On Oct. 25, 2022, The Tallulah Group, which operates Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro in Birmingham and BESA in Detroit, opened Birmingham’s newest restaurant, ZANA.
This “modern American restaurant with European flair” is in the former space of The Bird & The Bread (210 S. Old Birmingham Ave, Birmingham), and offers a menu curated by Chef Jason Bamford that is filled with signature dishes including steak tartare; octopus with fennel; lamb chops with coco spice, and much more.
The 10,000-square-foot space includes a private dining room and exclusive dining sections executed by local designers, and a bar area that features a robust cocktail program led by mixologist Anthony Escalante.
“Guests should expect a dining experience that will transcend taste… through alluring ambiance, bold flavors and unparalleled service,” Johnny Prenci, ZANA’s general manager, said in a press release.
Oh That Becky Cocktail recipe
Bring a little piece of ZANA’s into your home by making one of their signature drinks, Oh That Becky, with this simple copycat recipe, courtesy of Anthony Escalante and ZANA.
- 1.5 oz Valentine “White Blossom” Vodka
- 1.0 oz Becherovka
- Fresh strawberries, to taste
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 0.5 oz simple syrup
- Aromatic bitters
- Add Valentine “White Blossom” Vodka, Becherovka, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters in cocktail shaker
- Muddle strawberries and add to cocktail shaker
- Shake vigorously
- Strain into preferred glassware over ice
- Garnish as you please