One of our favorite Disneyland past times is hanging out by the Napa Rose firepit outside the Napa Rose Lounge. We’ve had incredible service in the Lounge and when we’ve continued our dessert or after-dinner drink out by the firepit, the superb service continues out there.
Somewhere we’ve filed away our own pics of the firepit, but I searched online and found this one, courtesy of the Disney Food Blog:
Oh, yes, here’s one from our Archives – Aerial view from our park view room at the Grand Californian:
This is where you meet interesting people. Like people who work for Disney at Burbank headquarters. Like our Bay Area friends. Like locals.
Browsing the menu courtesy of All Ears, I noticed that the most amazing creme brulee ever doesn’t seem to be on the menu. There’s probably something just as yummy, although that might be a bit difficult.
Seven Sparkling Sins is still on the menu and we know the “Best Hot Chocolate Ever” really is the best hot chocolate ever and I don’t even like hot chocolate that much. And look! Now they serve doughnuts with it – this may be our new dessert!
Menu Date: February 2013
Pan Roasted Diver Scallops – On a Sauce of Lobster and Lemon Accented with Vanilla. $22
Seared Hamachi Yellowtail Sashimi – Buddha’s Hand Citron Relish, Meyer Lemon-Wasabi Ice. $20
Crepe Filled with Duck Confit and Swiss Chard – Carrot Puree and Pinot Noir Essence. $17
Bellwether Farms Ricotta “Malfatti” Dumplings – Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Tuscan Kale and Blood Orange Vinaigrette. $17
Slowly Braised Kobe Beef Cheeks – with Parsnip Ravioli and Cabernet
Signature Pizzetta “La Quercia” – Smoked American Prosciutto, Red Flame Grapes, Caramelized Onions, & Cambozola Cheese $15.
Wood Fried Pizzetta of the Season – $15
Diligently Selected Cheeses
Eight Domestic and Imported Cheeses – Served with Homemade Fruit Compotes and Artisan Toasted Bread. $17
Salads & Soups
“Smiling Tiger Salad” – Tempura Fried Lobster, Spicy Beef, Asian Greens, Coconut-Lime Vinaigrette. $19
Salad of Wilted Winter Kale – Rpasted Portobello Mushrooms and Haricots Verts, Warm Pecans, Winter Pears, Pear Mustard Vinaigrette. $17
Winter Beet Salad with Cara Cara Oranges, Endive and Mizuna, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette and Honey Goat Cheese. $16
Select Organically Grown Field Greens & Baby Lettuce – Shaved Marinated Cucumbers, Napa Rose Fresh Herb Vinaigrette. $12
Portobello Mushroom Bisque “Cappuccino” – with Brandied Thyme “Froth”. $15
Market Seasonal Soup – $15
Starters to Share
(Please allow 15 min preparation time for these starters as they are made to order!)
Seven Sparkling Sins – An Array of Tantalizations Featuring Spicy Beef & Cashew Roll, Curried Crab Taco, Seared Ahi Nacho, Shrimp in Cucumber Wrap with Lemon Dill Creme, Citrus Cured Salmon with a Buckwheat Blini, Grape Leaves Stuffed with Pheasant and Lemon Broiled Scallop. For two. $45
The Sizzling Beach Rock – A Combination Appetizer of Garlic Seared Shrimp, Soy Glazed Spare Ribs and Lemon Grass Chicken Skewers Sizzling on a Hot Beach Stone. For two. $37
Napa Rose Desserts
Our Signature “Best Hot Chocolate Ever” – Rich Scharffen Berger and Valrhona Manjari Chocolatest with Fresh Doughnuts. $15.00
Warm Butterscoth Bread Pudding – Caramel Praline Ice Cream, Butterscoteh Creme Anglaise. $12
Valrhona Chocolate Mousse Cake – Sparkling Cara Cara Orange Elixir. $12.00
Sweet Potato Cheese Cake Bar – Ginger Snap Crumble, Salted Caramel Ice Cream. $12.00
Tart of Walnut, Pistachio and Pecan – Dried Apricot Ice Cream and Sabayon. $13.00
Fresh Homemade Ice Cream or Sorbet
— Single Scoop $3
— Double Scoop $6
— Triple Scoop $9
Artisanal Ice Creams – Scharffen Berger Chocolate Chunk, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Creamy California Strawberry.
Seasonal Sorbets – Pomegranate Accented with Lemon, Peppermint Chocolate, Green Apple Calvados
I can’t believe it’s almost time for our trip – our first trip back since we used to go there from Las Vegas. Rich jokes that he hopes he doesn’t get confused and start driving back to Vegas afterwards – lol!