A friend tipped me to a company called SIGA a few years ago when its stock was $2/share. I had very high hopes for it. And I bought an extra $500 worth, and told my friend that if the stock ever went to $10/share, I'd use that stake (which would have grown to $2500) to buy him dinner in Paris by way of thanks.
Well, the stock price is now near $9 (if curious, read about it in my Slog....URL is in my profile page), so it looks like I'll soon have to pay up.
Assuming airfare will cost about $1000, that leaves $1500 for hotel and dinner. My friend is a big wine connoisseur, so we should have no problem spending it all. Can anyone recommend a really great venue to suit this bill? Preferably with nice lodgings close nearby? Little gems would be as suitable as big name places. And we're not looking for ostentation to justify the price. We're both chowhounds. We want as much deliciousness as money can buy, period.
We don't want to do multiple venues....will definitely stick to one restaurant for the night (though breakfast tips for the next morning would be appreciated).
I don't want to screw this up, because I've, obviously, never done anything like this before...and may never again! Actually, I've never eaten a real dinner in France (just scarfed sandwiches backstage before lots of jazz festival gigs). And have never eaten in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Europe. So this is sort of a big deal....