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Saro Bistro Opening Tomorrow at 102 Norfolk Street
With Global Grub and Tides now just memories in the proverbial bank, Saro Bistro is ready to start serving the neighborhood. Goodbye brown window paper, hello maroon awning and rustic interior. Preparations have been underway for a couple months inside 102 Norfolk, with CIA grad-cum-chef-restauranteur Eran Elhalal providing periodic progress reports via Facebook page. Walking by yesterday, we noticed a sign in the doorway indicating that Saro will open tomorrow night for dinner at 6:00 pm.
Meanwhile, said Facebook page includes a few photos videos from the family and friends private event. Each snippet has Elhalal explaining the inspiration behind the restaurant. Basically, the idea for the bistro was hatched in 2006, with the intention of cooking the “cuisines of long lost empires” – former Yugoslavia, Hungary, and the Balkans.
This was his so-called “home food.” The tastes and scents picked up while spending time with his grandmother Saro, for whom the eatery is named. Most of the recipes are allegedly hers, with some even dating back 150 years, before the days of refrigeration.
Saro Bistro, 102 Norfolk Street, (212) 505-7276