Off the Menu – By FLORENCE FABRICANT

June 19th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Marcus Samuelsson, the executive chef of Aquavit, who was born in Ethiopia, plans to open Merkato by mid-September. (more…)

Marcus Samuelsson, the executive chef of Aquavit, who was born in Ethiopia, plans to open Merkato by mid-September.


MERKATO Building on his latest book, “The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa”? (John Wiley, 2006), Marcus Samuelsson, the executive chef of Aquavit, who was born in Ethiopia, plans to open Merkato by mid-September. The name is that of the largest food market in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. He will offer his interpretation of dishes from all over Africa, with forays into Brazil and the Caribbean, in what had been Sascha: 55-61 Gansevoort Street (Ninth Avenue).

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