MENANDS — In maritime travels, a lighthouse serves as a beacon to aid sailors to safe harbor.
“We envisioned being just that,” said Jessica Lamoreaux, who owns Il Faro restaurant and bar with her fiancé Christian Lofaro. “A safe haven from the stresses of everyday life.”
Il Faro is Italian for lighthouse, and that’s the kind of cuisine one can expect.
“We know that dining out is more than just a meal,” said Lamoreaux. “It’s a great new glass of wine, a much needed break from work, a romantic evening with promise, a perfectly mixed cocktail and a memorable meal that you will crave.”
The couple each moved up from Manhattan and started their bar and restaurant off of Broadway two years ago. Lamoreaux said they both fell in love with the neighborhood. She said they both find their place in the community is the “most important and rewarding” aspect of the business.
The first friday of each month Il Faro showcases the work of local artists with a free wine tasting, happy hour drinks and appetizers.
Lofaro learned how to cook by watching his father. In July, Lofaro hosts a Kid Chefs program every Saturday, proceeds from which go towards different charitable organizations.
“The most important and rewarding part of our business is getting involved in our community,” said Lamoreaux. “Without the community we would not be able to do what we love to do.”
Michael Hallisey is Managing Editor of Spotlight Newspapers.