California Avocado Week is running now through July 7th. During avocado week, you will be treated to daily cooking demonstrations, a daily guacamole making contest with prizes, samples and giveaways. Events start at 5:00 PM near ESPN Zone. Most of the Downtown Disney restaurants will also be featuring special avocado-themed dishes. Here is the press release for more detailed info:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Downtown Disney Presents Second Annual California Avocado Week July 1 - July 7
Public Invited to Free Interactive Chef Demonstrations, Food Sampling and Guacamole Contest
WHAT: Downtown Disney has teamed up with the California Avocado Commission to present the second annual California Avocado Week at Downtown Disney. To kick off the celebration of American Summer Holidays and the 4th of July, Downtown Disney and California Avocado Commission are hosting free chef demos and a guacamole contest that is free to the public.
Each day, beginning July 1 and continuing through July 7, a chef from one of Downtown Disney’s premiere restaurants will take center stage, demonstrating culinary creations starring fresh California avocados, which are in season now. Attendees will be invited to taste the featured dish.
Following the cooking demonstration, there will be an interactive “Guac Off” competition. A select number of guests will be chosen to create a personalized guacamole recipe using a selection of ingredients. Daily grand prize winners will receive a $100 Downtown Disney gift card and $85 California avocado gift pack.
In addition, throughout the week, restaurants in Downtown Disney will feature special California avocado menu items and Sephora will offer refreshing avocado facials.
WHEN: Free interactive public events commence at 5 p.m. on July 1 and continue through July 7
WHERE: Downtown Disney
1580 S. Disneyland Drive (at Disneyland Drive and Magic Way)
Anaheim, CA 92802
FOOD DEMO CALENDAR (Some recipes will be available for posting):
Sunday, July 1 Chef Meyer, House of Blues, California Avocado and Blue Cheese Crusted Rib Eye
Monday, July 2 Chef Thomas Keaveny, ESPN Zone, Mini California Avocado Shrimp Clubs and Grilled Chicken California Avocado Wrap
Tuesday, July 3 Chef Dore Sommer, Rainforest Café, Awesome Appetizer Adventure and Guacamole Burger
Wednesday, July 4 Chef Alejandro Reyna, La Brea Bakery, Shrimp and Salsa Stuffed California Avocado and Turkey California Avocado Sandwich
Thursday, July 5 Chef Darrin Finkel, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Fried Green Tomato BLT with California Avocado and Jazz Kitchen French Quarter Salad with California Avocado
Friday, July 6 Chef Jose Estrada, Tortilla Jo’s, Ceviche de Huauchinango Shots and Shrimp and California Avocado Enchiladas
Saturday, July 7 Chef Nick Weber, Catal Restaurant, Tartare of Hamachi with Shisho, Micro Cilantro and California Avocado and Jalapeno Sorbet