Hazel Restaurant will open in Occidental summer 2015

Hazel Restaurant will open in Occidental summer 2015

Berkeley chefs Jim and Michele Wimborough of Zut! on Fourth are slated to open Hazel Restaurant, a wood-oven focused restaurant in Occidental. The couple are taking over the longtime Bistro de Copains space, which was for years a West County destination for French cuisine.

The new restaurant, which the couple are describing as “rustic California-Mediterranean” will make heavy use of the dual live-fire ovens and will include thin crust pizzas, local fish from Bodega Bay, burgers and small plates. Michele will head up the desserts, including a weekly seasonal Friday Pie Day, sundaes, cookies and cakes. The couple are looking to open in mid-July.

More details facebook.com/Restauranthazel, 3782 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental.