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Dear Friends of ZuZu,

Autumn. What can I say. An hour before I sat down to draft this correspondence I checked the 10 day forecast; between 82-84 degrees, sunny skies…cool nights. Yes.

The Old Town Farmers Market is up and running as of October 20th, and we’re just starting to see some of the local organic vegetables appear from the September planting.

Here is a gentle reminder of some HVH happenings:

Wine Wednesdays. It’s free. One of our beverage suppliers will pour samples of the week’s featured wines in hopes you will fall in love with one and purchase a bottle to enjoy with your friend(s) on the patio, preferably with a plate of something delectable from ZuZu’s kitchen. 5 to 7pm.

Saturday nights we have live music beginning at 7pm and plenty of featured drinks created by our team of talented mixologists, priced equally as attractive.

Cupcake aficionados from near and afar will converge on the
Valley Ho this Veteran’s Day, Sunday November 11th for the 3rd annual “Cupcake Love-In”. It’s a day to celebrate the beloved and timeless cupcake, recognize the Valley’s sublimely creative bakers and pastry chefs and bring the community together to do good and make a difference for a local charity. This year’s beneficiary is
Project H3 VETS, a local non-profit organization that addresses homelessness of our veteran community. Scroll down to learn more about Cupcake Love-In and Project H3 VETS.

Arrowood Vineyards will join us for our Monday Night Chef’s Table on November 12th. Richard Arrowood gained an iconic
winemaking reputation as the first winemaker of Chateau St Jean, producing some of the first single vineyard wines from California. Richard and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood crushed their first grapes during the harvest of 1987 and released their first wines in 1988. Richard's philosophy was simple: produce classic varietal wines with grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County's diverse climates, with as little intervention as possible. I do hope you’ll consider attending; we’ve even secured some of their
beautiful Late Harvest Riesling for dessert!

If you have not made ZuZu part of your Thanksgiving tradition yet, I hope this will be the year. We are serving our regular dinner menu from noon to 9 pm, along with our slow-roasted, all-natural Red Bird Farms Turkey, Country Gravy, Cornbread Sage stuffing, Roasted Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Ginger Relish and of course, our fabulous pies and desserts.

There you go. May your holiday season be filled with all forms of delightfulness; friends, family, laughter and delicious food!

All the Best,


Monday, November 12th: Arrowood Vineyards

Seared Sea Scallop
roasted baby radish + golden pepper butter
Chardonnay 2009 Sonoma County

Crisp Goat Cheese Salad
lolla rosa + blood orange vinaigrette
Syrah “Saralee’s Vineyard” 2006

Herb Roasted Loin of Venison
sweet potato au gratin, blue lake beans + huckleberry thyme jus
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Sonoma County

Bosc Pear Financier
meyer lemon Sorbet
Russian River Late Harvest White Riesling 2007

Turn your evening into a date night and extend the fun
until morning.
With your Monday Night Chef’s Table receipt,
a Signature Guest Room is yours for the night, at a special rate
of just $99
. Plan ahead, because this offer is based on availability.

Monday Night Chef’s Table
Date: Monday, November 12th
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $56 per person
Does not include tax or gratuity.
Reservations: 480.421.7997


Events of November

Cupcake Love-In

Last year’s “Peace, Love + Cupcakes” fundraising event at the
Hotel Valley Ho was a great success. During the VIP portion of the event, last year’s winners of the cupcake competition categories
will be showcased, and these bakers will have the opportunity to connect with 125 guests before the event opens to the general
public. Aside from being the Valley’s largest cupcake event, the
core of the Cupcake Love-In is their mission to give back to the community and make the greatest financial impact possible for
their beneficiary, this year Project H3 VETS.

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm, VIP portion starts at 10am
Place: Hotel Valley Ho
Cost: $50 VIP, $20 Adults, $5 Kids

To learn more, please visit their website at


Thanksgiving is a time for families to unite and reflect on everything they have to be thankful for. Let ZuZu take away the stress of
cooking the turkey this year so you can relax and enjoy spending time with the people who matter most to you. This year on Thanksgiving, ZuZu will not only be serving their full a la carte
dinner menu beginning at noon, but we will also be offering a 3-course Holiday dinner menu which includes a choice of starters,
Red Bird Farms roasted turkey with all the trimmings and wonderful homemade pies.

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Time: Breakfast 6:00am - 11:00am
Dinner & Holiday Menu - Noon - 9pm
Reservations: 480.421.7997

Not Ready to Say Goodnight- New Year’s Eve 12.31.12

Ring-a-ding-ding in the New Year

It’s time to shake (not stir) it up - this New Year’s Eve is gonna go down smooth. Have a high-class, four-course dinner paired with Champagne and Belvedere Vodka. Choose the time that’ll put you
in the mood (but make your reservations early).

6:30 pm for $100 per person | 9:30 pm for $135 per person.

The after-dinner entertainment will let you set the stage for whatever you’ve got in mind. Live entertainment from 7 pm–2 am, and a Champagne toast at midnight on top of the seven story tower.

Keep the Affair Going

We’re here for you, kid - and the first day of 2013 is gonna swing. Never went to bed? Breakfast is served 6 am - 9 am. Need a little recovery time? Brunch with our infamous Bloody Mary Bar will be
9 am - 2:30 pm. Ready for another round? Dinner goes from
5:30 pm
to 10 pm. You’ll be mad if you miss it, man.

Three-Day Weekend Special

When you book a weekend stay between November 18, 2012 and
January 12, 2013, you may get your 3rd night free when you reserve three consecutive nights and mention the “3rd Night Free” deal. 

Book online or call 480.248.2000 or 866.882.4484.

Subject to availability, cannot be combined with other offers. Only valid for stays through January 12, 2013.

Find Us on Facebook

Have you Liked us on Facebook yet? To stay up to date with awesome events, specials, and news, be sure to Like the Facebook pages for Cafe ZuZu, Hotel Valley Ho, OH Pool and VH Spa.

Saturday sHOwdown

Put the "ZuZu" back into your weekend! Starting at 5pm on
Saturday nights now, our Lobby bar will be mixing it up and offering tastings of an exclusive drink created by our master Zu-ologists.
We'll keep the vibe going with live music on the ZuZu patio at 7pm, and give you a special price on our featured drink all night long in
the lounge. What's the cocktail of the night going to be? Head over
to ZuZu on Saturday nights to find out!

ZuZu on TV

As fall approaches be sure to check out Chef Wiley prepare some spectacular fall recipes this November on your Life A-Z with Lisa Haffner. Catch him on November 8th, 19th, and the 28th. As always you can find his recipes on their web site at


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