I have a French foodie friend coming into town for 1 night (next Thursday). Initially, I was planning to take him for Spanish food (which he likes but has not had recently in Paris), but La Paella and others are not close by, and with the rains and unpredictable traffic, I am abandoning that idea.
He visited Vietnam some time back, and while there must be good Vietnamese restaurants in Paris, he may not be frequenting them. So good Vietnamese closer to Pasadena may be a better option. The recent discussion on Phong Dinh makes me ask - what is the best Vietnamese restaurant on the eastside? Both high end, and lesser ambience places with excellent food are OK.
Otherwise, we may end up going once more to Tung Lai Shun or Little Fat Sheep.