“It's not any one thing that makes Alvin and Friends so special. Sure, the jazz music wafting through the speakers is inviting. And of course, the soulful paintings — all done by the owner — lining the dining room walls are absolutely mesmerizing. And then there's the transformative Southern/Caribbean cooking, which is a standout all on its own. But when you throw them all together...and add in all-smiles hospitality from owner Alvin Clayton - well then you have something really extraordinary. To put it simply: There's nothing else like it in Westchester. In fact, there may be nothing else like it anywhere.”
— The Journal News
We will be closed for lunch this week. We will be serving dinner only Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 10 pm. We will be serving lunch and dinner on Saturday, September 5th and Brunch and dinner on Sunday, September 6th.
On Saturday, September 5th Lisa Maxwell returns to Alvin & Friends from 7:30 to 11 pm with Russ Kassoff on piano. Maxwell has worked the NYC cabaret scene, appearing at clubs like Don’t Tell Mama, Nell’s, Tatou and Danny’s Skylight Room. After a brief hiatus from performing Lisa released two CDs, Return to Jazz Standards (2010) and Happy (2011) and she has returned to the club scene where she has been praised for her “unpretentious and delightfully easy-going delivery.” Bill Rudman of The Music Theatre Project writes “It is impossible not to hear [her CD] and develop an immediate crush on Lisa. She is spirited, youthful, charming, warm and utterly engaging.” No cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Each course will be paired with a one-ounce serving of a different rum. The dinner will start with Gurapo de Canã Shrimp Ceviche with micro cilantro and Cassava chips, followed by your choice of entrees: Fennel Crusted Snapper served with truffle mashed potatoes, tomato fundu and Brugal butter sauce or Bacardi-Mango Glazed Chorizo-Stuffed Quail with black beans and grilled chayote or Peppercorn Cristed Black Barrel Rib Eye with sweet potato grits and sizzled jale. For dessert enjoy Dulce de Leche Flan with bruleed banabas and ginger whipped cream. The menu is priced at $60 for food only, $90 including the rum flight.