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Coming for a wedding, want a nice place

ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 07:48 AM

Yes, we are coming for one of the many weddings taking place this summer. We would like a nice place to have a pre-wedding dinner. Special food, special view or special interior. Something that would make it memorable.

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    whiner RE: ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 08:21 AM

    WAY too many options; can you be more specific? Price range? Type of food? Itimate vs. Bustling?

    A few that come to mind:

    Very expensive- The Dining Room atthe Ritz

    Expensive- Ame, Boulevard

    Moderately Expensive- Slanted Door, A16

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      ChiGuy RE: whiner Jul 21, 2008 08:54 AM

      Probably in the Expensive category. We are all adventurous diners, but not adventure for adventures sake (i.e.: no foam). We are all slow foodies and enjoy cooking and eating a wonderful shared meal, so bustling and a feel of "the next table is waiting" is not to our taste.

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        wolfe RE: ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 09:02 AM

        "not adventure for adventures sake"
        Be careful in San Francisco this may mean no avant-garde Japanese restaurants if you eliminate the adventurous drinks.
        Edited example
        Available at at Ame.

        Ginger & Cucumber Infused Level Vodka, Sake, Fresh Cucumber

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          ChiGuy RE: wolfe Jul 21, 2008 09:12 AM

          Just had a fine meal in Chicago at North Pond, one of the city's best. Soft shell crab with tomato foam. A total distraction from the flavor of the crab, apparently just be cool and say you can do foam. Not a fan. If it is more technical and science based cuisine ("let's see how far we can push the envelope of food") then we would probably be better eating somewhere else.

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            wolfe RE: ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 09:16 AM

            I totally agree with you but I was just kidding about the potable sake.

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              whiner RE: wolfe Jul 21, 2008 09:20 AM

              OH! ha ha... I GET it!

              Humor is lost on me prior to caffine.


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          whiner RE: ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 09:13 AM

          Adventurous, expensive -- go to Ame, for sure. http://www.amerestaurant.com/home.html

      2. sflegs RE: ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 10:55 AM

        Highly recommend Incanto. Food is great, the wine list is spectacular and they have a room called the Dante room which you can ask to be seated in for a little more private gathering. They often have groups in there so it is best to call and ask for this as far ahead from your event as possible.

        1. rworange RE: ChiGuy Jul 21, 2008 11:05 AM

          If you have cars and can drive just over the Golden Gate bridge, Murray Circle. Led by Michelin two-star executive chef Joseph Humphrey. The pastry chef has worked at the French Laundry. Beautfiul room, a set-back view of the bay and Golden Gate bridge and wonderful food.

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