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Bordeaux Recommendation for a Very Special Meal

ChrisVA | Feb 4, 201112:19 PM

I will be visiting Bordeaux in March to celebrate my 50th birthday. Since I was born in 1961 I intend to drink a bottle of 1961 Bordeaux on my birthday with dinner and am looking for a very special place to eat that evening. We are currently planning to stay in downtown Bordeaux, but can change that if need be or can travel up to 50 KM or so for a really special place.

Based on the recommendations of my tour guide and its 1 er rating I made dinner reservations at Le Chapon Fin, but now am having second (and third) thoughts about it based on what little I have read here and other places. Chowhounders can always be counted on for good recommendations so I asking for some advice now. Based on recs from a while ago am considering Le Pavillon des Boulevards and have also looked into Le Saint-James, Le Grande Vigne, or have even considering driving up to Cordeillan-Bages.

Appreciate any advice. I want this to be a very memorable meal to go along with a very memorable wine.

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