Yep .... trip interuptus again. Won't leave for about 10 days. The husband is flying out this week. I'm driving to Guatemala with an uncle.
Here's the deal, I need to make nice with the uncle's wife so she feels I'm her friend and can trust me with her husband for seven days on the road.
It is an absurd situation, but promising a nice lunch or dinner has her feeling warm and cozy.
The woman is an international traveler and loves good food ... she has the soul of a chowhound ... god bless her. She knows good food.
Right now I'm thinking Chez Panisse or my recent find Cafe Citti (for a different reason). Maybe Brix but that is a bit far out.
Location needs to be in Berkeley thru Pinole or Marin.
Help my addled brain here. NO ... NO ... dives. This needs to be a nice restaurant with good food. A chowhound nice restaurant, not the latest and greatest. There MIGHT be limitations. Commis or Eve might be too much ... but maybe not. I need to think more.