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Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Sommelier

posted on November 28th, 2011 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort

This month we give a special “cheers” to Disneyland Resort sommeliers. Watch as Dondi Balisalisa, an advanced sommelier at the award-winning Napa Rose restaurant, tells us how his extensive wine knowledge helps create a magical experience for Disneyland Resort guests.

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Andrew on November 29th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Dondi served us the last two times we ate at Napa Rose. He was so great, when I made our reservations for our next dinner there (at the Chef’s Counter, finally) I asked if he could be our server, if at all possible. I’m glad that he’s being showcased in this video, because he’s fantastic.


Derek on November 30th, 2011 at 12:39 am

I love so many things about Napa Rose (the food, the ambiance, the wine list), but I really have to tip my hat to the staff. It’s rare to find a restaurant of this caliber that has such a friendly staff. I’m a novice when it comes to wine, but every server that I’ve encountered at Napa Rose has been eager to take the time to share their knowledge and help me choose the perfect wines for my meals. (P.S. – I loved seeing the shot of the Silverado bottle in the video. That’s my favorite winery…and not just because of the Disney connection!)