Laotian, Korean Pop-Ups Coming to Quench
Last week, the former chef and mixologist of Quench reunited for a pop-up dinner. Now, Quench is getting in on the pop-up action itself.
The restaurant is hosting a series of guest chef pop-ups on Sundays and Mondays featuring up-and-coming chefs and new culinary concepts. The first is a Laotian dinner on Dec. 2 from private chef Donn Souliyadeth, an Arlington native who has experience in French, American, and Italian cuisine but wanted to honor the cooking his mother taught him. The $50 meal includes dishes like gang pa fish soup, herbed black cod, and braised oxtail.
On Dec. 16, Pyongyang Gang, the Korean pop-up at The Blaguard, will be heading to Quench for a four-course Korean feast ($40). It will be your first chance to check out chef Michael Thompson's food beyond kimchi pork belly burgers and sweet and spicy fried chicken wings.
Quench, 9712 Traveille Gateway Dr., Rockville; (301) 424-8650; quenchnation.com.
Quench photo by Jessica Sidman