savor pass which cost $49 for AP holders then I looked over the menu and started my foodie journey.

  • Braised pork belly adobo with garlic fried rice
  • Beef pot roast on a potato bun with horseradish creme
  • Holiday ham Shank with brown sugar pineapple glaze
  • Holiday Punch with lime sorbet and sprite
  • Chorizo queso fundido with house made tortillas
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie cookies
  • Nashville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickle
  • Pazole rojo beef with hominy polenta

They were all really good except I learned I don’t like horseradish other than that I do have my top three favorites, which are:

Holiday ham shank with brown sugar and pineapple glaze, Chorizo queso fundido with house made tortillas, and the Nashville hot fried turkey with dill pickle. Honestly, If I had anymore time I would have waited in all those lines just to get those three dishes. They were just amazing and 100% regret not getting them again.

-Dezi

Festival of Holidays 2018!

Halloween is over and that means Festival of Holidays is returning to Disney California Adventure park November 9, 2018. There will be 12 destinations, food , dance and a diversity of cyultural festivities.

Merry Mashups:

  • Turkey and Stuffing Tamale with cranberry relish
  • Lox adn Everything Bagel Nachos
  • Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron
  • Sparkling Wine Punch with Chandon Brut
  • Sparkling Wine and Lime Sherbet
  • Holiday Punch with Lime Sherbet and Sprite (non-alcoholic)

Winter Wonders:

  • Pumpkin Soup with Maple Cashew Cream
  • Chana Masala with Grilled Garlic Naan
  • Vanilla and cranberry Trifle
  • Pomergranite lemondae (non alcoholic)

Brew and Bites:

  • Chorizo Queso Fundido with House made tortila chips
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, Paradise Rd, Pilsner
  • North Coast Brewing Co, Blue Star, Wheat
  • Brewery Ommegang, Rosetta, Aged Cherry Ale
  • Deschutes Brewery, Mirrr Pond, Pale Ale
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boont, Amber Ale
  • Aftershock Brewing Co, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale,
  • Karl Strauss Brewing CO, Accumulation, White IPA
  • Blazinf, Golden Stout
  • Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore, Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Stout

Festive Progressive Flight

  • Figueroa Mountain PAradise Rd Pilsner
  • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
  • Karl Strauss Isomerizer IPA
  • Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale

Flavors of he Season Flight

  • Ommegang Resetta Cherry Ale
  • Aftershock Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale
  • Karl Strauss 9 Bonfired Blazing Golden Strout
  • Legends Cookies Galore Milk Stout

Favorite Things:

  • Holiday Ham Shanks with Brown Sugar Pineapple Glaze
  • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast
  • Cranberry Sangria with Line Garnish
  • Eggnog Cocktail with Whipped Cream adn Nutmeg Dusting

Holiday Duets:

  • Curry Cauliflower Soup with Braised Lamb and Mintchurri
  • Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co., Spruce Trip
  • Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float with Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and peppermint crumbles

Visions of Sugarplums:

  • Sweet Dreams and Milk-Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk and Choice of Dessert
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscsotch Sauce
  • Eggnog Wreath Eclair with White Chocolate Icing
  • Horchata Fudge
  • Warm Bourbon Cider with House made Bourbon-infused Marshmallow
  • S’more frozen chocolate milk with house made marshmallow infused whipped Cream, Graham Cracker Crumble and chocolate drizzle (non alcoholic)
  • Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk

Blissfully Braised:

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice
  • Cornbread Cakes with Braised Collard Greens and Smoked Bacon Gravy
  • Blood Orange Ginger Mule with a Rosemary Sprig

Grandma’s Recipes:

  • Beef Pot Roast on a Potato Roll with Horseradish Cream
  • Candied Yams with Marshmallow Cream and Toasted Peacans
  • Gingerbread Mickey
  • Wyders cider, hard pear cider
  • Towne Park Brew co, Gose Fresca
  • Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
  • Smog City Brewing Co, SNugglebug, Sour Apple Bonde Ale
  • Merry Cherry Pineapple Punch wiht Red Maraschino Cherries (non alcoholic)
  • Pear-Wyders Cider, Hard Pear Cider
  • Watermelon,Lime, Hibiscus and Cayenne-Towne Park Brew Co, Gose Fresca
  • Orange-Avery Brewing, WHite Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
  • Boysenberrry adn Raspberry-Smog City, Brewing Co, snugglebug, Sour Blonde Ale

Spicy Celebrations:

  • Nshville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickles
  • Jalapeno Latkes with Chipotle Crema
  • Chocolate Chipotle Pot de Creme
  • Pomergranite Margarita with Chipotle-smoked Sea Salt Half-rim

A Twist on Tradition:

  • Pazole Rojo Beef with Hominy Polenta
  • Chicken-less Mole with Spanish Rice
  • Black Forest Yule Log
  • Winter Michelada with Modelo Negra and brown sugar rim
  • Modelo Negra, Dark Lager

Winter Sliderland:

  • Roasted Turkey Slider with Cranberry Sauce
  • Holiday stuffing mac and cheese
  • Milk chocolate cnady cane pot de creme
  • Frosty Frose with fleurs de prairie rose, blue curacao, and white cranberry juice served frozen with mint sprig
  • Oskar blues brewery, old chub, scotch ale

Making Spirits Bright:

  • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Baileyana, firepeak, chardonnay, edna valley
  • Bartenura, Moscato, Italy
  • MacMurray Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Joel Gott, Zinfandel, California
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sanoma County
  • Chandon, Sparkling Wine, Brut, California
  • Pomergranate Mimosa
  • Pear Mimosa
  • White Cranberry Mimosa

Im so excited to try all the new foods and just kick off the holiday season right. What is one thing you are most excited for during this holiday season?

-Dezi

 

 

#Halloweentime At The Grand Californian Hotel!!

In the lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is where you can find a spooktacular Holiday cart in the lobby serving some sweetly spooky treats. There are Mickey shaped cookies, Halloween whoopie pies, jumbo cake pops, pretzel rods, a box of witch fingers and a pumpkin pound cake. These treats and a Halloween treat and an amazing pumpkin patch display which is amazing you can check out even if you are not a guest, unlike the pumpkin bucket.

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The in-room pumpkin bucket guests of the hotel can plan a Halloween themed surprise delivered right your Disneyland Resort Hotel Rooms. The magic begins with a light up Mickey Pumpkin bucket filled with ghoulish treats, a one of a kind Halloween themed keepsake, and a Mickey Mouse pumpkin light up lanyard!!

-Dezi

Plaza Inn Halloween Treats 2018!

You can find three spooktacular treats at The Plaza Inn on Main Street USA. They all cost $5.99 each, so make sure you save some room after the fried chicken!

Main Street Mickey’s Pound Cake:

  • Blueberry compote filling and cookie crumbles surrounded with whipped cream and topped mint with black sugar turning the cake into a jack-o-lantern.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log:
    • A returning specialty of the holiday season. A chocolate cake with a hazelnut frosting and a delicious and spooky frosting.
  • Halloween Minnie Mouse Cake:
    • Cinnamon and praline bundt cake with an apple center finished with an orange colored glaze and sprinkles.
  • These are super delicious but my favorite has to be the Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log which is crazy because I’m not a huge hazelnut fan but this just is perfection to me. Do you dare to try these spooky treats?
  • -Dezi
  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade Dining Package 2018!

    Reservations are now on sale for A Christmas Fantasy Parade dining package at the Plaza Inn. The Dining package includes lunch and reserved a voucher for a viewing area for the second showing of the parade starting November 9, 2018. Prices for per adult is $39.99 and $24.99 per child (3-9) and the times for the packages 12pm-4pm.

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    When you arrive at Plaza Inn you have the option to dine at the restaurant or take your food to go and explore the park. I absolutely love Plaza Inn and A Christmas Fantasy Parade so I 100% think this is worth it.

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    If it like the viewing package for the Electrical Parade its a standing view area, but I still had an amazing time with that one as well. Will you do book this dining package or will you pass?

    -Dezi

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