09/06/2011 12:48 pm ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

Food Meets Fashion at My Global Street Food Pop-Up

I'm thrilled to announce that I teamed up with Restaurant Associates to combine the worlds of food and fashion as we debut a pop-up café, Global Street Food, at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Fashion's Night Out, September 8th. The temporary venue, which is supported by American Airlines, will showcase favorite dishes from Global Street Food, the culinary initiative exclusively developed for Restaurant Associates in their premier dining accounts. From September 8th until September 15th, Global Street Food will feature an eclectic and affordable menu of a wide range of international foods from 10:30am to 11:00pm in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Not only am I thrilled to bring you this new street food concept, but I'm also honored for it to take place at Lincoln Center. For decades, the same building has fostered the world's greatest creative talents, showcasing artists, musicians, dancers, and since 2010, fashion designers. I'm a huge admirer of the arts and excited for my pop-up to be housed in such a revered building, especially during such a stirring week in New York.

To mark the pop-up and to celebrate this union of food and fashion, I'll be hosting a special event on Fashion Night's Out, on Thursday September 8th. There will be beats from Qool DJ Marv and a fashion meet-and-greet with one of my favorite designers, Prajje Jean-Baptiste, the Haitian-born owner of Prajje 1983 and one of Boston's most promising young designers. Be sure to stop by if you're in the City on Thursday night for an unforgettable night of food, drinks, and fashion, as we celebrate our own Fashion Night Out street-food-style.

That night and over the following week, Global Street Food will offer menu items that will showcase fresh and seasonal produce and include Peri Peri Shrimp Salad; Malaysia Achat; Fish Falafal with Yogurt Sauce; Watercress and Mango Salad; Doro Wat with Injera Bread; and Gravlax. Guests can refuel with a refreshing beverage at Global Street Food, where we'll offer drinks such as Peach Tea and Ginger Beer. A full bar with beer, wine and an artisanal cocktail program will also be available for the week, with the menu reflecting global inspiration. Specially crafted cocktails will include The Big Apple, fresh Granny Smith apple juice, Bulleit bourbon, simple syrup and a celery leaf; Jamaican Splash, sweet sorrel syrup with Appleton's rum and tart lime juice; Nordic Cooler, Lingonberry, St. Germain and vodka; and Shochu Cha, Shouchu, Canton and oolong tea.

Global Street Food will be open daily from September 8th through September 15th, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., located in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, on the corner of Broadway Street at West 65th Street. Global Street Food will be closed for just one day (September 12th) but will be reopen on September 13th. For updates and more information about Global Street Food, you can check my website,, and my Twitter feed, @MarcusCooks and look for our hash tag: #StreetFoodPOPUP.

Hope to see you all there!