Our dining experience at California Grill started with an amuse-bouche: prosciutto and herbed cheese on toasted bread. (Photo: Terri Peters)

Our dining experience at California Grill started with an amuse-bouche: prosciutto and herbed cheese on toasted bread. (Photo: Terri Peters)

California Grill is already on my list of splurge restaurants. The cuisine is fantastic, the wine choices are incredible, and nothing beats the views from up top. While I usually spend around $75 at California Grill, I was more than willing to accept this higher-priced menu for both culinary exploration and because I’m always searching for a reason to ride those 21st-century lifts all the way to the 15th floor.

The cost of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Menu at California Grill is $89 per person. One appetizer selection, one main dish, and one dessert are included. However, there are wine pairings. For $39 per person, you can enjoy “signature” wine choices; for $69 more, you can treat yourself to “deluxe” wines. Each dish is specifically paired with a unique wine that complements it well. They’re perfect too