Friday, August 15, 2008

Zov's for Mom's Birthday

It's been seven years since my Mom passed away, but every year on or around her birthday, we still celebrate her birthday by doing something she loved: having dinner at a nice restaurant. We don't get too crazy, like getting a birthday cake or anything (that would be weird). No, we just enjoy a nice meal in her memory.

We celebrated Mom's birthday at Zov's Bistro. (08/15/2008)
We celebrated Mom's birthday at Zov's Bistro. (08/15/2008)

For this year's birthday dinner, we selected Zov's Bistro in Tustin. Upscale, with a Mediterranean menu, Zov's was definitely a great dining experience. For our appetizer, we chose Lebni, a plate of seasoned yogurt cheese, string cheese, cucumbers and warm pita bread. It was excellent.

The Lebni from Zov's Bistro. (08/15/2008)
The Lebni from Zov's Bistro. (08/15/2008)

For our entrees, Tim ordered the Red Curry Halibut, which he enjoyed very much. Meanwhile, I ordered the Seafood Tagine, consisting of new zealand mussels, manila clams, tiger prawns, lalibut wrapped in grape leaves and toasted couscous, with a spicy saffron broth. It was incredible.

The Seafood Tagine from Zov's Bistro. (08/15/2008)
The Seafood Tagine from Zov's Bistro. (08/15/2008)

We finished the evening off with iced coffee drinks and we shared the bread pudding with fresh berries. It was a great meal and a great tribute to my Mom. Happy Birthday!

1 comment:

beastandbean said...

That is so sweet that you guys do that for your Mom. What a cool tradition!

And my God, the food you ordered looks amazing. I actually started drooling at the site of that Seafood Tagine. Man alive, that shit looks delicious! Your mom would surely have approved...wow!

Happy 75th Tina! :)