If you are looking for a unique dining experience that combines art, culture, and flavor, look no further than Tzeva, a modern Mediterranean restaurant with Israeli influences, located inside the Art Ovation Hotel Autograph Collection in Sarasota, Florida.
Tzeva, which means “color” in Hebrew, lives up to its name with its beautifully plated dishes that blend Israeli and Mediterranean culinary traditions with a plethora of vibrant colors, distinct flavors, and exotic spices. From hummus and falafel to shakshuka and lamb kebabs, Tzeva’s menu offers a variety of dishes that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences.
Tzeva’s cuisine represents a culinary artistry that changes with the seasons and incorporates a dining style that encourages sharing and the passing of plates to create a sense of community around the table, much like the always changing local art shown throughout its surrounds. The restaurant features rotating art exhibits from local and international artists, as well as live music and performances that add to the ambiance and creativity of the place.
Executive Chef Ken Shiro Lumpkin’s wandering approach to Tzeva is a reflection of his own culinary exploration. His food reflects his upbringing in a traditional Japanese home, where he was exposed to several generations’ worth of family recipes and cooking methods. He also draws inspiration from his travels and experiences in different cuisines, especially Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. He aims to create dishes that are authentic, innovative, and delicious, using fresh and local ingredients.
Tzeva Is a Destination Experience
At Tzeva, the aim of both wine and cocktails is to offer a finely curated touch of exoticism. The commitment to sourcing uncommon Greek, Eastern European, and Mediterranean Island grapes is evident in the wine program, which features a selection of wines that pair well with the food and the mood. The cocktail list mixes booze with unusual fruits or spices, such as pomegranate, cardamom, and saffron, encouraging guests to read with excitement, learn new things, and create desires while they sip.
Tzeva is more than just a restaurant. It is a destination for art lovers, foodies, and anyone who appreciates a good meal and a good time. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch, a romantic dinner, or a special occasion, Tzeva will make you feel welcome and satisfied. Come and experience the colors, flavors, and art of Tzeva today!
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