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Greetings Friends of ZuZu!

By February, I'm always ready for a little indulgence. I've fully recovered after the holiday frenzy and am enjoying the toasty weather after the great freeze last month.

There have been some fun activities this season so far; some of my favorites: The Nutcracker at Symphony Hall, New Year's Eve at Hotel Valley Ho, Cavalia Odysseo, Barrett-Jackson, and coming up - Arizona Cocktail Week! I personally can't think of a better way to celebrate the second week in February, or any other week for that matter. It's been exciting to see the proliferation over the past few years of local mixologists, or "bar chefs", as some prefer to be identified, using herbs, spices and infused syrups to create something truly unique and special. This soiree kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the Cocktail Carnival at 6pm here at Hotel Valley Ho. The Arizona Cocktail Week events conclude on Friday, February 22nd. Most of the events, seminars, and festivities will be held at everyone's favorite Scottsdale urban resort, the Hotel Valley Ho. Learn more and purchase tickets by visiting

We are excited to welcome back Sonoma-Cutrer as our Monday Night Chef's Table guest in February. Sonoma County is famous for its chardonnay, and Sonoma-Cutrer has been growing beautiful chardonnay grapes there since 1973. The vineyard is located along the hillsides and rocky foothills in the Sonoma Coast Appellation, an area with long, even growing seasons that is strongly influenced by maritime variations. Cool nights and days that rarely get hot contribute layers of oceanic fog that creep into Sonoma's interior valleys through numerous spots like the Petaluma Gap. If you love chardonnay, I hope you can attend our Chefs Table on Monday, February 25th, for an exceptional night of food and wine.

We know you're not the type to forget Valentine's Day. As luck would have it, we're featuring some beautiful dishes for the occasion (yes, we have lobster) along with our regular menu, and all the little touches to set the mood on that special day including some Coconut Chocolate Bites to end the meal. Only a few rooms are available, so book soon!

Viva la Spring!


Monday, February 25th: Sonoma-Cutrer Winery


Chesapeake Bay Scallops
tagliatelle pasta, prosciutto + tangelo
Chardonnay "Le Cutrer"

Roasted Kohlrabi Tart
grilled chicory + warm camembert
Chardonnay " Les Pierre's"

Braised Leg of Lamb
ancho chili, roasted parsnips + heirloom cauliflower
Pinot Noir

White Chocolate Bread Pudding
pecans + caramelized apples
Bonterra Muscat

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 $169
. Plan ahead, because this offer is based on availability.

Monday Night Chef's Table
Date: Monday, February 25th
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $56 per person
Does not include tax or gratuity.
Reservations: 480.421.7997


Events of February

Valentine's Day

Celebrate this year at ZuZu with a romantic candle-lit dinner where you can enjoy our version of classic, farm-fresh American cuisine. We will be offering Champagne and handcrafted cocktail specials, as well as exceptional dinner features along with our regular menu. Reservations are recommended.

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Reservations: 480.421.7997

Valentine's Day Spa Special: February 14-28

Romance Massage 60 min: $150 (includes service charge)
Regular Price $222

Enjoy a full-body massage with Infinite Love Massage Oil, a glass of Champagne, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Available for both couples and singles. Learn more...

Desserts for All

Try our new desserts! We've got Cranberry Cheesecake with sour orange cream (pictured); Chocolate Mousse and Flourless Chocolate Torte with mango and raspberry coulis; and Almond Cake with port wine, pear compote, and lemon sorbet.
Order anytime! Learn more...

Cocktails more your thing? We've got some great new additions like The Hub Cap (pictured), with Stoli Vanilla, Baileys, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, espresso, simple syrup, and Grand Marnier. Other new favorites include The Wimbledon (tequila, grapefruit juice, agave nectar, basil, sparkling wine) and The Dean (whiskey, sweet vermouth, brown sugar simple syrup, bitters).

Arizona Cocktail Week

Hotel Valley Ho will host the first three days of Arizona Cocktail Week (February 16-19), including seminars, tastings and events. Go to or call 480.421.7997
for details.

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.

ZuZu on TV

Don't miss Chef Wiley on Channel 3's "Your Life A-Z "with host Lisa Haffner! His segments air at 10am on February 7th, 18th & 27th. You can always find his recipes on Your Life A-Z.


6850 E. Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 | | 480.421.7997

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