Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is opening in Shoreditch - and he's bringing tacos

Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is opening in Shoreditch at the Curtain Hotel

3/4/17 - updated with new info

NYC chef Marcus Samuelsson has cooked for everyone from Barrack Obama to John Legend and Mindy Kaling. And now he's bringing his Harlem restaurant Red Rooster to London. Here's what you need to know about it...

There'll be fried chicken. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs will be making it across the pond. That chicken, should you be interested, will be marinated in buttermilk and coconut milk, coated in all manner of spices including the Ethiopian spice berbere and then fried before being served on white mace gravy.

Also on that menu is:

  • Sammy’s Chicken N Waffles - Harlem Fried Chicken, Pickles, Hot Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • Pork and Shrimp Hot rice - Jerk Pork Belly, Prawns, Rice, Garlic, Caramelized Pineapple
  • Helga’s Meatballs - Bone Marrow Dumplings, Pickled Jus

Plus there are some dishes that you'll only see in Shoreditch:

  • Duck - Duck Kitfo, Foie Gras Ganache, Jicama
  • Uncle T’s Herring - Matjes, Brown Butter, Horseradish, Fermented Rice, Cured Egg Yolk, Pickled Turnips
  • Steamed Bass - Poached Egg, Brisket, Pickled Vegetables, Broth
  • Aunt Maybel’s Dumplings - Lamb Neck, Olives, Tomato, Gnocch

But that's not all - he's also opening the Rooster Taqueria. it's right next to the main restaurant. There, you can expect margaritas aplenty as well as tacos including Addis Taco, Taco Pastor, Lamb Taco and Bacon Cracker Jacks.

The restaurant is part of the Curtain hotel, run by Michael Achenbaum who also owns the Gansevoort in NYC. He told The Standard it would have a pooltop area like his Meatpacking District hotel plus a private members club. It'll also have retractable ceiling over the rooftop bar and café

What: Red Rooster Shoreditch

Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 4PJ

When: 26 May 2017 (with 30% off food soft launch for until 1 June)

How to book: Call 020 3146 4545.

Find out more: Follow Marcus Samuelsson on Twitter @MarcusCooks.