Red Rooster

“Our names are Mr. and Mrs. Harris and we’re cooking show addicts.”

“Hi Mr. and Mrs. Harris,” the crowd warmly replies.

They say the first step is admitting your addiction.  We did.  However, our addiction presented us with a challenge – sample the cuisine of our favorite chefs.  First up – Marcus Samuelsson.  On a recent trip to New York to see A Streetcar Named Desire, we ended our evening with dinner at Red Rooster.  One of my former students, a 4th year NYU student, is a waitress at Red Rooster and joined us on her day off.

Red Rooster
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Dilemma 1.  What happens when you open the menu and you desire to order every. last. item. listed?  Short of ordering everything and needing to be rolled out of the restaurant, you ask what are the must haves.  Unanimously we were advised to order  the Fried Yard Bird, which is sprinkled with savory Ethiopian spices.  We ended up with 2. *blank stare* Along with a few other items.

dirty rice & shrimp
aged basmati, curry leaves, almond
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cornbread
honey butter, tomato jam
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fried yard bird
dark meat, white mace gravy, mashed potatoes, bread & butter pickles
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mac & greens with salad
gouda, ny cheddar, comté
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Dilemma 2.  What should we do when we’re presented with a complimentary dessert after satiating ourselves?

apple caramel sundae
apple sorbet, bourbon caramel, cinnamon cream
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Dilemma solved.

empty bowl
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We’ll be back!

-nah

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