dining place for ~40 people in South Bay
So I think I've been given a task that's literally impossible.
Our company in Torrance is hosting a meeting in January for ~40 people, and I've been asked to come up with recommendations for feeding all our guests. So far, I've been told that I need to find a "nice" lunch caterer (darnit...Seven Susans is too busy) and also recommendations on places to take them out for dinner.
So far I've only come up with the Depot & Restaurant Christine, as well as Sea Empress.
Oh, and here's what makes it impossible: Management would *prefer* if I stayed in the Torrance/Gardena area...which is a nightmare for me.
Do any fellow CH'ers have any advice before I go nuts? If it's outside the Torrance/Gardena area, it's okay. I'll just present them a list of places and tell them that it's impossible to stay in this area.
I think Christine is a great choice for your dinner. Another option might be Gina Lee's Bistro in Redondo Beach, but it is a small place so you might have to buy them out. In contrast, I believe that Christine has a private room for special events. And Christine has a more upscale feel.
We've had luncheons at the Home Depot Stadium which was very elegant. Also, at the Holiday Inn on Vermont which can handle your crowd. I like the Depot where chef Mike Shafer does a good job with his courteous staff. There isn't very may places in Gardena that can accommodate a large crowd especially at lunchtime except for the ones you've mentioned. You can try Paradise on Vermont and 190th. They might be able to help you?