Last night, the people behind the "revival" of the Copacabana debuted its new Times Square location during a preview party, complete with a buffet of ceviche, paella, and vegetables, new Copa dancers, and some historic Copa dancers of the past. The mega four-floor, 25,000 square foot space, located in the old China Club spot is coming out of a gut renovation. It will reopen as a restaurant and dance club, complete with a glass enclosed rooftop, nightly live music acts, and a "retro-glamorous" Supper Club by Calle Ocho chef Alex Garcia in mid-July. The Copa has been without a home since 2007 and was once known for its famed guests, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Update: Some details on the menu of the Supper Club, per a release: "As Garcia explores Peru, the diner experiences a traditional Tiradito from Lima and Jalea, rock shrimp, squid & scallops lightly fried in cornmeal with oranges & lemons from Cabo Blanco. On to Mexico where the entrée Tres Moles, features three types of moles, yellow, black and red chicken mole with a Nopales cactus salad from Oaxaca. From the chef’s native Cuba, there’s a Rabo, a fiery braised oxtail with bone marrow and a fig & onion house made marmalade as well as Arroz Imperial, grilled chicken with saffron rice, chicken stew, caper & olives from Mantanzas."
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