I wanted to treat my parents to a meal at the French Laundry as a wedding gift (my wedding), but my dad will be out of the country after next month for several months and I don't think I can get a reservation before he leaves. I want the meal to be very special and an excellent and memorable food and wine experience that is creative but also doesn't leave you hungry from tiny portions or put-off by overly stuffy service.
I just moved back to the bay area from Seattle, so I don't know the food scene here well yet. Where do you think I should treat them to?
Here are tasting/multi-course dining experiences I'm considering. What do you think and do you have other suggestions?
Thanks for your help!
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
2124 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110
610 Main Street, Napa, CA
22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94103