Red Rooster Celebrates Midnight Brunch

By | January 22, 2014


2014_MidnightBrunch_vFINALCelebrating the hopping and happening late nights in Harlem during the Twenties and Thirties, we are proud and excited to launch our MIDNIGHT BRUNCH, starting this Friday, January 24th at Midnight. Come wind down or start your night with a special menu that gives nod to iconic Harlem jazz clubs and institutions, those that celebrated great music, plenty of drink, and food to keep you dancing into the wee hours of the morning. With a live DJ on the main floor of Red Rooster, bring friends and make memories with us. Call 212.792.9001 for reservations or just come by and find a spot to get your groove on. Check out what you’ll be snacking on this weekend: Read More


Salon Series: Celebrating Art and Food with Derrick Adams and Marcus

By | January 7, 2014

Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams’ Head #14 (Photo Courtesy of the Artist)

You’re invited to a one-of-a-kind salon on Wednesday, January  15th at 7pm for an intimate dinner and conversation with Marcus Samuelsson and artist Derrick Adams. The New York-based artist, who graduated from Columbia and Pratt Universities, will be our honored guest at Ginny’s Supper Club to discuss topics focusing on the conversation between art and food. If his art seems familiar, it’s because many of his pieces have been featured at Red Rooster and last week Derrick installed 6 new works in our private dining space. The installation will live with us for at least a year. Read More


A Talk with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles

By Ashley Bode | December 5, 2013

Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles

Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles

Emmy award-winning food explorer Anthony Bourdain joins legendary documentarian Albert Maysles for conversation on Wednesday, December 11. Hosted by Marcus and moderated by writer Michaela Angela Davis, the night promises clips from Albert Maysles’s extensive oeuvre—which includes classics such  as SalesmanGimme Shelter, and Grey Gardens—as well as a new director’s cut of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown: Tokyo.

Proceeds for this event will benefit the Maysles Documentary Center. This Harlem-based not-for-profit organization promotes the production and exhibition of documentary films that engage communities and produce dialogue within them.

Tickets to the event only are available online for $65.00, or a minimum donation of $125.00 will snag you a spot at a VIP cocktail reception with Marcus, Albert Maysles, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as preferred seating at the talk.

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St. Lucia Celebration at American Table

By Meaghan Dillon | December 4, 2013

Photo: Lucia Atelier


Every year on December 13, Swedes celebrate the holiday of Saint Lucia, or as some call it, “Swedish Christmas.” It is known as a celebration of light, and begins with a procession headed by one girl wearing a crown of candles, while others in the procession hold a single candle each. This year on December 13, Marcus will be visiting American Table Cafe and Bar in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to celebrate the holiday. Read More


Another Raucous Halloween at Ginny’s

By | November 1, 2013



If you ever think you know what’s going to happen at a Halloween party, you’ve never been to a Halloween party at Ginny’s. For our Third Annual Ginny’s Halloween Party, our favorite guests and ghouls went all out to showcase some of the most unusual costumes that were entered into the Best Costume contest. True to trends, there were a couple of Miley’s, two throwback Avatars, a too-close-to-the-real-thing Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, a post-enhanced Alex Rodriguez, an excellent Dorothy and Wicked Witch of the West, and an ever angelic Angel. And that was just at the front door.  Read More


First Lady Visits the Studio Museum

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 26, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama
Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama

On behalf of our entire team at Red Rooster, I would like to thank First Lady Michelle Obama for asking us to be part of the Luncheon on the occasion of the 68th United Nations General Assembly. Even though I personally was unable to attend, it was an honor to have our team welcome the First Lady and her guests to The Studio Museum and share with them the food, the art and the neighborhood that I call home. Read More

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VIDEO: Marcus Talks Food & Community with Rohan Anderson

By Jeannette Park | July 2, 2013

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marcus at Apolis

Photo: Ken Tisuthiwongse, dot&cross

In L.A. to promote “Yes, Chef”, Marcus joined Australian forager, farmer and author of “Whole Larder Love” Rohan Anderson for a evening of cocktails and conversation at Apolis: Common Gallery. A lifestyle boutique with an eye towards global advocacy, Apolis was started by brothers Raan and Shea Parton who encourage social change by promoting local sourcing and manufacturing. What a fitting place for Marcus, Rohan and moderator Elvis Mitchell of KCRW radio to speak on how their profession impacts community for Apolis’ inaugural speaking series.

Check out the video below and click here for more photos from the night.

Film: Food and Community, Apolis: Common Gallery from Apolis on Vimeo.

Film: dot&cross
Editor: Nate Gray
Music: Kevin Matley


Photos: Cooking at the Aspen Ideas Festival

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 1, 2013

Lamb kitfo hors d'oeuvres


I was invited to cook the “Meal of a Lifetime” for the Booz Allen Hamilton dinner at the Aspen Ideas Festival, a solid week devoted to gathering some of the greatest minds across the world and listening to them discuss topics related to the economy, energy, citizenship, design, innovation and so much more. Fresh off my trip to Aspen for the Food & Wine Festival, I was happy to be back in town. Although I was only there for less than 24 hours, I was thrilled to meet the great people who came out to the dinner and share a little taste of Red Rooster in Colorado. Here’s what we served: Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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