“Richard Parsons, ex-chief executive of Time Warner and Citigroup, as well as restaurateur and jazz fan extraordinaire, has reopened Minton’s, the Harlem jazz club at 206 West 118th St.
Its sister spot, The Cecil, remains closed to the public and, for now, open only for private events.
Minton’s kitchen is run by The Cecil’s executive chef, JJ Johnson, who will be cooking his Afro-Asian-American favorites at Minton’s five days a week for dinner and weekend brunches with live music.
(Parsons is also chairman of the Jazz Foundation of America.)
New dishes include short rib toast with spicy pickled okra and yogurt, and a rice fritter with crab and coconut. There will also be classics from The Cecil, including oxtail dumplings with green apple curry and taro root.“