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Celebrating a graduation and more - Reno

janetofreno | Apr 5, 200810:35 PM

You Reno guys have been pretty quiet since I left...so I'm giving you a challenge.

We'll be back in town the third weekend in May for UNR Graduation. No, not my sons' yet....one of their girlfriends. The occasion will be made more special by the fact that her parents will be there....all the way from Miyazaki in southern Japan. Since these are potential future inlaws (we certainly hope so!), obviously we want to show them a good time. If their daughter is any indication, they are potential chowhounds as well. They will be in SF briefly during their weeklong trip (unfortunately work schedules are limiting their time out of their country, but they are flying in and out of SFO), and I'm sure we'll visit Tahoe and maybe Virginia City while they are in Reno. But I would like to plan a celebratory dinner for about 8 to 10 family members and close friends while they are here.

Any ideas for something new and different? I don't want to go too far out of their comfort zone....but something with a western theme or unique to this part of the US might be nice. I don't know how Japanese visitors would react to basque family-style...any thoughts?

No, I don't want to ask my son's girlfriend. I would like to surprise her. Obviously I have to deal with the fact that many restaurants in town will be hosting graduation dinners; so I want to make reservations ASAP..(yesterday would have been good....)

Is Ciao still going strong?? Any other ideas?

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