This board has been insightful, to say the least, so this is right up all of your alleys.
I have a group called the "kitchen club" in which we try out a different restaurant every other month or do a progressive dinner. This month was the Golden Truffle (my favorite but others first time) and I am looking for Dec's selection. The only critera is that it isn't the "normal" Newport Beach fare; we prefer something more off-beat.
Pina's is in the top 5, any others I don't know about?