Bibliotheque Restaurant in Nicosia
By Margaret Sheard…
While visiting Lambousa Saturday market last week, we bumped into Heidi Trautmann and during our conversation she told us about a new restaurant in Nicosia which, as she said, completely took her breath away. Heidi writes about many art and cultural events on her own website and Bibliotheque is one of these and we are pleased to reproduce her article below.
BIBLIOTHEQUE – the new sensational restaurant in the heart of Nicosia
By Heidi Trautmann
It is not just a restaurant, it is a sensation, an art event in itself. An example how the historical buildings of the Old City can be left intact outside but completely renovated in the inside, combined with new and modern architecture, the work of young architects.
I was overwhelmed when I first saw it. When you walk from Büyük Han towards the Selemiye Mosque and the Bazaar, the place is in one of the small sidestreets on your right, with many plants along the length of the street and tables outside.
I was not able to attend the grand opening of it on 12 September when there was a great concert of jazz. The concerts continue and are changing so far every week.
I was kept informed by my friend Sevcan Cerkez who – for the occasion – had created some new life size sculptures and positioned them in a sort of vitrine underground…..the citizens of times gone by looking up at you from another level of existence. What a lovely idea and great work.
Cağrı, Sevcan’s son is running the place and there are many people around waiting on you.
My congratulations to an undertaking so well succeeded.
I think this will be a definite visit when next in Nicosia, especially as the area where the restaurant is situated is a favourite.
To see more of Heidi’s articles about art and culture visit her website by clicking here
Slideshow of pictures courtesy of Heidi Trautmann