Madera Restaurant at Rosewood Sand Hill Honored with Michelin Star

October 26, 2010

MENLO PARK, CA - Michael Casey, managing director of Rosewood Sand Hill, the luxury hotel and spa in Menlo Park, is pleased to announce that the hotel's signature restaurant, Madera, has received a Michelin one star designation, a distinguished honor for Madera, Executive Chef Peter Rudolph and his talented culinary team. As a Michelin one-star restaurant, Madera becomes one of only 39 restaurants in Northern California to be honored with the prestigious star rating. Additionally, Madera's one star designation marks the first hotel restaurant to earn a Michelin star for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

"We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from Michelin, a guide that serves as an international benchmark," said Casey. "Chef Rudolph and his team strive to create a memorable dining experience for each guest, and this is a true testament to their efforts."

According to Michelin, to have a star rating means that not only is Madera among the best restaurants in the region, but also in the world. It is a mark of consistent excellence across all categories and it is based solely on the quality of the food.

"Receiving a Michelin star is both exciting and humbling," said Chef Rudolph. "We have an incredible team at the restaurant and it's a result of their hard work, talent and dedication that we've received this designation. I also want to thank our loyal guests for helping us to achieve this honor. They've been instrumental in providing us with feedback since the day the restaurant opened."

Madera offers a menu of refined yet approachable food that honors the many culinary traditions of the Bay Area. The restaurant's artfully crafted, market-driven cuisine of bold flavors is built around the restaurant's wood-fire grill and rotisserie oven and created from sustainably harvested and produced seafood and meats, coupled with the bountiful harvest of the surrounding farming communities. The restaurant's wine program, led by Wine Director Paul Mekis, reflects the underlying culinary philosophy of the restaurant, showcasing an impressive wine list that embraces the regional cuisine and local influences with wines from the world's best wine producing regions.

In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Madera offers two private dining rooms with private terraces and cozy fireplaces. A comfortable dining destination presenting exceptional cuisine, impeccable service, and an extensive wine list, Madera is an exciting new entry among the area's fine dining establishments. Madera is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as for Sunday brunch. The Lounge is open daily with continuous service from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. Madera and Rosewood Sand Hill are located at 2825 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California. Additional information is available at maderasandhill.com.

The MIICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011 covers a wide geographic region, stretching from Los Gatos in the south to Geyserville in the north. Over the past year, Michelin inspectors have analyzed restaurants throughout Northern California, always anonymously. At the end of their investigative process, they gather to debate the region's restaurants in full, determining which restaurants should be retained in the selection, and which merit one, two or three stars. Thanks to a rigorous selection process that is applied independently and consistently around the 23 countries by the MICHELIN Guide, the MICHELIN Guide has become an international benchmark in gourmet dining. The selection is made by anonymous, professional inspectors who are Michelin employees and is based on the same working methods in all countries. They pay all their bills in full to guarantee total independence of the Guide.

About Rosewood Sand Hill
Nestled amid 16 acres, Rosewood Sand Hill® melds the relaxed style and beauty of California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Whether relaxing in the spacious guestrooms, indulging at Sense spa, or enjoying Madera’s delicious offerings inspired by the freshest local ingredients, guests will experience unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable service at this urban oasis.

Rosewood Sand Hill’s luxurious accommodations feature 121 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites ranging in size from 527 sq. ft. for the deluxe guestroom to 2,372 sq. ft. for the two-bedroom Presidential Villa.  All guestrooms and suites offer private balconies or terraces with views of landscaped courtyard gardens, the swimming pool or the Santa Cruz Mountains.

For more information: rosewoodhotels.com/sandhill
Connect with us: facebook.com/RosewoodSandHill or Twitter @RWSandHill

SEE ALL PRESS RELEASES