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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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
While Best Yet Market celebrates its grand opening March 5, HarlemCondoLife would like to echo the words that one of our readers left on our site: “don’t forget about the local gems that were here before [Best Yet].” Those comments are smack right on! We must continue to support all of our local businesses.
There are several places of business close to our new supermarket that offer excellent products. HCL agrees with our reader that Harlem’s Patisserie Des Ambassades, located right across the street from Best Yet, offers delicious breads and pastries. I have purchased baguette’s at Les Ambassades before and they are absolutely delicious. Go purchase bread there. It is very good! And their pastries are scrumptious as well. There are a wide variety of pastries to choose from at Les Ambassades, such as fruit tarts, danishes, tiramisu, creme brulee and more. The food is darn tastie as well. But I won’t elaborate about the food just yet. Stay tune for a restaurant review by a HCL blogger.
As for other places close by that offer excellent desserts and bread rolls is Lee Lee’s Baked Goods and a few blocks east on 116th and St. Nicholas is Make My Cake.
We encourage you to visit Lee Lee’s, Make My Cake and Les Ambassades. They won’t disappoint. Take our word for it!
Patisserie Des Ambassades
2200 8th Ave
(between 118th St & 119th St)
New York, NY 10026
Lee Lee’s Baked Goods
283 W 118th Street close to FDB
New York, NY 10026
Make My Cake
121 St. Nicholas Ave (at 116th St.)
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