Chowhounds...drumroll...THIS IS IT: Please suggest an "over the top" dining experience. Looking to celebrate a double birthday as my mother turns 80 and I turn 43 this month. Specifically, I am looking for an elegant dining room preferably on the west side of town. No type of food is off limits. I would like multiple courses, a tasing menu perhaps, and a wine pairing (for me, not Mom). The only idea I have come up with so far is Valentino in Santa Monica. Price is no object.
Thank you in advance!