Went to the Napa Rose Restaurant in Downtown Disney's Hotel. Was recommended by Zagat as great new restaurant. Service was great. Our waiter started by asking if we'd ever been before, and then proceeded to point out different menu items, and was very knowledgable in answering all our questions. (We tend to be a picky bunch.)
Mom and her boyfriend each started with salads. Mom had the watercress and marinated red and yellow beets with minor shaft blue cheese. She said it was excellent. So too did her boyfriend enjoy very much his endive and watercress salad. The dressing was incredible, although I can't remember it's name.
For entrees, I had the ahi carpaccio appetizer and requested vegetables to go with it. The tuna was so tasty, extremely tender and fresh, pounded perfectly thin without utterly mangling it. I was sad when I came to the last bite. In spite of her boyfriend's warning that "halibut is never a "wow" dish," Mom had the Alaskan halibut with red beets and dill cucumber vinegarette topped with caviar. It was good, not great, but tasty for halibut. Boyfriend had the short ribs with mustard greens. Although he prefers his meat quite rare and the ribs get cooked through, he said they were quite tasty for well-done meat.
The stand-out of the meal was definitely Mom's dessert. A food server brought out the plate- with a hardened milk chocolate "Happy Birthday" around the plat- and sang to her. Mom gushed and gushed about the dessert, all the way home to Los Angeles from Disneyland. A vanilla creme brulee in a tart pastry crust on top of a tart raspberry coulis topped with creme fraiche. An orgasmic experience, yes orgasmic, especially for my mother, the lover of creme brulee and apple tarte tatin (which they sadly did not offer).
Overall, a wonderful place for any type of celebration and a great finish to a day at the happiest place on earth. They also offer an extensive wine list, which we didn't partake in due to our excessive tiredness and long drive ahead. Additionally, they had a four course tasting menu for 65 dollars and a wine pairing for an additional 35.
Dinner came to $140 including tax and tip... but it should be known I tip very well. Would definitely go back again.
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