[QUOTE=Disney-bound;1062748]Thanks! It seems to be the unanimous response. I hear there are different dining options for Nappa Rose. Have you experienced the different table seating arrangements? There will be possibly 8 adults and 6 kids ranging from 2 - 8 years in age. Do you know if sitting up with the chef is better with less or more people?
Doing my homework well advance, I know, but every little bit helps!
You have dining options with all three, actually. All three take reservations, though Storytellers gives you the option of the buffet line. But I’ve never had a chef’s table experience at Napa Rose, though.
Napa Rose can put you in a separate room, as can Jazz Kitchen, for a group that size.
The neatest thing about Napa Rose is when they do the tasting menu, where they pair foods with wine and you have a number of courses.
Back before Pirates bumped up the price of Blue Bayou, I made it a point to go there at least once a trip. Now, I end up going to Jazz Kitchen, where the food is better, and there is the choice of alcohol. =)
In the past few years, Napa Rose has been the “Must visit” for each trip, but what I order depends on financing. I’ve been getting into the habit of getting a good breakfast before the park opens off site, and then snacking on the Pteradactyl leg they pass off as smoked turkey legs.
I used to eat at Carnation Cafe on Main Street all the time. I’ve found that they made a seating restaurant out of Cafe Orleans; what was a cafeteria underneath Club 33. It’s almost the same food they serve in Blue Bayou without the price. :pirate: River Boat Terrace has been converted to restaurant as well.
California Adventure has Pacific Wharf, where soup in a sourdough bowl is well worth the time to stop and eat.
Feel free to ask any additional questions.
Oh, and try to schedule a lunch at the Golden Horseshoe. Try to arrive early, so that you get one of the private booths on the stage