Inlaws are coming back in town and since the last visit didn't go so well, I was hoping to line up some good reservations this time.
Background -- from the Bay Area, don't mind spending some money, but not tons, looking for places that have imaginative appetizers and deserts. Mother-in-law is a BIG desert fan.
But no chocolate/ice cream/strawberries/apple pie kind of things. She goes for the weirdo fruits like quince and prune compote or olive oil cake or a candied apricot tart.
Oh, and bonus points if the place isn't too loud. Father-in-law doesn't hear so well anymore.
thanks in advance.