Im a grad student in college, and while eating out is my hobby and first love, its rare when i can afford then top tiers. For my Bday im receiving a dinner for my gf and I at any restaurant of my choice (excluding FL, too impatient to wait two months...) Ive narrowed down my choices to Manresa or the Ritz. i want exceptional food, cutting edge style, and great wine selections. i realize that they both have all of that. contrasting the two, what are the qualities that one does better than the other? at such a high level of excellence what are the factors that would go into your descisions between the two? Im definitely going for the tasting menu at either restaurant. The ritz's similiar but different tasting pairings intrigue me. i want to make the absolute most of my experience.
thanks a lot!