We will be in Austin for the holidays and have decided to take the parents-who-have-everything for a nice dinner for their Christmas gift in lieu of more stuff.
Problem is that as non-locals we're not sure where to go for a great experience. We are looking for someplace with a slightly "grand" or occasion-worthy feel (can be old-world or contemporary styling). Great wine list. No particular likes/dislikes re: food although probably something continental-ish (not Japanese, so Uchi was already ruled out). Great service.
I'm not sold on the idea of dining in a hotel, but Trio seems to have the kind of feel that we're seeking. The last time we were celebrating we went to Picasso in Las Vegas, and while I recognize that Vegas and Austin are completely different places we'd like to kind of approximate that sort of experience.
Thanks in advance... Rab-bit!