Euro-Fusion Restaurant Coming To Village

Updates on the status of Jema Restaurant, a new European fusion restaurant coming to Huntington village, can be found at Jemarestaurant.com.

Updates on the status of Jema Restaurant, a new European fusion restaurant coming to Huntington village, can be found at Jemarestaurant.com.

The former site of Porto Vivo will soon be home to Jema Restaurant, spearheaded by Joy Mangano, renowned entrepreneur and former owner of Porto Vivo. It is set to offer a “new European fine dining” experience and is slated to open this summer. According to the Brandt agency’s website, the cuisine is designed by Franco Sompogna, a native of Rio de Janeiro, and will blend together French, Brazilian and American flavors. To capture Mangano’s brand, the name Jema is a mix of the words “gem” and “joy” in the French and Portuguese languages. Mangano herself was the inspiration behind the 2015 film “Joy,” telling of her rise to entrepreneurial stardom beginning with her invention of the Miracle Mop.