Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition

Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition

The “Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition” series connects audiences with Lower Manhattan chefs to cook up signature recipes and share tips for crafting everything from complex gastronomic delights to go-to comfort foods.

Hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef and New York Times bestselling author Rocco DiSpirito, and launched during the height of the pandemic to support our downtown restaurants, chefs and Rocco each Zoomed in live to teach people at home how to prepare the dishes they were missing. Starting in 2024, Rocco will join our guest chefs in their restaurant kitchens to interact directly. Like some of your other favorite cooking shows, episodes will drop on YouTube and registrants will be able to view anytime, anywhere.

Click here to request and receive advance notice about pre-registration for the next episode this summer.

And don’t be a stranger! Visit your old favorite haunts and make new discoveries, or check out a place you’ve been meaning to try forever, to enjoy a celebratory meal with friends and family. Our Lower Manhattan restaurant community will be happy to serve you!


Cook Along With Metropolis Chef Marcus Samuelsson: Learn to make his Arctic char with cucumber fennel salad + soy butter

Episode Release Date: March 20, 2024

Marcus Samuelsson is the renowned chef behind many restaurants worldwide, including Red Rooster in Harlem (NYC) and Overtown (Miami); Hav and Mar in Chelsea (NYC); several MARCUS locations across the continent, and new additions Metropolis (World Trade Center, NYC) and Marcus Addis (Ethiopia). A multi-award winning chef — with multiple accolades from the James Beard Foundation as well as several Emmy awards — he’s also a podcast host, producer and New York Times bestselling author.