When we first met Sonoma County-based Chef Duskie Estes last Spring when she was about to move Zazu Kitchen + Farm from Santa Rosa into an incredible space at The Barlow in Sebastopol. It’s now located on the grounds of a long-closed Gravenstein apple processing facility. Some of the weathered, tin clad warehouse buildings remain and have been artfully repurposed. The rest of the complex duplicates that rustic look.
Most of the mains change nightly at Zazu. A signature starter is the “I (heart) Pigstram”i. John cures the pork for this little sandwich served on artisan rye with sauerkraut and house-made Guinness mustard.
Saturday and Sunday brunch is a major attraction here. At brunch the “can’t miss” item is the “As seen on TV” maple glazed donut with bacon jimmies. Outrageous…
Also popular is the king + queen of pork bacon-in-the-batter waffle with bacon toffee and house-made espresso gelato.