Graduation dinner recs!
I'll be graduating from USC in about 6 weeks and my parents will be coming to LA for the ceremony. We're planning on going out for a nice dinner, so I wanted to have my fellow chowhounds weigh in. We're a family of gastronomes and there's only 3 of us, so we're open to pretty much anything and in any price range. However, since it's a special occasion, I wanted to keep it to a more refined/fine dining experience. I'm thinking of something along the lines of Hatfield's? Or maybe even something avant-garde (just to experience something new)?
Would love to hear your input!
I would recommend going for a tasting menu at one of the great LA restaurants like Providence, Spago, Water Grill, Patina, or Melisse. Or for a true splurge, if money is not an option and you like sushi and Japanese foods, go to Urusawa.
Water Grill and Patina would be closest to USC.
I also had a very good meal at Noe at the Omni Hotel downtown. I have been looking for an opportunity to go back to try the tasting menu, but Providence is first on my list for that type of splurge.