On Sunday, Red Rooster Harlem had the pleasure of hosting the prestigious Copland House and its annual gala. This year's theme was "Dreaming on Lenox: An American Culinary and Musical Gala." Inaugurated in 1998, Copland House is the only composer's home (Aaron Copland) in the US dedicated to nurturing and renewing America's vibrant musical heritage through a broad range of public, educational, informational, and electronic-media activities, and we were fortunate enough to welcome them and host their gala at Red Rooster. The night was full of great food and beautiful music from a few performers throughout the night.
The magnificent gala began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the upstairs of Red Rooster, where were encouraged to place bid on numerous auctioned items throughout the restaurant. Guests could choose from various donated tours, jewelry, and even historic pieces with proceeds to help raise funds for Copland House.
After much mingling, guests continued the festivities downstairs in Red Rooster's newly-renovated special dining area for a four course specially prepared dinner. Each course was followed by musical performances the very talented James Martin, John Musto, Harumi Rhodes, and Copland House's very own Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin. Together with our four courses of Curried Lobster and Dirty Rice, Smoked Arctic Char, Braised Short Ribs and Strip Loin, and Caramelized White Chocolate Cake; the night was a perfect combination of musical mastery paired with culinary art.
As promised by Copland House, the event delivered a magical night celebrating not only Harlem, but classic American musical and culinary traditions.
For more information about Copland House, please click here. Check out our photos below of the event.
Photos: Cyndi AmayaÂ