Today is the relaunch of the Nook at Red Rooster Harlem, an area of the restaurant dedicated to sweet and savory pastries. Pastry chef Deborah Racicot's new menu is a global village of flavors: The Hoagie Svenska is a pretzel bun stuffed with Swedish meatballs and lingonberry mayo, while the Atta Boy is a roti wrap filled with fried plantains, yucca, Haitian pikliz, and dal. There is coffee, tea, cookies, and sweets, including a cupcake named for Dizzy Gillespie. The Nook is currently open weeklong, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends. Takeout breakfast will be next, and last month, Racicot hinted there may some late-night pastries in the pipeline as well, which is good, because whoopie pies taste better after midnight.
The Nook at Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St.; 212-792-9001