I want to get my brother and his wife a very nice gift certificate to a nice restaurant in the LA area. They live in Irvine. I know nothing of the area at all.
They fancy themselves wine conniseurs (sp?) and while they travel fairly extensively, I'm not sure how true this really is.
I'm kind of thinking an LA equivalent of SF's Delfina, but they're not overly houndish and I would think the atmosphere may mean as much or more than the food to them (though they're comfortable in any joint, I want to make sure they know it's a special deal I'm giving them).
Unsure of my price range at this point. Probably in the neighborhood of $75/person (to include one glass of wine/person - they can pay for any additional), but I could go up a bit (I want to get them something else, so I don't want the whole budget going to this).