Gourmet festival coming to Shanghai Disney
Shanghai Disney Resort will host its first ever International Food and Drink Fest in Disneytown from April 12 to May 4.
Inspired by a long heritage of Disney-themed Food and Wine Festivals worldwide, Shanghai Disney Resort’s inaugural festival will feature a fabulous array of activities and unique food and beverage offerings for the whole family to enjoy. With 13 different international food market booths to choose from, guests can stimulate their taste buds with regional cuisine from Hawaii to the Middle East, indulge in a romantic Italian dish, or sample succulent Seoul food from the South Korean booth. Menus from each location feature unique dishes created using fresh, healthy ingredients as well as a range of non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and cocktails from every corner of the globe.
Guests are also invited to ignite their passion for cooking at the daily Disney Chef Cooking Show at Disneytown’s Lakeshore Lawn. Here, guests can watch and learn from local Disney chefs and culinary experts as they come to share their passion for creative cuisine by showcasing their culinary techniques, insider tricks, helpful tips and by teaching recipes that guests can recreate at home.
Guests looking to get hands-on and receive a master class from a professional can also take part in the fun signature Disney Chef Studio. Here, guests can spend time learning from one of Disney’s top chefs, sharpening their culinary skills with an assortment of tips and tricks as they learn how to make some of the resort’s most popular haut cuisine, including Blue Summer Crab Salad and Lobster Risotto.
Of course, kids are also invited to take part, and aspiring young chefs can learn how to combine a number of ingredients to make their very own candy apples, Disney chocolate marshmallows, and Minnie cranberry muffins. A free Chef Studio is open several times a day from Monday to Friday and features classes on dessert decoration, coffee demos, wine tasting and more, while other paid tasting and cooking classes are also available at weekends, igniting guests’ passion for food. Chef Donald will also be making surprise appearances throughout both the Chef Studio and Chef Cooking Show on weekends.
Throughout the 23-day festival, an impressive assortment of talented artists and live bands will entertain guests in addition to an array of entertainment offerings and special activities. Guests can immerse themselves in the joy of the festival at the open-air show held daily on the Disneytown stage.
To help guests take home a taste of the magic, over 20 special merchandise items from the Delicious Collection will be rolled out to coincide with the start of the festival.
A standard ticket includes admission to the festival and a complimentary beverage, while foodie guests can choose to purchase a Sip and Savor Pass that includes admission, two drinks and three food items. Those looking to ignite their passion for cooking can also purchase a Disney Chef Studio ticket that includes admission and a studio class during weekends.