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One of our favorite Greek restaurants in the U.S.: @DelphiGreek (Los Angeles)

January 17, 2012

Today’s post is a shout-out to one of our favorite Greek restaurants in the U.S., Delphi Greek in Westwood (Los Angeles, California).

It’s not one of our favorites just because the food is delicious and very reasonably priced.

It’s not one of our favorites just because the wine list is a veritable temple to Boutari.

It’s not one of our favorites just because the owner searches all over the world to complete his “library” of Boutari wines.

No, it’s because the simpatico owner Roozbeh Farahanipour is an Iranian freedom fighter who uses his office at the restaurant as his headquarters in his virtual campaign to fight for the Iranian people’s freedom. Roozbeh is one of the nicest people in the business that we know and it’s remarkable to think that he’s been imprisoned in Iran, he’s been tortured, and that every day he continues to serve up great Greek cuisine with a smile for the many UCLA students who live in his neighborhood.

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Christina Boutari at Delphi Greek in Los Angeles

October 13, 2011

Above, from left, Kevin Castro and Amber Hanley (Southern Wine & Spirits), Christina Boutari, and Roozbeh Farahanipour, owner Delphi Greek, Los Angeles.

Last week, Christina Boutari visited Delphi Greek, one of the most popular Greek restaurants in Los Angeles and home to one of Boutari’s biggest fans, the inimitable Roozbeh Farahnipour.

Roozbeh has compiled one of the greatest collections of Boutari wines in the U.S., including many older vintages of Naoussa and rare and hard-to-find bottlings.

Roozbeh loves Boutari wines so much that he has created what he calls the “Temple of Boutari,” a page of his website devoted exclusively to Boutari wines: http://delphigreek.com/boutari.

The food at Delphi is great and there’s a lot more to Roozbeh than meets the eye: look for a special profile of Roozbeh in coming weeks!

Roozbeh Farahanipour: freedom fighter fan of Boutari

November 6, 2010

One of the most interesting things about the 2010-2011 Boutari Social Media Project has been the wide range of fascinating people we’ve met (virtually) along the way. Many of them have been Greek or Greek nationals living in the U.S. But the broad appeal of Greek cuisine and Greek wine also attracts wine lovers and restaurateurs from across the globe.

No lover of Greek wine and fan of Boutari has fascinated us more than Roozbeh Farahanipour (right), an Iranian nationalist, freedom fighter, internationally acclaimed author and activist, and owner of a wonderful neighborhood-oriented and family-friendly Greek restaurant in the Westwood-UCLA district of Los Angeles, Delphi Restaurant.

“I’m fan of Boutari, specifically the Naoussa Grande Reserve,” writes Roozbeh, “but the most popular wines at Delphi are the Kretikos red and white. Santorini also has fans, too. And we regularly serve the Naoussa, Nemea, and Moschofilero.”

You can read more about Roozbeh and what he has done for his cause on the Wiki and look for him on Facebook and Twitter, too.


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