A Food Tasting with Author & Harlem Historian, Michael Henry Adams
Sundays, Tuesdays & Saturdays
Born in Akron, Ohio, Michael Henry Adams is an accomplished writer, lecturer, historian, tour guide and activist, living in Harlem. A fine arts graduate of the University of Akron, Michael trained in Columbia University's graduate historic preservation program as well as studying English country houses at the Attingham Summer School.
His books include Harlem, Lost and Found; An Architectural and Social History, 1765-1915, Monacelli Press, 2001 and Style and Grace; African Americans at Home, Bullfinch, 2002. Currently he's at work on the forthcoming Homo Harlem, A Chronicle of Lesbian and Gay Life in the African American Cultural Capital, 1915-1995.
He is Executive Director of Save Harlem Now!, a group devoted to preserving Harlem's rich architectural legacy and otherwise a passionate supporter of historic preservation, Harlem restaurants and President Barack Obama.
Michael Henry Adams conducts custom tours, sharing the unknown historic Harlem for groups from as small as two, to as large as fifty, (with a bus). His tours include venerable churches, private houses, lunch, dinner, jazz and restaurant tastings!
For just $60.00 per person, [including tax, but exclusive of gratuities] join an evening jaunt along historic Lenox Avenue on Sunday and Tuesday nights that concludes with supper, wine and jazz at Barawine Bistro. For the same rate tours concluding with dinner are also available at Settepani or Cheri restaurants.
Harlem's hidden treasure VFW Post tour with authentic jazz and a down-home fish fry includes two cocktails and is a bargain at just $55.00.
Other East-side alternatives include tasting tours with exquisite offerings from four restaurants that add up to a sumptuous feast, with wine, for $80.00- $95.00-per person. These packages comprise Harlem Shake, Boulevard Bistro,Cheri and Barawine, or Chez Lucienne, Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Red Rooster and Gin Fizz Lounge, or Cedric's, Billie's Black, Vinerteria and Harlem State of Mind and more options, including brunch on the weekend.
In west Harlem restaurant tastings similarly include a variety of new eatery options showcasing different neighborhoods, from Manhattanville, to Broadway, to Hamilton Heights and even lower Washington Heights. Brunch is also available.
Restaurant and tasting tours must have a minimum of ten participants and except when arranged as special event parties taking over a portion or all of a facility, are strictly limited to 25 maximum!
For a slight additional charge, tours can originate or conclude, with drinks in a private house or garden. To gain a taste and look at the real Harlem, an opportunity that's otherwise highly inaccessible , we strongly recommend this unique experience.
Reservations required one (1) week in advance by e-mail to email@example.com.
Schedule & Tickets
Sundays, Tuesdays & Saturdays · $55-$95
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