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Napa Rose is a restaurant in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, United States, that opened in 2001 as part of Disney's expansion of its Anaheim property from one theme park (Disneyland) into a multi-park resort complex.[1] It specializes in California cuisine and has a Napa Valley wine theme.[2] The restaurant's design is inspired by Scottish art nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.[3]

Napa Rose's head chef, Andrew Sutton, formerly of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek's restaurant in Dallas,[4] was hired from Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and former general manager and sommelier Michael Jordan[citation needed] was hired from the Patina Restaurant Group.[2] Disney hired Sutton and Jordan in order to raise the credibility of its food and wine program.[2][5] The restaurant has won multiple awards.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ Sterngold, James (February 11, 2001). "A Park Adults Can Love". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Shaw, David (July 9, 2003). "A Wine Adventureland". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Lemons, Stephen (October 9, 2003). "Mona Lisa Lard-Ass". OC Weekly. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  4. ^ "The Mansion Restaurant". rosewoodhotels.com. 
  5. ^ Borden, Mark (May 1, 2006). "Oenophile in a Strange Land". Fast Company. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Napa Rose at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa" (Press release). 
  7. ^ "Napa Rose at Disneyland Resort Wins Prestigious 2007 DiRoNA Award of Excellence" (Press release). Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. 

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