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Impressing our Spaniard Guests


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Impressing our Spaniard Guests

rockridgechow | Jul 15, 2007 08:45 PM

I am looking for a spot in SF or Oakland/Berkeley to take my sister-in-law's relatives who are visitng from a small town in Spain. They are very picky eaters and, essentially, just like Spanish food although we had a BBQ and learned they also like burgers and junk food! We want to take them out to a relatively nice dinner before they go, something they will really enjoy and remember as their experience of the states. The trick is they don't like spicy food AT ALL (like yellow mustard is too spicy for them) and, I just learned, don't like a lot of standard stuff we do (don't like rice and beans). For those of you who know the Spanish palate, any ideas? My thoughts so far are Dopo (it's just so good, how can we go wrong?!), Pizzaiolo (pizza, polenta, pork), A Cote (plenty of non-spicy options and the plates are small), and House (risky, but we could hit the jackpot). They don't drink that much so we could swing any of the above pricepoints. But you'll see I am not listing the likes of Chez Panisse or Oliveto because we just couldn't swing the bill for 6 people. I think Zuni would be too expensive but that could be good because as picky as they are about food they are pretty hip and I think they'd enjoy the atmosphere. I welcome any ideas. Thanks in advance.

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