I'm looking for a place to celebrate my 40th. I hate to say it but I'm afraid I've become a bit jaded about th epossibilities. I just want somewhere realtively serious about the food, a cool but adult atmosphere and little or no pretense (I know that isn't reall ypossible). I'd like to have my mind and palette blown but I can't see where that's going to happen (I've been to El Bulli and Bastide et al seem a pale imitation of something that is unique, provocative and interesting but not that delicious in the end) so i'm surrendering to solid places that can deliver. the short list: Axe (a personal fav). JiRaffe, Lucques (but, been often). I'm curious about Piccolo in the old 5 Dudley Space - I've heard good things lately but still hesitant.