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High End Birthday Dinner Recommendations

AndrewS | Nov 11, 200405:44 PM

My fiance's b-day is next week and I want to take her somewhere spectacular. She has a fairly adventurous and refined palate, so I'm trying to figure out which of L.A.'s 'big gun' restaurants to take her to for the tasting menu. FWIW- she enjoyed Sona, but found it a bit contrived, loved Diaghilev, and like Saddle Peak Lodge.

The candidates-
Spago- never been then, and I'm curious. I know this won the 2004 poll, but I tend to shy away from eating in Beverly Hills.
L'Orangerie
Melisse
Norman's- City Search had some pretty negative reviews. I'm curious about this place, though.
Campanille

Right now I'm torn between L'Orangerie and Campanille, but I know I need to go to Spago eventual as some form of foodie pilgrimige. Melisse and Norman's seemed interesting, though.

Help!

Thanks,

Andrew

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