See that lady there? No not the crazy one who is way too excited to be served by these tasty chicken-satay sticks of goodness, no the OTHER lady. That is Zov. And she is building an empire here in Southern California of great food.
We held our February BlogCrush event at Zovs in Irvine and having never been to a Zovs before-I was more than a little excited. I had HEARD about the tasty food and great service….so I wanted to
prove them wrong because I am very skeptical see for myself. I was going to do a little write up of Zov’s amazing history, but this one from their Facebook page (which you should go like) says it all better than I could.
“Established in 1987, Zov’s Bistro has earned the respect and admiration of local and regional restaurant critics as well as the dining public. Zov’s thorough knowledge of the culinary world, commitment to quality, unwavering attention to detail and adventurous spirit are responsible for the eateries being universally recognized and lauded. More than just a full-service restaurant, Zov’s Bistro has earned acclaim for its bakery, catering services and cooking school (noted chefs who have appeared include Emeril Lagasse, Iron Chef Michael Symon, David Rosengarten and Jacques Pepin). It is consistently highly rated in the Zagat Guide and was cited by the TV Food Network as the “Nation’s Number One Bakery.” She also owns two Zov’s Neighborhood Cafés & Bars in Newport Beach and Irvine.
Zov also authored a best-selling cookbook entitled “Zov: Recipes and Memories From the Heart,” a collection of recipes, culinary secrets and inspirational stories dating back to her childhood that is available at bookstores nationwide as well as on www.amazon.com.”
So the woman in that photo up there? That is Zov herself. She was serving us. And laughing with us and being forced to take photos with insane bloggers hamming it up with chicken on a stick. Like all the best hostess- she was gracious, kind and insisted we try everything.
Thank you Zov. I’ll be back often.
(BlogCrushers- please leave links to your Zov BlogCrush posts in the comments!)