Hotel Valley Ho, the mid-century marvel in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona with all the luxuries of a modern-day escape, has completely revamped its signature restaurant, ZuZu, marking the greatest evolution of the space since it reopened in 2005. Expertly designed by Scottsdale-based Mendil + Meyer Design Studio, the new space features a combination of mid-century modern and contemporary furnishings and décor, including a new neon ZuZu sign, 1950s-inspired wood screens, bold lighting elements, and dramatic feature walls.
While a few guest-favorite dishes remain, the new menu focuses on small, shareable plates featuring ingredients from the property’s brand-new 240-square-foot herb and vegetable garden. Savor the new, savory Oxtail Pappardelle with foie gras and parmesan as well as the Crispy Pork Shank with sour apple molasses glaze, cucumber tarragon yogurt, and pita. Let ZuZu, Take The Wheel with this new cheeky offering, which puts the chef in the driver’s seat for a hand-selected experience for the table at $75 per person.
ZuZu is also changing things up in the daytime with brunch now served every day, with favorites including the Vanilla Churro Waffle, Southwest Elote Salad, and Korean Short Rib Tacos. Delicious new desserts include the sparkly ZuZu Chocolate Bar, a Donut Sundae, and a Buttermilk Pie with blood-orange-soaked strawberries, candy honeycomb, and whipped cream. Not to be forgotten, the cocktail menu introduces fresh libations such as the ZuZu Mango Tango, infused with a grilled jalapeño straight from the chef’s herb and vegetable garden.
A new wine room, known as The Vine Vault, will leave you chasing a reason to pop a cork and celebrate. There is no better space to do so than the hidden private dining room dubbed The Rosie Room, named after Rosalyn “Rosie” Bennett Lyon, the matriarch of the family that owns Hotel Valley Ho. ZuZu’s overhaul centers around The Kitchen Table, an action station where the chef will cook tableside every evening, bringing live demos to the entire restaurant. Weekend brunchers will find the station transformed into an indulgent seafood display to complement the restaurant’s famous Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar.
For reservations to experience the fully revamped ZuZu, call 480.376.2600 or reserve a table online. ZuZu is open daily for brunch from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., afternoon and late-night fare from 2:30 p.m. to midnight, and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.