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Bury Me in Bacon Waffle Batter

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I've given it much thought, and when I die, I hope to be encased in carbonite like Han Solo in Star Wars. But I hope to have carbonite replaced with bacon-in-the-batter waffle mix.

On Saturday, April 13, Santa Rosa's Zazu hosts a brunch to benefit the Ceres Community Project. What's special about this, other than being hosted by two of the hottest chefs in the area (Duskie Estes and John Stewart), is that 100 percent of the proceeds go to the nonprofit—all of it. Teens from the project will help cook and serve.

The menu includes three types of breads (some with bacon), four sides (some with bacon, some with Meyer lemon) and six entrées (including bacon-in-the-batter waffles). It makes sense that each course includes an option for bacon, since that's what the pioneering restaurant is largely known for; the chefs raise their own pigs, and therefore know exactly what goes in them, which, needless to say, does not include chemical additives like those found in most grocery-store pork.

This isn't the first time Zazu's partnered with Ceres, and hopefully it won't be the last. Tickets are $39 per person for three courses with coffee. Zazu Restaurant and Farm, 3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4814.

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