REVIEW: Off the Cob Offers Corny Goodness at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Alicia

REVIEW: Off the Cob Offers Corny Goodness at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Alicia

REVIEW: Off the Cob Offers Corny Goodness at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Back for another year at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is the Off the Cob marketplace. Compared to last year, this marketplace has a brand new, larger menu, which even includes a Mickey-shaped macaron, and let’s be honest, anything tastes great if it’s Mickey-shaped.

Off the Cob Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2020 Food & Wine Festival

off the cob dca fw 2020 2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&ixlib=php 1.2

DCAFW OTC Booth 2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

Menu for Off the Cob Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2020 Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • 🆕Mini Chicken Chimis with Chimichurri Corn Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Crema – $8.00
  • 🆕Shrimp and Braised Corn with Chorizo (Gluten-Friendly) – $8.25
  • 🆕Mickey-shaped Caramel-Peanut-Milk Chocolate Macaron – $6.50

Beverages:

  • 🆕Fields & Orchards with Elderflower and Artichoke Liqueurs  (Alcoholic) – $14.00
  • 🆕Farmstand Punch (Non-Alcoholic) – $6.00

Photos of Menu Items from Off the Cob Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2020 Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Mini Chicken Chimis with Chimichurri Corn Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Crema – $8.00

DCAFW OTC Chicken Chimis 1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

While the presentation was beautiful, these were reminiscent of something you would find in the freezer isle of a grocery store. 

DCAFW OTC Chicken Chimis 2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

The texture and flavor of the chicken were alright, but the chimi was way too thick and doughy.

DCAFW OTC Chicken Chimis 4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

The corn pico de gallo was excellent and brought a bright flavor to the dish, which also adding some color. 

DCAFW OTC Chicken Chimis 5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

The chipotle crema added some much-needed moisture to the dish. Overall this was a tasty dish, just nothing memorable.

*NEW* Shrimp and Braised Corn with Chorizo (Gluten-Friendly) – $8.25

DCAFW OTC Shrimp 2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

This shrimp dish was very good. The shrimp was marinated and cooked perfectly! 

DCAFW OTC Shrimp 1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

The corn that accompanied the shrimp was delicious and added a robust, roasted flavor. The chorizo was tender and added an additional layer of flavor. 

*NEW* Mickey-shaped Caramel-Peanut-Milk Chocolate Macaron – $6.50

DCAFW OTC Macaron 2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

This Mickey-shaped sweet treat was an interesting surprise. At first glance, we were sure it would be nice and soft, but it actually ended up being extremely chewy. 

DCAFW OTC Macaron 1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

The filling was peanut-flavored, with little bits of caramel inside the ears.

DCAFW OTC Macaron 4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=750&ixlib=php 1.2

The outer shell was hard and extremely chewy, just like the caramel. This macaron wasn’t overly sweet, just a very strange consistency. 

*NEW* Fields & Orchards with Elderflower and Artichoke Liqueurs  (Alcoholic) – $14.00

DCAFW OTC Fields and Orchards 3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=1000&ixlib=php 1.2

You know it’s a bad sign when we didn’t even finish this drink. Overall, it was just too acidic and syrupy.

DCAFW OTC Fields and Orchards.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=1000&ixlib=php 1.2

Plus, this drink was very sticky. Overall, we would not recommend this one.

*NEW* Farmstand Punch (Non-Alcoholic) – $6.00

DCAFW OTC Farmstand Punch 3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=1000&ixlib=php 1.2

Nothing stood out about this drink, either. It was basically like drinking a glass of fruit punch.

DCAFW OTC Farmstand Punch 2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=scale&h=1000&ixlib=php 1.2

It did have a nice ombre-effect to it, but that wasn’t enough for us to recommend this one, either.

The 2020 Food & Wine Festival is running from February 28th to April 21st, leaving you plenty of time to try all of the new items at the Off the Cob marketplace.

View all posts