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.