So I need a good synonym for the word golden. It should fit in a sentence like this:
The heat lamp at the restaurant gave the dish under it a golden spotlight
The words I have so far are either too far off, or out of context.
Looking through online thesauruses, I often get words like flaxen, brown, yellow, blonde, ochre, etc. Not exactly what I'm looking for as the golden in context is a shiny, brilliant type of golden.
Otherwise, on a more technical side, I found words like auric, auriferous and aureate. They either mean literally having the element Gold (aurum) in them or ornate, etc.
I'm really baffled here as golden sounds too simple, I need a more sophisticated term.