The Harlem Eat Up Festival occurs every May, lasting for a week. The Dine-In portion of the festival exhibits the vast talents of some of the most acclaimed national and NYC chefs and restaurants. The chefs give their take on Harlem eats in the very neighborhood itself to do just that, encourage folks to dine in Harlem. Harlem Shake’s dine-in focused on the Harlem Classic Slider composed by chef Josh Capon; this was in ode to May being #nationalburgermonth!
At the dine-in we were served various delicious wines, like Bordeaux wines and beer, including Modelo. We were also given samples of the kitchen’s specialties which included deviled eggs with a fried oyster, which was delicious; hot honey chicken sliders, which had just the right amount of heat; Harlem Classic Burger, which was savory with the blue cheese bite; smashed crispy fingerling potatoes; and for the first time I had a germolata, which gave the dish a nice kick; shrimp and grits, which was actually quite tasty and dessert. The menu is as follows and included a wine pairing.
To delight everyone with some entertainment Angel Rose and the Passages performed some classic tunes in the cozy space. The band played tunes like Whitney Houston and really brought the vibe up.
The event even included a Royal Jelly Harlem pop up! This company sells 100% locally made (in New York City) African styled clothing and home goods. Founded in February 2011 by Maya Gorgoni and her mother, Teta Frye Gorgoni, the brand brings about “wearable art” that is of fine and stylish quality.
In its fourth year, Harlem Eat Up Festival is becoming a big event in Harlem celebrating the numerous restaurants and sites, no wonder over 14,000 people travel there every year!
If you want to try some of Harlem’s authentic cuisine, especially the Harlem Shake, who are known for their burgers and shakes. See the complete menu here!
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