As New York City gets ready for its fall fashion events, chefs everywhere are also gearing up for a change in menu to fit the fall season. While most food found during fashion events involve a few amuse-bouches at cocktail parties, I thought “Why not combine both food and fashion in celebration of this exciting time in New York City?” That’s why I and Restaurant Associates teamed up, with support from American Airlines, to bring you Global Street Food Pop-Up, a pop-up street food cafe where we’ll combine international comfort food while featuring a style meet-and-greet with up-and-coming designer Prajje Jean-Baptiste. From September 8th until September 15th, Street Food will feature an eclectic and affordable menu of a wide range of international foods from 10:30am to 11:00pm in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
The Global Street Food kickoff will take place in the evening on Thursday, September 8th at Lincoln Center where I’ll be there presenting the menu for an unforgettable night of food, drinks, and fashion. We’ll have music spun that night from Qool DJ Marv joining us in the festivities while we celebrate our own Fashion Night Out street-food-style.
Our Global Street Food Pop-Up menu will include a wide-variety of global comfort foods that range from $5-12, like Malaysian Achat, Mexican corn on the cob, Doro Wat with Injera bread, Ethiopian lentil and cabbage salad, Beer-braised Wurst and Sauerkraut, and Malva pudding. We’ll also serve four specialty cocktails designed just for this special pop-up cafe, that include The Big Apple, fresh Granny Smith apple juice, Bulleit bourbon, simple syrup and a celery leaf; Jamaican Splash, sweet sorrel syrup with Appleton’s rum and tart lime juice; Nordic Cooler, Lingonberry, St. Germain and vodka; and Shochu Cha, shochu, Canton and oolong tea.
So stop by my Global Street Food Pop-Up Cafe during September 8th-15th at in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, on corner of Broadway Street at West 65th Street, for a taste of world-wide cuisine with a touch of fashion. Be sure to bring cash or your debit card, because you will want to try all of our street food treats. Stay tuned to our website and to our Twitter feed (@MarcusCooks) and our hashtag (#StreetFoodPopUP) for updates on the cafe.
What’s your favorite street food?