(UPDATE: We did go there this weekend. Our review coming soon!)
A few weeks back we stopped by Slivana’s and visited with the owners who were hard at work but gave us a tour of their new place. Sivan and her husband Abdel are opening their third Harlem business “Silvana” Friday, June 21st. On Friday the downstairs only will be open for their Opening party. Saturday both the upstairs and downstairs will be open for business.
They also own the successful and one of my personal favorite music spots, The Shrine as well as the popular French bistro and bar Yatenga which are both located further uptown on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
Sivan was explaining that they wanted to bring a similar type of place to lower Harlem but with Israeli cuisine on the menu. Located just off the corner on 116th Street and FDB directly across from Harlem Tavern they couldn’t have chosen a better location.
Downstairs will have a restaurant, bar, performance stage, DJ set up and tables. A very cool cozy vibe and pretty spacious from what I could see under construction. This will be a nice addition to Harlem Restaurant Row. They plan to have live music every night followed by a DJ and late night Hookah. Upstairs will feature accessories from around the world such as tea, coffee and a variety of other things including home goods. Sivan was hinting that eventually they may have an outdoor area (patio) in the back as well which would be very cool, but first they just want to open and get things up and running.
I predict Silvana’s will be equally as successful as the Shrine for the customers who frequent Harlem Tavern and the various other locations that offer live music. What will set Silvana apart is they will provide live music every night in addition to Israeli food which will make them truly unique for all of us Harlemites to enjoy. A few of us from HarlemCondoLife are going this weekend to try it out so stay tuned for a follow up review.
300 W. 116th Street (at FDB/ 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
Posted in business, Drink, Entertainment, Food, Harlem, Menu Harlem Hot Spots, Menu Harlem Restaurant Row, Music, New York City, Restaurant Reviews, Restaurants, South Harlem (SOHA)
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Need help selecting a wine for Thanksgiving?
The Winery has identified many good to great wines for the Thanksgiving Day table. Just look for the ‘Saluting Turkey’ on pre-selected wines in the store. Don’t forget the JUMBO SAVINGS offered by purchasing a Sommelier Value Pack, an assortment of 12 premium red Continue reading
NEW YORK, N.Y. – On November 14, 2012, My Image Studios (MIST Harlem) will host a special screening of scenes from Sweet Dreams, the newly released documentary film by siblings Lisa and Rob Fruchtman. Sweet Dreams documents the story of Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda’s first Hutu and Tutsi female drumming troupe, which also founded Inzozi Nziza, the only locally-owned ice cream shop in Rwanda.
Founders of the award-winning Brooklyn based, organic ice cream business, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Alexis Miesen and Jennie Dundas played a major role in Inozoz Nziz. The duo made numerous trips to Rwanda to train, prepare and mentor the women on how to make ice cream and run a business. Their story is an integral part of the movie.A similar project involving coffee from Rwanda has recently been founded by Grace Hightower De Niro. Her new coffee brand, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda, is being launched in select Whole Foods later this month. These Rwandan coffees are sourced exclusively from small farmers utilizing fair trade practices.
Complimentary samples of Blue Marble ice cream and a new brand of coffee that is sourced entirely from Rwanda, called Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda, will be available for screening attendees.
- Sweet Dreams film producers/directors Lisa Fruchtman (Academy Award winning film editor for Right Stuff, and nominee for The Godfather III and Apocalypse Now) and Rob Fruchtman (three time Emmy Award winner, including one for directing HBO’s Sister Helen)
- Drummers from Rwanda Drum troupe Ingoma Nshya accompanied by New York City-based all femaile drummers Akalande
- Shay Wafer, Executive Director, 651 Arts
- Roland Laird, CEO, MIST Harlem/My Image Studios LLC
Exclusive screening of scenes from Sweet Dreams, with a special performance from Rwanda Drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
40 West 116th Street (between Lenox and Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10026
About MIST Harlem:
MIST (for “My Image Studios”) Harlem, is a $21M, 20,000 sq. ft. cultural entertainment center opening for daily business in late-November. MIST features a 130-seat restaurant (Harvist) and three (3) performance spaces presenting the best in film, live music, spoken word, comedy and more—performed by top established and emerging black & Latino artists from around the world. MIST Harlem is completely minority-owned, and resides in the Kalahari: the 250-unit, award-winning, LEED Gold-certified condo.
About My Image Studios LLC
Located in the Kalahari Condominiums on 116th Street near Lenox Avenue, MIST Harlem will host a 130 seat restaurant and three intimate theaters that will present the best film, live music, spoken word, comedy and plays from Black and Latino culture throughout the world.
Event will include live African drumming by Rwandan troupe Ingoma Nshya, Blue Marble ice cream and a new brand of coffee that is sourced entirely from Rwanda, called Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda
Posted in Art and Culture, Community, Entertainment, Harlem, Menu Harlem Hot Spots, Movies Cinema Film, Music, New York City
Tagged 116th Street, @HarlemHCL, Blue Marble Ice cream, documentary, Harlem Condo Life, HarlemCondoLife.com, Kalahari, MIST Harlem, nyc, Rwandan troupe Ingoma Nshya, Sweet Dreams
If your liquor cabinet is empty by now The Winery will be open today Tuesday, October 30th post Hurricane Sandy, from 3PM to 9PM. However, no delivery service today.
Be sure to check out some of there up and coming wine tastings below for Friday and Saturday.
|Free Wine Tasting Schedule: Italian Experience
|The Wines of Northern Italy
Friday, November 2nd, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Jennifer from Jan D’Amore Imports will join The Winery to pour The Winery’s selection from the northern region of Italy. The primary focus will be on Veneto, home of Valpolicella and Amarone della Vapolicella, decadence in a bottle.
The Wines of Italy
Saturday, November 3rd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuscany is king in central Italy but don’t sleep on the red wines of Basilicata in the south or the crisp, aromatic white wines of Friuli in the north. Come by The Winery for an opportunity to really get a taste of the many facets of Italian wines.
Posted in Drink, Harlem, New York City
Tagged 116th Street, @HarlemHCL, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem Business, Harlem Condo Life, HarlemCondoLife.com, Hurricane Sandy, Sandy, The Winery, Wine