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60th Birthday

k
Kensington gourmet Oct 25, 2010 06:18 PM

Will be in Los Angeles for my birthday. My host has suggested Rivera, Hatfield, and Lucques as possible dinner choices. Thoughts?

  1. Phurstluv Oct 27, 2010 03:49 PM

    Just spent our 13th wedding anniversary at Hatfield's

    It was wonderful and a great special occasion spot. I have not been to Rivera, but Hatfield's definitely blew any meal at Lucques we had in the past, out of the water.

    1. wienermobile Oct 26, 2010 01:09 PM

      Spago is still great.

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      Spago
      176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      1. m
        maudies5 Oct 25, 2010 07:39 PM

        I guess I don't understand the importance of a 60th birthday recommendation. Somehow, I don't see Paul McCartney posing this question:)
        Have fun and dine anywhere which tempts your palate.
        Happy Birthday!

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        1. re: maudies5
          J.L. Oct 26, 2010 11:44 AM

          Not sure what the OP's background is, but in Japanese culture, the 60th marks a turning point in a person's life, both in work and personal goals. It is so important, the 60th b-day even has its own name, called a "kanreki", and is celebrated as a sort of festival by all who know this person.

          So yes, a big deal to find a nice place to mark this turning point.

        2. ipsedixit Oct 25, 2010 07:05 PM

          I would rank them this way for a 60th b-day celebration.

          Hatfields
          Lucques
          Rivera

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          Lucques
          8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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