Samuelsson: Fallen In Love With People, Culture

April 12, 2015

With the Hamilton Princess getting set to open their new restaurant, dubbed Marcus’, establishment manager and acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson announced the same on his blog, saying that he’s “fallen in love with people and the culture” of Bermuda.

The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised restaurateur is an award-winning chef who served as the guest chef for the first State Dinner of the Obama administration, a judge on the Food Network show Chopped and a mentor on the second season of the American television series The Taste.

Marcus’ is set to open at the hotel on May 27 and will include some dishes that were featured in last summer’s pop-up restaurant, Samuelsson at HP.

Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Samuelsson’s blog post says, “Marcus’ will focus on Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The space is inside the newly renovated Bermuda Fairmont Hamilton Princess, and should be pretty spectacular against the island’s natural beauty.

“Bermuda is one of my favorite places to visit – I’ve fallen in love with people and the culture there – so I’m really excited about this project.”

Marcus’ will offer a vibrant menu hand crafted by Chef Samuelsson to include his signature globally-influenced cuisine, while highlighting local ingredients and flavors.”

Chef Samuelsson speaking to Bernews last year

“The menu will be executed by Executive Chef Leo Marino, from Samuelsson at HP and Samuelsson’s acclaimed Red Rooster Harlem in New York City.

“I am excited to launch Marcus’ at The Hamilton Princess. Last summer’s pop-up restaurant was well received among both locals and tourists,” Chef Samuelsson said previously. “The Island is an inspiring place to open a restaurant.

“The fresh, local seafood, quality ingredients and deep-rooted Bermudian culinary traditions all come together naturally to create a rich dining experience. To top it off, the views of the harbour from the new restaurant are spectacular.”

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  1. Mockingjay says:

    Thats good to hear but no surprise, everyone who comes to Bermuda falls in love with it.
    Beautiful people, beautiful scenery and last but not least top $$$$$$$$.

  2. Me says:

    I hope it is good. I went to 1609 for the first time. Service was excellent. Food was not great. Blan. All the best.

  3. Mac says:

    I hope this is better than the popup last summer , the food and service were simply terrible