If you’ve been trudging through this never-ending polar winter like we have, then you’ll understand our dream of eating fresh, local fish with a view of sparkling blue water. At Marcus’s latest project, a pop-up restaurant in Bermuda called Samuelsson at HP, this will be a reality. Starting on June 3 and running through August 3, the pop-up will be a teaser for a larger scale, signature restaurant opening next spring, located at the historical Fairmont Hamilton Princess.
While the menu will include some of Marcus’s signature items, like the Cornbread with Honey Butter and Tomato Jam, and Shrimp and Grits, there will also be some Bermudian favorites, like Fish Chowder Croquettes, fresh grilled seafood, and a Dark and Stormy Sorbet. The cocktail program will feature large-format drinks to share with your fellow travelers from the likes of Rum Rum Punch and Iced Tea made with Ambessa Earl of Harlem and spiked with vodka.
The hotel is undergoing a $90 million renovation, including a new marina facility, and is the oldest hotel in the Fairmont chain, opening its doors in 1885.
“I’m excited to create new flavors inspired by the rich, vibrant culture and history of Bermuda,” Marcus says. “From fresh-caught, local fish to an array of Caribbean and Portuguese ingredients and traditions, there is such a wealth of inspiration to bring to the table.”
Stay tuned for more information about the pop-up restaurant and a “Culinary Escape Package” with accommodations in a newly renovated deluxe harbor view room, a signed copy of “Yes, Chef,” dinner for two at Samuelsson at HP, and breakfast for two each morning.