Only it happens every night during Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Once the sun goes down, Olive Tree's iftar buffet opens, often to a sell-out crowd. What you see above are appetizers, salads and side dishes. Meat, chicken and fish dishes fill six hot trays in another section.
Still more dishes were stuffed grape leaves, golden brown fried corn fritters, spicy chicken wings, cauliflower with eggs, falafel and labneh (drained yogurt) combined with walnuts.
There were meat pies, spinach buns, fried tomatoes with mozzarella and cheese rolls, so much food that it took two platters to hold even a small taste of everything. The soup of the day was lentil.
Ramadan continues through the evening of July 17. If you want to attend one of the dinners at the Olive Tree, be sure to make reservations, because they are quickly sold out. The price for more food than you could humanly eat in one sitting is just $23.
Olive Tree Restaurant, 512 S Brookhurst Street #3, Anaheim, CA 92804. Tel: (714) 535-2878.