New York based chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson is to open Red Rooster Shoreditch at the Curtain hotel in London.
The east London hotel and members club will open in May with 120 rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge, co-working space and 6,000 sq ft of event space, alongside the Red Rooster restaurant.
Red Rooster will be based on Samuelsson's Harlem flagship, offering an eclectic menu of American cuisine and a range of live events including regular jazz nights.
The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised Samuelsson's menu will include pork and shrimp hot rice, which combines, jerk pork belly, prawns, rice, garlic, and caramelised pineapple; Helga's meatballs with bone marrow dumplings, and pickled jus; and duck Kitfo, foie gras ganache and jicama.
Adjacent to the restaurant will be the Rooster Taqueria, offering a more casual approach with margaritas and tacos alongside a short Mexican-inspired breakfast menu.
Samuelsson said: "I'm very excited to open Red Rooster in Shoreditch and to be part of the community at The Curtain. This is something we've been working on for many years and we can't wait to be a part of the London restaurant scene.
"We've got a great, local opening team and I feel very proud to be part of a project taking place in an area which, culturally, has many similarities with my Harlem home - and of course NY-LON has a strong bond so bring on the London based food, drinks and music vibes!"
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