Joe Jarrell

April 2004

In the Richmond, the city’s most radiant belly dancer will temporarily hypnotize you at aziza (415.752.2222) away from a seemingly endless tasting menu ($39 for five courses) that features local organic produce and hormone-free meats. Wide smiles emanate throughout aziza’s spacious, upscale casbah design, and the only tough decision is which fantastic cocktail to select: preserved meyer lemon drop, blood orange cosmo, or the “fez fizz,” a tickler of champagne and pomegranate puree.