So my birthday is coming up and my lovely partner says he'll take me out anywhere I want to go to celebrate, and money is no object. I suppose that should make my choice relatively easy, but it really actually complicates things because there's so much to choose from!
Anyway, I've narrowed it down to a couple of options and I wanted my fellow hounds' opinions on which option would be the most "optimal" use of the occasion.
Option 1 is Splendido, of course. I'm eager to try it after hearing so many rave reviews about the food and the service.
Option 2 is a combination of a less "extraordinary" but still noteworthy restaurant for a main course and then a dessert tasting menu at Perigee afterwards. So, for example, JKWB for dinner and then Perigee for the dessert tasting menu. This has the benefit of being able to check out two restaurants!
But if I go with option 2, what would you choose as the restaurant for the main meal? Lee? Amuse Bouche? Marben? Trevor? Preferably a restaurant that is NOT participating in Summerlicious.
I suppose the difficulty I have in choosing is that I'm open to just about anything so long as I there is good food involved. So atmosphere can be either lively or romantic. I'm not picky about the kind of cuisine being served. I can do either a tasting menu or a la carte.
I think possibly the only restrictions would be that we want to stay downtown and we want food that complements wine well (i.e., not Indian or Chinese).
So which option would you choose??