Today is the relaunch of The Nook at Red Rooster. Located in a pocket of the restaurant at its entry, The Nook sells specialty savory items and sweets created by Red Rooster Harlem’s pastry chef, Deborah Racicot, whose impressive resume includes Gramercy Tavern, Côte Basque, Aquavit, Picholine and, most recently, Gotham Bar and Grill, where she was pastry chef.
With The Nook, Deborah and Marcus want to offer locals quick, healthy and affordable bites to eat. The Nook’s menu will be an extension of Red Rooster Harlem’s global comfort food, with both savory and sweet selections.
Sandwiches will include the Chickety Split, fried chicken thigh served on a biscuit with sweet chili mayo and Haitian pikliz ($6.95); Hoagie Svenska, a soft pretzel bun piled with Helga’s meatballs, quick pickles and lingonberry mayo ($6.95); and Atta Boy, a freshly baked roti wrap filled with fried plantain, yucca and curried lentils ($7.95). The sweet offerings will include cakes, cookies and pastries such as Lingon Bullar, brioche dough rolled in cinnamon sugar and lingonberry jam ($1.95); Yamma Jamma Coffee Cake, sweet potato cake layered with mission fig jam, topped with cinnamon streusel (2.95); and “A” Train Special, a curry-spiced oatmeal blueberry cookie with a light cream cheese filling ($1.50). A variety of drinks will also be available including hot and cold Ambessa tea, from the line of four teas Marcus recently launched with Harney & Sons.
The Nook will be open seven days a week, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 10:00 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays; with breakfast service coming shortly.
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The Nook at Red Rooster 310 Lenox Avenue (btw 125th & 126th St) in Harlem, NYC.
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