June 20, 2017

Just last month, chef and restaurateur Seamus Mullen moved into 60 Water as part of our Apartment Stories partnership. Over the next two years, Seamus will use Instagram (@seamusmullen) to give us an unprecedented look into his life in the building and beyond. To get to know Seamus, we asked him a few questions about what he gets up to in his apartment and how he’s settling into his new home.

What's your go-to home cooking recipe?

I’m a huge fan of roasting a chicken on Sunday night and then using the leftover meat for a salad or a wrap and using the carcass to make soup or stock. Here’s a simple roast chicken that I do pretty frequently:

Pre-heat oven to 400F. Combine 2 TBSP ghee or unsalted butter with 1 clove garlic, zest of 1 lemon and 4 sprigs of thyme in a food processor or mortar and pestle and process until smooth. Smear the mixture onto a 3 pound chicken, then season well with sea salt.

Roast in the oven for 35 minutes and then remove and set aside to rest before serving.

Do you Seamless? Have you found any favorite local delivery spots?

I use seamless and Caviar from time to time. For a quick healthy meal, I like Taco Dumbo. I”m also a big fan of Bricolage for light, tasty Vietnamese that travels really well.

What are 3 words that describe your decorating style?

Timeless, Modern, Quirky

What's your favorite room/spot in your apartment & why?

I LOVE my office/guest room! I’ve always wanted a proper office and I finally have one and one with a tremendous view of the Brooklyn Bridge no less! I have a Chesterfield fold-out couch, all my cookbooks and a proper working desk. The office also doubles as my bike room and I have a bunch of bikes parked in the office. I love being surrounded by favorite objects: my bikes and my books.

What do you think makes an apartment a home?

Soul. The objects we surround ourselves with are what define our space. All our objects have stories, have meaning and all those narratives give life to a space and bring it to life. A home is a house brought to life.

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