Acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson has opened a two month pop-up restaurant, Samuelsson at HP, from June 3rd to August 3rd 2014 at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.
The pop-up previews his new signature restaurant, which is set to open at the hotel in May of 2015.
Chef Samuelsson has crafted a vibrant menu that celebrates Bermudian culture and history, and is executed by chef de cuisine Leo Marino and chef de cuisine Justin Levine, both hailing 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.” Samuelsson at HP boasts a 42-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 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 speak easy and jazz lounge, Ginny’s Supper Club. He is the youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times, has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City, and he was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State Dinner. A New York Times bestselling author of Yes, Chef, Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television series Top Chef Masters, winning $115,000 for UNICEF, and he won Chopped: All Stars, donating $50,000 to C-CAP. He has most recently served as a mentor on season two of ABC’s food competition series, The Taste.
On behalf of the Green family, owners of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Andrew Green says, “To have Chef Samuelsson join us in bringing to life our vision for the signature Gazebo restaurant is truly an honor. We are very excited to introduce the chef and his exceptional and unique cuisine to Bermuda. As plans for the new restaurant unfold, we look forward to sharing those details.”
The Samuelsson at HP experience is part of a more than $90 million renovation and restoration of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess that includes the guestrooms and suites in the Poinciana wing of the hotel, a new resort infinity pool and a new marina featuring an expansive harbor side restaurant, 1609.
“It's going to be really spectacular—from the windows overlooking the harbor, to the gorgeous terrace and the wood burning grill, we have a lot of great visuals to match the beautiful setting,” notes Samuelsson.”