View Full Version : CHOC Taste of Downtown Disney event - August 11, 2011

07-15-2011, 06:08 PM
I just received this announcement from CHOC about their next Taste of Downtown Disney event. It's less than a month away, so mark your calendars!

Celebrate an evening of Wine, Food and Friends at the 4th Annual Taste of Downtown Disney®.

Join us as we taste and savor the flavors of fine cuisine, wine and spirits while enjoying the unique ambience and flair of the Downtown Disney® District. Top off the evening by indulging in decadent desserts and coffee. Live entertainment will also be featured throughout the evening for your listening pleasure.

Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, tray passed appetizers, olive tasting and select wine/spirits/beer pairings at Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, ESPN® Zone, House of Blues®, La Brea Bakery® Café, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen® and Tortilla Jo's.

Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM and complementary valet parking is provided at the Downtown Disney® Valet Circle.

Guests will be greeted at the CHOC Welcome Tent outside the ESPN® Zone, from there they will be escorted to welcome reception.

General Admission is $75.00 with proceeds benefitting CHOC Children's.

Special Package Offers:

Package #1 (Only 8 Packages Available)
Fireworks viewing at Disneyland Hotel Concierge with a bottle of wine $125.00 per person - Includes one ticket to the Taste of Downtown Disney, Includes refreshments in the Concierge Lounge at the Disneyland Hotel (11th floor)

Package #2 (Only 10 Packages Available)
World of Color VIP viewing with park escort $200.00 per person
For more information or to purchase tickets click here. (http://www.choc.org/tasteofdowntown/)
I attended this event last year, and while I thought there were a few issues (http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/entry.php?745-3rd-annual-Taste-of-Downtown-Disney-benefitting-CHOC-Children-s-a-recap), it was a fun night and the event benefits a very worthy organization. Tickets are $75 this year, up from $50 last year, but it's still quite the value - especially if you are a wine drinker.

As I noted last year, this would be a fun night out for friends or couples. I would definitely recommend purchasing your tickets as a group to make sure you're assigned to the same rotation. We had asked CHOC about setting up a rotation for MousePlanet readers; I'll report back as soon as I hear from them on that.