FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEAL?
Sarmadi: Ghormeh sabzi, an herb stew by my mother
Esnault: My grandmother showing me how to hunt and prepare every part of a rabbit
CHEESE OR DESSERT?
Sarmadi: Just about any raw-milk goat cheese makes me incredibly happy.
BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN L.A. AND O.C.?
Esnault: It’s a different energy. People here are less stressed, more open and hospitable.
WHAT DO YOU COOK MOST AT HOME?
Sarmadi: Pasta. It’s satisfying and can accommodate my mood.
Esnault: Usually a vegetarian option of quinoa, fresh vegetables, rice, or pasta
SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT YOU?
Sarmadi: I’m not decadent and don’t overindulge.
Esnault: I enjoy riding a little too fast on motorcycles sometimes.
Photograph by Priscilla Iezzi