I have a relative from Luxembourg coming into town in about 2 weeks and he wants to treat my fiance and I to a very nice dinner. He is an experienced diner and during his last trip we went to Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern in Monarch Beach which he felt was too rushed (service) and not up to par with the restaurants in France and around Europe.
I would like to share some top notch cuisine and an overall splendid dining experience with him during this trip. I thought about Urasawa but I think that may be a bit over-budget. So, I was considering Melisse or Saam at the Bazaar. Any recommendations? Do you think Melisse will be to boring for someone who comes from an area where there is a plethora of good French food? I have never been to Melisse but would love to try it. Bazaar also looks very interesting as well.
What do you think? Thanks in advance!
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