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FASHION NIGHT AT THE RED ROOSTER

Ready to get stylish, Harlem? For those of you who will be out on the town on Fashion’s Night Out, we just added another hot spot to hit up that night- Red Rooster Harlem!

 Tomorrow, Thursday September 8th, Red Rooster will be hosting a stylish fashion night with music to set the mood for this exciting night in NYC. Kick back with our specialty drink for the night, Le Bisou, an intoxicating sparkling cocktail made with Givan Liqueur, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lemon, and Prosecco, as our in-house DJ spins the night away with Renaissance Lounge beats.

So put on your chicest get-up this Thursday and head uptown to show off your style at none other than the hippest spot in Harlem, Red Rooster. The party starts at dinnertime- 5:30pm.

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Bicycles Coming to Red Rooster in Harlem

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Marcus Samuelsson on a bike in front of his restaurant in Harlem. Samuelsson tweeted on July 26 that be would be bringing bikes to the eatery for patrons to borrow and explore the neighborhood. (Twitter/Marcus Samuelsson)

HARLEM ­— Coming soon to Red Rooster — bicycles.

The Harlem eatery is getting ready to add a handy way to get around the neighborhood to its lineup of home cooking and comfort food, Gothamist reported on Thursday.

“Our bikes are in! Soon, you’ll be able to borrow a bike from @RoosterHarlem for free to ride and see the neighborhood!,” Chef Marcus Samuelsson tweeted on July 26.

A staffer at the restaurant told Gothamist that a date for bike rentals hadn’t been set, and she didn’t know how many bikes would available for use.

“We don’t know how it’s going to work at all, all we know is that he’s gonna do it,” she said.

 

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Ruler of the Roost

The 800-square-foot patio of Marcus Samuelsson’s condo includes “a whole kitchen,” with a grill, a stove and more. (Photo courtesy of the NY Post)


By MICKI SIEGEL
New York Post

There are numerous reasons why chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of Harlem hot spot Red Rooster, loves his apartment. For one thing, it’s smack in the heart of Harlem, where he’s wanted to live ever since he was a boy growing up in Sweden. For another, it boasts a copper Blue Star stove, which he calls the “best of the best.” And for still another, he has plenty of room to create recipes.

But the main reason he loves his home is because it’s where he first met his wife, Gate Haile (he calls her Maya).

SNEAKER PEEK: Samuelsson’s apartment has colorful flourishes including a closet where he stores his shoes. (MICHAEL SOFRONSKI)


It was 2005; Samuelsson was one of the first buyers in the new condo building. His choice: a duplex with 1,100 square feet on each floor, 14-foot ceilings and an 800-square-foot patio. He paid, he says, around $1 million. He gave the apartment two important additions. The first was the Blue Star stove.

The 800-square-foot patio of Marcus Samuelsson’s condo includes “a whole kitchen,” with a grill, a stove and more.

“It’s really for chefs,” he says. “It has the highest BTUs of any stove. I test recipes in my kitchen. The idea of a dish starts here, and then I execute it at the restaurant.”

The other addition was another stove — on the patio.

HARLEM HOTTIES: Samuelsson and his wife, Gate Haile, have room to spread out and numerous quirky pieces in their 2,200-square-foot condo. Samuelsson, who decorated the apartment himself, creates recipes — and art — in his home. (MICHAEL SOFRONSKI)

“It’s a whole kitchen out there,” Samuelsson says. “It’s a grill, a stovetop and a salamander [another grill with very high heat].”

Both those kitchens and all that 2,200 square feet of space were originally for just Samuelsson himself. At that point, he hadn’t even met Haile. He filled the apartment with antiques and quirky pieces he’d accumulated over the years.

“Not long after I moved in and finished the apartment, I decided to have a housewarming party,” he says. “That was when I met Maya. Someone brought her. She’s a model, about 6 feet tall and stunning. But the main thing that attracted me is that she’s a very sweet girl.”

One thing led to another, and the couple (who were both born in Ethiopia and returned there for their 2009 wedding) soon moved in together.

“I brought all the furniture myself,” Samuelsson says. “All that was left for Maya to bring in was televisions and computers. And if it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t even have a television set.”

TVs aside, there’s no question that the apartment fulfilled many of Samuelsson’s longtime dreams.

“I think this building has one foot in the past and one foot in the future,” he says. “It looks old from the outside, but it’s very modern on the inside.

“I always wanted loft space. I work very thematically. Before I create a recipe, I
write down the concept of what I’m making. Then I paint those ideas — I make a collage.”

He points to a painting he did of some 1940s musicians.
“Those people didn’t have much money, they ate fried chicken feet and had a good time,” he says.

Read more from the New York Post.

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Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster To Open Soon

It wasn’t log ago that we got wind of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster to open in Harlem. Tonight Red Rooster is hosting a soft opening, an invite only for some of New York’s most influential like Guest of a Guest, and writers from WSJ and NYT have been invited for a “preview night.” We aren’t positive what the night will include but it sounds like Marcus is going about it the right way with bringing in big names who can put Red Rooster on the map early. We are excited to hear how it turns out. You can read the full story here or see the Guest of a Guest invite here.

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