7. Prix Fixe Dinner at Napa Rose's Chef's Counter
Of course, more courses!
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Let's face it, everything on Disney property is expensive and only getting more so every year. As a consumer, it's all about determining which expense is worth it. The $100 Chef's Counter Prix Fixe Dinner at Napa Rose is VERY EXPENSIVE, but it's the one Disney splurge that, I think, is still an outright bargain considering what you actually get.
Your dinner will consist of be about seven courses in all, including an amuse bouche, a salad/appetizer course, a fish course, a cup of an ultra-savory soup of some sort, a meat course, another savory course after that, a dessert, and finally, a tiny box of chocolates you'll need to take home and eat two days later because it will take you that long to digest the meal that preceded it.
And it's not just a meal that changes seasonally every time you visit, but it changes during the same night. As I said in my full review:
"The chefs cook individual meals for every member of your party. If you dine with three other people, you will potentially get to sample at least 20 distinctly different dishes. You won't ever see the same dish twice. No other restaurant I know of that offers prix-fixe meals does this willingly. Napa Rose thrives on it."
Napa Rose Chef's Counter at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 635-2300; disneyland.disney.go.com/hotels/grand-californian-hotel/. Chef's Counter seatings, daily, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. $100 per person, food only. Full bar.
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