On June 3, 2014, acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson opened a two month pop-up restaurant, Samuelsson at HP at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel in Hamilton.
Chef Samuelsson has crafted a vibrant menu that celebrates Bermudian culture and history, and will be executed by chef de cuisine Leo Marino from Samuelsson’s acclaimed Red Rooster Harlem in New York City.
“I’m excited to create new flavors inspired by the rich, vibrant culture and history of Bermuda,” says Chef Marcus Samuelsson. “From fresh-caught, local fish to an array of Caribbean and Portuguese ingredients and traditions, there is such a wealth of inspiration to bring to the table. We’ve received a warm welcome from our colleagues in Bermuda, and we look forward to becoming part of the community.”
The menu at Samuelsson at HP offers dishes in Chef Samuelsson’s signature, internationally influenced cooking style. Dishes will highlight fresh seafood and local flavors to emphasize the restaurant’s warm, seaside location and the culture of Bermuda.
There are several raw options, like Rockfish Ceviche with pickled cherry tomato, radishes and jalapeño oil; and small plate appetizers like Fish Chowder Croquettes with rum aioli; and Trout Roe Tacos with wasabi, red onion and corn tortilla.
Large plates include Grilled Head on Shrimp with ginger-scallion sauce, sweet soy and cilantro; and Mustard-Crusted Lamb Rack with red wine and coffee-caramelized pearl onions.
Desserts take on an island theme, with offerings like Rum Cake with strawberry and ginger salad; Dark & Stormy Sorbet; and Banana Bread Pudding Parfait with passion fruit gel and chocolate.
The pop-up restaurant’s bar menu features bespoke warm weather cocktails, from large, shareable pitchers of Rum Rum Punch with white rum, dark rum, coconut water, pineapple juice, lime and nutmeg; to the M City Grapefruit with tequila, grapefruit, mint and salt.
The pop-up features a 48-seat indoor dining room in addition to expansive outdoor seating for up to 60 additional guests with a bar, dining area and lounge terrace. Handcrafted design elements will showcase geometric patterned pillows and flooring, nautical elements, Scandinavian-inspired wood furniture and subtle, yet bright pops of color.
Marcus Samuelsson is the internationally acclaimed, Ethiopian born, Swedish raised chef/owner of Red Rooster Harlem and its sister speakeasy and jazz lounge, Ginny’s Supper Club. He is the youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times and he was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State Dinner.
Samuelsson at HP will be available from June 3 to August 3, 2014. For more information or to make reservation, please call (441) 295-3000. Reservations are recommended.