Harlem for Dinner
After our cultural immersion at La Bodega 47, we headed up the street to Red Rooster for dinner. This culinary hot spot is from Chef Marcus Samuelsson. The restaurant highlights elevanted American comfort food with ingredients sourced from local farmers.
To kick off the evening, we started with an array of appetizers. I also got a rum punch that was served family style for the table. I don't recall what was in it, but it was tasty. The cornbread was incredible, served with honey butter and tomato jam. The Chicken & Waffle was served with chicken liver butter and bourbon maple syrup. The Black Kale Salad was served with a fried egg, black garlic dressing and bottarga (salted, cured fish roe). The Deviled Eggs are served with chicken skin mayonnaise. My favorites were the cornbread and Deviled Eggs. The Chicken & Waffle was ok and the Black Kale Salad was interesting - unique flavors for sure!
For my entree, I got the Mac & Greens, made with NY Cheddar, Parmesan and Collard Greens. Other people at my table got the Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp & Papaya, Fried Yardbird and Roasted Salmon. I loved the Mac & Greens - so delicious!! The other entrees looked tasty though I didn't try them - too full!
This is an awesome restaurant with a great vibe - I want to go to the Sunday Gospel Brunch!