My wife and I are coming to town in a couple weeks to celebrate a significant professional accomplishment of our adult son. There will be four of us and all four have substantial experience with and appreciation for great cuisine. (OK, we're foodies, but I hate that term.)
Here's what we're looking for:
a) Fabulous, inventive preparations of cuisine with (hopefully but not necessarily) a New England influence;
b) Not Asian or Italian;
c) A refined, quiet ambiance, but not stuffy;
d) Within a 15-20 minute drive of downtown Boston;
e) Price not an issue
Oh, and this is probably a dumb question for you locals, but I'm from Calif. and need to ask if it's legal / acceptable to bring in a bottle of very special wine for the occasion. Thanks!