We're heading up to visit a friend next month who lives on the southern side of the greater Jacksonville area. We'd like to take him to a top-notch, no-holds-barred brunch anywhere from Jacksonville down to St. Augustine. Any suggestions?
Ice sculptures and cheesy (pardon the pun) omelette stations not required -- great, high(er)-end food is. Price is not an issue, and as the weather should still be really nice, neither will driving long distances.
I have done the requisite homework, and see that BB's, Bistro Aix, and La Parisienne have all been mentioned in other threads. Are these as good as it gets? If so, where would you go? Accept my warmest appreciation in advance for any advice; unfortunately, my gastronomic knowledge of that area goes no further than the American Cafe at the Landing during the drunkfest otherwise known as the Florida-Georgia game.