After a five-month post hurricane hiatus, Za Restaurantin Pennington reopens today. When I read about their hurriane damage last August, I was heartbroken for them, as they’d just expanded, increasing their indoor seating from 38 to 76 people. But when life gives you lemons…
The shopping center where Za is housed needed extensive foundation repair, so the building’s owner also did a roof line renovation and façade improvement, in addition to totally new electric, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. At the same time, Za added new lighting, versatile booth seating and a special chef’s table to the Jewel box dining room.
“It’s been a long wait. We’re so happy to be back,” said chef/owner Mark Valenza. “The good news is the closure gave us the chance to make more improvements.”
Za Restaurant is currently accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day, with their “Lobster bliss – Winter – 2012”menu that features seven lobster dishes in addition to many other options. Call this as global comfort food with a sophisticated touch. Reservations are available online or by phone. As always Za Restaurant is BYOB. Za Restaurant, 147 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534, 609-737-4400.