Now in its fifth year, the Harlem EatUp! Festival is striving to make sure that every New Yorker and tourist knows just how great – and great tasting – Harlem is.
From May 13 to 19, festival-goers can get a taste of special menus curated by local restauranteurs, with food by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Harlem, Sisters Caribbean Cuisine, Trade Street Jam Co., Lee Lee’s Bakery, and more.
“Spending time in Harlem is a feast for the senses in so many ways,” said food critic and Top Chef host Gail Simmons in a release. “Its music, food, history, architecture and cultural relevance are unsurpassed, now more than ever.”
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Before the festival really gets started, foodies can take part in a dinner with Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who is a culinary contributor to Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Streetbird Express, Uptown Brasserie at John F. Kennedy Airport and many more restaurants around the world.
Tickets are $50 and include dinner, a $20 Macy’s gift card, a copy of Samuelsson’s “The Red Rooster Cookbook,” and a gift for Macy’s credit card holders.
The first 20 Macy’s cardholders to show their card and check-in at 5 p.m. will be able to meet Samuelsson at a cocktail party after the dinner.
Photo credit: Seitu Oronde at Harlem Eat Up.