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40th birthday dinner in SA

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wendileigh Aug 16, 2006 11:16 PM

I am looking for a good place to celebrate my sister-in-law's 40th birthday. We are staying at the Watermark with two of her girlfriends and doing the girls day at the spa. I wanted a place that would have a tasting menu or wine pairing dinner. I was looking at Le Reve but wanted to know of any other places that might be good. One of the group is a picky eater and so we'd need somewhere she could get something that wasn't red meat, fish, or have mushrooms, (she doesn't know what she's missing).

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    amazinc Aug 19, 2006 10:37 PM

    don't know when you plan to eat, but LeReve isprobably closed for vacation or booked to the rafters (They book up weeks in advance) Biga is a great choice, but your might also consider Azuca, a Latin bistro-type restaurant on S. Alamo. Delicious food and off-the-planet desserts by chef Rene Fernandez. You can get the downtown trolley at your hotel. Also in that same area ( across the street from Azuca) is the new bistro by chef Damien Vatel of Bistro Vatel fame. Good, solid French bistro fare in a space smaller than a breadbox. Have a great trip to SA and enjoy your day at the spa. I'm sure you will all look gorgeous!

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      munchie1 Aug 18, 2006 05:11 PM

      I second Biga. Great food and atmosphere. Also the restaurant at the Watermark, Pesca has a nice wine list, not sure on a tasting/pairing dinner. They are a seafood place though. Perhaps you could call ahead and see if they could accomodate your picky eater. There is a nice wine bar nearby, not on the River Walk, called Zinc that also serves food, but I think it is mostly small plates. Great place for an after dinner drink.

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        Daphne Aug 17, 2006 05:45 AM

        La Reve is excellent, probably the best in San Antonio, but has a limited menu, so you might try Biga -- on the River Walk, close enough that you could walk to it. I think the food there is spectacular, however you might have to sacrifice the wine pairings ...

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