Posts Tagged ‘comfort food’
Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef (one of MY FAVES), cookbook author, food activist, and winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”! He’s known for his bold flavors and global influences- particularly from Africa and Sweden. His food is inventive, classy, well-executed and flavorful.
Red Rooster [in Harlem] is Marcus’ latest venture, and here it’s all about cooking from the SOUL- featuring a menu of New American comfort food classics. I was there a few weeks ago and enjoyed every bite! Red Rooster is a wonderful addition to Harlem!
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I usually don’t go too far uptown (don’t want to risk a noise bleed) but for Marcus Samuelsson, I thought it was worth the trip. I headed up to Harlem on Friday afternoon for a power lunch at Red Rooster with an extraordinary group of people.
As you walk into Red Rooster, you’re greeted by a bustling bar (with a communal table), vibrant colors and walnut-wood molding. A line of shelves stacked with jars, books, candles and antiques separates the bar area from the dining room. A great energy fills the beautifully designed resto.
Once seated, I continued to explore the intricacies of the design that included wonderful pieces of art (some from the Studio Museum), interesting wallpaper and an open kitchen. And guess who was busy at work in that open kitchen?! Yes, it was Marcus!
The affordable menu at Red Rooster is based on Marcus’ innovative take on American comfort food classics. The dishes are filled with robust flavors, global influences, unique pairings and a few surprises.
I hooked up with Teyana to get the Foodie 411 on her Sip, Chat, Chow! She’s a cool chick with lots going on- movies, modeling, music and more! Look for her in Tyler Perry’s ”Madea’s Big Happy Family” in April.
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I chatted with my friend Brandon Jennings the day it was announced he’d be participating in the Slam Dunk Contest. He was super excited and said ”I’m the hometown kid, shortest guy, the underdog….so I’m just going out there to make dunks, and try to win.”
With that said, I think we’re all in for a treat!
Since there’s so much talk about NBA ASW in LA, I wanted to know about Brandon’s LA Sip, Chat, Chow flow.
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I went to see Prince last night at MSG….he was amazing!
Prince at MSG 12/29/10
After the show, we went to Schiller’s for noshing and cocktails.
Schiller’s Liquor Bar
CHOW FAVES of the evening: Oysters, Fries, Sliders, and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
SIP: Champagne and Cocktails.
A friend we were with is friends with Adrien Brody so he joined us, and I happened to be sitting right next to him at our table at Schiller’s. He’s a great guy. You know I had to get the Foodie 411 before the night was over, and I did! Here are a few restos Adrien spoke highly of….BTW- I’m in total agreement with his picks.