Omar Khayyam’s: Refreshing Cousin Alice’s Memory

On April 29th I wrote about my family’s dinner experience at Omar Khayyam’s restaurant in San Francisco.

I mentioned the 1944 copy of the cookbook, Dinner at Omar Khayyam’s, written and autographed by owner George Mardikian, that my husband tracked down for me through the Internet.

When talking the other day with Doug’s cousin, Alice Bakalian, she thanked me for refreshing her memory. She said that after reading the post about Omar Khayyam’s, she remembered that she and her husband received a copy of that cookbook as a wedding present in 1947.

She hadn’t thought about it in years – most likely because the book was still packed away in an unopened box from their move into their current home. Alice said my story inspired her to find her cookbook.

I’m happy to report that Alice’s copy of Dinner at Omar Khayyam’s, has been found and is proudly on display.

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  1. David Blasco June 20, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Terrific story. Thanks for sharing.


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