Marcus Samuelsson is on fire. Just last week the New York City chef opened Streetbird, a rotisserie chicken-focused restaurant in Harlem, and now he’s bringing his cooking expertise to a more tropical island than Manhattan. Samuelsson’s new restaurant, Marcus, will open in Bermuda at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club on May 27.
The menu will be decidedly different than that of his well-known flagship, Red Rooster, in Harlem, with a globally focused cuisine rooted in Caribbean and Portuguese food culture. Think menu highlights like oysters with black rum mignonette, tandoori smoked salmon, jerk pork belly, and fish chowder croquettes, all made with locally sourced ingredients from the island.
"Marcus will be a game-changer for the island," said Allan Federer, general manager of Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. "We are thrilled to partner with such a highly esteemed and talented chef, and look forward to showcasing the dramatic new restaurant to our guests and local visitors."
The restaurant itself will be spacious and decorated with modern artwork, with accents that derive from Caribbean culture, like decorative sails. Plus, if you book one of the dine and stay packages at the hotel, you’ll get a signed copy of the chef’s new book, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook At Home.