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Seeking delectable (& organic) special dinner


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Seeking delectable (& organic) special dinner

susiequeue | Mar 16, 2009 02:27 PM


My son is turning 18 next week. Being MY son (!!) he has excellent taste in food -- a refined palate, i think one might call it -- making his adoring mother occasionally broke albeit proud. Nevertheless, for his BD, I want to get him a gift certificate for a good restaurant (don't worry about the Mom-being-broke part!) .

Now here's the catch --the love of is life (who isn't his mother, of course, but a cool, comely 17 year old) has food allergies (no peanuts/ peanut oil, therefore no asian food and more) plus she's ethical (!!) In other words, she likes organic. No chilean sea bass, foie gras or veal for her! (Some of MY favorites..!) For Xmas, I got them a gift certificate to the Inn of the 7th Ray and that was a major hit (yay!)

While we live in Burbank/ La Crescenta, my son will drive (within reason. Not IE or OC, I suppose, but LA, Santa Monica, Hollywood, etc -- all okay).

Any great ideas out there? They're into "romantic" (ahhh, but at that age, who isn't?) ;)

Thanks -- I appreciate your help!

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