ZuZu Restaurant Completes its Seismic Retrofit, and is now Re-Open
NAPA, CA, February 23, 2012. — ZuZu Restaurant has completed it’s seismic retrofit on the historical building at 829 Main Street and has re-opened February 17th. ZuZu will also be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in downtown Napa by hosting several events in the coming month. With the new facade and kitchen upgrades, ZuZu is looking forward to the next 10 years in Napa.
During the six week closure of the restaurant, Mick Salyer and the ZuZu Chefs visited Northern Spain; primarily San Sebastian and Barcelona, where the markets and eateries are considered to be amidst the greatest in Europe. The tapas and pintxos bars are the definitive stand outs in these culinary meccas.
The crew made daily visits to the Mercado, where the stalls were filled with a plethora of seafood, vegetables, and meats including the highly sought-after Jamons. “Exploring and feasting in the countless Tapas Bars that line the streets of old San Sebastian provided us with inspiration for the year to come.
They also visited Rioja and toured the cellars of Lopez de Heredia and Roda. Lopez de Heredia is the 3rd oldest winery in Rioja. They trace their roots back to 1877 and even today they make some of the most interesting, traditional wines in the world.
Visiting Getaria, which is home to the famous wine called Txakoli. The trip coincided with the Txakoli Festival which celebrates the newest release of the slightly sparkling wine known as Txakoli. Everyone from this small wine region and the neighboring villages line the streets of Getaria with bottles and glasses in hand.
Outside of Barcelona they toured the cellars of Gramona in Penedas. This is the home of the Spanish sparkling wine known as Cava. Gramona was founded in 1881 and produces some of the highest rated and cellered aged Cavas in Spain. These wines along with those of Lopez de Heredia and the wines of Txakoli can be experienced and enjoyed at Zuzu starting February 17th.
ZuZu Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years of Success, Completes its Seismic Retrofit, and the Crew goes to Spain
NAPA, CA, December 13, 2011. – ZuZu Restaurant is ramping up to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. ZuZu will close for the month of January in order to finish the seismic retrofit on their historical building on Main Street, which allows for a new facade and a trip to Spain.
While construction ensues, proprietor Mick Salyer and the ZuZu Chefs will head off to Spain to seek new inspiration and ideas. Mick says, “It’s a great time to go back to Spain and immerse ourselves in the food of Northern Spain” The chefs plan on visiting restaurants and wineries throughout San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao and Barcelona.
While the core menu and interior design of ZuZu will remain the same, the community can look forward to exciting new touches and menu additions as Zuzu upgrades it’s kitchen and re-opens in early February.
Zuzu has long played a role in introducing the world of tapas, paella, and Iberian wines to the community. The next 10 years promises to be even better!
Stay connected with ZuZu online at zuzunapa.com. Pictures of Spain and building construction will be uploaded weekly.
ZuZu Restaurant, a Downtown Napa tradition for 10 years, is located at 829 Main Street and is open every day.
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