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.