Hidden Dinner to Celebrate Norooz with Traditional Persian New Year's Dinner

Categories: Food Festivals
Courtesy of Hidden Dinner / Photograph by Meg Strouse
Anahita Naderi and Betty Lang of Hidden Dinner
​Tonight begins Norooz, the Persian New Year. It's a holiday based on the renewal of life, and so the traditional foods involve new sprouts of herbs--traditionally planted just for the New Year--and fish from the newly free-flowing rivers. While there are a few Persian restaurants in OC, this year there's a chance to celebrate a little more intimately.

Hidden Dinner, the underground pop-up restaurant that is the brainchild of Anahita Naderi, Betty Lang, and Justin Veiga, will be celebrating Norooz this Sunday, March 25, with a menu of home-style Persian dishes from Naderi's family recipes.

They won't tell people who reserve where it is until two days before, of course, but we'll give you a hint: it's in South County, further south than Hidden Dinner has ever ventured. To sign up to get more information, join the e-mail list at hiddendinner.com; you'll receive an e-mail with instructions on how to reserve your seat.

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Here's hoping Persians will atone for their reckless arrogance as the Norooz equinox envelops the northern hemisphere

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

If by "Persians" you mean "the government of Iran", possibly. If you actually mean all Persians, nothing doing.

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