REVIEW: LA Style Fails to Impress at the 2023 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Back for another year at the 2023 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is the LA Style marketplace. Both of the food items are returning from previous years, however, there is a new non-alcoholic beverage on the menu that has certainly caught our eye.

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Menu for the LA Style Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2023 Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • Glazed BBQ Pork Belly – $9.00
  • Impossible™ Gyro-Inspired Naan – $8.00

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Echo Park Cooler – $7.00

Photos of Menu Items from the LA Style Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2023 Food & Wine Festival

Glazed BBQ Pork Belly – $9.00

with Furikake-Togarashi Mac Salad

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This is a delicious glazed pork belly. It’s not too heavy on the sauce, and the flavor is excellent if a little salty.

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However, the dish has a soggy, goopy texture from the fat. With pork belly, it’s usually served crispy to keep the fat from running all over, but when done in this way, we find ourselves digging through the fat to get at the delicious meat. It’s more like an extra fatty pot roast than a traditional pork belly slice.

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The macaroni salad is spectacular. The furikake-togarashi seasoning provides a surprising and very welcome pop of flavor to the cool and creamy Mac salad. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this dish and would definitely get it again.

Impossible™ Gyro-Inspired Naan – $8.00

Gyro-inspired Flatbread featuring Impossible™ Ground Beef with Chipotle Hummus, Tzatziki and Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

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The gyro is a decent vegetarian option, but it’s spicier than it needs to be.

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The pita underneath was dry and tasteless, really it was just a vessel for the toppings.

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The “meat” mixture tastes like goo, but the cucumber tzatziki topping is cooling and super fresh. We enjoyed the dried chickpeas, but those were spicier than needed

*NEW* Echo Park Cooler – $7.00

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.® Ceylon & Raspberry Rose Tea, Raspberry PurĂ©e, Lychee & Rose Syrups and Lime Juice, garnished with a Lime Wheel

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Echo Park Cooler is a non-alcoholic, refreshing fruit punch. No tricks, nothing fancy. Just a delicious way to cool down. It would go great with any number of alcohol additions.

The 2023 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will be running from March 3 to April 25, 2023.

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