A friend of mine could use some help -- her mom is turning 70 on Christmas Day and she was planning to cook a nice birthday dinner for the family at home. However, one sibling now wants to eat at a restaurant, and it seems many places are either completely booked or only hotel spots are open. They are on the wait list for the Four Seasons.
The family is Jewish, so caroling, et al., is not required. Any suggestions for a nice lunch or dinner would be welcome!