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Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940) | © libby rosof/Flickr
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940) | © libby rosof/Flickr
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Frida Kahlo-Inspired Restaurant to Open in Manhattan

Picture of Rachel Gould
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 12 July 2017
Few artists have made a cultural impact as grand as Frida Kahlo’s. Soon, art-lovers, culture enthusiasts, and foodies can communally rejoice at Kahlo: a Chelsea-based, Frida-inspired tapas restaurant set to open in September 2017.

One of history’s most fascinating characters, Frida Kahlo remains beloved for her one-of-a-kind oeuvre, fierce individuality, and enviable style. Having developed a sincere appreciation for the Mexican painter, a love of Mexican culture and a taste for the food, husband-and-wife duo Paula and Fernando Lopez conceived of a Frida Kahlo-inspired restaurant in New York City.

Frida Kahlo, seated next to an agave plant, from a 1937 photo shoot for Vogue entitled "Señoras of Mexico". | © Toni Frissell/Creative Commons
Frida Kahlo, seated next to an agave plant, from a 1937 photo shoot for Vogue entitled “Señoras of Mexico”. | © Toni Frissell/Creative Commons

A homage to Frida’s inspirational albeit complex life and legacy, the Kahlo experience will be a subtle nod to La Casa Azul (the artist’s childhood home-turned-Frida Kahlo museum), Frida’s recognizable fashion sense, and her favorite foods. The menu will offer the likes of mezcal-based cocktails and organic beers and wines alongside handmade empanadas and basil guacamole with corn tortillas.

Frida Kahlo House, Mexico City | © Rod Waddington/Creative Commons
Frida Kahlo House, Mexico City | © Rod Waddington/Creative Commons

Kahlo is due to open at 525 West 29th Street in Manhattan’s gallery district this autumn.