A Great Dining Experience Makes A Perfect Gift
The occasion could be something as traditional as a birthday or holiday or something more romantic like an anniversary - whether it is five years or five months.
Nothing makes a recipient feel more appreciated and special than dinner at a fine dining restaurant.
What is one of the many benefits of this kind of gift or attention is that it is perfectly acceptable for a woman to give this to a man as well as the other way around.
Selecting the ideal fine dining restaurant can take a little research if you haven't already been a patron of one of the area's finest as yet.
You can make a list of your particular likes and dislikes and make sure the restaurant checks all your likes.
First of all you want a place that will make your guest feel comfortable.
This means that the CEO will feel just as at home as the person in the mailroom.
The dress code must be diverse.
You want a fine dining restaurant where one may see men in suits and men in casual slacks and shirts.
It is possible to be casual and still have a fine dining experience.
You may or may not want to make a reservation so you want a place that accepts both reservations and walk-ins.
You definitely want ambiance.
You want the décor to be as special as the food.
Your guest may or may not want wine with the meal, but you need to ensure that there is a good wine list just in case.
The same goes for a full service bar.
What is a fine dining experience without fine food? You can do a little investigating prior to making your final decision.
Is your guest a steak lover? Does he or she like the very best in USDA prime beef? Maybe you like steak but your guest is more into shrimp, lobster or broiled salmon.
Perhaps they like to make it a special occasion with a rack of lamb complete with the mint jelly.
If you know your guest's special likes, you can find a fine dining restaurant that offers your favorites as well as theirs.
Don't forget all the little extras before and after dinner.
Is the recipient of your gift an escargot lover or do they prefer a shrimp cocktail or stuffed mushrooms.
Are they stuck on a plain salad or do they prefer a nice Caesar salad? For an after dinner treat, do they have a sweet tooth? Could you cap off the meal with a Crème Brûlée or piece of decadent cheese cake? If you do a little homework you can make the evening and event very special by selecting one of the city's fine dining restaurants.
Your guest will rave to friends about the experience, and you never know.
It could turn out to be your special place you always go for any celebration.