The Taste of Downtown Disney® District is coming to the Disneyland Resort on September 5. This delicious event raises funds for CHOC Children’s. It also allows guests to experience the amazing flavors of the Downtown Disney District. It is the eleventh event of this kind at Downtown Disney. This event begins at 5:30 pm on September 5th in the Downtown Disney District. Parking is at the Downtown Disney parking lot.

The evening is a tour of culinary excellence around Downtown Disney. It features food tastings and pairings at various venues.  This includes Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen®, Splitsville, and Tortilla Jo’s. Through this tour, guests will get to enjoy the amazing food, wine, and spirits that can be found in the Downtown Disney District.

This year, there are several different options for this tour that can be experienced, including some premium experiences. Guests can either purchase a general ticket ($200) to Taste of Downtown Disney or one of the premium packages ($250) that are new this year.

The premium experiences include:

  • The VOID and WonderGround Gallery – $250 per ticket
    This exclusive experience begins with attendance at the Taste of Downtown Disney® District.  Then, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., Guests are invited to refresh their palate with champagne and Kayla’s Cake macarons in WonderGround Gallery while waiting for transport at their assigned time to a galaxy far, far away.  From there, it’s light speed to The VOID’s multi-sensory, hyper-reality adventure of Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire.  This immersive story by ILMxLAB and The VOID merges our world with virtual reality.  Note: Guests must be at least 10 years of age and a minimum height of 48”.
  • Speakeasy at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen – $250 per ticket
    This exclusive experience begins with attendance at the Taste of Downtown Disney® District.  Then, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. go back in time an enter Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen speakeasy.  Guests will enjoy specialty crafted fare and refreshing libations created by Executive Chef Darrin Finkel and Bar Manager Allan Roy.  This unique and ‘secret’ experience will include live music, a $50.00 voucher to Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, and additional treats.  Will you have the password?
  • Tortilla Jo’s Tequila Lounge – $250 per ticket
    This exclusive experience begins with attendance at the Taste of Downtown Disney® District. Then, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the Tequila Lounge is open and Guests can peel away from the Taste and relax at the Tortilla Jo’s Tequila Lounge.  Enjoy the private terrace overlooking the district while tasting fine chilled tequilas, robust wines, and fine cigars. 

The goal for this event is to raise 100,000 for children’s healthcare in Orange County. This will be invested in health care programs, education, and research on behalf of CHOC Children’s. Tickets can be purchased here: https://choc.rallybound.org/choc-taste-2018/Donate/Tickets