My mother is constantly treating me to restaurants around town, we love eating out and trying new places. I'd like to return the favor but have a few things to keep in mind.
She hates trendy for the sake of trendy, but enjoys ingenuity and new techniques.
She doesn't want to see me spend a ridiculous amount of money (so Citronelle/Maestro/Labritorio are out).
She also has very little patience for bad latin-fusion, being that she's a wonderful Venezuelan cook.
She does love a good, slow meal, with fresh ingredients and inobtrusive service.
.but really she's much more fun than she sounds.
I was thinking:
L'Auberge Chez Francois