Ten years ago, a lot of people wondered why Disney would want an elite chef to create a fine dining restaurant to pair with its theme parks. In 2011, it all makes sense, as Napa Rose continues to impress its guests and reap top industry awards.
The Disneyland Resort celebrated 10 years of excellence at Napa Rose with a recent toast to the chefs, waiters, hosts and sommeliers who deliver an exceptional dining experience night after night. They have become a close team over the years, and it’s exciting to see how happy they all were to celebrate their latest award, the 2011 AAA Four-Diamond rating from the Automobile Club of Southern California.
Only 34 restaurants in Southern California earned the prestigious Four-Diamond rating for 2011, in recognition of their very high standard of serving guests.
Anyone who has dined at Napa Rose appreciates how special the experience is, from the friendly service to the remarkable wine list. No doubt the main attraction is the food. Chef Andrew Sutton focuses on fresh ingredients so you’ll always find new, seasonal items and they’re prepared in such creative ways. The Vinter’s Table menu is Chef Sutton’s masterpiece, an ever-changing combination of the season’s most delectable items.
I’ve been fortunate to enjoy some memorable meals in the elegant Napa Rose dining room. I also enjoy the cozy firepit area just outside the lounge, an ideal place to meet friends for appetizers under the stars. The next time I go I want to reserve a place at the bar that overlooks the kitchen, so I can see all the chopping, searing, pouring and prep that goes into my meal.
Happy 10th anniversary, Napa Rose, and congratulations to all the staff.
Do you have a favorite dining memory at Napa Rose? What’s your ideal way to enjoy dining at this award-winning restaurant?