Sunday, March 25, 2012

This is a gathering of Lovers.
In this gathering
there is no high, no low,
no smart, no ignorant,
no special assembly,
no grand discourse,
no proper schooling required.
There is no master,
no disciple.
This gathering is more like a drunken party,
full of tricksters, fools,
mad men and mad women.
This is a gathering of Lovers.

Hosted by Tannaz and Shawn in Laguna Niguel

Sofreh Haft-Seen
(Table of Seven S’s)

Sib (Apple) – Beauty and health
Sir (Garlic) – Medicine
Sekeh (Coins) – Prosperity and wealth
Samanu (Wheat-germ pudding) – Affluence
Sonbol (Hyacinth flowers) – Spring season & renewal
Senjed (Oleaster) – Love
Serkeh (Vinegar) – Age and patience

Photos by Michael Delos Reyes


Sharbat-e Albaloo o Anar
Chef’s signature sour cherry & pomegranate cocktail

Noon o Panir o Sabzi
Flat bread with feta cheese & herbs

Kuku-ye Sabzi o Anar
Persian herb fritata with pomegranate

First Course

Asheh Reshteh
Thick noodle soup with yogurt

Second Course

Abgoosht Koobideh
Lamb broth & chickpea lamb mash

Third Course

Sabzi Polo ba Mahi
Green herb rice with fish


Sholeh Zard
Saffron rice pudding

Shirini o Chai
Persian petit fours with cardamom tea