Concept

The proprietors of AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar are committed to providing an impeccable, first-class dining experience through their unique menu, coupled with a selection of over 110 fine wines and champagnes from all over the world. AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar, offers its patrons the finest food and wine in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere, in which to dine, meet friends, or have drinks after work.

Enjoy Our Enclosed – Heated Garden! Full menu of salads, tapas, main courses, savory cheese & charcuterie, Jacques Torres chocolates, chocolate martinis and more…

Biographies

Angel Campos:  Mr. Campos was born in Guayaquil Ecuador. Currently majoring in music production and recording, as a musician he has collaborated with well known artists from his hometown as well as international musicians. His passion for experimenting in food and wine from various cultures and meeting people led him to work in the hospitality industry. He started his career at a Greek restaurant/lounge in Astoria where he worked as a server. Later, he worked for a catering company for 3 years where most of his experience within the hospitality industry was gained. While working at this catering company, formerly known as Foremost, he was a Captain Server at Donald Trump’s daughter’s wedding, coordinating all the table services for important guests such as former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Hollywood star Natalie Portman. Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar has been his home for the past 10 years. Hence, this is where most of his experience has been gained working with Mr. Aytac Nural and Mr. Zafer Sevimcok as his mentors.

Aytac Nural:  Mr. Nural has a degree in Civil Engineering from Turkey.  He was responsible for completing two large projects in Turkey for Ozkan Insaat. However, he chose to pursue his passion in the food service industry and has been doing so for the last 20 years.  Some of his past experiences include working at establishments such as, Rain, Bella Luna and La Grenouille. Mr. Nural has gained most of his experience while working for Turgut Balikci, the proprietor of Bella Luna and Charles Masson at La Grenouille.

Zafer Sevimcok: Mr. Sevimok has a degree in journalism and worked at Sabah newspaper, a well renowned Turkish newspaper.  While completing his studies, Mr. Sevimcok worked in the food service industry as a waiter and bartender.  Some of the establishments he worked at include Diva and Contrapunto.

Design

Artist Sinem Disli and Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar invite you to dine under the stars.

We are bringing the starlight indoors with the help of 33 handmade iridescent yellow light fixtures, arranged artfully with a gentle slope of the night sky. The yellowish-white color has been declared to be the average color of the universe in 2009, after the scientists had analyzed the light from 200.000 galaxies, formed by stars individually indistinguishable by the naked eye.

The artist captured that warm beige shade with yellow LED lights in 6 different sizes, which are then arranged in the shapes of 33 constellations. The bigger the sphere the closer the star. Blue iridescent bulbs, sprinkled throughout, represent 12 zodiac constellations and 55 golden candle holders complete the picture.