Thursday, December 24, 2015

Grand Californian Holiday

Welcome to the Grand Californian at the Disneyland Resort, where Holiday decor greets you at the entrance. I'd never noticed these before, so not sure if they are something new or not. The gingerbread house inside the lobby was impressive.

The Christmas Tree towers over the lobby:

A nighttime view of the pool, with the lights behind the Castle visible in the background:

The rooms at the Grand Californian are spectacular, with Craftsman-style furnishings throughout.

For dinner on this particular visit back in November, we ate at the Napa Rose, being fortunate enough to get the Chef's Table.

What a good looking bunch.

Executive Chef Andrew Sutton was front and center:

It was a joy to watch him work with his team; rather than create a loud and raucous reality show yelling match, he quietly showed them how to create what he envisioned.

Each mouth watering course was a work of art.

Digging the copper pot that the Truffled "Mac & Cheese" Orecchiette Pasta is served in.

The rose for which the restaurant is named.

More grand-ness awaits at my main website.


K. Martinez said...

Dave, Beautiful post today on the Grand Californian. I greatly appreciate all that you've shared with us on your wonderful blog this year. Thank you!

And in case you don't post tomorrow, here's wishing you a safe and Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Dave, you are indeed 'living the dream'. Happy Holidays! KS

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Dave. Thank you for the posts.


Fifthrider said...

Chef's table with Andrew Sutton as the chef?! Talk about having your own celebrity chef. That's great to hear they work as a team and not a sensationalized trope for some TV show.