For some reason I am having the hardest time with this one. I need a place for a secreatary's going away dinner after 27 years of service at our law firm. The boss enjoys nice wine and wants "somewhere we can talk." The secretary is a foodie. I like somewhat hip, not old and stuffy.
Price: Studio at the montage was a little too high. Otherwise, not a huge issue.
Location: Laguna Beach, CDM, Newport, or nearby.
Thought about splashes, morton's, ti amo, etc.
Any other suggestions?
Sidenote: Is there anywhere with a "chef's table?" That would be very fun. Thank you in advance