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Dinner as Wedding Gift

Densible May 28, 2007 05:35 PM

Dear friends were just married and I'd like to give them a gift certificate for a lovely meal in SF. I live in LA and appreciate your recommendations.

Something romantic but with sophisticated food/drink.


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    whiner Jun 13, 2007 08:23 AM

    Fleur de Lys, Fleur de Lys!

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    1. re: whiner
      katg Jun 14, 2007 01:19 PM

      i agree with fleur de lys. very romantic for newlyweds.

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        katya Jun 14, 2007 01:51 PM

        That's what Michael Bauer recommended some years back, too. I remember he gave a gift certificate to his niece. I planned to do the same soon afterwards for a friend but then they had a fire.

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      LauraB706 Jun 12, 2007 07:37 PM

      Just after my last post, I came across this post about Manresa dinner / tastings etc.. thought I'd pass it on to you. It, too, has some enbedded ChowHound posts.


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        LauraB706 Jun 12, 2007 07:29 PM

        How about Manresa in Los Gatos ? (its about a 40 minute drive south of SF)
        Been in the World's Top 50 Restaurant list various years (Restaurant magazine or Gourmet Magazine). Here's some links:

        Savory article

        Silicon Valley Newspaper


        and of course, their website


        1. sgwood415 Jun 7, 2007 08:24 PM

          Depending on their tastes there are several options in that price range. Assuming your price range includes wine, Zuni would be a good bet. They offer fresh, in season, local ingredients prepared extremely well, great California cuisine. www.zunicafe.com

          Also, Incanto is a great choice for rustic Italian dishes. And if they're into Iron Chef America, the chef at Incanto is offering his menu from when he was on the show. www.incanto.biz

          The Ritz is a great option too.

          Would they be willing to go outside of the city limits of SF?

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            Densible Jun 7, 2007 09:22 PM

            Thank you for these and yes they would go beyond city limits. They are very intrepid world travelers and love to try new things.

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            Maya May 29, 2007 09:45 AM

            You'll get a lot of suggestions if you put a price range on your request.

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              Densible Jun 7, 2007 08:16 PM

              Let's say 100-200 per head (Party of two)

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                Carrie 218 Jun 7, 2007 09:27 PM

                I'd go with Myth.

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                  ccbweb Jun 12, 2007 07:48 PM

                  Myth is great, we had a lovely time there and they have an excellent wine list, terrific bartenders and a wonderful atmosphere. Most of the restaurant is booths, which really adds something to the meal. And for $200 to $400 they could have an amazing array of food and drink at Myth.

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              Jeff May 28, 2007 05:45 PM

              If you want to go over the top, make reservations for The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, and throw in a room at the hotel.

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