Combining his interests of food, entertainment, and community, Chef Marcus Samuelsson will host a special six-week series, “At the Red Rooster with Marcus Samuelsson,” from November 16-December 21. The show will air Tuesdays, from 4-5 p.m. ET. The series kicks off this Tuesday, November 16, with a live broadcast from Sirius XM’s Fishbowl studio. Marcus will be joined by Floyd Cardoz, executive chef of NYC’s Tabla, Russell Simmons, chairman of RUSH Communications and media/fashion mogul, and Veronica Webb, supermodel and actress. Marcus will host the remaining four shows (November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21) from his new Red Rooster Harlem restaurant.
The series will feature a lineup of esteemed guests from diverse backgrounds, including Eric Ripert, executive chef of New York City’s Le Bernadin, and Ruth Reichl, food critic. Guests will chat about food, politics, and everything in between which should result in some lively and entertaining banter. Below is the schedule of guests who will appear on the show each week.
- Floyd Cardoz, executive chef and partner at New York City's Tabla
- Russell Simmons, chairman of RUSH Communications and media and fashion mogul
- Veronica Webb, supermodel and actress
- Marcus will take calls during MSLR's annual Thanksgiving Hotline
November 30: Red Rooster Holiday Show
- Andrea Bergquist, executive chef at New York City's Red Rooster Harlem
- Julie Reiner, beverage director and co-owner of Flatiron Lounge,
Clover Club, and Lani Kai
- Osi Umenyiora, defensive end for the New York Giants
December 7: Combining Music and Food
- John Legend, musical artist
- Mimi Sheraton, renowned New York-based food writer and critic
December 14: A Mother's Inspiration
- Eric Ripert, internationally acclaimed chef, Le Bernardin
- Ruth Reichl, legendary food critic
December 21: Celebration of Harlem
- Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem
- Tren'ness Woods-Black, of Sylvia's Restaurant
- Vy Higginsen, executive director of the MAMA foundation for the arts
A little about our host: The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef is perhaps most recognized for his victory on season 2 of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." Before he gained stardom on TV, Samuelsson worked as executive chef at New York City's Aquavit, where he received two three-star ratings from the New York Times. His latest adventure is Red Rooster Harlem, a New York City-based restaurant dedicated to serving American cuisine in a energetic atmosphere filled with live music.