Backyard opening in Forestville

New restaurant to open in Forestville

Sheldon and Kedan at Peter Lowell’s

Sheldon and Kedan at Peter Lowell's
Sheldon and Kedan at Peter Lowell's

The former Sarah’s Forestville Kitchen will reopen in October as Backyard.

At the helm: Former Ad Hoc and Peter Lowell’s chef Daniel Kedan and Seth Harvey, formerly of Petite Syrah and the Girl and the Fig. Marianna Gardenhire will be pastry chef.

The menu: “It’s all from the backyard of Sonoma County,” said Kedan, who plans to highlight local farms and producers for the California-cuisine menu. “The food is what you’d have if you came to my house for a party,” Kedan said. Having worked at Lowell Sheldon’s farm-to-table eatery for the last year, he’s familiar with many of the local producers, and has continued to hone his classic techniques. The highlight of the Forestville space is a large outdoor patio, that’s usable about eight months of the year.

Inside is a 40-seat dining room. They’re sprucing up the space and working on the menu over the next few months, but plan to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant.

Daniel Kedan's Antipasti at Backyard in Forestville
Kedan's Antipasti