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Alkebulan is the world's first African dining hall, celebrating the last untapped cuisine and the worlds largest hidden gem. The African dining hall is an exploration of the rich and diverse culture consumed through its food, music and design. Curated by world renowned chef Alexander Smalls. Alkebulan (pronounced al-kee-boulan) – the oldest name for Africa and translating to ‘Mother of Mankind’ or ‘Garden of Eden’ – is an exploration of the rich and diverse culture consumed through its food, music and design curated by award-winning chef Alexander Smalls.

“IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN, YOUR ‘HAPPY PLACE’. BE IT A CHERISHED LOCATION OR A STATE OF MIND. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW IT materialises … MANIFEST IT. WHAT MATTERS IS THAT YOU DISCOVER AND INDULGE IN ITS POWERS AND HEALING GRACE… BEING HAPPY IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF.”
-Chef Alexander smalls
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OUR CHEFS

Hand-picked pioneers in their unique cooking styles, Chef Alexander Smalls has selected world-renowned chefs that will turn their vision into reality to blaze a trail for the continent’s cuisine.

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    Laurent Fine dining,
    107 Duncan Avenue, New York
    914-309-7030,
    Open: 09:00 am – 01:00 pm