By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, September 13 2015 @ 04:01 PM EDT
Tenafly Mayor Peter Rustin stood poised ready to accept Cooktique's Re-Opening by cutting the ribbon when the skies opened up with a much needed drenching. Owner Karine Abrahamyan stood by and welcomed the horde of guests who piled in despite the torrential rain into the newly refurbished store. Chef Elle Philippe and Ani Aghjayan were busy preparing gourmet food in the rear teaching kitchen along with friends and relatives. At 6 PM, they all sprang into action bringing trays of delectable tidbits to the front and serving the guests. Flashes of light kept popping as visitors oohed and aahed about the way Abrahamyan had vanquished the previous clutter and made the store look spacious and inviting.