Elettaria, Aktar Nawab's eclectic one and half year old restaurant and cocktail destination is closing tonight due to lease issues. The restaurant, whose cocktail menu was designed by mixologists Lynette Mararro, Brian Miller. and Joe Swifka, featured many rum and tiki drinks such as the Navy Grog which used the original 1941 recipe. The place was one of a kind, especially on Tiki Mondays. We are very sad to see the Elettaria go.
According to a press release:
Today is the last day of service at Elettaria restaurant in Greenwich Village. Chef/co-owner Akhtar Nawab, co-owner Noel Cruz and their partners have made the difficult decision to close the restaurant due to issues with lease negotiations. A personal project for everyone involved, the team did their best every day to establish and maintain the high standards for which the restaurant is known. Akhtar is proud of his work at Elettaria and looks forward to applying the experience he gained there to his future projects.
(source: New York Magazine)
Go there tonight for a proper send off. I will miss my favorite cocktail from their house classics: The Black Pearl
"The Black Pearl like an old fashioned flying the jolly roger. dark and mysterious, old forester bourdon, cruzan black strap rum, demerara sugar, bitters."
3 West 8th St at MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011