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What if the Saffron Ice Cream at Zare at Flytrap Were an Outfit?

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This week is Norooz, or Nowruz, or Persian New Year, or the first day of spring—this year its on Wednesday, March 20. It's a huge celebration for Iranians, and the centerpiece of the holiday is the haft seen, which in English means "seven s's." The haft seen is an arrangement of seven things that in Farsi all begin with the letter s. Iranians have a knack for making this collection of seven items, including apples, coins, eggs and saffron, into a gorgeous display, or sofreh.

Every year for the past four years, Chef Hoss Zaré has celebrated Norooz with a special dinner featuring his take on traditional Persian cuisine at his restaurant Zaré at Flytrap. This year, on Tuesday March 19, he's using the haft seen as inspiration for his menu. (You can read more about it over at Eater). We are pretty much all about dessert, so we imagined Zaré's saffron ice cream as an outfit. The other courses are sure to be delish (smoked potato coins, poached lobster, black sturgeon caviar and apple salad with saffron butter foam, anyone?), but what can we say, we have a sweet tooth.

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