THE PASSION FOR MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
Located in the heart of Tustin, Divan Grill and Lounge is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing in Mediterranean flavors. Try our delicious gyros, or our famous kabobs.
Come join us for a meal or a drink on our beautiful pet-friendly patio. We often feature nightly specials and live music events. We will always make you feel at home!
Persian cuisine is ancient, varied and cosmopolitan. Eating habits and products from ancient Greece, Rome and many Asian and Mediterranean cultures have influenced and are affected by this unique cuisine.It has borrowed spices, styles and recipes from India and has in turn influenced Indian food.
There are many dishes that are shared by both Iranians and Turks to the extent that it is hard to say who has borrowed what and from where. The archives at the major ancient Persian cities contain names of many food products, ingredients, beverages, herbs, spices and wine, an important ceremonial and religious drink. Basil, mint, cumin, cloves, saffron and coriander were traded along with olive all over the ancient trade routes.
The Parthian and the Sasanian records mention walnut, pistachio, pomegranate, cucumber, broad bean, pea and sesame in their trade records. The ancient physicians influenced by the Greek sciences considered food and beverages important factors to revive body. Excessive consumption of too much red meat and fats was thought to upset body's balance.
While a balanced combination of fruits, vegetables, poultry, herbs, seeds and mixed petals and blossoms of roses was regarded as a very good diet capable of strengthening body and mind.