REVIEW: Sirloin Steals the Show at Garlic Kissed at the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Would you like to be kissed by garlic? Anyone who answers “yes,” make sure you head over to the Garlic Kissed booth during the 2022 Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. This booth will scare any vampire away with the amount of garlic used in these dishes!

Garlic Kissed Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2022 Food & Wine Festival

Menu for Garlic Kissed Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2022 Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • đŸ†•Grilled Top Sirloin with roasted garlic-Gruyère smashed potatoes and black garlic chimichurri – $8.25
  • Carbonara-Garlic Mac & Cheese with peppered bacon – $8

Beverages:

  • đŸ†•Rosemary Bitter Orange Mule: Vodka, Aperol, orange juice, lime juice, rosemary syrup, and ginger beer – $14
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – $16

Photos of Menu Items from Garlic Kissed Marketplace at Disney California Adventure 2022 Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Grilled Top Sirloin  – $8.25

Grilled Top Sirloin with roasted garlic-Gruyère smashed potatoes, and black garlic chimichurri is spectacular.

It looked oily, but the delicious potatoes absorbed the oil. So, it balances out very well.

The intense flavors complement each other well. The steak is tender and delicious, while the mashed potatoes are creamy and flavorful.

The garlic in the chimichurri provides a richness that becomes the heart and soul of this dish.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this and held it among one of the best dishes available at the festival.

Carbonara-Garlic Mac & Cheese with peppered bacon – $8

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We loved this twist on the classic Mac & Cheese so much so that we are willing to label it one of our favorite dishes at the festival!

The savory flavor didn’t overpower. If the pungent booth name is putting you off, then have no fear – the garlic in this sauce provided a flavorful aftertaste. The cheese grated on top of the pasta was fine but unnecessary.

The breadcrumbs complemented the texture along with the salty, smoky crispness of the bacon. We’d love to have this again.

*NEW* Rosemary Bitter Orange Mule: Vodka, Aperol, orange juice, lime juice, rosemary syrup, and ginger beer – $14

This cocktail is enjoyable, though it doesn’t necessarily live up to our expectations based on the menu description.

Bitter notes and the prevalent orange flavor come to the fore, while the Rosemary syrup and ginger beer are nearly lost.

It’s still an enjoyable, refreshing orange drink that is perfect for enjoying on a warm spring day in Southern California.

The Food & Wine Festival runs at Disney California Adventure from March 4 through April 26.

Will you be trying any of these dishes? Let us know in the comments.

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