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Madera Restaurant at Rosewood Sand Hill Honored with Michelin Star
Oct. 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.
Rosewood Sand Hill, which opened in April 2009, is located on a 16-acre site in Menlo Park, California, just one mile west of the Stanford University campus and adjacent to some of the nation's foremost venture capital and private equity firms. Intended to meld with the surrounding landscape, the hotel's low-rise design is inspired by local architectural traditions and expressive of the transparency between indoors and outdoors. Rosewood Sand Hill features 123 elegantly appointed guest rooms with state-of-the-art in-room technology. In addition to Madera, hotel amenities include a 17,000-square-foot spa, which includes 13 treatment rooms, Alex Chases Salon, a fitness room and outdoor pool, and 13,000 square feet of well-equipped, beautifully designed meeting spaces.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties - Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense® spa, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit rosewoodhotels.com.