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Announcing My Upcoming Red Rooster Cookbook

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 22, 2016

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I’m excited to announce that my upcoming Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem will be released October 18. I had such an incredible time compiling these dishes, and now I’m ready to share them with you.

Inside you’ll find deeply personal dishes, woven into the story of our neighborhood and our restaurant. Though food is at the center of Red Rooster, it’s about so much more than that to me. It’s become a key part of our vibrant Harlem community, encouraging new friendships and conversations over thoughtfully prepared food.

This book reflects my journey from Ethiopia to Harlem, influenced by flavors I discovered along the way. From Pork and Plantains to Chinese Steamed Bass and Fiery Noodles to Chicken and Waffles, each recipe is rooted in centuries of traditions and cultures that represent the sticky, sweet, specialness that is the reason I opened my restaurant uptown. These dishes will bring exciting global flavors into your home, and I hope they’ll expand your sense of adventure in the kitchen. The Red Rooster Cookbook is now available for pre-sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

 

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Celebrating Women in Black History at Red Rooster

By Raquel Jacquez | February 1, 2016

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We are celebrating women chefs in black history with a Black History Month Prix Fixe menu at Red Rooster.

We’re cooking up Blackened Catfish that is dedicated to Leah Chase with Creole cooked beans and turnip greens, or you can share in the delectable flavors of these Lucky Macaroons with duck liver and aged balsamic vinegar, in honor of Miss Adrienne.  Our Beer Braised Pork Belly is served with Lena’s creamed turnips and smoked vinegar jus in celebration of Lena Richardson. All of the dishes are infused with the history of the neighborhood and the strength of the women in our community who have been dishing up delicious eats for decades.

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Harlem to Bermuda

By Raquel Jacquez | January 28, 2016

Harlem to Bermuda

What an amazing time we had last weekend at Marcus’ Bermuda with Melba (of Melba’s Harlem) and my friends – the Nate Lucas All-Stars. The event really came together with jazz from Harlem and delicious food prepared with the soul of Harlem!  From Tandoori Smoked Salmon Deviled Egg, to Fish Chowder Bites, Melba’s Fried Chicken, Dunkley’s Eggnog Waffle, and JH’s Chicken Stew & Dumplings – we had plenty of good eats and great company throughout the night!

 

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Harlem Helps: A Benefit for the Families of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 8, 2015

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On Wednesday, July 15, the Red Rooster team and I will be hosting a benefit in honor of the families of Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC. There come together as a community over food, drink and music that is inspired by the people of South Carolina. The event features a both lunch buffet and a 3-course seated dinner, for $30 and $75 minimum donation respectively. . Tickets and more information about the event is available here.  Below are both lunch* and dinner** menus. I hope to see you there.

 

*Lunch Menu:

-“City” Captain – Dark Meat Chicken, Tomato Curry, Buttered Charleston Gold Rice
-Catfish and Grits, Green Tomato Chow chow
-Low Country Pork Shoulder with Cheerwine Cider BBQ Sauce

Sides:
-Collard Greens
-Mac and Greens
-Edamame Succatash
-Watermelon and pickled tomato salad
-Mustard Potato Salad

Dessert:
-Groundnut Sandwich Cookie (filled with chocolate)
-Citrus Buttermilk Pie
-Hummingbird Cake

**Dinner Menu:

-Teff Hoe cakes with Berbere Pimento
-She-crab salad Biscuit
-Crispy Oyster with Uni Comeback Sauce
-Cowpea Fritters
-Fried Green Tomatoes with Benne Seeds and Pickled Benne Aioli

-Shrimp and Grits, Corn and heirloom tomato, Bird Funk, Cheddar Bacon Grits
-Cheerwine Briased Pork Cheek, Jalepeno Creamed Corn, Watercress, pickled Squash, Boiled Peanuts
-Hot Smoked Carolina Coast Fish, Butterbean Succotash

-Pickled Peach & Blueberry Cobbler with Brown sugar & Bourbon Ice Cream

 

 

 

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A BIG Thank You for Harlem EatUp!

By Angela Bankhead | May 18, 2015

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival
It’s hard to believe that the first annual Harlem EatUp! is already over. I was so amazed by the overwhelming support I saw from my friends and the Harlem community. Every moment – from the collaborative dinners around the neighborhood on Friday night, to the special chef demos and panels, to the delicious walk-around tastings in Morningside Park – was better than I could have hoped.

This event would not have been possible without the numerous chefs, restaurants, and artists, both local and visiting, who dedicated their time and talent. Special thanks to the many people who helped make this dream a reality: founding sponsors Citi and Ernst & Young and platinum sponsors Aetna and Macy’s; beneficiaries City Meals on Wheels and Harlem Park to Park; and CCAP, ICC and ICE for our culinary volunteers. To former President Clinton, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and former NYC Mayor David Dinkins – so thrilled you could make it, your presence and involvement with the festival was so appreciated.

I hope everyone who came had as much fun as I did…see you next year!

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Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Official Harlem EatUp! Afterparty At Red Rooster Harlem - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

Dine In Harlem Dinner Series - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

A Sunday Afternoon In Harlem Presented By Aetna - Harlem EatUp! Festival

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Harlem EatUp! Tickets On Sale Now!

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 24, 2015

Tickets are on sale now for Harlem Eat Up, a four-day festival highlighting Harlem's chefs and artists.

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Come see all that Harlem has to offer during this first ever food, art and culture festival happening May 14-17!

Join me and my friends Bobby Flay, Aarón Sánchez, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag and more as we celebrate my neighborhood.

I am thrilled at the opportunity to highlight the beauty and diversity of Harlem during this four-day festival. Sit in on my culinary demonstrations, learn what a “typical” day entails, or stop by Bier International to dine at Harlem’s first beer garden.

For those with children in tow, join me for an afternoon in Morningside Park or listen in on a variety of talks given by some phenomenal chefs and artists including Daniel Boulud, Derrick Adams, Marvin Woods and Melba Wilson, among others.

For more information about this flagship event, including detailed descriptions about the events and how to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.harlemeatup.com.

I hope to see you there!

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Streetbird Rotisserie is Officially Open!

By Becca Cory | April 6, 2015

Photo courtesy of Eye Swoon

Photo courtesy of Eye Swoon

I am thrilled to announce that as of Thursday, April 2nd, Streetbird Rotisserie is open to the public. Thanks to everyone who came out last week and over the weekend, it’s been an incredible few days and I’m glad you could all be a part of it.

For the first few weeks, we’ll be doing “Spring Training” and offering a limited menu. Some of my favorites include the Notti Greens, Sho’ Nuff Noodles, the Swediopian, and of course, the Rotisserie Chicken. Hope to see you in soon!

Streetbird Rotisserie
2149 Frederick Douglass
New York, NY
Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

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Recap: Celebrating Chefs Deliver Anniversary with Citymeals

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 23, 2015

Celebrating Citymeals' Chefs Deliver

On Tuesday, February 17th, Chef Daniel Boulud, Herb Karlitz and I all helped Citymeals commemorate the first anniversary of Chefs Deliver by delivering meals to our homebound elderly neighbors in Harlem. The day’s menu was a collaboration between Chef Boulud and myself – fried yard bird, greens and grits plus apple and raspberry clafoutis.Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Daniel Boulud celebrate Citymeal's' Chefs Deliver by bringing members of the Harlem elderly community freshly prepared meals.

We started the day off at Red Rooster, where we announced that tickets were officially on sale for Harlem EatUp! – a new, 4-day festival in May celebrating the food, culture, and community of one of my favorite NYC neighborhoods. Citymeals is one of two charity beneficiaries of the events, including:

  • Dinners: Come Dine In Harlem where acclaimed chefs will create distinctive dining experiences inspired by the unique feel today’s Uptown landscape.
  • Harlem Talks: Panel discussions featuring celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, artists and more, including Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene.
  • Culinary Demos: Fun chef-led events to teach you tricks of the trade, new cooking techniques, or how to make a new favorite dish.
  • Walk-Around Tastings: On Saturday, Harlem’s food, art and culture will converge in Morningside Park with The Stroll. Return the next day for A Sunday Afternoon in Harlem with fare inspired by the home of the “Gospel Brunch.”

Overall, the day was a huge success. Citymeals is an incredible organization – I’m proud to be one of their many supporters in the chef community. Stay tuned for more info on the Harlem EatUp! festival coming this spring!

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