Tear drop tomatoes, fresh mint and citrus are just a few ingredients that say Indian Summer and Zov Karamardian, owner of 5 OC restaurants bearing her name, is embracing the warm months with a new seasonal menu focusing on overall lighter fare.

Available at her Tustin, Newport Beach and Irvine locations only through Labor Day, the menu includes Housemade Cheese Tortellini with fresh peas, asparagus, garlic, pine nuts, roma tomato and goat cheese for $15.95; Shrimp and Watermelon Salad with cucumber, arugula, feta, fresh mint and lime juice for $16.95; Grilled Skirt Steak with summer corn salad and shoestring potatoes for $20.95; and Pan Seared Sea Bass with asparagus, tear drop tomatoes, jasmine rice pilaf and caper citrus sauce for $22.95.

"My latest seasonal menu, which has something for everyone, emphasizes fresh ingredients and bold flavors," said Zov, who has paired featured wines and beers with each of the new items.  "I look forward to ending the summer by sharing these new items with my loyal guests."

Zov’s Bistro and Bakery serves some of Southern California’s finest Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine set in chic, yet comfortable environments. Founded in 1987, Zov’s Bistro in Tustin, California, has become one of the most recognized restaurants in Orange County, with an award-winning bakery, banquet facilities, full-service catering, and cooking classes. Her two other restaurants, Zov’s Neighborhood Cafés & Bar, are located in Newport Beach and Irvine.  Visit www.zovs.com.

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