The Hottest NYC Food Festival Draws People From Around The World Uptown
Harlem is one of New York’s most historic and rapidly changing neighborhoods. The area’s unique energy is experiencing a foodie renaissance with new dining hotspots creating a thriving culinary scene uptown. The Annual Harlem EatUp! celebrates the cuisine, culture and community of the neighborhood. Created by celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club and Herb Karlitz of Karlitz Company, the six-day food festival, now in its 4thyear, celebrates the great things the area has to offer. The event commences with a Dine-In Harlem Dinner Series. A handful of the best restaurants and chefs in Harlem host acclaimed chefs from New York City and across the country together to whip up a multi-night feast experience.
Ginny’s Supper Club hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson featured Guest Chefs Daniel Boulud (Daniel Restaurant NYC) and Kfir-Ben-Air (RDV Harlem), as well as Chef Alex Guarnascelli and Michael Jenkins, (Butter Midtown). Next, Clay hosted by Chef Gustavo Lopez, and featured Guest Chef Leah Cohen (Pig &Khao, Piggyback Bar). Melba’s hosted by Chef Melba Wilson and presented Chef Andrew Zimmer of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods.
Settepani hosted by Chef Nino Settepani and Leah Abraham, showcased Guest Chef Floyd Cardoz, (The Bombay Bread Bar). Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall hosted by Karl Franz Williams with Chef Christopher Faulkner presented Guest Chef Maxcel Hardy, (Detroit’s River Bistro). Blvd Bistro, hosted by Chef Carlos Swepson and Marisha Swepson highlighted Guest Chef Manet Chauhan, (Food Network’s Chopped).
Day 3’s Dine In Harlem Series included Harlem Shake, hosted by owner Jelena Pasic presented Guest Chef Josh Capon (Lure Fishbar, Bowery Meat Company). LoLo’s Seafood Shack hosted by Skai Young and Chef Raymond Zamanta Mohan incorporated Guest Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff Mcinnes (Root & Bone) And Vinateria hosted by Yvette Leeper-Bueno and Chef Mimi Weissenborn included Guest Chef Stephanie Izard, (Chicago’s Girl & The Goat).
The week also included Mantras & Mimosas, morning yoga in Morningside Park with Land Yoga and Cavicchioli Prosecco 1928, and The Harlem Stroll, a two-day extravaganza that highlighted the Ultimate Grand Tasting, and Marketplace involving a collection of Harlem’s favorite restaurants accompanied by an assortment of cocktails, fine wines and beer. It also featured cooking demos and performances with Samuelsson, DJ Storming’ Norman, Laila Ali (Food For Life) and Adrienne Cheatham (Top Chef Winner).