Saturday FEBRUARY 25TH 5PM-CLOSE Mardi Gras Party!    In the long honored tradition of Louisiana We will be throwing a Mardi Gras Party Saturday February 25th from 5pm-close. Complete with the Upstate Dance Band, Late night DJ and Karaoke, Hurricane Drink Specials, and Chef Chris will be whipping up Cajun Specials: Crawfish Etoufee and Gumbo. And of course beads for everyone!  

 

Saturday FEBRUARY 25TH 5PM-CLOSE Mardi Gras Party! 

 

In the long honored tradition of Louisiana We will be throwing a Mardi Gras Party Saturday February 25th from 5pm-close. Complete with the Upstate Dance Band, Late night DJ and Karaoke, Hurricane Drink Specials, and Chef Chris will be whipping up Cajun Specials: Crawfish Etoufee and Gumbo. And of course beads for everyone!  

  Tuesday February 14TH 3PM-CLOSE Valentines day Dinner   We are now accepting reservations for Valentine's Day! Candle lit dinner with roses for the first 50 guests. Vocal Stylings of Sal Graziano Special menu as well as the Full Menu available. Appetizer: Heart-shaped Lobster Ravioli with Winter Greens drizzled with a Balsamic Red Wine Reduction Entree: New Zealand Baby Lamb Chops with Roasted Red Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus OR Pan Seared Sea Scallops over Mashed Cauliflower in an Herb Brown Butter Dolce: House Made Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

 

Tuesday February 14TH 3PM-CLOSE Valentines day Dinner

 

We are now accepting reservations for Valentine's Day!

Candle lit dinner with roses for the first 50 guests.

Vocal Stylings of Sal Graziano

Special menu as well as the Full Menu available.

Appetizer: Heart-shaped Lobster Ravioli with Winter Greens drizzled with a Balsamic Red Wine Reduction

Entree: New Zealand Baby Lamb Chops with Roasted Red Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

OR

Pan Seared Sea Scallops over Mashed Cauliflower in an Herb Brown Butter

Dolce: House Made Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

Saturday January 28th 5pm-close CHINESE NEw YEar!! We will be hosting a Chinese New Year Party this year complete with Dragons, Sparklers, Red lanterns, live entertainment, Special Chinese Offerings from Chef Chris’ Grandfather’s Cookbook - yes he is both Chinese and Italian. A special Drink Menu as well. Come ring in the Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year.

Saturday January 28th 5pm-close CHINESE NEw YEar!!

We will be hosting a Chinese New Year Party this year complete with Dragons, Sparklers, Red lanterns, live entertainment, Special Chinese Offerings from Chef Chris’ Grandfather’s Cookbook - yes he is both Chinese and Italian. A special Drink Menu as well. Come ring in the Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year.

 Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival Week Tuesday January 10th through Saturday January 14th We will participatingagain in Albany’s Wine and Dine for the Arts. We will also be participating in the Inaugural Festival Week. That means that you may enjoy the special dish Chef Chris will be preparing for the Event anytime during the week Tuesday January 10th- Saturday January 14th during regular business hours. Our regular menu will also be available.     

 Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival Week Tuesday January 10th through Saturday January 14th

We will participatingagain in Albany’s Wine and Dine for the Arts. We will also be participating in the Inaugural Festival Week. That means that you may enjoy the special dish Chef Chris will be preparing for the Event anytime during the week Tuesday January 10th- Saturday January 14th during regular business hours. Our regular menu will also be available.   

 

Saturday December 31st Ring in the New Year early and late with us!  Come enjoy an evening of live jazz and a complimentary Champagne Toast at 9pm and at Midnight. Chef Chris has created a delicious 3 course prix fix menu just for the evening. The full menu will also be available. It is the last night before New Years Resolutions begin…Do it up right..      

Saturday December 31st Ring in the New Year early and late with us! 

Come enjoy an evening of live jazz and a complimentary Champagne Toast at 9pm and at Midnight. Chef Chris has created a delicious 3 course prix fix menu just for the evening. The full menu will also be available. It is the last night before New Years Resolutions begin…Do it up right..  

 

 

SaturdayDecember 24th Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian Style with the Second Annual Feast of 7 Fishes.  We will be offering The Feast of the 7 Fishes - a Seven Course Tasting Menu with 2 seatings. One at 6pm and at 8:30pm. Chef Chris has created a delicious menu with my hand in the wine pairing. We are also offering a limited menu this year with options for those looking for an alternative. Please join us and enjoy the Classic Vocal Stylings of Sal Graziano.   

SaturdayDecember 24th Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian Style with the Second Annual Feast of 7 Fishes. 

We will be offering The Feast of the 7 Fishes - a Seven Course Tasting Menu with 2 seatings. One at 6pm and at 8:30pm. Chef Chris has created a delicious menu with my hand in the wine pairing. We are also offering a limited menu this year with options for those looking for an alternative. Please join us and enjoy the Classic Vocal Stylings of Sal Graziano. 

 

Saturday December 10th at noon we will be building Freshly Made Gingerbread houses to benefit the Southend Children’s Cafe     We will be baking gingerbread and supplying all the trimmings - $10 per house and donations welcome to benefit the Southend Children’s Cafe. All Ages Welcome! You know I will be building one for sure!    Become an IL FARO ANGEL - All month long we will be collecting unwrapped children and adolescents scarves, hats, gloves and coats to donate to the Women’s Shelter - in exchange for a beautiful collectable ornament.  

Saturday December 10th at noon we will be building Freshly Made Gingerbread houses to benefit the Southend Children’s Cafe

    We will be baking gingerbread and supplying all the trimmings - $10 per house and donations welcome to benefit the Southend Children’s Cafe. All Ages Welcome! You know I will be building one for sure! 

 

Become an IL FARO ANGEL - All month long we will be collecting unwrapped children and adolescents scarves, hats, gloves and coats to donate to the Women’s Shelter - in exchange for a beautiful collectable ornament.

 

Dogs for Dogs Saturday October 22nd Noon-3pm! 

Chef Chris will be grilling outside at IL FARO noon- 3 with the bar open inside raising money for The Mohawk Humane Society! 10% of proceeds for the day will go to the Mohawk Humane Society as well as any donations that are given. Live Music and yummy food while the weather is perfect for being outside. Bring your four legged friends for photos and good times! 

Chef Chris will be grilling outside at IL FARO noon- 3 with the bar open inside raising money for The Mohawk Humane Society! 10% of proceeds for the day will go to the Mohawk Humane Society as well as any donations that are given. Live Music and yummy food while the weather is perfect for being outside. Bring your four legged friends for photos and good times! 

Come Carve Pumpkins with Chef Chris Saturday September 15th! Forget buying a pumpkin, carving tools and the mess! Come and have fun carving pumkins with Chris! We will supply the pumpkin, carving tools, assistance, roast the pumkin seeds for you to bring home and clean up the mess after:)   The bar will be open with hot cider for the kids and full bar and cocktails for the adults:)   The more the merrier but must RSVP by phone or email by Thursday October 13th so we have enough pumpkins! $10 per pumpkin!

Come Carve Pumpkins with Chef Chris Saturday September 15th! Forget buying a pumpkin, carving tools and the mess! Come and have fun carving pumkins with Chris! We will supply the pumpkin, carving tools, assistance, roast the pumkin seeds for you to bring home and clean up the mess after:)

 

The bar will be open with hot cider for the kids and full bar and cocktails for the adults:)

 

The more the merrier but must RSVP by phone or email by Thursday October 13th so we have enough pumpkins!

$10 per pumpkin!

IL FARO is proud to Celebrate our 1 year Anniversary

Saturday OCt 1st 5pm- Close 

Join us to celebrate our first year! 

Rare Form Tap Takeover with Samples

Wine Tasting with a raffle giving away bottles

Titos Featured Cocktails tasting 

Happy Hour prices thoughout the restaurant and bar all night long. 

Amazing Dinner Specials including: House made Pumpkin Ravioli served with a Walnut Brown Butter Sage sauce and Fish Specials including Fresh Red Snapper.

IL FARO chef kids - cooking with chef chris 

JULY 6, 13, 20 & 27

3:30

 

Every Wednesday in July at 3:30 Chef Chris will be cooking with kids….Ages 3 and up welcome. $10 per child or $30 for all 4 Wednesdays- learn how to prepare a different meal each week with Chef Chris at IL FARO restaurant & bar.  Call (518) 463-2208 or email ILFAROrestaurantandbar@gmail.com to reserve! 

 

FIRST FRIDAYS

 IL FARO is proud to present 1st Fridays Art Show & Wine Tasting. Featuring local artists - Meet the artist, FREE WINE TASTING Happy Hour Drinks & Appetizers! EVERY 1st FRIDAY of the month 5-7pm

Friday March 3rd 5-7: Our Featured artist for February is - Lindsay Clark. Lindsay's appreciation and affinity for art began at an early age when she would take things apart, wondering if she rearranged the pieces, how many different things could it be or represent. Her unique perspective and eye for detail have contributed to the meticulous exploration of the subjects of her photography and digital compositions. A commonality of abstraction is prominent in her art; she removes the subject, a tangible object, and deconstructs it from its constituent parts to represent a new thought or idea, rather than its original intent. The presence of a digital hand is notable and intentional, eliciting perfect imperfections. Lindsay is a graphic artist residing in Troy, NY. She received a BFA in graphic + media design at Sage College of Albany.

Friday March 3rd 5-7: Our Featured artist for February is - Lindsay Clark. Lindsay's appreciation and affinity for art began at an early age when she would take things apart, wondering if she rearranged the pieces, how many different things could it be or represent. Her unique perspective and eye for detail have contributed to the meticulous exploration of the subjects of her photography and digital compositions. A commonality of abstraction is prominent in her art; she removes the subject, a tangible object, and deconstructs it from its constituent parts to represent a new thought or idea, rather than its original intent. The presence of a digital hand is notable and intentional, eliciting perfect imperfections. Lindsay is a graphic artist residing in Troy, NY. She received a BFA in graphic + media design at Sage College of Albany.

Friday March 3rd 5-7: One of Our Featured Artists is back for January!! AMCooper Jewelry. They have just opened their first shop in Troy but have been selling at Farmers Markets and Pop Up Events previously.  http://www.amcjewelry.com

Friday March 3rd 5-7: One of Our Featured Artists is back for January!! AMCooper Jewelry. They have just opened their first shop in Troy but have been selling at Farmers Markets and Pop Up Events previously. 

http://www.amcjewelry.com

Friday February 3rd 5-7: Our Featured artist for February is - Wendy Allen works primarily in oil and acrylic and seeks to call attention to the meaning in everyday items. Simple is best: children's' shoes, farmers' tools, the bounty of the earth and countryside. She has shown her work at Art Saves Animals, Historic Albany's BUILT, the Albany Barn, Saratoga Art Center and the Stockade Art Show. She is a graduate of Union College and lives in Loudonville, NY.

Friday February 3rd 5-7: Our Featured artist for February is - Wendy Allen works primarily in oil and acrylic and seeks to call attention to the meaning in everyday items. Simple is best: children's' shoes, farmers' tools, the bounty of the earth and countryside. She has shown her work at Art Saves Animals, Historic Albany's BUILT, the Albany Barn, Saratoga Art Center and the Stockade Art Show. She is a graduate of Union College and lives in Loudonville, NY.

Friday January 6th 5-7: One of Our Featured Artists is back for January!! AMCooper Jewelry. They have just opened their first shop in Troy but have been selling at Farmers Markets and Pop Up Events previously.  http://www.amcjewelry.com

Friday January 6th 5-7: One of Our Featured Artists is back for January!! AMCooper Jewelry. They have just opened their first shop in Troy but have been selling at Farmers Markets and Pop Up Events previously. 

http://www.amcjewelry.com

Friday January 6th 5-8 pm: Our featured Artist is Nicole Smith. A native to Menands, Nicole Smith is a local photographer who specializes in landscape, animal and nature photography. Her photos present a unique perspective that harmoniously brings places and objects together. She enjoys photographing old cars and trains, abandoned industrial and residential buildings, antique stands, fall foliage, horse ranches, her loyal canine, mountaintop views and people from time to time. Nicole’s style is to convey a sense of timelessness, distinction and peacefulness. With the wind at her back and her Nikon saddled around her neck, Nicole takes photos that reflect her travels within Upstate New York and throughout New England. “I look for things that inspire me even though they may not mean much to others. There’s a lot of beauty and interesting things you can find in this area. I try to tell a story and give new life to things that have been forgotten or overlooked.” – Nicole

Friday January 6th 5-8 pm: Our featured Artist is Nicole Smith. A native to Menands, Nicole Smith is a local photographer who specializes in landscape, animal and nature photography. Her photos present a unique perspective that harmoniously brings places and objects together. She enjoys photographing old cars and trains, abandoned industrial and residential buildings, antique stands, fall foliage, horse ranches, her loyal canine, mountaintop views and people from time to time. Nicole’s style is to convey a sense of timelessness, distinction and peacefulness. With the wind at her back and her Nikon saddled around her neck, Nicole takes photos that reflect her travels within Upstate New York and throughout New England.

“I look for things that inspire me even though they may not mean much to others. There’s a lot of beauty and interesting things you can find in this area. I try to tell a story and give new life to things that have been forgotten or overlooked.” – Nicole

Friday December 2nd 5-8pm:  One of Our Featured Artists for December is AMCooper Jewelry. They have just opened their first shop in Troy but have been selling at Farmers Markets and Pop Up Events previously. We are lucky enough to have them just in time for Holiday Shopping.  http://www.amcjewelry.com

Friday December 2nd 5-8pm:  One of Our Featured Artists for December is AMCooper Jewelry. They have just opened their first shop in Troy but have been selling at Farmers Markets and Pop Up Events previously. We are lucky enough to have them just in time for Holiday Shopping. 

http://www.amcjewelry.com

Friday December 2nd 5-7pm:  One of Our Featured Artists for December is Joe Johnson. Joe was born in 1965 in Troy,  grew up in Poestenskill and then Averill Park.  Joe is an artist/photographer who finds work doing faux painting and sells his landscape photography at local farmers markets and area craft fairs.   His faux painting can be found in local venues such as the Franklin Plaza, Troy ; and The Linda, Central Ave, Albany.  Much of his photography centers around the Averill Park area especially Crystal Lake.   You can follow his work on Facebook on his page-  Joe Johnson Photography & Faux Painting or visit his website www.joejohnsonphotography.com 

Friday December 2nd 5-7pm:  One of Our Featured Artists for December is Joe Johnson. Joe was born in 1965 in Troy,  grew up in Poestenskill and then Averill Park.  Joe is an artist/photographer who finds work doing faux painting and sells his landscape photography at local farmers markets and area craft fairs.   His faux painting can be found in local venues such as the Franklin Plaza, Troy ; and The Linda, Central Ave, Albany.  Much of his photography centers around the Averill Park area especially Crystal Lake.   You can follow his work on Facebook on his page-  Joe Johnson Photography & Faux Painting or visit his website www.joejohnsonphotography.com 

Friday November 4th 5-7pm: Our Featured Artist is Karley Goddeau-Stefaniak. Karley is a 21 year old artist originally from Plattsburgh, NY. She attended Clinton Community College where her work was featured. Karley is very passionate about art. . Her work draws mainly upon concepts associated with realism utilizing a wide range of platforms including charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, oil paint and photography. The fine details, colors, and shading within her pieces evoke a sense of presence through her close attention to human perception. 

Friday November 4th 5-7pm: Our Featured Artist is Karley Goddeau-Stefaniak. Karley is a 21 year old artist originally from Plattsburgh, NY. She attended Clinton Community College where her work was featured. Karley is very passionate about art. . Her work draws mainly upon concepts associated with realism utilizing a wide range of platforms including charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, oil paint and photography. The fine details, colors, and shading within her pieces evoke a sense of presence through her close attention to human perception. 

Friday October 7th 5-7pm: Our Featured Artist is Tony Graziano. Tony has been taking photos for the past 7 years. Getting his start in wedding photography, he’s been capturing moments and images of all different kinds.  More recently focusing on landscapes and candid street photography, He has come to enjoy all subject matter. His first love in photography will always be his family and the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival every year in Tennessee. Meeting People from all over the world and snapping their time at the festival. His mission as a photographer is to show you the world through his eyes, in hopes to find that perfect photo.

Friday October 7th 5-7pm: Our Featured Artist is Tony GrazianoTony has been taking photos for the past 7 years. Getting his start in wedding photography, he’s been capturing moments and images of all different kinds.  More recently focusing on landscapes and candid street photography, He has come to enjoy all subject matter. His first love in photography will always be his family and the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival every year in Tennessee. Meeting People from all over the world and snapping their time at the festival. His mission as a photographer is to show you the world through his eyes, in hopes to find that perfect photo.

Friday September 2nd 5-7pm: Melanie Printup Hope is of Tuscarora and European descent and was raised on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in western New York State. She earned a BFA in graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in electronic arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an Associate Professor Emerita at the Sage Colleges and has also taught at Banff Centre for the Arts. She received a Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship in 1996, and has received additional awards and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund. Her biography has been included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who of American Women and The World Who’s Who of Women.

Friday September 2nd 5-7pm: Melanie Printup Hope is of Tuscarora and European descent and was raised on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in western New York State. She earned a BFA in graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in electronic arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an Associate Professor Emerita at the Sage Colleges and has also taught at Banff Centre for the Arts. She received a Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship in 1996, and has received additional awards and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund. Her biography has been included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who of American Women and The World Who’s Who of Women.

Friday August 5th 5-7pm: Our featured Artist for August is: Gene Connors. He is a retired Menands Police Sergeant, trained in Forensic Photography. This provided him a different perspective in scenes from the Desert to the Ocean and more in between.

FRIDAY JULY 1st 5-7pm: Our featured artist for July is: Alex Clarey. He is a 28-year-old news photographer who has had an interest in photography ever since he was a child. He has based most of his still photography to local area land marks and landscapes. Focusing on parts of Albany that still remain and capturing parts that have since dissapeared. He puts a distinctive view on every photo he takes.

FRIDAY JULY 1st 5-7pm: Our featured artist for July is: Alex Clarey. He is a 28-year-old news photographer who has had an interest in photography ever since he was a child. He has based most of his still photography to local area land marks and landscapes. Focusing on parts of Albany that still remain and capturing parts that have since dissapeared. He puts a distinctive view on every photo he takes.

FRIDAY JUNE 7th 5-7pm: Our featured artist for June is Chuck Smith. He has nearly 30 years in the Broadcasting Industry. Over the past few years of watching the industry evolve, it became apparent to him that new technology would become the industry standard. As an Engineer, he recognized the value of UAV’S ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ) from the STEM aspect. The first time he saw a UAV or (drone) he was so impressed by this media platform that within one month he had purchased his first UAV,  that was August 2014. After a few commercial ventures and a year of research, "Skyblaster Aerial Media" was launched in September of 2015. His mission is to offer unique and never before seen angles to video and still photography.  

FRIDAY JUNE 7th 5-7pm: Our featured artist for June is Chuck Smith. He has nearly 30 years in the Broadcasting Industry. Over the past few years of watching the industry evolve, it became apparent to him that new technology would become the industry standard. As an Engineer, he recognized the value of UAV’S ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ) from the STEM aspect. The first time he saw a UAV or (drone) he was so impressed by this media platform that within one month he had purchased his first UAV,  that was August 2014. After a few commercial ventures and a year of research, "Skyblaster Aerial Media" was launched in September of 2015. His mission is to offer unique and never before seen angles to video and still photography.  

WE are excited to announce that Patricia Loonan Testo will be our first Artist! Friday May 6th.

 

Patricia Testo has been exhibiting for the past 30 years in the
Capital Region.  She uses a variety of drawing and painting
mediums to create personal imagery, fictitious landscapes
and unique icons.  This exhibit will include several styles
and approaches she has investigated while creating at Art
New England Workshops through Mass. College of Art at
Bennington College.