Our favorite thing at the Epcot F&W Festival is to stroll the individual booths and select snack-sized items and discover a new wine or beer to go with. For whatever the reason – no room for booths or the fire department or health department says no to that – we’ve heard several reasons – DCA doesn’t have those. Instead, there are special food items offered at several walk-up restaurants throughout the park. And that’s why we decided to book those special events instead of focusing on the specialty foods and wine passports.
But we did sample a couple. Boudin Bakery in the Pacific Wharf area had a yummy white cheddar cheese soup in a bread bowl, which we had for lunch this day, and on a previous day, we tried the chicken tamales at Cocina Cucamonga – both amazingly delicious. But the lines were long and it was a full-sized serving and not snack-sized. And there was no wine or beer served with it – you had to track that down separately. Now, that didn’t bother us because we’d had plenty of wine this weekend. To read more about the other events – including wine walkabouts – check out Laura’s Allears Blog.
We wandered around, checked out the offerings, and did a little shopping at the Festival Center Booth, World of Disney, Greetings from California, Rushin’ River Outfitters, and the GC gift shop. Then, we and called it a day. Our focus this trip was on the Grand Californian and the Food & Wine Festival and we felt satisfied.
But our trip would not be complete without a stop at the Golden Vine Winery patio and there we enjoyed a final glass of wine, soaking up the atmosphere and people-watching – probably our favorite spot in all of Disneyland Resort. Who knew we would come to love DCA so much?
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