REVIEW: I Heart Artichokes Festival Marketplace at the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

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This booth is another holdover from 2017, with two returning items, and one new item (that replaced one of our favorite items from last year).

Grilled & Chilled Artichoke Hearts with Romesco – $6.50

From last year:

I’ve never really cared for artichoke hearts, but this was a great dish as well. If you enjoy such things, be sure to order this one.

Fried Artichoke Carbonara – $6.00

From last year’s review:

The garlic and smoked bacon make these artichokes the best I’ve ever had. Enjoyable for sure, it is also a nice portion size.

Bourbon Chocolate Whoopie Pie – $4.50

The new item for this year, this replaced the creamy artichoke and dark chocolate cake pop from last year. Though that cake pop was one of our favorites, the whoopie pie was really good as well. We thought the bourbon flavor could be a bit more pronounced.

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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