Auro at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley Recognized as one of The 50 Best New Restaurants in America, 2023

Esquire selects Auro among Top 50; Calistoga’s Michelin-starred gem shines in its first year

November 29, 2023,
Napa Valley, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, wine country’s leading luxury resort, announces that Auro, its fine dining destination led by acclaimed Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia, has been recognized in Esquire’s coveted The 50 Best New Restaurants in America, 2023. Selected by Esquire food writers from more than two hundred US restaurants, this honour spotlights Auro's innovative culinary approach.

Since opening in October 2022, Auro has become more than just a dining location; it’s a destination where guests can immerse in the essence of Napa Valley’s fine dining, paired with unparalleled flair and creativity.  Under the visionary leadership of Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia, Auro, Calistoga’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, has made a remarkable impact in its first year, a testament to the team's commitment and culinary excellence. Unique dishes such as dry-aged amberjack crudo with citrus aguachile and wagyu on oyster crackers are described as the epitome of “precision and California ease.”

Kevin Sintumuang, Esquire's Lifestyle and Culture Director, praised Auro, saying, “Garcia, who’s had stints at Napa stalwarts the French Laundry and Cyrus, prepares these dishes alongside his team with remarkable finesse. But ultimately, it’s the way the flavours sing that makes you confident you’ve found the perfect place to end the day.”

Executive Chef, Rogelio Garcia's Vision

“Here, every dish is a narrative, a ‘golden’ embodiment of 'oro,' portraying the rich bounty and vibrant essence of the valley. With every dish, every wine, every ingredient we tell its story. Here, we don't just offer a dining experience; we provide an intimate connection to the heart, the vines, and the lasting legacy of Napa. This recognition from Esquire further validates our commitment to excellence. With our award-winning wines, the Michelin star status, and unique vineyard setting, we're honoured to offer an exceptional culinary and hospitality experience in Northern California's beloved wine country,” says Chef Garcia.

About Auro

Auro offers seasonally-driven northern Californian cuisine prepared with global culinary techniques designed for world-class wine pairings. Auro’s dynamic ambiance combines the contemporary elegance of its intimate dining room, the vibrant dance of the culinary team viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows, and the breath-taking vineyard views from a semi-private alfresco terrace, encapsulating guests in a multisensory culinary journey. The five-course hyper-seasonal tasting menu is harmoniously complemented by sommelier Derek Stevenson’s robust wine program. Auro's 250-label wine list, graced with the Wine Spectator 2023 Best of Award of Excellence, emphasizes local Calistoga varietals.


For reservations at Auro, call 707 709 2100, or book online.