Marcus Samuelsson is one of my favorite celebrity chefs. Besides being gorgeous he has a memorable story and takes a unique approach to his cuisine. Chef Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and now resides in New York City. His unique background is reflected in his cooking both at the Scandinavian -themed Aquavit in New York City and through the Townhouse Restaurant Group of which he is a co-founder. Chef Samuelsson also was the head chef at this past November’s White House State Dinner for the Prime Minister of India. And of course most people now know him as a winning cheftestants on the second season of Top Chef Masters.
Well lucky for us DCers, Chef Samuelsson will be holding a cooking demo and book signing at the Metro Center Macy’s this coming Thursday as part of the Macy’s Culinary Council. Chef Samuelsson’s new cookbook “New American Table” is a beautiful mix of recipes, photographs, and stories about all that is good in American cuisine. You can tell that Chef Samuelsson is deeply influenced by his New York City neighbors because there are recipes from Jewish, Asian, Latin, and Italian cuisine, just to name a few. Some highlights appear to be the Mussel-Artichoke Tart, Blueberry Kasha, Chicken Curry with Vegetable Fritters, and the Bay Scallops with Nori-Spiced Watermelon. Yum!!
Here is more info on the cooking demo. I hope to see you there!:
Macy’s Metro Center
Home Store, Lower Level
1201 G St NW
(between N 12th St & N 13th St)
Washington, DC 20005
Thursday, April 29, 6PM
Because seating is limited, reservations are required.
To RSVP please call 1-888-MACYSNY
Click here for more information about the event and the Culinary Council.