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Norda’s Pastry Chef Kicks Off Summer at Red Rooster

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 29, 2012

To help kick off summer Red Rooster Harlem has a special guest this week all the way from Gothenburg, Sweden. Sous Pastry Chef Jimmy Wigh joins us this week from the new Norda Bar & Grill with some sweet treats to spice up the Red Rooster dessert menu. Hailing from numerous kitchens in Sweden and Norway, Jimmy will share a couple of his sweet innovations that capture the seasonal flavors of this warm weather.

A Swedish native, Jimmy helps run the pastry department at Norda in the newly renovated Clarion Post Hotel. It’s his first time in New York City, but it’s only one more city he’s adding to his huge list of traveling. Having met his wife in Gol, Norway the two have been back and forth between Sweden and Norway for residence while taking time to travel the world in between each move. He recently joined the Norda team as the Sous Pasty Chef and has come to Red Rooster Harlem in the US to get a feel for our kitchen here. Thanks to Swedish sponsors Werners GourmetService and Grönsakshallen Sorunda, Jimmy is able to join us for a few days to experience what life is like in a New York kitchen. So far, he’s getting used to the NYC pace in the kitchen while getting to show us a small taste of Sweden.

Stop by today and tomorrow at Red Rooster Harlem to give Chef Jimmy a warm Harlem welcome and to get a taste of one of his creations, the Princess Cake (vanilla bavaroise, raspberry jelly and almond sponge cake) or the Cloud (cardamom mousse, rhubarb consommé and elderflower curd). Unlike the original, Jimmy’s Princess Cake comes with a cool, more dessert-like feel and his Cloud includes different summer elements of rhubarb and spices that will leave you feeling like you’re on cloud nine.

So don’t miss out on our special guest visit from Chef Jimmy Wigh and his Swedish-inspired summer desserts that are bound to get your summer off to a good start at Red Rooster Harlem.

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