Harlem's renaissance as a destination for foodies is leading corporate meeting groups to try some of the newest and coolest dining and event options in the neighborhood. It is also an attracting intriguing venue owners such as former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons.
From cinnamon-scented fried Guinea hen to oxtail dumplings, Harlem is coming up with new twists on the cuisines of Africa and Asia. And now, venues are leveraging their unique cuisines to launch other kinds of experiences such as jazz clubs that are located next door.
According to meeting planners, "We love jazz, and European visitors in particular have always had a very romantic perspective about Harlem."