For those of you in the LA/Orange County area, you may want to check out Five Crowns, in Corona del Mar (near Newport and Laguna beaches) we went there tonight, and had their special prix fixe menu for 2, which included first course, main course, and dessert, as well as a bottle of Silver Creek wine, for $79. We also had the choice to upgrade to a different wine, we chose to do so and picked the 2001 Cakebread Cab, which was quite good, and a relative bargain at about 50% over retail. With the upgrade, it cost us about $50. The first course had choices of 5 diff soups/salads, I opted for the Caesar salad while my gf got the French Onion soup, both were quite good. For the main course, I chose the Five Crowns cut of Prime Rib, which was served with Yorkshire Pudding, Mashed Potatoes, and Creamed Spinach. My gf chose the Roast Duckling, which was served with beets, apples, rice, and green beans. Both were delectable, the prime rib was especially good (Five Crowns is part of the Lawry's group, so it's the same as would be served at any of the Lawry's restaurants) very tender and flavorful, and it was served bone-in. The duckling was also very tender and flavorful. Portion sizes were quite generous, and I will have a nice lunch of prime rib and roast duckling [Smile] The Cakebread went quite well with the fowl/beef, nice fruity bouquet with a nice finish. Not as profound as many Cali Cabs, but still quite nice, although not sure if it was worth $83 at full price, I was fairly happy at $50. For dessert, I chose the English trifle, which is like a rum and brandy soaked strawberry shortcake, with raspberrys and strawberries, while my gf chose the chocolate truffle tart, which was like a very dense chocolate truffle. Again, portion sizes were generous, this is certainly not a french restaurant. Both desserts were outstanding. Total tab came to about $130 before tax and tip, not at all unreasonable for a great meal.