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Old 02-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Napa Rose Chef's counter pics!

Hi all! We are back from DH's birthday trip and as promised - here are pics from our Napa Rose chef's counter experience! It was such an amazing experience!! Our party consisted of me, DH, and his parents. We were in seats 5 - 8.

I apologize for the quality of the pics, I only have a point and shoot camera. Although I could have bought a really nice camera for what this dinner cost us!!

Also forgive me for not remembering what all the dishes are - we were enjoying adult beverages as well!

Amuse Buche:

Fried Artichoke





First course:

Smiling Tiger salad -



Winter Endive and Spinach (I think)



Ahi Carpaccio



Not sure which one this is...



More to come!
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Second Course:

Seabass and a pasta side with applewood smoked bacon



Snapper



Rabbit Meatloaf (those who remember my post before we went will remember that I did NOT partake of this! )



I somehow missed the picture of the Ono. I didn't get a chance to try it either but DFIL said it was fabulous!

Third course coming up!
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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Third course:

Prawns and I think lobster. I was in seat 5 and DFIL was in 8 so we missed a lot of each others dishes...



This was a very rich mushroom dish. I was already in early stages of food coma by then and completely missed what the fried thing was.



Pheasant pasta - very rich!!



Diver Scallop. The scallop was okay, but the sauce was unbelievable!!



At the end of this course the pastry chef was chatting with and I assumed that meant that dessert was coming (and honestly I was already beyond full). But no - yet another course arrived! Up next...
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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4th course and it only got better!!!

Filet - it was amazing!! My MIL and I both got this.



Colorado Lamb



FIL got a pork dish, and again I didn't get a pic of that one.

And now for the grand finale!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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Desserts (and cheese)!!!

Not sure exactly what each of these are called - but I think the pics speak for themselves! DH is not much of chocolate person, but he nearly refused to share the hot chocolate it was so good!!











The desserts were the perfect end to the meal! It was such an amazing experience and I am so glad we did it! That said I don't think I'd do the Chef's Choice again - it was just way too much food. Not only too much food, but all very rich food on top of that. Yet it was impossible not to eat it all because it was sooo very yummy!!

I would love to sit at the Chef's Counter again and just order a few things off the menu. It was a lot of fun interacting with the chefs and a very special birthday dinner for DH!
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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WOW! That is what they call food porn!!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #7
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That all looks completely amazing - thanks for sharing
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:32 PM   #8
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Oh my gosh, thanks so much for sharing such a detailed and picturesque dining experience with us!

Does anyone know what the fried thing was that OP mentioned she didn't know what it is? It looks REALLY good.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #9
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Don't sell yourself short on the photos - these days, point and shoots take very good photos (not like the old, old days of point and shoots), and you got some really great, close-up shots! I'm sure all of our Napa Rose fans (or the people planning to go to Napa Rose eventually) will absolutely love them.

Even though I think the photos are great, I swear I think I am the only person on the entire board who has absolutely zero interest in that kind of food! It's just not for me. I am sooooo not a fine dining person at all. If I ate at Napa Rose, I would be hard-pressed to find anything that appealed to me (other than the hot chocolate)! I'm happy if I can get a decent burger anywhere!

But I know I am totally in the minority because everyone on the DLR section of the board has either eaten at NR and loves it, or plans to eat there because they know they will love it.
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Even though I think the photos are great, I swear I think I am the only person on the entire board who has absolutely zero interest in that kind of food! It's just not for me. I am sooooo not a fine dining person at all. If I ate at Napa Rose, I would be hard-pressed to find anything that appealed to me (other than the hot chocolate)! I'm happy if I can get a decent burger anywhere!
You're not the only one Sherry! I like to go to places like this for the atmosphere and experience (and the desserts ) but often find that I don't really like the sound of any meals on the menu, so it's completely wasted on me!

Looks like a great experience though
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:02 AM   #11
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Wow! Thanks for sharing. My son and I are going next week. Your photos are awesome and really got me excited about our dinner.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:56 AM   #12
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Thanks for sharing your photo's. We are booked to go there for my birthday and can't wait!
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You're not the only one Sherry! I like to go to places like this for the atmosphere and experience (and the desserts ) but often find that I don't really like the sound of any meals on the menu, so it's completely wasted on me!

Looks like a great experience though

So with you both...letting someone else pick my meal not a chance...I love cooking and I will try something different occasionally but this is all too fancy for me. Fun to look at the pics though.
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Everything looks really tasty (except for the big lobster head or whatever that was, not so much a huge fan there)! DBF and I aren't fine dining people either, but that sounds like a great experience since it will be our 1st DL visit and we'll be staying at VGC. I think I've read that they'll change up some dishes for you based on tastes, did the OP or anyone else do this? I already said I wouldn't be a huge fan of the prawns/lobster dish and not sure I could do rabbit meatloaf since I would be picturing the cute, furry ones the whole time and DBF doesn't like mushrooms. I don't want to be too picky, but would also want to be able to enjoy our meal.
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Thanks for the pics and descriptions, looks like foodie heaven!
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