Culture and food go hand in hand, and it has always played a major role in the way people eat. Food brings people together and once cultures cross, more and more people want to know and learn about, not only the food, but the people and things that make the food special. New York City is the home of diversity and it’s only natural to want to embrace culture and food when here. Everyday when you enter the doors of Red Rooster Harlem, you never know what cultures you will find. One day you maybe having lunch next to a born and bred New Yorker, and when you come back for dinner you may dine next to someone from Australia. This is whats so great about culture, you learn something everyday.
The culture of African and Pan African cuisine is on full and delicious display, as NYC starts its first ever African Restaurant Week. Until October 20th it will be a week long celebration of African cuisine and culture. Expect three course prix fix menu options for lunch at $19.95 and dinner for $28.95, along with other events around the city. Diners are eligible of a 10% discount when you mention “NY African Restaurant Week” at participating restaurants and if you purchase tickets for other events thoughout the week, part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Guinee Espoir and Telem Center for the African child.
Click HERE to see a complete list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets.
If you can’t make it to African Restaurant Week, here are some recipes to try at home:
- African Chicken and Collard Greens
- Pili Pili Mayo
- Ethiopian Style Beef Stir Fry
- Lamb Stew with Sautéed Morning Glory
- Libyan Cod Stew with Sesame Seeds
- Red Rooster’s Peanut Soup