My family is going to be cleaning out my late father's home in Laguna Niguel all day Saturday, and we will be going out to a birthday dinner for my 50-something sister afterwards. The dinner party includes my mom, my sister, her 13 year old foodie, and my family which includes two kids.
While dad was down there, we never ate anywhere better than Mimi's for dinner, although we have had brunch at that poshy place on the water in Dana Point (Las Brisas?), and at the Ritz-Carlton on New Years Day. I'm thinking a nice Italian place or Continental. Mom is paying and blanches at the thought of pricey meals (we were originally going to Vito's because she had a coupon, so there you are), but will want something nice. I would like to have a restaurant lined up before we go down there if possible.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!!