My mom and step-dad are coming to visit me in LA this week and (gulp) and meeting my boyfriend for the first time. The four of us are going down to Laguna for the Pageant (My mom and I have been to the Pageant a few times before--this will be the first time for both my step-dad and my boyfriend.) We need a good restaurant in Laguna Beach for a pre-Pageant dinner.
Dietary Restrictions: My mom is gluten-sensitive, my step-dad is gluten and dairy sensitive, therefore we need a restaurant that can easily leave out those ingredients. Neither parent is technically allergic so we don't need a strictly gluten- or dairy-free environment (in other words, we don't need a raw vegan restaurant! :)
A place that has good animal protein/produce choices would be terrific and will please all of us.
Due to dietary restrictions listed above combined with cuisine preferences:
NO--> Sushi, Asian, Mexican, pizza/pasta or sandwich focused menus, no divey places, no 5 star super
Good solid food in a nice environment would be terrific. Farm-to-table would be a plus.
MUST be open on a SUNDAY as we are going on SUN AUG 12
MUST be -IN- Laguna Beach, we're going to park the car once and walk around, take trolley (please, no suggestions in "nearby" cities)