Delphi Greek’s 30th Anniversary!

Opa! On October 18, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending Delphi Greek Restaurant’s 30th anniversary. This Westwood-based restaurant was honored with an impressive nine commendations from government officials. There was even a festive blue carpet and ribbon cutting ceremony. Roozbeh Farahanipour is the tireless and kindly owner and operator of Delphi Greek and along with his devoted family, his lovely mom and his talented wife Chef Rana, an award-winning pastry chef, they run a wonderful family business.

From left to right: Chamber Board Member, human rights activist, author and designer Elham Yaghoubian, Chef Rana Pourarab, Senator Steve Anderson, actress, voiceover artist, and HPC’s own Vida G., the former Mayor of Beverly Hills, the Honorable Jimmy Delshad, Consul General of Greece Gregory Karahalios, and Roozbeh Farahanipour, President of the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and owner and operator of Delphi Greek
From left to right: Chamber Board Member, human rights activist, author and designer Elham Yaghoubian, Chef Rana Pourarab, Senator Steve Anderson, yours truly, the former Mayor of Beverly Hills, the Honorable Jimmy Delshad, Consul General of Greece Gregory Karahalios, and Roozbeh Farahanipour, President of the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and owner and operator of Delphi Greek

The ceremony was MC’d by Chairman of the Westwood Community Council Steve Sann and awards were presented to owner and operator Roozbeh Farahanipour by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, Congressman Ted Lieu’s office, California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ office, County Accessor Jeffery Prang’s office, City Councilman Paul Koretz’s office and state Senator Ben Allen’s office. Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas upon presenting Farahanipour his special accommodation from the State Assembly, proclaimed he and his family would like to be experiencing Delphi’s fine cuisine, “for another thirty years, at least!”

Ribbon cutting ceremony!
Ribbon cutting ceremony!

State Senator Joel Anderson presented Farahanipour with not one but two separate awards; one for “unyielding commitment to providing quality food, outstanding service, and job opportunities to our community;” and one to Roozbeh himself for his community leadership, “Special recognition of your commitment to bettering our community as president of West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and program chair of the Westwood Rotary Club, your unyielding dedication to advocating for the freedom of the Iranian people, and your devotion to empowering others towards civic engagement through leading by example.” For his part, the restaurant’s owner was overcome by the moment. With a huge grin, and tears in his eyes, Farahanipour said, “I never expected this kind of outpouring of support. When I immigrated to the US, I wanted to be sure that I could add value and be of service to the community at large.”

This in spite of the fact that the restaurant had already been honored several times by government agencies, no fewer than 17 times by the prestigious Zagat survey, and Farahanipour’s wife, noted pastry chef Rana Pourarab has won multiple awards for her amazing cheesecakes and traditional Greek desserts including a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her work as a Signature Pastry Chef.

With my favorite Mayor on the planet, the Honorable Jimmy Delshad, former Mayor of Beverly Hills! So nice to run into him there!
With my favorite Mayor on the planet, the Honorable Jimmy Delshad, former Mayor of Beverly Hills! So nice to run into him there!
Roozbeh is flanked by the former Mayor of Beverly Hills, the Honorable Jimmy Delshad and Captain Tina Nieto, Commanding Officer for the West Los Angeles LAPD
Roozbeh is flanked by the former Mayor of Beverly Hills, the Honorable Jimmy Delshad and Captain Tina Nieto, Commanding Officer for the West Los Angeles LAPD
Persian and Greek Pride...with actress and blogger (Dish with Trish) Patricia Kara!
Persian and Greek Pride…with actress and blogger (Dish with Trish) Patricia Kara!
Roozbeh gets well deserved commendations from Assemblyman Ridley-Thomas and Senator Anderson
Roozbeh gets well deserved commendations from Assemblyman Ridley-Thomas and Senator Anderson
Power Couple...Newlyweds Roozbeh and Rana who are partners in food and partners in life
Power Couple…Newlyweds Roozbeh and Rana who are partners in food and partners in life
Roozbeh with actress Patricia Kara and Consul General of Greeece Gregory Karahalios
Roozbeh with actress Patricia Kara and Consul General of Greeece Gregory Karahalios
Chef Rana with her mom
Chef Rana with her mom
Mollywood Hollywood with Mayor Delshad, Vikki Lizzi and Chef and Food Blogger Nicole Guzman
Mollywood Hollywood with Mayor Delshad, Vikki Lizzi and Chef and Food Blogger Nicole Guzman
Chef Rana and the Consul General cut the beautiful cake
Chef Rana and the Consul General cut the beautiful cake
With my lovely and fashionable friend Faith Harrington-Boutin, owner and publisher of FVM Global Magazine
With my lovely and fashionable friend Faith Harrington-Boutin, owner and publisher of FVM Global Magazine. I’m honored to be featured on her cover this month!

With my Seeking Valentina posse...Filmmaker Armin Nasseri and Actress and Producer Kristin West
With my Seeking Valentina posse…Filmmaker Armin Nasseri and Actress and Producer Kristin West

Actors Scott Engrotti and Mo Kelly
Actors Scott Engrotti and Mo Kelly

I rocked the blue carpet in my maison jules dress, vintage belt, cluth and jewelry from The Mitra Collection and heels by Brian Atwood.
I rocked the blue carpet in my maison jules dress, vintage belt, clutch and jewelry from The Mitra Collection and heels by Brian Atwood. And I did my own makeup! I used my go-tos…Light foundation by Dermalogica, Dior Addict Liquid Eyeshadow in Univers, black eyeliner by Palladio, doll lashes mascara and concealer by Lancome, blush by Youngblood and Mac Cosmetics lipstick in Captive and lipliner in Soar.

The food was amazing especially the dolmahs and the spanikopita! Yum! And there was Greek wine on hand for the guests.

More info about Delphi Greek at http://www.delphigreek.com/

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