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Monday, March 21, 2011

Rogue 24 Update: Spring 2011 Opening

Rogue 24 is one of the most highly anticipated restaurants set to open in the District of Columbia in 2011.  And it's opening in our neighborhood!  

I am constantly on the hunt for new information about the restaurant, and recently spotted its brand new website, viewable here.  The site projects a "Spring 2011" opening and provides the following description of what to expect:
ROGUE 24 is a 52-seat urban fine dining restaurant set to open in Washington, DC in Spring 2011. Under the vision and direction of Chef/Owner RJ Cooper, guests will experience a progression of small dishes that excite the senses, tantalize the palate and awaken curiosity. The open kitchen, situated in the center of the dining room, invites guests seated around the kitchen stage to interact with Cooper and his culinary artisans as they craft each course and beverage pairing for the 24-act performance. The one-of-a-kind dining room serves as a platform to showcase the edible art for an audience of diners curious to explore the philosophy and inspiration behind Cooper’s distinct and captivating menu. Cooper will be joined by pastry chef, Chris Ford along with other culinary craftsman. Derek Brown, acclaimed sommelier and mixologist will direct the avant-garde beverage program. The menu includes eight unique beverage pairings–a combination of wine, cocktails, and beer. All beverages will be prepared tableside by an experienced mixologist/sommelier. As the beverage program is an integral part of the entire menu, creative non-alcoholic pairings will also be offered.
Chef RJ Cooper's facebook page has also revealed a few tidbits of great information about Rogue 24, such as:
March 17 - "We start construction monday"

March 16 - "Washington DC has released building permits for 922 N St. NW Rear the home of Rogue24.....Let the hammering commence!!!!!!!!"

March 16 - "So some of the line up for Rogue 24:

On Pastry: Chris Ford-coming from Trummer's on Main

Sous Chef: Mikey Maksimowicz-coming from Vidalia and was the assistant for Vidalia 24 when we started it.

Sous Chef: Johnny Spero-coming from staging at Noma, Alinea and was at Komi

So this is just the start of a great crew."

March 3 - "Demo has started"
So exciting!

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