dedicated to delicious.
The brand-new ‘Zu is here! The restaurant is better than ever with a completely redesigned space, still inspired by the hotel’s classic mid-century modern design. Enjoy a revamped, imaginative menu from Executive Chef Russell LaCasce with plenty of shareable small plates and delicious new desserts, plus brunch now served every day. Our new 'ZuZu, Take the Wheel' dining option is perfect for curious foodies; sit back and let the chef plate up dish after dish until every craving is satiated. Enjoy dinner and a show at The Kitchen Table—our new chef demo station that's front and center in the dining room—or bring your friends for a special private dining experience in The Rosie Room. We’ve also got colorful new craft cocktails to try, and myriad bottles of wine to choose from with the new Vine Vault. Come in and check-out the brand-new ZuZu, where the table is set for an unforgettable meal.
THE ZuZu Story.
The restaurant, along with our new private dining space—The Rosie Room—is dedicated to Rosalyn “Rosie” Bennett Lyon, also known as ZuZu. She was the beloved matriarch of the family that owns Hotel Valley Ho, as well as a fantastic cook, who believed that food is better when it's shared with the people you love. This little restaurant personifies what we love about Arizona; the rich sense of history, warm hospitality, and all its gentle reminders that we should never take ourselves too seriously.
EXECUTIVE CHEF russell lacasce.
Chef LaCasce's culinary career spans over 20 years and a variety of cuisines from around the globe. His extensive training includes a culinary arts degree and working under some of the best chefs in Arizona, including Beau MacMillan of elements at Sanctuary, also part of the Westroc Collection. Russell's creative eye for menu design and sincere passion for cooking are reflected in the inventive shared plates served at ZuZu.