Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pizza at Napa Rose

So, in my last post I mentioned that I would share what I had for dinner on my last visit to Disneyland. That night, I chose to dine at the Napa Rose Lounge. Napa Rose is an upscale restaurant located in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. The kitchen is run by award-winning  chef Andrew Sutton. The Napa Valley themed restaurant has won many awards of its own since opening in 2002. It is one of the few fine-dining restaurants in the area. There is a lounge that consists of a bar and large seating area. It is a little more casual and you can still order from the full menu (and I must mention that they are only open for dinner from 5 to 10pm). One of the great things about this place is that I could walk in wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes. After all, it is just steps away from California Adventure. Most people do dress up to dine there, but they don't discourage the many guests (like me) that stroll in to relax from a day at the parks.
I took a seat at the bar and decided to order a glass of Pinot Noir for $13. Not bad. As you might expect, they have quite a few wines to choose from as well as cocktails. I had heard about a seasonal pizza that they were offering, which is the main reason why I went there. On the menu it is actually called a pizzetta (small pizza). There is also a Signature Pizzetta that is always on the menu. I'll have to try that one sometime too. Currently, the pizzetta of the season is being changed on the weekly basis (I apologize that this one I will tell you about is no longer available). During my visit, the pizza was topped with pesto, New York steak, aged provolone cheese, baby heirloom tomatoes, basil, and corn. It was REALLY good and pretty to look at with such colorful ingredients. This small pizza is big enough to share or, in my case, to take leftovers home for lunch the next day. It was worth every bit of its $15. 
I can't wait to see what the next seasonal pizzetta will be. 

Have you been to Napa Rose? Or would you try it?