I'm a regular Austin visitor from California, and I'm searching for something that reminds me a bit of home. I'm a HUGE fan of Austin food, but I haven't yet found a place like this:
Upscale but unpretentious, locally grown/produced ingredients, a creative seasonal menu, solid wine list or homemade cocktails. Great seafood's a plus. Truth be told, I may be fishing for a bit of a California style that isn't popular here in Austin...but just curious to hear any ideas. Price isn't too important - it's for a great occasion!