The Cecil:: Harlem

The vision of New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, the Cecil is New York City’s first Afro-Asian-American brasserie. Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora of Chef Smalls, the...

Minton’s:: Harlem

The vision of New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls,¬†Minton’s is a jazz legend reborn. One of New York’s most famous jazz clubs, Minton’s was founded in 1938 by saxophonist Henry Minton. ¬†Over the next...

The Cecil / Harlem

Two restaurants, both alike in drama, in fabulous New York, where we lay our scene… When friend and executive chef Alexander Smalls told us about his new venture last year, we were thrilled to help bring it to life – two restaurants introducing distinct...